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Panasonic Silver Lumix Wide Angle Lens Digital Camera - DMC-TZ5S

Abt Model: DMCTZ5S | UPC Code: 037988987658
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9.1 Megapixel/ LEICA 28mm Wide-Angle Lens With 10x Optical Zoom/ 3.0 " LCD Display With Intelligent LCD Function/ Burst Mode/ Scene Mode/ Auto Angle Detection/ 27MB Built-In Memory/ SD Memory Slot/ Silver Finish
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Panasonic Lumix Wide Angle Lens Silver Digital Camera, Model DMCTZ5S

Features:

  • LEICA 28mm Wide-Angle Lens with 10x Optical Zoom
    Now you can fit sweeping landscapes into a single frame with the 28mm wide-angle setting. Pull in subjects from far away to capture even subtle facial expressions with the dynamic 280mm telephoto setting. Ideal for traveling, the DMC-TZ5 Lumix® 9.1-megapixel digital camera combines a wide-ranging LEICA DC Vario-Elmar lens with a handy, compact body. The Extra Optical Zoom function also extends the zoom to as much as 16.9x, giving you even greater telephoto power.
  • Intelligent Auto Mode Helps Get Great Shots in Every Situation
    Set the TZ5 to iA mode and let the five Intelligent Auto functions team up to help prevent shooting errors. Intelligent Exposure corrects lighting differences, so images come out just the way you see them; 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.
  • Big, Bright 3.0" LCD with Intelligent LCD Function
    With a total of 460,000 dots, the big, bright 3.0" diagonal LCD makes viewing and shooting easier and more comfortable. The Intelligent LCD adjusts brightness automatically in 10 steps as the ambient light level changes, so images are clear, bright and easy to see day or night, indoors or outdoors.
  • 30 fps High-Definition Motion Images and HD Output
    The TZ5 can record motion images with sensational 1280 x 720 HD resolution at 30 frames per second (fps). You can use the zoom, too, and capture some truly dramatic shots. When you're done shooting for the day, just connect** the camera to an HDTV and you're ready to view your still shots and motion images in high-definition beauty. **Optional component cable (DMW-HDC2) required.
  • Special Travel Functions for the Perfect Trip
    The Clipboard allows you to take photos of maps, timetables and other travel info. They are saved in a separate folder of the built-in memory to distinguish them from normal photos. You can print titles and other characters on the photos you shoot with the Title Edit and Stamp. This is great for creating your own postcards from a vacation trip. Input your departure date and destination with the Travel Date Setting. Later, during photo viewing, the camera will indicate on which day of the trip each shot was taken and the location.

Specifications:

GENERAL
Camera Type Compact Digital
Camera Effective Pixels 9.0 Megapixels
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )
Optical Zoom 10x (2-speed zoom)
Image Sensor 1/2.33", 10.7 Total Megapixels CCD, Primary Color Filter
Extra Optical Zoom 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 11.1x for 7 Mega, 13.5x for 5 Mega, 16.7x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega, 0.3 Mega
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 13.4x for 4.5 Mega, 16.7x for 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 13.4x for 3.5 Mega, 16.7x for 2 Mega
Digital Zoom 4x
(Max. 40.0x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
(Max. 66.8x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focal Length f=4.6-46mm (35mm equiv: 28-280mm)
Lens Leica DC Vario-Elmar
Aperture Range Wide: F3.3 / F8.0 (2 steps)
Tele: F4.9 / F11 (2 steps)
PERFORMANCE
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50cm/ Tele 200cm - infinity
Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Clipboard : Wide 5cm / Max 200cm / Tele 100cm - infinity
AF Metering Face / 1-point/ 1-point high speed/ 3-point high speed/ 9-point/ Spot
Focus Normal / Macro, Quick AF On/Off, Continuous AF On/Off
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto /100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (High Sensitivity Mode : Auto(1600 - 6400) )
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set / White Balance Adjustment (+10steps, except for auto set) (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, and Highspeed Burst mode)
Exposure Program AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (at Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto Bracketing (AE) +/- 1/3 EV ~ 1EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Dedicated Button/Mode Switch Dedicated Button: Macro
Mode Switch: Shooting, Playback
Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)/Rec. Mode Dial: Normal Picture, Motion Picture, Intelligent AUTO, Clipboard
Scene Modes SCN 1&2 (Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Self-Portrait, Food, Party, Candle, Fireworks, Starry, Beach, Aerial, Snow, High Sensitivity, Baby 1&2, Underwater, Sunset, Pet, Hi-Speed Burst, Multi-Aspect Shooting)
Shutter Speed/Shutter System 8 - 1/2,000 sec.
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec.
Self Timer 10 seconds / 2 seconds
Auto Review 1sec, 3sec, Zoom, Hold
Color Mode Standard/Vivid/Cool/Warm/Natural/Black & White/Sepia
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF Corresponding
Image with audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system, based on Exif 2.21 standard)+ QuickTime
Motion Picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Image Quality Fine/Standard
RECORDING IMAGE SIZE (Pixels)
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3456 x 2592
3072 x 2304
2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
640 x 480
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3552 x 2368
3072 x 2048
2560 x 1712
2048 x 1360
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3712 x 2088
3072 x 1728
2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080
Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio) 640 x 480, 320 x 240
30 fps, 10fps
Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) 848 x 480 - 30 fps, 10 fps
HD: 1280 x 720 - 30fps, 15fps
CONVENIENCE
Burst Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 2.5 frames/sec 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)
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting Yes
Intelligent Exposure Yes
Digital Red Eye Correction Yes
Easy Zoom/Zoom Resume/Motion Zoom Yes/Yes/Yes
Still Image Recording with Audio 5 seconds
Audio Dubbing Maximum of 10 Seconds
Real-time Histograms Yes
Composition Guide Lines Yes (2 patterns)
Built-in Memory approx. 27MB
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
Auto Angle Detection Yes
Travel Date/World Time Yes/Yes
Title Edit Yes
Text Stamp/Date Stamp Yes/Yes
STANDARD
Built-in Flash Type/Mode Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6-6.3m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3-3.1m (Tele/ISO Auto)
LCD Monitor 3.0" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (460K dots)
Field of View : approx. 100%
AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High angle mode
Playback Mode 30 & 12-thumbnail Display, Calendar Display, Zoomed Playback (16x max.), Playback of Fav Pics, Category Playback, Slide Show, Image Rotation, Resizing, Trimming, Protection, Aspect Conv. DPOF Print Setting, Still Pics From Animation, Dual Image Playback
OSD Language English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
Recording Media Built-in Memory
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
MultiMediaCard
Microphone Yes
Speaker Yes
Interface DC Input, AV Output (NTSC/PAL), HD AV Output (Component), USB
Direct Print PictBridge
Color Silver
Power Supply Lithium-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 1000 mAh)(Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Optional)
Battery Life Up to 300 pictures (CIPA Standard)
ACCESSORIES
Included Software PhotofunStudio -viewer-, ArcSoft® MediaImpression™, ArcSoft® Panorama Maker™, QuickTime, Adobe Reader, USB Driver
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Carrying Case, AV & USB Cables, Strap, CD-ROM

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 1.44''
  • Height: 2.33''
  • Width: 4.07''

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.47 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lbs
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels9.1 Megapixel
Height (inches)2.33"
Width (inches)4.07"
Depth (inches)1.44"
Optical Zoom10x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length4.6 - 46 mm
Focus ModesContinuous AF On/Off, Macro, Normal, Quick AF On/Off
Image StabilizationOptical MEGA O.I.S
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypePolycrystalline Silicon TFT
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay10 sec, 2 sec
Shutter Speed8 - 1/2000 sec
Storage MediaMultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Power SourceAC Adaptor, Lithium-ion Battery Pack
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Daylight, Halogen, Shade, White Balance Adjustment, White Set
  

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Panasonic Silver Lumix Wide Angle Lens Digital Camera
 
4.5

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (31)
  • Compact (29)
  • Convenient (23)
  • Exceeded expectations (23)
  • Durable (17)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great pocket camera - convenience and performance

This camera slips easily into my pocket or my wife's small purse. Weighs next to nothing, is super-easy to use, has great definition, long zoom range, bright display, good low-light performance,...Read complete review

This camera slips easily into my pocket or my wife's small purse. Weighs next to nothing, is super-easy to use, has great definition, long zoom range, bright display, good low-light performance, and more available features than we are likely ever to use taking our "happy snaps." Using medium definition we take pictures that blow up to fill my 25" PC monitor with clarity. I can clip out even small areas of our pictures and print them 5 x 6 with no blur, no pixelation. Best of all, unlike some earlier models, we can manage & download pictures and charge the camera over a single USB connection. No separate charger needed, no pulling the memory card in and out. You don't have to be a photo-hobbyist to enjoy this camera's features and performance. We've had it for only a couple of weeks, taken 1,000+ holiday pics of people and places, have no regrets and would highly recommend this camera for ordinary family usage.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Loveed it except....

I actually really liked this camera allot, It took very nice pictures and had lots of great features. However I returned it because of one unacceptable flaw...the lousy display screen. Although...Read complete review

I actually really liked this camera allot, It took very nice pictures and had lots of great features. However I returned it because of one unacceptable flaw...the lousy display screen. Although nice and big, it was to poorest screen I have ever seen. You need to look at it directly square to see the screen properly. From any slight angle, particularly up or down, the brightness and colors change radically. Trying to take a picture over a crowd of people, or out a window was very difficult because you can't see what you're aiming the camera at. It made previewing pictures almost impossible to judge exposure because slightly tilting the camera would make the picture look over or under exposed. Except for that one huge flaw, I loved the camera but I just couldn't accept it. If they offered the exact same camera with a better screen, I would gladly pay $50 more for it.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poor Quality, Great feature camera

By 

from Boston

Pros

  • Convenient
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • automated repair line
  • Poor quality
  • repair shipping costs
  • w/o camera for 3 weeks

Best Uses

    Comments about Panasonic Silver Lumix Wide Angle Lens Digital Camera:

    Video/Camera diff't f(x) Not working @5 months

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    (9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Unusable AF Macro Zoom â€"" 6 ft at Tele end!

    By 

    from Boston, MA

    Comments about Panasonic Silver Lumix Wide Angle Lens Digital Camera:

    Overall SZ7 is a good compact camera. However its “AF Zoomâ€� is completely useless! 3 ft is usually the industrial standard for the minimum required focusing distance from the subject at its maximum optical magnification. On this camera “AF Zoomâ€� the minimum focusing distance from subject requirement increases exponentially and nonlinearly with the optical magnification: 1X â€" 0.16’ 2X â€" 0.98’ 4X â€" 3.3’ 7X â€" 4.9’ 9X â€" 6.6’ 10X â€" 4.9’ At 9X magnification it needs a minimum distance of 6.6 ft (not a typo!) and then it drops back down to 4.9 ft at 10X. No wonder one user commented “Macro Zoom garbage.â€� There is no workaround with this limitation. So if you need to use “AF Zoomâ€� feature quite a bit, this camera is obviously NOT for you.

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    (14 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Loveed it except....

    By 

    from So-Cal

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Convenient
    • Easy to use
    • Great Pictures
    • Inexpensive
    • Nice features

    Cons

    • Did not meet expectations
    • very bas lcd screen

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic Silver Lumix Wide Angle Lens Digital Camera:

      I actually really liked this camera allot, It took very nice pictures and had lots of great features. However I returned it because of one unacceptable flaw...the lousy display screen. Although nice and big, it was to poorest screen I have ever seen. You need to look at it directly square to see the screen properly. From any slight angle, particularly up or down, the brightness and colors change radically. Trying to take a picture over a crowd of people, or out a window was very difficult because you can't see what you're aiming the camera at. It made previewing pictures almost impossible to judge exposure because slightly tilting the camera would make the picture look over or under exposed. Except for that one huge flaw, I loved the camera but I just couldn't accept it. If they offered the exact same camera with a better screen, I would gladly pay $50 more for it.

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      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lumix rocks

      By 

      from maryland

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Convenient
      • Durable
      • Easy to use
      • Exceeded expectations
      • Inexpensive

      Cons

      • Delay in shipping

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic Silver Lumix Wide Angle Lens Digital Camera:

        I'm totally satisfied with this camera features like auto mode,3d, glass shot , video sound effect and image depth.. Every thing in one piece of camera :) .. Planning to buy another 2 camera for my friends ..

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        (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for non-techi!

        By 

        from Davie, Florida

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Convenient
        • Durable
        • Easy to use
        • Exceeded expectations
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic Silver Lumix Wide Angle Lens Digital Camera:

            Great zoom, auto mode makes me feel like genius, movies are crystal clear with great audio when I import into my iMac27. As user friendly as a camera can be!

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            (34 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great pocket camera - convenience and performance

            By 

            from Oregon

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Convenient
            • Easy to use
            • Exceeded expectations
            • Inexpensive
            • no card reader needed
            • No charger needed
            • usb charging and downloads

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic Silver Lumix Wide Angle Lens Digital Camera:

                This camera slips easily into my pocket or my wife's small purse. Weighs next to nothing, is super-easy to use, has great definition, long zoom range, bright display, good low-light performance, and more available features than we are likely ever to use taking our "happy snaps." Using medium definition we take pictures that blow up to fill my 25" PC monitor with clarity. I can clip out even small areas of our pictures and print them 5 x 6 with no blur, no pixelation. Best of all, unlike some earlier models, we can manage & download pictures and charge the camera over a single USB connection. No separate charger needed, no pulling the memory card in and out. You don't have to be a photo-hobbyist to enjoy this camera's features and performance. We've had it for only a couple of weeks, taken 1,000+ holiday pics of people and places, have no regrets and would highly recommend this camera for ordinary family usage.

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                (19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great camera for the price

                By 

                from Parker, CO

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Convenient
                • Easy to use
                • Inexpensive

                Cons

                • Battery life

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic Silver Lumix Wide Angle Lens Digital Camera:

                  I looked around at every retail store and online to fine a camera for mother's day for my wife. I've had Panasonic camera's in the past. This one is great so far. The size and the amount of features for the price are amazing. The only issues I've seen are the following: -The zoom makes a little brrrrrpp noise when extending at a certain place during the zoom. I tried 2 different cameras and both had this noise, so I can assume this is normal. Hopefully it doesn't turn into an issue. -Battery life seems a little low.

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                  5.0

                  I have been on several ...

                  By 

                  from Pa

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to use
                  • Exceeded expectations

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Panasonic Silver Lumix Wide Angle Lens Digital Camera:

                      I have been on several vacations with scenery & the pictures are beautiful. It looks as if a professional took the pictures. It took the most beautiful sunsets.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Panasonic Rocks !!!!

                      By 

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                      • Convenient
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to use
                      • Exceeded expectations
                      • Inexpensive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Panasonic Silver Lumix Wide Angle Lens Digital Camera:

                          We have owned this camera for about a year. Bough it prior to a visit to Europe (Paris, Netherlands, UK); Leica lens is amazing. I owned a canon and this is by far a better and simpler product. We love it. Takes photo contest level of pictures. I used to be a pro photographer, and now I have a real job. This is an amazing package. It takes high speed volleyball pictures indorrs with limited light, the beach panoramics, portraits and scenery are amazing. Fireworks at the Mouse Trap came out awesome. In doors during parties, you can caths the lights, and candids. Shopping for a new camera for my daughter and haave eliminated the plastic Canon line for a new panasonic. Probably should ad a few cons, just so I don't come across like a TV commercial. Scene mode menu is hard to see in the daylight. My guess is that thereis a setting to change the backlight, but I really don't care. Second, could not find a cool case for it.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Pocket Camera

                          By 

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Convenient
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to use
                          • Exceeded expectations
                          • Inexpensive

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Panasonic Silver Lumix Wide Angle Lens Digital Camera:

                              The controls are laid out well and easy to use. The best part of this pocket camera is the 25mm wide angle with 12X telephoto, plus 10 MP is just right. The anti-shake is good to go. I don't think any other camera company offers a camera with these specs in this price range, so this camera is a bargain. No it won't compete with a G11 or a DSLR, but then the price difference is substantial. Highly recommend for every day shooting. I have no idea why another reviewer was having trouble with the battery, as with one charge I can shoot close to 400 pix at max resolution. Good luck and have fun out there.

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