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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 digital camera
Lumix DMC-LZ5
at a glance
2816 x 2112
6x optical zoom
2.5" lcd viewer
SD, MMC
2 AA batteries
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 review summary
camera date Feb 06  out of production
pixels / class 6.4M  compact digital camera
overall rating above average overall camera rating  7 reviews
image quality above average image quality rating  
ease of use above average usability rating  
camera body average it its class camera body rating  no optical viewfinder
digital features good digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls above average photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography amateur
comments  
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 specifications
lens / zoom  37mm - 222mm (6x) (dig. 4x)
focus / macro  auto / 50cm / 5cm
metering mode  intelligent multiple
aperture  auto / F2.8 - F5.6 (W) / F4.5 - F9 (T)
white balance  auto, 4 presets, adjustable
shutter  auto / 60s - 1/2000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal -  5 modes / 0.5m - 4.2m (high sensitivity mode 0.8m - 5.7m)
viewfinder  lcd only
iso ratings  80, 100, 200, 400 (high sensitivity mode: 800 - 1600)
image size  2816x2112 / 2048x1536 / 1600x1200 / 1280x960 / 640x480 / 2816x1880 / 2048x1360 / 2816x1584 / 1920x1080
image format  jpeg
image compr.  fine / standard
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 10s / 2s
video options  Qt m-jpeg 640x480  (30fps,10fps) (only with SD card) / 320x240 (30fps, 10fps)
audio options  available
connectivity  usb / video (PAL/NTSC)
storage  14MB internal, SD, MMC
platform  
extra features  optical image stabilizer
histogram display
PictBridge compatible
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
10Jul06 Panasonic DMC-LZ5 review at Quesabesde (es)
13Apr06 Panasonic DMC-LZ5 review at TrustedReviews
06Mar06 Panasonic DMC-LZ5 review at Steves-digicams
23Feb06 Panasonic DMC-LZ5 review at PhotographyBLOG
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
15May06 Panasonic DMC-LZ5 review at Imaging-resource
12Mar06 Panasonic DMC-LZ5 review at DCResource
Introductions, previews and other reviews
14Apr06 Panasonic DMC-LZ5 review at DigitalCameraInfo
News, guides, hints & tips
07Jan06 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 press summary
Forum discussions
dpreview.com Panasonic Talk Forum
steves-digicams.com Panasonic Forum
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 announcement clippings


The 6.0 megapixel DMC-LZ5 is equipped with a 6x optical zoom lens, while keeping the body size as compact as that of 3x zoom cameras. Use the 6x optical zoom together with the 4x digital zoom to enjoy up to 24x zoom power. The powerful zoom lets you easily capture and magnify subjects in distant locations, and also produces impressive photos with soft-focused backgrounds. The zoom lens applies Panasonic's optics technology, using two aspherical lenses to achieve compactness and boost optical performance.
Since the majority of blurry images are due to hand-shake, MEGA O.I.S. is effective in most shooting situations, such as dimly lit indoor shots, nighttime shots, or macro shots. However, when taking indoor shots of moving subjects, like children or pets, the movement of the subject tends to cause blurring. For this, you can use High Sensitivity Mode to prevent hazy motion effects and get great photos every time. By adding High Sensitivity mode to MEGA O.I.S., LUMIX has further expanded your range of crisp, clear photo expression.


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