Panasonic DMC SZ5

The Panasonic Lumix DMC SZ5 has the ability to be controlled by a smartphone. It also has Wi-Fi functions so you can connect to a PC, Phone or Television. When you pass over control from the camera to a smartphone this allows you to zoom, set focus and take the picture without the need to touch the camera. You can view the photo you are about to take on your phone screen too.


The Lumix DMC SZ5 is set up so that it automatically transfers photos and videos to a computer while the battery is being charged. This is done via a wireless access point. In addition you have the option of using the Panasonic Cloud to synchronise your photos and video clips on different devices.

Another advantage of its connectivity with smartphones is that you can use the phone’s GPS system to tag your photos with GPS coordinates so that you know where you were when a picture was taken.

Aside from these features the camera operates as a fairly typical point and shoot camera. It has 14 megapixels and a 10x zoom lens. The amount of zoom available can be increased to a maximum of 21x if you reduce the number of megapixels you are shooting at.

Other features include High Definition Movies, Image Stabilisation and a 3 inch LCD screen.


Panasonic DMC SZ5


Camera Type: Extra Zoom

14 Megapixels

10x Zoom

Dimensions: 104.1 x 57.6 x 20.8mm

Weight: 136g

Memory Card: SD, SDHC, SDXC

Panasonic DMC SZ5 Details

Camera Type:

Extra Zoom

Megapixels:

14

Zoom:

10x

LCD Screen:

3

Memory Cards:

SD, SDHC, SDXC

Aspect Ratios:

4:3, 16:9, 3:2

File Formats:

JPEG

Focal Length Equivalent:

27 - 270mm

Shutter Speed:

8 to 1/1600 seconds

Aperture:

F3.1 / F9.0 (W), F5.9 / F16.0 (T)

Sensitivity:

Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)

White Balance Settings:

Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set

Exposure Compensation:

-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)

Viewfinder:

No

Flash Modes:

Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off

Flash Range:

5.6m

Metering:

Intelligent Multiple

Shooting Modes:

Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, / Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, Photo Frame

Maximum Movie Resolution:

1280 x 720

Max Movie Frames Per Sec:

25 fps

Maximum Movie Duration:

Unknown

Macro Focus:

5cm

ManualControls

None

Image Stabilisation

Yes

Lens Converters

No

Self Timer

10 seconds or 2 seconds

Video Out (TV Playback)

Yes

Computer Connection

Yes

Batteries

Lithium-ion Rechargeable

Dimensions

104.1 x 57.6 x 20.8mm

Weight

136g