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Panasonic Lumix 12.1 Megapixel Silver Digital Camera - DMC-ZS15S

Abt Model: DMCZS15S | UPC Code: 885170071209
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Panasonic Lumix 12.1 Megapixel Silver Digital Camera, Model DMCZS15S

Key Features:

  • 24mm Ultra Wide Angle LEICA DC Lens with Powerful 16x Optical Zoom
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • 0.1sec Light Speed AF


  • Powerful 16x Optical Zoom
    The DMC-ZS15's powerful 16x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm) draws your subjects right up close, and lets you freely capture decisive sports scenes, along with the natural expressions of people and animals, and details that you can't even see with your bare eyes.
  • 32x Intelligent Zoom
    The Intelligent Zoom is an extensive zoom function using digital zoom, however, you can even draw the subject 2x closer than the original optical zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. This means the 16x optical can virtually extend to 32x equivalent.
  • 24mm Ultra Wide-angle Lens
    The 24mm ultra wide-angle lens* – rare on a compact camera – gives you a wider range of composition possibilities with approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to that of 35mm camera. The super-high-quality LEICA DC lens minimizes distortion at the wide end.
    The high-quality LEICA DC lens system is versatile with 24mm ultra wide-angle to powerful 16x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm). Comprising 12 elements in 10 groups, including 1 ED lens and 3 aspherical lenses with 6 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit suppresses chromatic aberration which tends to occur in telephoto shooting effectively. The lens system is also compatible with high shutter speed of min. 1/4,000 sec.
  • Nano Surface Coating
    The Panasonic's black box technology Nano Surface Coating boasts extremely low reflectance ratio and it is applied to DMC-ZS15 for exceptional optical performance with stunning clarity by minimizing flaring and ghosts.
  • POWER O.I.S.
    The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses 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. also works for powerful zoom shots, which are especially susceptible to hand-shake in a compact camera. Active mode is effective for video recording.
  • 12.1-megapixel MOS Sensor
    The DMC-ZS15 features the 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor that boasts high-speed signal output and high-sensitivity image recording for making many advanced features possible. It also allows shooting images up to ISO3200 in full resolution.
  • Venus Engine
    The DMC-ZS15's Venus Engine processes large amount of full HD data at high-speed. At the same time, the multi-task image-processing engine, the Venus Engine realizes a super-fast response time.
  • Intelligent Noise Reduction System
    The excellent S/N ratio of the MOS sensor and the Intelligent Noise Reduction system in the Venus Engine make both photos and videos shot at any sensitivity from low to high and boast outstanding clearness.
  • Multi-process Noise Reduction System
    Newly developed Multi-process Noise Reduction applies optimum noise reduction according to the brightness of the part of the image. Images recorded in low-lit situations are now dramatically clear.
  • Intelligent HDR
    The DMC-ZS15 integrates Intelligent HDR (High Dynamic Range) in the iA Mode. Several still pictures consecutively shot at different exposure levels are overlaid to produce a single composite picture without whiteout (over-exposure) or blackout (under-exposure).
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Video in AVCHD Format / MP4 Format
    The DMC-ZS15 is an advanced photographic tool for recording not only great photos but also beautiful full HD 1,920 x 1,080 videos in AVCHD (MPEG-4 / H.264) format*1 / MP4 format. The AVCHD format excels in the compatibility with AV equipment like HDTVs or Blu-ray Disc™ players. The MP4 format has higher compatibility with computers.
  • 16x Optical Zoom in Video Recording
    The 16x optical zoom lets you zoom up close to subjects that you can't actually approach, even when shooting videos. This single camera will capture both photos and videos of highly natural expressions from people and animals and sports scenes.
  • High-quality Sound
    The videos come with the high-quality sound of Dolby® Digital Creator, to offer highly realistic sound to the motion images.
  • Wind Cut
    The Wind Cut function is available to block out most of the noise from background wind. This gives you higher quality sound when taking images on breezy days.
  • POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode
    The Active Mode effectively suppresses blur in video recording especially at wide angle while walking or playing with your children. In addition, it's an optical system so there's no image degradation. It‘s especially good for active video shooting.
  • Creative Control
    The Creative Control renders highly unique expressions by matching the colors to your subject and surroundings. In Miniature Effect Mode, the video recorded is played back in 10x fast-forwarding making it more comical to watch.
  • Auto Retouch
    The Auto Retouch function adjusts contrast and brightness to give different impression to the photo with just a press of a button. Appropriate retouch is automatically applied depending on the image – if the image was shot too dark, it can be clear and bright to look it nicer with this function.
  • Intelligent Handheld Night Shot
    The Intelligent Handheld Night Shot in the iA Mode generates a beautiful night scenery with illumination by multi-layering the images shot consecutively. Bright, glamorous night scenery can be recorded without using a tripod. The Handheld Night Shot Mode is also available in the Scene Mode.
  • 3D Photo Mode
    The 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.
  • 10 fps with 12.1-megapixel Full Resolution
    The 12.1-megapixel MOS sensor lets the DMC-ZS15 shoot 10 fps in full resolution with mechanical shutter. You can take a series of shots, then choose the ones you like the best and delete the rest.
  • AF Tracking
    Once you focus on your subject, the AF Tracking automatically tracks it until you press the shutter. When you're taking images of an active subject, like children or pets, this function eliminates the need to press the shutter button halfway down repeatedly to readjust the focus.
  • iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode
    In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose shots and capture moments in both photo and video recording. The Intelligent Resolution technology, 32x Intelligent Zoom and Intelligent Burst are always activated in the iA Mode.


  • Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels
  • Sensor Size 1/2.3-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • Total Pixels 12.8 Total Megapixels
  • Filter Primary Color Filter
  • Aperture F3.3 - F5.9 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (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.)
    • (27 - 432mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)
  • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
    • 19.6x (4:3 / 8M)
    • 25.0x (4:3 / 5M)
    • 31.3x (under 3M)
  • Intelligent Zoom 32x
  • Lens
    • 12 elements in 10 groups
    • (3 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces/ 1 ED Lens)
  • 2-Speed Zoom Yes
  • Optical Image Stabilizer Power O.I.S. (On with Active Mode(only for motion picture) / Off)
  • Digital Zoom 4x
  • Focusing Area
    • Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO/
    • Motion picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
  • AF Assist Lamp Yes
  • Focus
    • Normal
    • AF Macro
    • Zoom Macro / Quick AF On/Off(On in Intelligent Auto)
    • Continuous AF(only for motion picture) / AF Tracking
  • AF Metering
    • Face
    • AF Tracking
    • 23pt
    • 1pt
    • Spot
  • Shutter Speed Approx. 15 - 1/4000 sec
  • File Format
    • Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3)
    • 3D Image: MPO
    • Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
  • Mode Dial/ Mode Button
    • Intelligent AUTO
    • P
    • A
    • S
    • M
    • C1
    • C2
    • 3D Photo
    • SCN
    • Creative Control
  • Creative Control Mode
    • Expressive
    • Retro
    • High Key
    • Low Key
    • Sepia
    • Dynamic Monochrome
    • High Dynamic
    • Toy Effect
    • Miniature
    • Soft Focus
  • Still Image Scene Mode
    • Portrait
    • Soft Skin
    • Scenery
    • Panorama Shot
    • Sports
    • Night Portrait
    • Night Scenery
    • Hand Held Night Shot
    • HDR
    • Food
    • Baby1
    • Baby2
    • Pet
    • Sunset
    • High Sensitivity
    • Glass Through
    • Underwater
  • Continuous Shooting Mode
    • Full-Resolution Image: 10 frames/sec Max. 4 images
    • AF Tracking: 5 frames/sec, 2 frames/sec Max.100 images / Intelligent Burst Shooting /
    • High- speed Burst: approx. 40 frames/sec (recorded in 3M) / approx. 60 frames/sec (recorded in 2.5M)
  • Motion Picture Recording STD
    • [HD Video] 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 30p)
    • 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 30p)
    • 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4)
    • 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4)
    • [STD Video] 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4)
  • AVCHD (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 85 min (FSH), 100 min (SH)
  • MP4 (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 85 min (FHD)
  • AVCHD (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 40 min (FSH), 50 min (SH)
  • MP4 (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 40 min (FHD)
  • Exposure
    • Program AE
    • Aperture Priority AE
    • Shutter Priority AE
    • Manual
  • Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
  • Auto (AE) Bracketing
    • 1/3 -1EV step
    • Max +/-1EV
    • 3 frames
  • Light Metering
    • Intelligent Multiple
    • Center Weighted
    • Spot
  • ISO Sensitivity
    • Auto
    • i.ISO
    • 100
    • 200
    • 400
    • 800
    • 1600
    • 3200
    • High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
  • Still Picture Recording
    • 1:1
      • 2992x2992 (9M)
      • 2448x2448 (6M EZ)
      • 1920x1920 (3.5M EZ)
      • 1536x1536 (2.5M EZ)
      • 480x480 (0.2M EZ)
    • 4:3
      • 4000x3000 (12M)
      • 3264x2448 (8M EZ)
      • 2560x1920 (5M EZ)
      • 2048X1536 (3M EZ)
      • 1600x1200 (2M EZ)
      • 640x480 (0.3M EZ)
    • 3:2
      • 4000x2672 (10.5M)
      • 3264x2176 (7M EZ)
      • 2560x1712 (4.5M EZ)
      • 2048x1360 (2.5M EZ)
      • 640x424 (0.3M EZ)
    • 16:9
      • 4000x2248 (9M)
      • 3264x1840 (6M EZ)
      • 2560x1440 (3.5M EZ)
      • 1920x1080 (2M EZ)
      • 640x360 (0.2M EZ)
  • White Balance
    • Auto
    • Daylight
    • Cloudy
    • Shade
    • Incandescent
    • White Set
    • White Balance Adjustment
  • Color Mode/ Color Effect/ My Color
    • Color Mode : Standard, Black&White, Sepia, Vivid (in P/A/S/M modes), Happy (only in iA mode)
  • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes
  • Zoom In Motion Picture Yes
  • Self Timer 2sec/10sec
  • Playback Mode
    • Normal Playback
    • Slideshow
    • Filtering Playback (Picture Only, Video Only, 3D, Travel, Category, Favorites)
    • Calendar Playback
  • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
  • Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes/No
  • Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes/No
  • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes/Yes
  • Retouch Creative Retouch / Auto Retouch
  • Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
  • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
  • Cut Animation Yes
  • Video Divide Yes
  • PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
  • OSD Language English, Spanish
  • LCD Monitor
    • 3.0""(7.5cm) TFT LCD Display (460K dots)
    • Field of View : approx. 100%
    • AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High Angle mode
  • Built-In-Flash
    • Auto
    • Auto/Red-eye Reduction
    • Forced On
    • Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
    • Forced Off
    • 0.6 - 6.4m (Wide/ISO Auto)
    • 1.0 - 3.5m (Tele/ISO Auto)
  • Recording Media
    • Built-in Memory
    • SD Memory Card
    • SDHC Memory Card
    • SDXC Memory Card
  • Built-In-Memory Approx. 70MB
  • Microphone/Speaker Mono / Mono
  • Interface
    • miniHDMI
    • AV Output (NTSC)
    • USB2.0 High speed
  • Power
      • Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 895mAh)
      • AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Included, connect with USB cable, playback only)
  • Battery Life 260 pictures (CIPA Standard)
  • Included Software
    • PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.0 Advanced Edition
    • Adobe Reader

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height 2.27"
  • Width 4.13 "
  • Depth 1.31"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit 0.46 lbs.
  • Shipping 2 lbs.
Key Features
24mm Ultra Wide Angle LEICA DC Lens/ Powerful 16x Optical Zoom/ Full HD Video Recording/ 0.1 Sec. Light Speed AF/ Nano Surface Coating/ 12.1-Megapixel MOS Sensor/ 3D Photo Mode/ Venus Engine/ Silver Finish
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TypePoint and Shoot
Effective Pixels12.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.27"
Width (inches)4.13"
Depth (inches)1.31"
Optical Zoom16x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Lengthf=4.3 - 68.8mm
Focus ModesNormal, AF Macro, Zoom Macro/Quick AF On/Off, Continuous AF, AF Tracking
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypeTFT LCD Display (460K dots)
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2/10seconds
Shutter SpeedApprox. 15 - 1/4000 sec
Storage MediaBuilt-in 70MB, SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards
Power SourceLi-ion Battery Pack
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set, White Balance Adjustment
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