Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 Digital Point & Shoot Camera with 30mm Wide-Angle Lens, 10.1 Megapixel, 5x Optical Zoom & 4x Digital Zoom, Black

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About Panasonic

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 Digital Camera features 30mm Wide-Angle Lens with 5x Optical Zoom. With both a 30mm wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens and a 5x zoom, this is one camera that does it all. You can fit more in the photo than you can with a 35mm lens, so you can get more of a sweeping landscape in a single shot. The 5x zoom is great for capturing dramatic shots of small or distant subjects. There's also an Extra Optical Zoom function that boosts zoom power to 8.9x in 3-megapixel resolution mode.

The DMC-LZ10 Lumix digital camera gives you a choice of four exposure modes: Program AE (P), Aperture Priority AE (A), Shutter Priority AE (S) and Manual (M). This gives you the flexibility and creative freedom to capture more expressive shots. You can also fine tune the settings in the Scenery, Portrait, Sports and Night Portrait scene modes on the mode dial to better suit the shooting conditions.

This makes it easier to capture the exact image you have in mind. Simply set the LZ10 to iA mode and let the camera do the rest. Intelligent Scene Selector chooses the mode that best fits the situation; MEGA Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) helps prevent blurring from hand-shake; Intelligent ISO Control helps prevent motion blur; and Face Detection helps produce clear portraits by optimizing the focus and exposure settings.

Summary of Customer Reviews

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Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
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Easy to use (3)

Panasonic Features

  • Quick Settings Without Taking Your Eyes Off the Subject: You can easily change settings such as auto focus, light metering, white balance, ISO sensitivity, image size, image quality and so on. There's no need to switch to the menu screen
  • Intelligent LCD Adjusts Brightness to Match Surroundings: The brightness and contrast of the large 2.5" diagonal LCD adjust automatically in 10 steps as ambient light conditions change, so images are clear, bright and easy to see day or night, indoors or outdoors

Panasonic Specifications

Camera Effective Pixels
10.1 Megapixels
Optical Image Stabilizer
MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )
Optical Zoom
5x
Image Sensor
1/2.33", 10.7 Total Megapixels CCD, Primary Color Filter
Extra Optical Zoom 4:3 Aspect Ratio
5.9x for 7 Mega, 7.1x for 5 Mega, 8.9x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega, 0.3 Mega
Extra Optical Zoom 3:2 Aspect Ratio
7.1x for 4.5 Mega, 8.9x for 2.5 Mega
Extra Optical Zoom 16:9 Aspect Ratio
7.1x for 3.5 Mega, 8.9x for 2 Mega
Digital Zoom
4x
Focal Length
f=5.2-26mm (35mm Equiv.: 30-150mm)
Lens
Leica DC Vario-Elmar
Aperture Range
Wide: F3.3 / F8.0 (2 steps)
Tele: F5.9 / F8 (2 steps)
Conversion Lens Compatibility
No
Focusing Area
Normal: Wide 50cm/ Tele 100cm - infinity
Macro / Intelligent AUTO: Wide 5cm / Tele 100cm - infinity
AF Metering
Face / 1-point/ 1-point high speed/ 3-point high speed/ 9-point/ Spot
Focus
Normal / Macro, Quick AF On/Off
AF Assist Lamp
Yes
ISO Sensitivity
Auto /100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (High Sensitivity Mode : Auto(1600 - 6400) )
White Balance
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set / White Balance Adjustment (+10steps, except for auto set) (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity and Highspeed Burst mode)
Exposure
Program AE
Aperture Priority AE
Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation
1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
Backlight Compensation
Yes (at Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto Bracketing (AE)
+/- 1/3 EV ~ 1EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering
Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Dedicated Button/Mode Switch
Dedicated Button: Macro
Mode Switch: Shooting, Playback
Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)
Dial: P(Program AE) Mode, A(Aperture Priority AE) Mode, S(Shutter Priority AE) Mode, M(Manual Exposure) Mode, Motion Picture, Intelligent AUTO
Scene Modes
SCN (Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Self-Portrait, Food, Party, Candle Light, Fireworks, Starry Sky, Beach, Aerial Photo, Snow, High Sensitivity, Baby 1&2, Sunset, Pet, Hi-Speed Burst)
Advanced Scene Mode
Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait
Shutter Speed/Shutter System
8 - 1/2,000 sec.
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec.
Self Timer
10 seconds / 2 seconds
Auto Review
1sec, 3sec, Zoom, Hold
Review
No
Picture Adjustment
Contrast +2steps
Sharpness +2steps
Saturation +2steps
Noise Reduction +2steps
Color Effect Mode
Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia
Color Mode
No
Recording Format
Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF Corresponding
Image with audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system, based on Exif 2.21 standard)+ QuickTime
Motion Picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Image Quality
Fine/Standard
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
3648 x 2736
3072 x 2304
2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
640 x 480
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
3648 x 2432
3072 x 2048
2560 x 1712
2048 x 1360
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
3648 x 2056
2816 x 1584
1920 x 1080
Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio)
640 x 480, 320 x 240
30 fps, 10fps
Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio)
848 x 480 pixels - 30 fps, 10 fps
HD: 1280 x 720 - 30fps, 15fps
Burst Shooting Mode
Full-Resolution Image, 2.5 frames/sec Max. 7 images (Standard mode), Max 4 images (Fine Mode)
High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 10 frames/sec (recorded in 2M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting
Yes
Intelligent Exposure
No
Digital Red Eye Correction
No
Easy Zoom/Zoom Resume/Motion Zoom
Yes/No/No
Still Image Recording with Audio
No
Audio Dubbing
No
Real-time Histograms
Yes
Composition Guide Lines
Yes (2 patterns)
Built-in Memory
approx. 27MB
Scene Mode Help Screen
Yes
Auto Angle Detection
Yes
Flip Animation
No
Travel Date/World Time
Yes/Yes
Title Edit
Yes
Text Stamp/Date Stamp
Yes/Yes
Built-in Flash Type/Mode
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off
0.6 - 6.3m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 - 3.1m (Tele/ISO Auto)
External Flash
No
Viewfinder
No
LCD Monitor
2.5" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (230K dots)
Field of View : approx. 100%
AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High angle mode
Playback Mode
30 & 12-thumbnail display, Calendar Display, Zoomed Playback (16x max.), Playback of Favorite Pictures, Category Playback, Slide Show, Image Rotation, Resizing, Trimming, Protection, Aspect Conv. DPOF Print Setting
OSD Language
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
Recording Media
Built-in Memory
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
MultiMedia Card
Microphone
Yes
Speaker
Yes
Interface
DC Input, A/V Output (NTSC/PAL), USB
Direct Print
PictBridge
Color
Black
Power Supply
Batteries (x2): AA Alkaline
Battery Life
Up to 160 images with Alkaline Batteries
Up to 260 Images with Oxide Batteries
Weight
0.330 lbs
Warranty
Panasonic Warranty

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 3 customers

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Camera

By

from Houston, Tx

I just returned from Spring Break in Puerto Rico where I took 168 pictures. The Lumix LZ10 exceeded my expectations for all 168 pictures - whether the subject was on the beach on a beautiful day with no clouds in the sky, or in the dense rainforest where sunlight was working to break through the dense underbrush....

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Inexpensive Travel Camera

By

from Michigan

Pros: Inexpensive, Small, Lightweight, 5x optical zoom, Photo Burst mode, 2.5" screen, AA batteries, Pretty good movie and sound quality Cons: Indoor photos are low quality, Flash takes some time to recharge, Sometimes it is hard for the lens to focus, Can't use zoom when taking movies, Plastic exterior Review: Yes, I was expecting better quality pictures. However, for the price I paid, I think it's just fine. The indoor photos are grainy and a bit blurry. I haven't tried too many photos in sunlight yet, but the ones I have taken in sunlight are just fine. The macro mode is pretty good - it takes the lens a while to find its focus. I don't like the "feel" of the camera... I think it's because of the plastic. Conclusion: I would have to recommend this for someone who likes to travel since it's a very small camera and take better outdoor photos. It's also a good camera to have around for casual use. I'm rather picky about my cameras, so if you're just looking for a camera for general use and don't want to spend a bunch, this camera will work just fine!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Results - Handy like a bobile phone

By

from Harrison, NJ  -  Semi-Professional

- MP is good with 5X and 30MM Wide - On day light or with Flash on 100 ISO - amazing quality - Low light as in any other Pointshoots, as the ISO goes up, grains will show up, we have to use M mode and control the speed/opening accordingly. - I will be using this as a 'carry all the time' item, as i will not be able to take my SLR wherever I go.

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