Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 Digital Camera

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Easily Capture The Memorable Moments

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 The Panasonic Compact Lumix DMC-SZ10 Digital Camera features a 16MP image sensor for high-resolution pictures and HD 1280 x 720p movie recording. Its 12x optical zoom lens features a 35mm equivalent 24-288mm focal length, covering wide thru telephoto range. Built-in optical image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake which is a blessing when photographing at long zoom ranges or in poor-light environments. The camera's 2.7" 460k-dot LCD screen tilts up 180°, making for easy composing and shooting of selfies.

Built-in Wi-Fi lets you link the SZ10 to your tablet or smartphone by simply presenting a QR code on the camera's monitor and scanning it with your smart device. The Panasonic Image Application allows you to use your smart device to manage the camera's shutter, zoom and focus. It can also upload images instantly to your favorite social media accounts using a compatible smartphone or tablet.

Have Fun with Selfies by simply tilting the monitor up 180° and the most favorable selfie settings are automatically created. Slimming, Soft Skin and Defocusing modes assist in creating more distinctive, superior selfies. The large 2.7" 460k-dot screen lets you also share the joy with family and friends.

Beauty Modes Three imaging effects give you more expressive selfies. Soft Skin mode makes skin look brighter and smoother, Slimming mode sharpens facial lines, and Defocusing mode keeps you clearly focused while gently softening the background.

Geotagging Tag the location information to the image by utilizing the GPS log of a smartphone / tablet and share it to your preferred social media.

720p HD Video Recording Recording dynamic HD video in 1280 x 720p starts with the simple push of an independent motion picture button. You can switch from video to photo shooting and back again instantly.

Unique Filter Effects for Photos and Videos Creative Control provides a variety of filter effects to add artistic expression to photos and videos. And with the Creative Panorama function you can create dynamic vertical/horizontal panoramic photos simply by swiveling the camera.

Creative Effects Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color ✓

Body type Compact  
Max resolution 4608 x 3456  
Other resolutions 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480  
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 16 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)  
Sensor type CCD  
ISO Auto, 100-1600, high sensitivity (1600-6400)  
Boosted ISO (maximum) 6400  
White balance presets 4  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format No  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24288 mm  
Optical zoom 12  
Maximum aperture F3.1 - F6.3  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (2X-4X)  
Manual focus No  
Normal focus range 3 cm (1.18)  
Number of focus points 9  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting  
Screen size 3  
Screen dots 460,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 8 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec  
Aperture priority No  
Shutter priority No  
Manual exposure mode No  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 5.20 m  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, slow sync w/redeye, off  
Continuous drive 1.4 fps  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
Exposure compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p), 320 x 240 (30p)  
Format Motion JPEG  
Microphone Mono  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal  
Storage included 80MB  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
Microphone port No  
Headphone port No  
Wireless Built-In  
Wireless notes 802.11 b/g/n  
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-ion battery and charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 200  
Weight (inc. batteries) 177 g (0.39 lb / 6.24 oz)  
Dimensions 99 x 60 x 30 mm (3.9 x 2.36 x 1.18)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
GPS None


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5