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Panasonic DMC-ZS5 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMC-ZS5K

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12.1 Megapixels/ 12x Optical Zoom/ 4x Digital Zoom/ 16x Intelligent Zoom / 23.4x Extra Optical Zoom/ 25mm Ultra Wide-Angle Lens/ Sonic Speed AF/ Optical Image Stabilizer Shake Detection/ 2.7" TFT Screen LCD Display/ Black Finish
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Panasonic DMC-ZS5 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMCZS5K

25mm Ultra Wide-angle 12x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens
The DMC-ZS5 features a 25mm ultra wide-angle* 12x optical zoom f/3.3-4.9 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-300mm). Incorporating Panasonic's advanced optical technologies, this lens system is comprised of 10 elements in 8 groups, with 2 ED (Extra Low Dispersion) lenses and 2 aspherical lenses / 3 aspherical surfaces while preserving compactness. This lens system enables a remarkable 25 to 300mm range of focal length in this compact body. The powerful zoom of the DMC-ZS5can be freely controlled even when shooting motion images. Inheriting the fine rendering and outstanding quality of the LEICA ELMAR lens, this easy-to-carry camera delivers beautiful images any time, any place.
* Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent, at the maximum wide position.

Powerful 12x Optical Zoom
The DMC-ZS5 features a powerful 12x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-300mm). This gives you highly natural expressions from people and animals that you can't get close to. It is also available in movie recording with the mechanism designed to minimize the noise of auto focusing or zooming. And its slim, compact, pocket-sized body can easily go wherever you do for both everyday snapshots and traveling.

25mm Ultra Wide-angle Lens
The 25mm ultra wide-angle lens* has about twice the shooting area as a standard 35mm lens. This enhances all kinds of shooting situations, like when you're photographing a group of people at an indoor party or shooting a large structure or sweeping landscape while traveling.

16x Intelligent Zoom / 23.4x Extra Optical Zoom
Thanks to the newly incorporated Intelligent Resolution technology, the Intelligent Zoom is available with the DMC-ZS5 which extends the zoom ratio by approx. 1.3x maintaining the picture quality even combining a digital zoom. This means the 12x optical can virtually extend to 16x equivalent. Furthermore, the Extra Optical Zoom function that extends zoom power to 23.4x* by using the center part of the large CCD to bring subjects even closer.
*At 3-megapixel resolution or less.

Sonic Speed AF
The Sonic Speed AF system in the DMC-ZS5 has a maximum speed of approx. 0.35 second (wide-end) / 0.41 second (tele-end) for auto focusing*. It includes numerous re-engineering enhancements, including a higher-speed actuator, optimized algorithms and parallel software processing. The result is fast and accurate AF performance. You can quickly get moving subjects in focus, such as when you're shooting sports scenes.

POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) Shake Detection
Just about everyone has had the experience of taking a photo at night and hoping to capture all the memories and beauty, only to be disappointed at the poor result. 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.
Panasonic's accumulated optical technologies, the MEGA O.I.S. has been incorporated into LUMIX from the early stage of digital camera development. This helped show all digital camera users the absolute need for hand-shake compensation, and led to its prevalence throughout the industry. And now, 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. is automatically turned on in the iA Mode and can be turned on or off in the P/A/S/M Mode or some Scene Modes.

Package Content:

Included Software:

  • PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 Edition
  • QuickTime
  • Adobe Reader

Standard Accessories:

  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Case
  • AV cable
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM

Specifications:

  • Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Mega Pixels
  • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-inch / 14.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
  • Aperture F3.3 - 4.9/ Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 - 6.3 (W) / F4.9 - 6.3 (T)
  • Optical Zoom 12x
  • Digital Zoom 1 4x ( Max. 48.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) (Max. 93.8 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
  • Focal Length f=4.1-49.2mm (25-300mm in 35mm equiv.)
  • Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR 10 elements in 8 groups (2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical surfaces / 2 ED lenses)
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Power O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
    • Photo & Movie
  • Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Clipboard: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
  • Focus Range Display Yes
  • AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / Multi (11pt) / 1pt HS / 1pt / Spot
  • Focus Normal / Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off , AF Tracking
  • AF Assist Lamp Yes
  • ISO Sensitivity
    • Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
    • High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)
  • White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Sports, Panorama Assist, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Highspeed Burst, Pinhole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic, Underwater)
  • Exposure
    • Auto
    • 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 EV ~ 1EV step, 3 frames
  • Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
  • Face Detection Photo
  • Still Image Scene Mode Portrait,SoftSkin,Trans.,Self-Port,Scenery,Pan.Assist,Sport,Night Port/Scenery,Food,Party,CandleLight,Baby1/2,Pet,Sunset,High Sensitivity,Hi-Speed Burst,Flash Burst,StarrySky,Firework,Beach,Snow,Aerial,Pinhole,FilmGrain,High Dynamic,PhotoFrame,Underwater
  • Shutter Speed/Shutter System Still: 60 - 1/2000 sec Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
  • Shutter Interval approx. 1.1 sec
  • Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
  • Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Hold
  • Picture Adjustment
    • Contrast +2steps
    • Sharpness +2steps
    • Saturation +2steps
    • Noise Reduction +2steps
  • Image Quality Fine/Standard
  • Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
  • Intelligent Exposure Yes (Photo & Movie)
  • Real-time Histograms Yes
  • Composition Guide Lines Yes (2 patterns)
  • Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
  • Travel Date/World Time Yes/Yes
  • LCD Monitor
    • 2.7" TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots)
    • Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle
    • AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
  • Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Travel Playback, Mode Playback, Favorites Playback
  • OSD Language English, Spanish
  • Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Interface AV Output (NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for N. America), USB2.0 High speed
  • Battery Life 2 340 pictures (CIPA Standard)
  • Multi-Aspect Yes
  • 2-Speed Zoom Yes
  • Quick Menu Yes
  • Continuous Shooting Mode
    • Full-Resolution Image, 2.3 frames/sec Max. 5 images-Standard, Max 3 images-Fine
    • High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6.0 frames/sec-Image
    • approx. 10 frames/sec-Speed
    • (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
  • Focus Icon Select Yes (in Face Recognition only)
  • Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
  • Macro Zoom Yes
  • Orientation Detector Yes
  • Playback Still Images with Audio Yes
  • Playback Motion Picture Yes (Motion JPEG)
  • Slideshow Mode All / Still Images Only / Motion Picture Only / Travel / Category / Favorites
  • BGM Effect Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
  • Show Histogram Yes
  • Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
  • PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
  • Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode Max. 5 images (Standard mode)
  • Intelligent ISO Control Photo
  • Face Recognition Photo
  • Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro)
  • File Format
    • Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.21)
    • Image with Audio: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.21) + QuickTime
    • Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
  • Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Custom, My SCN, SCN, Motion Picture, Clipboard
  • Still Picture Recording 4:3 4000x3000(12M) / 3264x2448(8M) / 2560x1920(5M) / 2048X1536(3M) / 640X480(0.3M)
  • Still Picture Recording 3:2 4176x2784 (11.5M) / 3392x2264 (7.5M) / 2656x1768 (4.5M) / 2048x1360 (2.5M) / 640x424 (0.3M)
  • Still Picture Recording 16:9 4320x2432 (10.5M) / 3552x2000 (7M) / 2784x1568 (4.5M) / 1920x1080 (2M) / 640x360 (0.2M)
  • Color Mode / Color Effect Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy (only in iA Mode)
  • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
  • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 14.7x (4:3 / 8M), 18.8x (4:3 / 5M), 23.4x (under 3M)
  • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo
  • Mode Switch [Recording] / [Playback]
  • Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume Yes/Yes
  • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Max 16x
  • Calendar Display Yes
  • Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
  • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
  • Resize / Trim / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes
  • Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes
  • Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off 0.6 - 5.3m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.6m (Tele/ISO Auto)
  • Built-in-Memory Approx. 40MB
  • Microphone / Speaker Mono / Yes
  • Power 3
    • ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included)
    • AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
  • Intelligent Zoom 16x
  • AF Tracking Photo
  • Intelligent Resolution Technology Photo & Movie
  • Still Image with Audio Recording 5 sec
  • 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 16:9 WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
  • Motion Picture Recording HD Movie 1280x720 pixels 30fps (Motion JPEG)

Approximate Dimension:

  • Width: 4.07"
  • Height: 2.35"
  • Depth: 1.28"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.42 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels12.1 Megapixel
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.35"
Width (inches)4.07"
Depth (inches)1.28"
Optical Zoom12x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Lengthf=4.1-49.2mm (25-300mm in 35mm equiv.)
Focus ModesNormal / Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off , AF Tracking
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7"
LCD TypeTFT Screen LCD
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2 sec, 10 sec
Shutter SpeedStill: 60 - 1/2000 sec Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
Storage MediaBuilt-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Power SourceID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack, AC Adaptor
White BalanceAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Sports, Panorama Assist, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Highspeed Burst, Pinhole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic, Underwater)
  

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Panasonic DMC-ZS5 Silver 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
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Pros

  • Image stabilization (4)
  • Zoom range/performance (4)
  • Good in low light (3)
  • Short lag time (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (4)
    • Landscape/scenery (3)
    • Sports/action (3)
    • Travel (3)
    • Weddings (3)

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    5.0

    Great Choice

    By gr8tday

    from michigan

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Panasonic DMC-ZS5 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

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    This is a great little camera, just what I was looking for. More than a point and shoot but less complicated than the DSLR cameras. It is easy to use and the photos are crisp, crisp, clear and vibrant. Thanks for offering this camera at
    a great price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I like it very much. Makes great pics.

    By pic taker

    from Springville, AL.

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Sports/Action
      • Video

      Comments about Panasonic DMC-ZS5 Silver 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      I love using it to take great pics of of grand kids and other family members on holidays or other occasions. It takes really great pics

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This is a great camera!!

      By Batmar

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Value
      • Great Zoom

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Panasonic DMC-ZS5 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

        I have only had this camera for a few weeks. Used it last weekend to take some action shots at a football game. The pictures are awesome. The zoom is fantastic and the image stabilization is great, too. I cannot believe a camera so small can do so many things! This is the second Panasonic camera I have owned - passed the first onto my high shcool aged son and he loves it! Would highly recommend.

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        (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Might hold off on a DSLR indefinitely!

        By Bill Photo

        from outer piedmont, Carolina

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Zoom
        • Short Lag Time

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Panasonic DMC-ZS5 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

        This camera does it all. There is a reason why Lumix cameras are rated so high, and this model is no exception. The only semi-weak point is the comparatively slow lens speed, but for this amazing zoom range, I wouldn't call it slow. I could only suggest they add an HDMI port. If you're trying to decide between a point & shoot, or a DSLR, this camera will tied you over for quite some time. Check out the zoom camparo pics.

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        Panasonic DMC-ZS5 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

        Panasonic DMC-ZS5 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

        UPC Code: 885170004184
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