Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 Point & Shoot Digital Camera - Black - DMC-LZ10K

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The basic functionality of a camera is to take good pictures. If it doesn't do that well, the ease of use and the price are irrelevant. I own the the DMC-LZ3 (5MP) and the DMC-LZ7(7.2MP). Both take visibly sharper pictures as displayed on a computer, under similar conditions, at equal zoom and in enough light so that the shutter speed is quite fast. When the pictures are blown up, the LZ3 shows pixelation and sharpening artifacts, but it is of half the megapixels. The LZ7 is superior in almost every way as the lens is significantly faster as well as having superior focusing. It actually shows less pixelation at extreme magnification and a sharper focused picture at normal magnification. The only place it loses out is that the LZ10 can take a wider picture and the body is smaller. I sent back all three LZ10s I got after I tested the first 2 and came to the conclusion that the problem is most likely a firmware or sensor issue. I used the ability to clearly read a license plate at quite a distance as my subject for my tests and natural lighting.

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by Jessica on 12/1/2008

Camera is easy to use, takes great quality pictures and got it for a great price - sent it to my little sister to take pictures of her new baby - she is very happy! Read More

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Doesn't give sharp pictures

on 3/29/2009

The basic functionality of a camera is to take good pictures. If it doesn't do that well, the ease of use and the price are irrelevant. I own the the DMC-LZ3 (5MP) and the DMC-LZ7(7.2MP). Both take visibly sharper pictures as displayed on a computer, under similar conditions, at equal zoom and in enough light so that the shutter speed is quite fast. When the pictures are blown up, the LZ3 shows pixelation and sharpening artifacts, but it is of half the megapixels. The LZ7 is superior in almost every way as the lens is significantly faster as well as having superior focusing. It actually shows less pixelation at extreme magnification and a sharper focused picture at normal magnification. The only place it loses out is that the LZ10 can take a wider picture and the body is smaller. I sent back all three LZ10s I got after I tested the first 2 and came to the conclusion that the problem is most likely a firmware or sensor issue. I used the ability to clearly read a license plate at quite a distance as my subject for my tests and natural lighting. Read More

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Product Overview

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.

Manual Control for More Creative Freedom
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.

Intelligent Auto Mode Helps Get Great Shots in Any Situation
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.

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.

Specifications

Manufacturer Panasonic
Mfg Part# DMC-LZ10K
SKU 207465590
UPC 037988987351
UPC 14 00037988987351
Tech Specs
Battery Size Support AA
Number of Batteries Support 2
Battery Include Yes
Camera Modes Shooting Modes (Dial Mode): P (Program AE) A (Aperture Priority AE) S (Shutter Priority AE) M (Manual Exposure) Motion Picture Intelligent Auto Scene Modes: 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 Modes: Portrait Scenery Sports Night Portrait Color Effect Modes: Cool Warm Black & White Sepia Burst Shooting Modes: Full-Resolution Image, 2.5 fps 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)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Effective Camera Resolution 10.1 Megapixel
Screen Size 2.5"
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Display Resolution 230000 Pixel
Total Camera Resolution 10.7 Megapixel
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000
Longest Shutter Speed 8
Flash Modes Auto Flash / Red-eye Reduction
Product Type Point & Shoot Digital Camera
Product Name Lumix DMC-LZ10 Point & Shoot Digital Camera
Brand Name Panasonic
Manufacturer Part Number DMC-LZ10K
Manufacturer Panasonic
Product Line Lumix
Manufacturer Website Address www.panasonic.com
Product Model DMC-LZ10
Maximum Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Image Formats JPEG
Focal Length 5.20 mm to 26 mm
Autofocus Type Passive
Optical Zoom 5x
Lens Construction 7 Elements in 6 Groups
Image Stabilization Optical
Digital Zoom 4x
Focus Modes Auto
Memory Card Support Secure Digital (SD) Card / Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card / MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Additional Information Built-in Microphone & Speaker Backlight Compensation: at Intelligent Auto mode Digital Zoom: Max. 35.6x combined with Extra Optical Zoom Sensitivity: Auto ISO 100 ISO 200 ISO 400 ISO 800 ISO 1600 High Sensitivity Mode : Auto (1600 - 6400) OSD Languages: English German French Italian Spanish Polish Czech Hungarian Russian Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Simplified) Netherlandic Thai Korean Turkish Portuguese Arabic Persian Japanese Swedish Danish Portuguese Finnish Extra Optical Zoom: 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 5.9x for 7 MP, 7.1x for 5 MP, 8.9x for 3 MP, 2 MP, 0.3 MP 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 7.1x for 4.5 MP, 8.9x for 2.5 MP 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 7.1x for 3.5 MP, 8.9x for 2 MP Shutter Speed: Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
Package Contents Lumix DMC-LZ10 Digital Camera 2 x AA Alkaline Batteries AV & USB Cables Strap CD-ROM
Weight 5.28 oz
Height 3.84"
Color Black
Width 2.44"
Depth 1.31"
Flash Memory Capacity 27 MB
Software Included PhotofunStudio -viewer ArcSoft MediaImpression ArcSoft Panorama Maker QuickTime Adobe Reader USB Driver
Video Formats QuickTime Motion JPEG
Maximum Video Resolution 848 x 480
Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Features Red-Eye Reduction
Camera Megapixels 10 - 14 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 10.1
Digital Zoom (x) 4
Focal Length (mm) 5.2
Focus Mode Auto
Image Stabilization Type Optical
Max Shutter Speed o 1/2000
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 30
Min Shutter Speed 8
Optical Zoom (x) 5
Optical Zoom Range (x) 5.0 - 7.9
Product Line Lumix
Resolution 3648 x 2736
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