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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 / DMC-TZ20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 297 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the performance and responsiveness are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative reviews about the features and viewfinder.

value for money, portability, usability, responsiveness, performance

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 / DMC-TZ20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix ZS10 is compact and versatile, allowing anyone to use it in almost any situation. With good performance and great image quality, it is well worth the price. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Compact, easy to carry ; iAuto makes it easy for anyone to shoot ; MOS imaging sensor and venus engine supply amazing performance ; Excellent image quality for a compact camera ; Extremely versatile 16x optical zoom lens ; Stereo microphones ; 1080p HD...

Battery Life is short-lived when GPS is on ; Video capture suffers in less than perfect lighting ; Limited control with the touch screen ; Some noticeable noise in dark and shadow areas ; Burst modes less than advertised

The Panasonic Lumix ZS10 is compact and versatile, allowing anyone to use it in almost any situation. With good performance and great image quality, it is well worth the price. Read more in our

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

 

The 16X-optical-zoom Panasonic Lumix ZS10 is the touchscreen-equipped successor to last year's Lumix DMC-ZS8. The sum of the DMC-ZS10's parts is a fast-focusing, versatile pocket megazoom with high marks for zoom range, scene modes, 3D still shooting,...

In-camera HDR and high-speed movie modes ; Touch-to-focus controls ; 3D still shooting ; 16X optical zoom lens with very fast autofocus ; Manual modes with aperture- and shutter-priority

Limited touchscreen functionality ; GPS feature lacks in-camera mapping ; No RAW shooting mode ; Images often look underexposed and lack sharpness ; Battery life is poor with GPS active

The long-zoom, GPS-enabled Lumix ZS10 is a nice compact camera for travelers, but it suffers from indifferent image quality and mediocre battery life.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 (Blue)

 

One of the few segments of point-and-shoots that's growing is megazooms, a category that Panasonic pretty much started. Now all manufacturers have them, though, so trying to stand out isn't easy. So for the Lumix DMC-ZS10, the update to 2010's ZS7 ,...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 has fast shooting performance and an extensive feature set.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 has a near-pointless touch screen; no raw capture option; noisy photos; and a short battery life.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 is a very good compact megazoom, as long as you don't mind paying more for features and speedy performance than photo quality.

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Panasonic DMC-ZS10

 

The pocket-friendly body of the Panasonic ZS10 couples a 14.1-megapixel MOS image sensor to a Leica DC Vario-Elmar branded 16x optical zoom lens. The Panasonic ZS10's lens is equivalent to a 24-384mm. When recording movies, a stronger focal length crop...

16x wide-angle zoom lens with Power O.I.S ; Onboard GPS ; 460K-dot, 3-inch LCD ; Up to 10 fps in full-resolution continuous mode ; Full HD movie modes ; Optical zoom during movies ; Stereo audio recording ; Dedicated Movie Record button ; Mini-HDMI...

Slow shutdown thanks to lens ; Touchscreen can fire camera unexpectedly ; Touchscreen implementation seems unintuitive ; Even low ISO images have soft detail ; Unusually small starting print size (11x14 for good detail) ; Noise reduction is not...

Flash: Our manufacturer-specified testing (shown at right) showed fairly bright results even though the reported distance of 16.4 feet takes the camera out of the main lab area. (Though the DMC-ZS10 raised ISO to 640, causing more blurring.) The...

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Lumix DMC-ZS10

 

One of the most popular digital camera genres in recent years has been what some have called the "travel zoom". These compact cameras have typically featured lenses of around 10X - 14X, large LCDs, and HD movie modes. In 2011, camera manufacturers...

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Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 camera

 

The long-zoom, GPS-enabled Lumix ZS10 is a nice compact camera for travelers, but it suffers from indifferent image quality and mediocre battery life.

The 14-megapixel CMOS-based Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 kicks off its impressive hardware specs with a 16X (24mm to 384mm) optical zoom lens, which is stabilized by excellent "Power OIS" stabilization. The camera counters movement at full telephoto with a...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Review

 

Panasonic is well regarded as both the inventor of the compact ultrazoom and the keeper of the gold standard.

Good Leica zoom lens ; Easy to use ; Flexible shooting controls

Finicky touchscreen ; Expensive ; Image noise at high ISO

I liked the ZS10, and it performed nicely for me, but I have almost forty years experience using cameras. If I was looking to buy a camera of this type, the ZS10 would probably make my short list. If you want to see the two top cameras on that short...

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Panasonic DMC-ZS10

 

Nice hardware in a compact body with good color accuracy but so-so low light performance

Good color accuracy for its class; Decent noise results

Soft images across zoom range; Low light images suffer

The Panasonic ZS10 would make an adequate companion for anyone looking to travel light. However, it does come at a pretty hefty debut price of $399.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

 

Point and shoot cameras provide ease of use and peace of mind when taking photographs. These devices produce high-quality images without hassle, and come in fashionable shapes and compact styles. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 offers a great intelligent...

An innovative GPS tracking system lets you geotag your images and share them with others

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10's touchscreen display is not completely intuitive and only provides limited functionality

This point and shoot camera provides high-quality images and full-HD video recording that will help you to capture your best moments.

Consumer review by:

"Great Camera, zoom optics and digital features, But,"

 

Bought ZS10 in March 2012. I hope Panasonic Lumix people re-design the battery/SD cover and lock on the new ZS20. My ZS10 cover opened, (I presume by unconsciously handling of the camera). The cover broke off. The hinge part is the weakest part of the...

Leica zoom lens, Auto Intelligence, Scenes

poor weak plastic battery door, lock and hinge. Should be made from metal.

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Bridge Camera: No
Chemical System:Lithium-Ion
Chip Type:Live MOS
Sensor Size:1/2.33''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera
Usage:Digital Camera

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
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: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
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