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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5K 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom & WiFi (Black)

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  • 14-megapixel
  • Powerful 10x z OIS zoom
  • Auto Picture transfer to PC/Cloud while Charging the Camera
  • MP4 Movie Recording
  • 3.0-inch Intelligent LCD that automatically adjusts the backlight based on the environment's lighting
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model: DMC-SZ5K
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 14 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 10 x
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 0.8 x 2.3 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008MB6YAY
  • Item model number: DMC-SZ5K
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,904 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 17, 2012

Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description

- Lumix Wifi capable digital camera- Great for smartphone connectivity- The 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor and Venus Engine processes high-quality images in both photo and video recording- The LUMIX SZ5 integrates Wi-Fi connectivity so that u

From the Manufacturer

Panasonic SZ5

LUMIX SZ5 WI-FI® CAPABLE DIGITAL COMMUNICATION CAMERA
The LUMIX DMC-SZ5, a slim and compact digital camera which features 10x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-250mm) and integrates Wi-Fi connectivity to allow for quick file sharing while at home or on-the-go.  Marrying the conventional digital camera experience with Wi-Fi capability allows users to connect the LUMIX SZ5 directly to a smartphone device and easily shoot and share photos.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Wi-Fi CONNECTIVITY BUILT IN FOR SMARTPHONE CONNECTIVITY
The LUMIX SZ5 integrates Wi-Fi connectivity so that users can enjoy flexible shooting style and instant imaging sharing.  The LUMIX SZ5 can be connected directly to a smartphone device by using it as a wireless router, which eliminates the need to of searching for a Wi-Fi hotspot.  With the LUMIX LINK application, for iOS/Android smartphone devices, users can utilize remote shooting, which allows them to place the LUMIX SZ5 at a shooting position and monitor what the lens is seeing live from their smartphone device at 30 fps (frames per second).  Users also have the ability to zoom, set focus position, shoot and playback images directly from their smartphone screen using the app.  Additionally, users can tag location information to images by utilizing the GPS (Global Positioning System) log of a smartphone and share it with their preferred SNS (Social Network Service). 

ADVANCED LEICA OPTICAL PERFORMANCE
In addition to the camera’s ease-of-use for connected consumers, the LUMIX SZ5 boasts exceptional optical performance, producing images with stunning clarity imagery in a slim and compact camera body.  A 25mm ultra wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens system with powerful, 10x optical zoom excels in shooting both dynamic landscapes with wide-angle views and up-close subjects.  With Intelligent Resolution Technology, the Intelligent Zoom feature extends the cameras zoom ratio up to 20x the equivalent while maintaining crisp picture quality.  Sonic Speed AF (Auto Focus) helps users capture even the most fleeting photo opportunities. 
 
14.1 MEGAPIXEL CCD
The 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor and Venus Engine processes high-quality images in both photo and video recording
 
HD VIDEO RECORDING
The LUMIX SZ5 records dynamic HD video in 1280x720 at 30p in MP4*1 format which can be played back directly on a PC or other portable electronics device without the need to convert the file.  A dedicated video button allows users to quickly switch between photo mode and video recording.
 
TRUST iA
To help ensure the LUMIX SZ5 is easy to use, the digital camera features Panasonic’s popular iA (Intelligent Auto) mode. In iA mode, a suite of technologies are automatically engaged and the camera chooses the best setting based on the shooting environment. For instance, iA includes Face Detection, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure. Furthermore, the Auto Retouch function automatically adjusts the contrast and brightness to give any photo a different impression with the touch of a button. 
 
OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZER
MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) helps to suppress handshake which often occurs when shooting using high zoom. 
 
ADD CREATIVE EFFECTS TO YOUR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
The LUMIX SZ5 also features special effects to enhance the shooting experience and create fun photo options.  In Miniature Effect mode, the peripherals are defocused while saturation and contrast is emphasized to make the picture look like a diorama. Video recorded in Miniature Effect mode is played back in 10x fast-forwarding, making it comical and fun to watch*2. Panorama Shot makes it possible to shoot a horizontal or vertical panoramic image by taking consecutive shots and then overlaying the photos for the effect of a panoramic photo. 
 
ARCHIVE YOUR IMAGES WHILE CHARGING THE BATTERY
The new LUMIX SZ5 makes archiving images as simple as charging the camera’s battery.  Both photo and video, in their original size, can be archived to registered digital equipment, like a PC or compliant Panasonic AV equipment, automatically via a home’s wireless router when the camera’s battery is being charged, eliminating the need to eject and re-insert the camera’s SD Memory Card or connect the camera to a computer via USB cable.  

Wi-Fi TV Playback

LUMIX CLUB AND SOCIAL NETWORK SHARING
Users can also save photos to the Panasonic exclusive cloud service, “LUMIX CLUB” and easily transfer images to Facebook™, Flickr™, Picasa™, Twitter™ or YouTube™.  The LUMIX SZ5’s Wi-Fi function also allows for playback of images on DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)-compliant VIERA HDTV’s*3.
 
ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
  • Large, 3-inch Intelligent LCD screen with High Angle Mode that automatically adjusts the backlight based on the environment’s lighting
  • USB power charging in addition to the conventional AC power supply
  • LUMIX Image Uploader
   
*1  Motion pictures in [MP4] can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. Also, motion picture recorded continuously in [MP4] is up to 4 GB.
• Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 4" or higher when recording videos.
•SD Speed Class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing
*2 Sound will not be recorded with [MINIATURE EFFECT] and approximately 1/10 of the time period is recorded. (If you record for 10 minutes, the resulting motion picture recording will be approximately 1 minute long.)
*3Wireless access point (router) is required
• Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.
• The LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lenses are manufactured using measurement instruments and quality assurance systems that have been certified by Leica Camera AG based on the company's quality standards.
• Android and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
• DLNA, the DLNA Logo and DLNA CERTIFIED are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
• Wi-Fi is a registered trademark or trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance®.
• Facebook® is a trademark of Facebook Inc.
• Flickr is a registered trademark or trademark of Yahoo! Inc.
• Picasa is a registered trademark or trademark of Google Inc.
• The Twitter name and logos are trademarks of Twitter, Inc
• YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.
•Other names of systems and products mentioned in these instructions are usually the registered trademarks or trademarks of the manufacturers who developed the system or product concerned.
• This unit is compatible with both SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards. You can only use SDHC Memory Cards on devices that are compatible with them. You cannot use SDHC Memory Cards on devices that are only compatible with SD Memory Cards. (When using an SDHC Memory Card on another device, be sure to read the operating instructions for that device.)
• Some accessories are not available in some countries.
• The use of recorded or printed materials that are protected by copyright for any purpose other than personal enjoyment is prohibited, as it would infringe upon the rights of the copyright holder.
• Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most importantly it takes good pictures.
@Mead57
So, I deleted the PHOTOfunSTUDIO software from my programs and threw out the 184 page color manual that I just printed out.
used to be
I tried on line help at Panasonic and emailed their customer service, and got no where.
Bob from Mass.

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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Bob from Mass. on January 4, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
This is a real nice camera for the price, but the wifi, which is the reason I got it, was kind of a pain to set up. There is a button for a wifi "wizard," which should make things easier, but it didn't. That's because, at least for the average buyer, there's not enough information in the box to guide you through some of the things you need to know or have questions on. (I think most users are like me; you set up a wifi connection with a device, pray that it works, and then, thorugh trial and error, you're not even sure what you did that got you to the end result! And then you forget all that until you need to do it again.) I tried on line help at Panasonic and emailed their customer service, and got no where. Finally, I called their 800 number. Talked to a nice techie, but I think he was figuring it out on the fly, just as I was.

Here are two (I think) big helps for others who run into similar problems: 1. You CAN'T use the wifi until after you load the software and set up a folder where the wifi will transfer your pictures to. (Embedded in the directions, it does tell you to do that first, but it's far from apparent that things just won't work until then!) Second, once you load the software, you actually get a window that tells you exactly what you need to input in the final stage of wifi set up (but the nomenclature is slightly different, and that helpful fact was never made clear!), and this is where my problem occurred. BEWARE: if you have a computer that doesn't have a password, the final step WILL NOT WORK! (I never bothered with a password on my laptop:one extra step, and I've never worried about it: you need a password.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By alan on November 25, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I bought this camera to replace an IP video camera, in order to be able to watch for expected visitors without being tied to the front window, allowing me to get other things done while waiting. It works very well for that purpose. In fact it is considerably better than the IP video camera purpose-built for that. This camera is particularly good for that that because it is small and unobtrusive, it can auto-focus and auto-adjust for the light conditions, and be remotely zoomed if desired. Because it is battery-powered, I didn't expect it to have much WiFi range, and it doesn't, but it is good enough be to useful for me. Working by remote control from my Android phone or tablet, the battery lasts for a couple hours. For more time, I also purchased a DMW-DCC10/DMW-AC5 AC adapter, which works well.

The camera also takes good still pictures, and because of its small, easily pocketable size, it has been very useful to take along when I go out just in case an unexpected photo opportunity arises. The SZ5 doesn't have a mode dial or touch screen, but none-the-less, is quite useable.

For improvements, I'd like to see the WiFi remote control range increased. Perhaps that could be done by also allowing a remote control mode that works through an existing WiFi channel.

The WiFi remote control experiment Panasonic tried with this camera is very successful. I think they have done a good job of it, and I find it very useful. I wish my FZ150 and GH2 had it as well, and suspect it'll be a highly prized feature on the GH3. I'm glad I purchased this camera.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 30, 2013
Color Name: White Verified Purchase
I bought this my camera for my wife because she mentioned that it would be nice to have a camera that the pictures would automatically be transferred to our computer or phones so they didn't just reside in the camera until we erase them to make room for more pictures. It is a little tricky, the first couple of times, to connect the wifi. It is so easy now, that we set the camera up and surprise people by taking their picture remotely and transfer the pictures, to our external hard drive, automatically, every time we plug in to charge.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By joseph hamvas on May 2, 2013
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this is my third Panasonic camera, love all of them. this one is TRUE point and shoot. all pictures, no matter the light situation, come out perfect. indoors or out. you get a lot for your money.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Wolf on January 1, 2013
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The camera is just what I wanted. It is small and very easy to use. I purchased for a friend, who also loves it. The only drawback is that there is apparently no fill flash setting. This is a bit upsetting. However, when using the customized SCN settings, there is a setting which I think would substitute.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jacob on February 15, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
great camera, the wifi was an important feature and it works awesome. love being able to snap shots from afar with my smartphone. im not that into specs but this thing shoots photos well enough for me and mine. would reccommend.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Sebylita on November 6, 2012
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Compact camera. Great pictures. Wi-Fi function easy to setup. Awesome new way of taking pictures and sending them online. Love this camera.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By FastPT on January 16, 2013
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Have been working with it for a short while. But have a lot of problems with WiFi connection when on the Mac OS
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