Panasonic Lumix SZ5 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 
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General
Model Number: SZ5
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: Yes
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Date Available: -0001-11-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 4.8 oz (136 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 4.1 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.
(104 x 58 x 21 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4320 x 3240 (14.0 MP, 4:3),
4320 x 2880 (12.4 MP, 3:2),
4320 x 2432 (10.5 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3232 x 3232 (10.4 MP, 1:1),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.5
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 30p, 30p
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 14.50
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.33 inch
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Sensor Type: CCD
Effective Megapixels: 14.10
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 250 mm
Zoom Ratio: 10.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Aperture Range: f/3.1 or f/9.0 (W), f/5.9 or f/16.0 (T), 2-step
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: iISO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600; High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, Photo Frame, Miniature Effect
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: 0.6 - 5.6m (Wide/iISO), 1.5 - 2.9m (Tele/iISO)
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Memory Included (MB): 55.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MP4 with mono sound
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): No
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
Other Connection:  
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.4 SE, Adobe Reader
OS Compatibility:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: 3.6V, 680mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 250
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Wi-Fi capability allows users to connect the LUMIX SZ5 directly to their smartphone device and easily shoot and share photos. With the LUMIX LINK application, for iOS/Android smartphone devices, users can utilize remote shooting, which allows them to place the LUMIX SZ5 at a shooting position and monitor what the lens is seeing live from their smartphone device at 30 fps (frames per second). Users also have the ability to zoom, set focus position, shoot and playback images directly from their smartphone screen using the app. Additionally, users can tag location information to images by utilizing the GPS (Global Positioning System) log of a smartphone.

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