Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera with 16X Optical Zoom Lens, GPS Function, 3" Touchscreen LCD, SIlver - DMC-ZS10S

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Awesome camera

on 2/24/2012

I am a semi-professional photographer, and wanted a small travel camera to go along with my DSLR. I have owned Panasonic's TZ1, TZ5, ZS3, ZS6. The ZS6 was a disappointment regarding low light image quality. I purchased the ZS10 after I looked at the new specs, and saw that they changed the sensor and added the Handheld Nightshot Mode. This new model is amazing! The low light photos are clean and have low level noise as compared to the ZS6 and ZS3. I was able to use manual mode as well to accomplish some tricks in the field, such as smoothing a waterfal while maintaining the proper scene exposure. I love the other mode settings I can manipulate, such as the white balance and easier EV settings. I've gotten some great shots with that, including improved food shots in Aperture Priority Mode, over using the scene selection for Food, which turned out a little blurry (which may be my fault of being too close). The lense quality is simply amazing. The detail in the photos is remarkable. I would highly recommend this camera. If you would like to see a few shots, send me a message with your email address and I'll put a few photos together for you to compare and help make your decision. Read More

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on 2/27/2012

I am deligthed with the camera so far but it will take time to learn how to use all of the additional capabilities. Read More

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Product Overview

The LUMIX ZS10 features a versatile 24mm ultra-wide-angle and powerful 16x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens. It's MOS sensor enables full-High Definition 1920x1080 video recording capability. And high speed burst shooting up to 10 frames per second at full resolution. A new, large, 3.0-inch, 460,000-dot Smart Touch Intelligent LCD which allows for Touch Zoom, Touch Auto Focus (AF), Touch Shutter, and Touch Playback. The LUMIX ZS10 also features a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) function allowing geotagged images to be pinpointed via online maps and easily shared with friends and families.

Large, 3.0-inch, 460,000-dot High-resolution Smart Touch LCD
The DMC-ZS10 large 3.0-inch Smart Touch LCD features a high 460,000-dot resolution, and a wide-viewing angle allows you to zoom, Auto Focus, release shutte and playback with the touch of a finger. The big screen reflects fine details, making it easy to check the focus before shooting. It also serves as a small photo and video viewer, allowing you and friends to enjoy viewing the still and motion images together.

LUMIX Image Uploader
The DMC-ZS10 gives you a new form of communication by letting you share your photos and movies. All you have to do is checkmark the photos and movies you want to share and connect the camera or SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card to a computer. Uploading automatically starts by simply following the guidance.* Facebook can be used for photos and YouTube for movies. You can join these social networking services without having to install any special software. It's easy to share photos and movies on the spot, which means that your friends don't have to wait for you to come back home to see them.

Specifications

Manufacturer Panasonic
Mfg Part# DMC-ZS10S
SKU 220144372
UPC 885170033207
UPC 14 00885170033207
Features
24mm Ultra Wide-angle 16x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens
The compact, versatile lens system is the hallmark of LUMIX ZS series and now this lens system is totally redeveloped for the DMC-ZS10 in both optical and mechanical design. The new high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens system is even more versatile with 24mm ultra wide-angle* to powerful 16x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm). Comprising 12 elements in 10 groups, including an ED lens and 3 aspherical lenses with 6 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit suppresses chromatic aberration which tends to occur in telephoto shooting. It also boasts a short total length of lens unit despite its higher versatility with longer zoom range, which is made possible by development of a new mechanism for the structure of lens barrel. The lens system is also compatible with high shutter speed of min.1/4,000 sec.
Venus Engine FHD
For the image processor, the Venus Engine FHD is incorporated that features exceptionally advanced signal processing capabilities. By separating chromatic noise from luminance noise and applying the optimal noise reduction to each, you can capture clear and beautiful images even when shooting at high ISO sensitivity levels. The Venus Engine FHD also provides precisely selective noise reduction to the chromatic noise without affecting the border of colors which is judged from the brightness level of a pixel. Linking smoothly with the MOS sensor, the Venus Engine FHD processes a large amount of signals at high speed, making it possible to record high resolution consecutive shots and full HD movie recording.
3D Photo Mode
The newly added 3D Photo Mode* produces a 3D image in the camera. The image-processing method used by LUMIX records beautiful images with less distortion or visible image links. The camera takes 20 panning shots and automatically selects the two most suitable images, one for the right eye and one for the left eye, to synthesize a 3D composite. The 3D image can be viewed on a VIERA 3D HDTV. The 3D image format is compatible with MPO, so it can be played back on other MPO-compatible equipment such as TVs and digital photo frames, or printed.
Touch AF Tracking Subject Detection
Once the AF subject is selected by touch control, it continues to track the subject even if it moves until you press the shutter. When you're taking images of active children, pets, sports scenes or subjects in a moving object, this function eliminates the need to press the shutter button halfway down repeatedly to readjust the focus. The Touch AF Tracking makes sure you don't miss those once-in-a-lifetime shooting opportunities.
POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) Shake Detection
Everyone has had an experience of taking a photo at night and hoping to capture all the memories and beauty, only to be disappointed at the poor result. Panasonic has worked on 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. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)* nearly doubles the hand-shake correction power of conventional MEGA O.I.S. You get bright photos without blurring even from handheld shooting at slow shutter speeds.
Intelligent Scene Selector - Scene Detection
With the camera in the iA Mode, the Intelligent Scene Selector automatically sets the Scene Mode Scenery, Portrait, Macro, Night Portrait*1, Night Scenery, Sunset or Intelligent Handheld Nightshot*2. The camera judges it from the various detection results such as focusing and brightness level of the circumstance*3. You are free from changing settings every time the scene changes when taking images with these Scene Modes to get beautiful results.
*1 In the iA Mode, the Night Portrait is not identified when the flash is turned off.
*2 The Intelligent Handheld Nightshot Mode must be turned ON in the menu prior to use.
*3 With some subject and shooting conditions, it is just not possible to judge the best shooting details. When this happens, it is recommended that you shoot with the Scene Mode that best suits your purpose.
iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode
When you don't know which mode will give you the best shooting results, or when a sudden photo opportunity pops up and you don't have time to change settings, simply choose the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode and let the camera do it all for you. Just choose the iA Mode, aim at your subject, and shoot. Four detection and correction functions are simultaneously activated to optimize the settings, so you get stunning photos every time.
GPS with Place Name and Landmark Information
The LUMIX GPS displays not only latitudes and longitudes, but also the area information that covers 203 countries or regions and the landmark information of over 1,000,000 locations in 82 countries or regions. This function allows geotagged images to be pinpointed via online maps and easily shared with friends and family.
3D Image Viewer / VIERA Link
Photos or movies recorded in AVCHD on the SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards are easy to view on a Panasonic VIERA TV. Simply insert the card into the VIERA Image Viewer (SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card slot) on VIERA TV or DIGA Blu-ray Disc Player to playback your content. Alternatively, you can use an optional HDMI mini cable to output the still and motion images you took from the DMC-ZS10 directly to the TV for VIERA Link. Most of the control is possible using only the TV's remote control. Especially, the pictures taken with the 3D Photo Mode via the 3D Image Viewer offering users a whole new exciting experience.
Tech Specs
Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-inch MOS sensor / 15.1 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F3.3 - 5.9/ Multistage Iris Diagram (F3.3 - 6.3 (W) / F5.9 - 6.3 (T))
Optical Zoom 16x
Focal Length f=4.3-68.8mm (24-384mm in 35mm equiv.)
(29-464mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 18.9x (4:3 / 10M), 22.5x (4:3 / 7M), 27.0x (4:3 / 5M), 33.8x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 21x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR
12 elements in 10 groups
(3 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces / 1 ED Lens)
2-Speed Zoom Yes
Optical Image Stabilizer 1 Power O.I.S. (On / Off / Active mode(only for motion picture))
Digital Zoom 2 4x(Max. 64.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
(Max. 135 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity
Macro / Intelligent AUTO/ movie recording: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
Focus Range Display Yes
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot / Touch Area
Shutter Speed Still: 60 - 1/4000 sec
Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec
Focus Normal / AF Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF, AF Tracking, Touch AF/AE
Continuous AF (only for motion picture)
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set
(Selectable at Portrait,Soft Skin,Transform,Self-Portrait,Panorama Assist,Sports,Baby,Pet,High Sensitivity,Pinhole,Photo Frame,High Dynamic,High Speed Movie)
Exposure Program AE
Aperture Priority AE
Shutter Priority AE
Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto Bracketing (AE) 1/3 ~1EV step, Max +/-1, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Face Detection Photo & Movie
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait,Soft Skin,Transform,Self-Portrait,Scenery,Panorama Assist,Sports,Night Portrait,Night Scenery,Handheld Night Shot,Food,Party,Candle Light,Baby1,Baby2,Pet,Sunset,High sensitivity,Flash Burst,Starry Sky,Fireworks,Beach,Snow
Additional Still Image Scene Modes Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain, High Dynamic (standard, art, b&w), Photo Frame, Underwater, High Speed Movie
Movie Scene Mode Portrait,Soft Skin,Transform,Self-Portrait,Scenery,Low Light,Food,Party,Candle Light,Sunset,Beach,Snow,Aerial,Pinhole,Film Grain,Underwater,High Sensitivity,High Dynamic(Standard, Art, B&W)
Activated by selecting Still Picture Scene Mode
Shutter Interval approx. 0.3 sec
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Hold, OFF
Image Quality Fine / Standard (3D mode: MPO Fine / MPO Standard)
Motion Picture Recording 4:3 VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Motion Picture Recording HD Movie 1920x1080 pixels, 60i (GFS: 17Mbps, FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 60p)
1280x 720 pixels, 60p(GS: 17Mbps, SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD)
1280x 720 pixels, 30fps (Quicktime Motion JPEG)
Aspect Ratio 1:1 / 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
Intelligent Exposure Photo & Movie
Real-time Histograms Yes
Composition Guide Lines Yes (2 patterns)
Scene Mode Help Screen No
LCD Monitor 3.0 " TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coat
Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle
AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback (Picture Only, Video Only, 3D, GPS, Travel, Category, Favorites), Calendar Playback
OSD Language English, Spanish
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Interface mini HDMI, AV Output (NTSC), USB2.0 High speed
Viera Link Yes
Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 895mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery Life 3 260 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6 - 5.0m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.8m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.1 HD Lite Edition
QuickTime
Adobe Reader
Super LoiLoScope ( trial version)
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack,Stylus Pen, AV Cable, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM
Quick Menu Yes
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 10 frames/sec Max. 15 images
High-speed Burst Shooting: max. 60 frames/sec
(recorded in 2.5M for 4:3, 3M for 3:2, 3.5M for 16:9, 2M for 1:1)
Focus Icon Select Yes (in Face Recognition only)
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Macro Zoom Yes
Orientation Detector Yes
Slideshow Mode All / Picture Only / Video Only / 3D / GPS / Travel / Category / Favorites
BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
Show Histogram Yes
Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
Cut Animation Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
AVCHD / AVCHD Lite REC NTSC
One-Touch Movie Button Yes
Movie REC Guide Yes
Wind-Cut in Motion Picture Yes
Intelligent ISO Control Photo
Face Recognition Photo
Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Sunset, Macro)
Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)
File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3)
3D Image: MPO
Motion picture: AVCHD, QuickTime Motion JPEG
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Custom, 3D Photo, SCN, My SCN 2, My SCN 1
Still Picture Recording 4:3 4320x3240(14M) / 3648x2736(10M) / 3072x2304(7M) / 2560x1920(5M) / 2048X1536(3M) / 640X480(0.3M)
Still Picture Recording 3:2 4320x2880 (12.5M) / 3648x2432 (9M) / 3072x2048 (6M) / 2560x1712 (4.5M) / 2048x1360 (2.5M) / 640x424 (0.3M)
Still Picture Recording 16:9 4320x2432 (10.5M) / 3648x2056 (7.5M) / 3072x1728 (5.5M) / 2560x1440 (3.5M) / 1920x1080 (2M) / 640x360 (0.2M)
Still Picture Recording 1:1 3232x3232 (10.5M) / 2736x2736 (7.5M) / 2304x2304 (5.5M) / 1920x1920 (3.5M) / 1536x1536 (2.5M)/ 480x480 (0.2M)
Color Mode / Color Effect Standard, Vivid, Natural, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy (only in iA Mode)
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Weight(lbs) Approx. 197g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.434 lb)
Approx. 219g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.482 lb)
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo
Mode Switch [Recording] / [Playback]
Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume No / Yes
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes / Touch Magnification
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes
Built-in-Memory Approx. 18MB
Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Yes
Touch Panel Yes
AF Tracking Photo
Intelligent Resolution Technology Photo & Movie
Video Divide Yes
GPS Yes
Motion Deblur mode Yes
HDMI output Yes(AUTO)
Optical Image Stabilizer Photo / Movie
Playback Motion Picture Yes (AVCHD / Motion JPEG)
LUMIX Image Uploader Yes
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.13" x 2.27" x 1.31"
AVCHD with picture quality approx. 70 min (GFS, FSH), 85 min (GS, SH) Continuous recordable time
approx. 35 min (GFS, FSH), 40 min (GS, SH) Actual recordable time
MOTION JPEG with picture quality approx. 85 min continuous recordable time
approx. 40 min actual recordable time
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Megapixels 10 - 14 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 14.1
Digital Zoom (x) 4
Focus Mode Auto
Image Stabilization Type Optical
LCD Size (in) 3
LCD Size Range 3.0 - 3.4"
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 30
Optical Zoom (x) 16
Optical Zoom Range (x) > 15.0
Product Line Lumix
Resolution 4320 x 3240
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