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Panasonic DMCSZ5K

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the low light performance and screen. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the viewfinder and flash.

image quality, portability, usability, screen, low-light

battery, flash, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic DMCSZ5K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 18 reviews)

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ5 Review

 

This point-and-shoot is basic in almost every aspect except its WiFi features. Image quality is disappointing, features are few, and low-light shooting capability is minimal. But if sharing and smart phone integration is a must-have, and your budget is...

Slim body ; Optical image stabilization ; 25mm wide-angle Leica lens ; WiFi uploading and smart phone integration ; Upload to social networks via WiFi ; HD video (1280x720) recorded in MP4

Overall image quality is sub par ; Photos taken in low light w/o flash look noisy and blurry ; Zoom is a modest 10X ; No thumb wheel to ease navigation ; No creative filters ; Battery life could be better

This point-and-shoot is basic in almost every aspect except its WiFi features. Image quality is disappointing, features are few, and low-light shooting capability is minimal. But if sharing and smart phone integration is a must-have, and your budget is...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5

 

The truly diminutive SZ5 is a 10x optical zoom compact with a number of features keenly tuned to wireless. Panasonic obviously thought hard about how to compete with the rise of the cell phone camera and decided instead to provide a product that...

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic DMCSZ5K

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Panasonic DMCSZ5K from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

portability, usability, value for money, size, zoom

low-light, responsiveness

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Fast & Easy

 

Easy to use with a great picture. Recycle to next picture is very quick.

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

No Viewfinder

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Fantastic camera!

 

This is a great camera! Has very stable and longer zoom than my old Nikon. I love the quality of these pictures. Great family camera. The zoom is very stable. I love how it works with my IPhone so I can use it remotely to be included in more group...

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Zoom","Small \/ Compact

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Made a great choice!

 

I was a little worried ordering from this website at first because I hadn\'t heard about it before, but I am so glad I did :) It arrived on time and I was able to track it all the way from New York to my home in Texas, which I thought was pretty neat....

Easy To Use","Good Image Quality","Large Clear LCD","Nice Body Color","Small \/ Compact

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Good product but inadequate instructions

 

Useful to be able to wirelessly send photos to our computer, iphone, and via the web. I had a difficult time requiring several hours to make the wireless connection between this camera and my computer. Only with the help of J&R, who connected me with...

Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Great Zoom","Small \/ Compact

Inadequate Instructions","Short Battery Life

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Great camera

 

It\'s very compact, light and complete camera. Very recommendable!

Easy To Use","Good Image Quality","Good in Low Light","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Small \/ Compact

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 consistently produced high-quality images in my tests, with good low-light performance, bold colours and a great level of detail, right into the corners of the frame. The built-in Wi-Fi is very tempting as it's been paired...

Image quality ; Built-in Wi-Fi ; Free iOS and Android companion apps ; Good low-light performance

Wind noise on movies ; There are cheaper comparable rivals

The built-in Wi-Fi does much to enhance the appeal of the SZ5. Indeed, without it the specs wouldn't greatly differentiate it in an increasingly crowded market.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5

 

Because of its delightfully designed shell, we really wanted to love the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5. Unfortunately, its outward beauty meant that compromises had to be made elsewhere, such as the low-res screen and poor video resolution.

Lovely, high-class body ; Wi-Fi and DLNA at a low price

We'd happily trade Wi-Fi and DLNA for a high-res screen and 1080i video

Because of its delightfully designed shell, we really wanted to love the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5. Unfortunately, its outward beauty meant that compromises had to be made elsewhere, such as the low-res screen and poor video resolution. These drawbacks...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.33''

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:8
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1600 / 1/6000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No
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