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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

By: Dave Etchells

Panasonic updates its 12x optically stabilized Leica lens digicam to five megapixels.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 05/09/2005


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5


General

Model Name:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 
Model Number: DMC-FZ5 
Camera Format: EVF 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $499.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2005-04-30
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System:  
Weight: 11.5 oz (326 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 4.3 x 2.7 x 3.3 in.
(108 x 68 x 85 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 1920x1080, 1600x1200, 1280x960
Movie Resolution: 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, Other
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 5.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.5" 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 3
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 420 mm
Zoom Ratio: 12.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 1,3 or 9 point; spot. High speed mode for 1 or 3 points. 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.1667
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus:  
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
12.2 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 10000 cm
2.0 - 4081.6 in
Min Macro Area: 40 x 30 mm
1.6 x 1.2 in
Min Aperture: f/8.0
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / f/3.3 (tele) - f/8 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: EVF type, 1/3" 114K pixel color LCD 
Optical VF Accuracy: 99%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 99%
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 130,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 16.00
Exposure
ISO Settings: 80, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 6
White Balance Settings: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Halogen / Flash / White Set 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:  
Shortest Shutter Time:  
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Intelligent multiple / center-weighted / spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer:  
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced On/Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 4.5
Flash Range Description: 0.3 - 4.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 - 3.8m (Tele/ISO Auto) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD/MMC 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 8.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG (Exif 2.2) 
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: SD Viewer for DSC, ArcSoft PhotoBase, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, USB driver 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 3.400 seconds
Shutdown Time: 4.000 seconds
Play -> Record: 0.300 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 1.800 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.510 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.560 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.135 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 1.230 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.170 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 999
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 3.000
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 30.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 804.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 7.2V 680mAh 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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