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Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and size are overall positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the color. Views are divided on the build quality.

value for money, usability, portability, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic DMC S5


Panasonic DMC SZ784/100

Picture quality, small size, value for money

Blue tint to indoor shots under artificial lighting

If you are looking for a cheap pocket sized digital camera it is difficult to find one offering better picture quality than the Panasonic Lumix DMC S5. It is such a small camera and very easy to use. It is almost the ideal snapshot camera if you do not...

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5


alaTest has collected and analysed 47 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, usability, portability, design, battery


91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMC-S5EB-K Camera - Black (16MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDPanasonic DMC-S5EB-R Camera - Red (16MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDPanasonic DMC-S5EB-K Black 16 Megapixel Camera with HD Movie, Mega OIS and Lumix Image Uploader


Product Specifications


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


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

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.33''


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


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


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