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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the lens and image quality. The usability and portability are also appreciated. The shutter and viewfinder get critical opinions. There are some mixed comments about the size.

value for money, portability, usability, image quality, lens

low-light, flash, focus, viewfinder, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 Review

 

The DMC-LZ10 could well prove to be the unsung hero of Panasonic's new range of Lumix cameras. It doesn't have the longest telephoto lens, or the widest, it isn't the slimmest or the lightest, and it isn't the cheapest. But the Panasonic DMC-LZ10 is...

The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 could easily go completely unnoticed in a sea of look-a-like compact digital cameras, but is actually one of the more interesting models currently available on the market. The rather conservative styling, fairly compact...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!

 

Panasonic has revealed two closely related digital cameras that join its Lumix LZ-series, the DMC-LZ8 and DMC-LZ10. Both have wide-angle lenses, manual controls and Intelligent Auto technologies.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 will retail for around US$250, and goes on sale in the USA from February 2008

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10

 

There are some other new features that I'll describe in detail later in the review. And with that said, let's get started

Very good photo quality, less noise reduction than previous models (though see issues below) ; Wide-angle, 5X optical zoom lens ; Optical image stabilization ; Compact, generally well constructed body ; Sharp 2.5" LCD display with excellent outdoor...

Images a bit noisy, especially in shadows; noise reduction still very present in low light ; Redeye a big problem ; Poor low light focusing ; No optical viewfinder ; Not much built-in memory ; Plastic tripod mount ; No USB 2.0 High Speed support ;...

Overall, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 is a pretty nice camera. You get a wide-angle lens, more zoom than a typical compact camera, image stabilization, manual controls, and more, all for about $230. It does have some flaws, but they're really no worse...

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Panasonic Lumix LZ10 Review at PhotoToday

 

The LZ10 certainly differs from other models in the Panasonic catalog as well as what other manufacturers are offering this year. It's particularly well suited for those photographers who want a small camera that will let them take control of exposure...

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LZ10 Review

 

Panasonic has always had a stronghold in the digital camera market, since they have been somewhat cheaper alternatives to Leica cameras but use the same Leica lenses. Today we're taking a look at the 10.1 megapixel compact DMC-LZ10.

Decent image quality ; Wide-angle 30mm Leica lens ; Slew of manual controls and scene modes

Only takes AA batteries ; No optical viewfinder ; Image noise a huge issue ; Small grip

The LZ10 has a 30mm wide-angle Leica lens and a 5x optical zoom which allows you to fit more in a photo than with a 35mm lens for landscape shots and more. The 5x zoom also can be boosted to 8.9x thanks to the Extra Optical Zoom function. The camera...

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Panasonic DMC-LZ10 Review at Cameras.co.uk

 

When it comes to picture quality my feeling is that the Panasonic DMC LZ10 does not quite hit the mark. It is not that bad, but there are one or two problems that make other cameras a better choice.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10 Review

 

Few camera companies seem to be creating waves with compact point-and-shoot cameras like Panasonic.

Wide-angle range more than most Full range of manual controls Good color, minimal processing Excellent ISO performance (in its class) Customizable noise reduction settings

Lens suffers from varying degrees of edge softness Focus speed a little slower than expected Questionable flash pictures Strange color temperature changes with ISO increase Plastic grip pad isn't comfortable

is a budget compact digital camera designed for ease of use and creative control for the least possible expense

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ10

 

The Panasonic Lumix LZ10 (announced 29 January 2008) is a 10.1 megapixel digital camera with a 5x optical zoom lens (equivalent of 30mm - 150mm). It features a maximum aperture range of f/3.3 to 5.9 on its Leica DC Vario-Elmarit … Continue reading →

It features a maximum aperture range of f/3.3 to 5.9 on its Leica DC Vario-Elmarit branded lens, a 2.5 inch LCD (with 230,000 pixels), 20 megabytes of internal memory and the ability to take 460 shots per charge of it's batteries.

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LZ10

 

This camera has a superb spec which fails to deliver. It's complicated to use, and at 'auto' settings is frankly below other cameras in its class. It's at its best at the wider settings of the zoom, and for macro work in good light out-of-doors. ...

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LZ10

 

The LZ Series have always been a great line up for the money. They hold up very well, long battery life.. especially with Hybrid batteries!! The Panasonic cameras tend to capture more finer details then many competing cameras. They have excellent white...

A little more noise then competition. But easily fixed by the above menu tweaks as well as a nice noise reduction software like Neat Image. It also helps, since there are lots of MegaPixels there for print, to actually reduce your image size down,...

Product Specifications

With both a 30 mm wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens and a 5x zoom, this is one camera that does it all. You can fit more in the photo than you can with a 35 mm lens, so you can get more of a sweeping landscape in a single shot. The 5x zoom is great for capturing dramatic shots of small or distant subjects. There's also an extra optical zoom function that boosts zoom power to 8.9x in 3-megapixel resolution mode. The DMC-LZ10 Lumix digital camera gives you a choice of four exposure modes: program AE (P), aperture priority AE (A), shutter priority AE (S) and manual (M). This gives you the flexibility and creative freedom to capture more expressive shots. You can also fine tune the settings in the scenery, portrait, sports and night portrait scene modes on the mode dial to better suit the shooting conditions. This makes it easier to capture the exact image you have in mind. Simply set the LZ10 to iA mode and let the camera do the rest. 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. You can easily change settings such as auto focus, light metering, white balance, ISO sensitivity, image size, image quality and so on. There's no need to switch to the menu screen. The brightness and contrast of the large 2.5" diagonal LCD adjust automatically in 10 steps as ambient light conditions change, so images are clear, bright and easy to see day or night, indoors or outdoors.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.3in
Height:2.4in
Weight:5oz
Width:3.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aerial photo / Baby1 / Baby2 / Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Food / Hi-speed burst / High sensitivity / Night portrait / Party/indoor / Pet / Portrait mode / Scenery / Self-portrait / Snow / Sports mode / Starry sky / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DMC-LZ10K/DMC-LZ10S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Lumix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.3-5.9
Max Focal Length:26mm
Min Focal Length:5.2mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Silver
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (MEGA O.I.S.)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):6400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto / ISO auto (1600-6400)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cool / Sepia / Warm
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None