Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS15 Digital Camera Kit - Silver - with 8GB SD Memory Card, Camera Case, Table Top Tripod

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About Panasonic DMC-ZS15

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS15 12.1MP Digital Camera boasts 24mm ultra wide angle 16x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens that fits in a slim, pocket-sized profile. The 16x optical zoom increases its power to 32x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. It also features a large, 3.0-inch 460,000-dot Intelligent LCD Touch Screen. The DMC-ZS15 features a new mechanical structure and optical system to further improve image quality and with Nano Surface Coating technology, it offers stunning image clarity with minimized ghosting and flare.

This camera can provide amazing image quality with newly developed 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor. Coupled with the advanced image processor Venus Engine, the ZS15 features high speed, high sensitivity image recording. High speed burst shooting at 10 fps in full resolution and Light Speed AF allows you to capture even the most fleeting photo opportunities.

Panasonic DMC-ZS15 Features

  • Powerful 16x Optical Zoom: The DMC-ZS15(TZ25)'s powerful 16x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm) draws your subjects right up close and lets you freely capture decisive sports scenes, along with the natural expressions of people and animals and details that you can't even see
  • 32x Intelligent Zoom: The Intelligent Zoom is an extensive zoom function using digital zoom, however, you can even draw the subject 2x closer than the original optical zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology
  • 24mm Ultra Wide-angle Lens: The 24mm ultra wide-angle lens - rare on a compact camera - gives you a wider range of composition possibilities with approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to that of 35mm camera. The super-high-quality LEICA DC lens minimizes distortion at the wide end
  • LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens: The high-quality LEICA DC lens system is versatile with 24mm ultra wide-angle to powerful 16x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm). Comprising 12 elements in 10 groups, including 1 ED lens and 3 aspherical lenses with 6 aspherical surfaces
  • Nano Surface Coating: The Panasonic's black box technology Nano Surface Coating boasts extremely low reflectance ratio and it is applied to DMC-ZS15(TZ25) for exceptional optical performance with stunning clarity by minimizing flaring and ghosts
  • POWER O.I.S: The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses the low-frequency vibration hand-shake component, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Video in AVCHD Format / MP4 Format: The DMC-TS4(FT4) is an advanced photographic tool for recording not only great photos but also beautiful full HD 1,920 x 1,080 videos in AVCHD (MPEG-4 / H.264) format / MP4 format
  • High-quality Sound: The videos come with the high-quality sound of Dolby Digital Creator, to offer highly realistic sound to the motion images
  • Wind Cut: The Wind Cut function is available to block out most of the noise from background wind. This gives you higher quality sound when taking images on breezy days
  • Creative Control: The Creative Control renders highly unique expressions by matching the colors to your subject and surroundings. In Miniature Effect Mode, the video recorded is played back in 10x fast-forwarding making it more comical to watch
  • 12.1-megapixel MOS Sensor: The DMC-ZS15(TZ25) features the 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor that boasts high-speed signal output and high-sensitivity image recording for making many advanced features possible. It also allows shooting images up to ISO3200 in full resolution
  • Venus Engine: The DMC-ZS15(TZ25)'s Venus Engine processes large amount of full HD data at high-speed. At the same time, the multi-task image-processing engine, the Venus Engine realizes a super-fast response time
  • Intelligent HDR: The DMC-ZS15(TZ25) integrates Intelligent HDR (High Dynamic Range) in the iA Mode. Several still pictures consecutively shot at different exposure levels are overlaid to produce a single composite picture without whiteout (over-exposure) or blackout (under-exposure)
  • 0.1 sec Light Speed AF: The DMC-ZS15(TZ25) boasts the approx. 0.1 second of Light Speed AF that helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities. You can quickly focus on moving subjects, such as when you're shooting sports scenes or animals
  • 10 fps with 12.1-megapixel Full Resolution: The 12.1-megapixel MOS sensor lets the DMC-ZS15(TZ25) shoot 10 fps in full resolution with mechanical shutter. You can take a series of shots, then choose the ones you like the best and delete the rest
  • AF Tracking: Once you focus on your subject, the AF Tracking automatically tracks it until you press the shutter. When you're taking images of an active subject, like children or pets, this function eliminates the need to press the shutter button halfway down repeatedly to readjust the focus

Panasonic DMC-ZS15 Specifications

Camera Effective Pixels
12.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
1/2.3-inch High Sensitivity MOS sensor / 12.8 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
F3.3 - 5.9 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 - 6.3 (W), F5.9 - 6.3 (T))
Optical Zoom
Focal Length
f = 4.3 - 68.8 mm (24 - 384 mm in 35 mm equiv.)
(27 - 432 mm in 35 mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
19.6x (4:3 / 8M), 25.0x (4:3 / 5M), 31.3x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom
12 elements in 10 groups
(3 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical Surfaces / 1 ED Lens)
2-Speed Zoom
Optical Image Stabilizer
POWER O.I.S. (On with Active Mode (Only for Motion Picture) / Off)
Digital Zoom
4x (When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
Focusing Area
Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity
AF Macro / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp
Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom, Quick AF On / Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF (only for motion picture), AF Tracking
AF Metering
Face / AF Tracking / Multi (23-area) / 1-area / Spot
Shutter Speed
Approx. 15 - 1/4,000 sec
Recording File Format
Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif 2.3)
3D Image: MPO
Motion Picture: AVCHD, MP4
Rec Mode (Mode Dial)
Intelligent Auto, P (Program), A (Aperture Priority), S (Shutter Priority), M (Manual), C1 (Custom), C2 (Custom), 3D Photo, Scene, Creative Control
Creative Control Mode
Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, High Dynamic, Toy Effect, Miniature, Soft Focus
Still Image Scene Mode
Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, HDR, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, Underwater
Continuous Shooting Mode
Full-Resolution Image: 10 frames / sec, Max. 4 images with AF Tracking: 5 frames / sec, 2 frames / sec, Max. 100 images
Intelligent Burst Shooting
High-speed Burst Mode: Approx. 40 frames / sec (recorded in 3M)
Approx. 60 frames / sec (recorded in 2.5M)
Motion Picture Recording HD Video
1,920 x 1,080 pixels: [NTSC Model]
AVCHD, 60i (FSH: 17Mbps) (Sensor O/P is 30p)
MP4, 30fps (FHD: 20Mbps) (Sensor O/P is 30p)
[PAL Model]
AVCHD, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps) (Sensor O/P is 25p)
MP4, 25fps (FHD: 20Mbps) (Sensor O/P is 25p)
1,280 x 720 pixels: [NTSC Model]
AVCHD, 60p (SH: 17Mbps) (Sensor O/P is 30p)
MP4, 30fps (HD: 10Mbps) (Sensor O/P is 30p)
[PAL Model]
AVCHD, 50p (SH: 17Mbps) (Sensor O/P is 25p)
MP4, 25fps (HD: 10Mbps) (Sensor O/P is 25p)
Motion Picture Recording STD Video
640 x 480 pixels: (VGA) [NTSC Model]
MP4, 30fps (4Mbps)
[PAL Model]
MP4, 25fps (4Mbps)
Continuous Recordable Time
AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 85 min
AVCHD with picture quality set to [SH]: Approx. 100 min
MP4 with picture quality set to [FHD]: Approx. 85 min (Motion Pictures)
Actual Recordable Time
AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 40 min
AVCHD with picture quality set to [SH]: Approx. 50 min
MP4 with picture quality set to [FHD]: Approx. 40 min (Motion Pictures)
Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation
1/3 EV step, ±2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing
1/3 - 1 EV step, Max. ±1 EV, 3 frames
Light Metering
Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity
Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
High Sensitivity Mode (ISO1600 - 6400) (Standard Output Sensitivity)
Still Image Recording (4:3 Aspect Ratio)
4,000 x 3,000 pixels (12M),
3,264 x 2,448 pixels (8M EZ),
2,560 x 1,920 pixels (5M EZ),
2,048 x 1,536 pixels (3M EZ),
1,600 x 1,200 pixels (2M EZ),
640 x 480 pixels (0.3M EZ)
Still Image Recording (3:2 Aspect Ratio)
4,000 x 2,672 pixels (10.5M),
3,264 x 2,176 pixels (7M EZ),
2,560 x 1,712 pixels (4.5M EZ),
2,048 x 1,360 pixels (2.5M EZ),
640 x 424 pixels (0.3M EZ)
Still Image Recording(16:9 Aspect Ratio)
4,000 x 2,248 pixels (9M),
3,264 x 1,840 pixels (6M EZ),
2,560 x 1,440 pixels (3.5M EZ),
1,920 x 1,080 pixels (2M EZ),
640 x 360 pixels (0.2M EZ)
Still Image Recording (1:1 Aspect Ratio)
2,992 x 2,992 pixels (9M),
2,448 x 2,448 pixels (6M EZ),
1,920 x 1,920 pixels (3.5M EZ),
1,536 x 1,536 pixels (2.5M EZ),
480 x 480 pixels (0.2M EZ)
Image Quality
Fine / Standard (3D Mode: MPO Fine / MPO Standard)
White Balance
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set / White Balance Adjustment
Color Mode
Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Vivid (in P / A / S / M Mode), Happy (only in iA Mode)
Digital Red-Eye Correction
Yes (Red-Eye Removal)
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture
Self Timer
2 sec / 10 sec
Playback Mode
Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback (Picture Only, Video Only, 3D, Travel, Category, Favorites), Calendar Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
12, 30 thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display
Set Favorites
Show Histogram
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
Yes / Yes
Creative Retouch / Auto Retouch
Resize / Cropping
Yes / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation
Video Divide
PictBridge Support
Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
OSD Language
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Vietnamese
3.0" (7.5 cm) TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots)
Field of View: Approx. 100%
Auto Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode, High-angle Mode
Built-in Flash
Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6 - 6.4 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.5 m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Recording Media
Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in Memory
Approx. 70MB
Microphone / Speaker
Mono / Mono
mini HDMI, AV Output, USB2.0 High Speed
Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 895 mAh)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Included, connect with USB cable, playback only)
Battery Life
260 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
104.9 x 57.6 x 33.4 mm (4.13 x 2.27 x 1.31 inch)
185 g (0.41 lb) without Battery and SD Memory Card
208 g (0.46 lb) with Battery and SD Memory Card
Mfr #

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great camera


I take pics of wildlife. Love this camera


Bought for Speed


Bought this camera because of the burst and flash repeat features so we can capture our grandchild who never sit still. With the program modes this is possible with both flash and without.

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