|Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5|
Ilse Jurriën : July 18th 2012 - 17:30 CET
Panasonic DMC-SZ5 Wi-Fi camera : Panasonic announce the Lumix DMC-SZ5, a slim and compact digital camera which features 10x optical zoom (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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 directly to their smartphone device and easily shoot and share photos. Users have the ability to zoom, set focus position, shoot and playback images directly from their smartphone screen using the Lumix Link app. The Panasonic DMC-SZ5 integrates Wi-Fi connectivity so that users can enjoy flexible shooting style and instant imaging sharing. |
Connect the Panasonic DMC-SZ5 to a smartphone
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 can be connected directly to a smartphone device by using it as a wireless router, which eliminates the need to search 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 at a shooting position and monitor what the lens is seeing live from their smartphone device at 30 fps (frames per second). Additionally, users of the Panasonic DMC-SZ5 can tag location information to images by utilizing the GPS (Global Positioning System) log of a smartphone. The Lumix DMC-SZ5's Wi-Fi function also allows for playback of images on DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)-compliant VIERA HDTV's.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 camera lens
In addition to the camera's ease-of-use for connected consumers, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-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.
14.1 megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC SZ5
With Intelligent Resolution Technology, the Intelligent Zoom feature extends the cameras zoom ratio up to 20x the equivalent while maintaining crisp picture quality. The 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor and Venus Engine processes high-quality images in both photo and video recording. Sonic Speed AF (Auto Focus) helps users capture even the most fleeting photo opportunities.
Panasonic DMC-SZ5 records HD videos
The Panasonic Lumix SZ5 records dynamic HD video in 1280x720 at 30p in MP4 format which can be played back directly on a PC or another portable electronic device without the need to convert the file. The DMC-SZ5 features a dedicated video button allowing users to quickly switch between photo mode and video recording.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 photo effects
The Panasonic 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. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 can also record videos in Miniature Effect mode, and play it back in 10x fast-forwarding, making it comical and fun to watch. 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.
Panasonic DMC-SZ5 price & availability
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 will be available in black and white from September 2012. The Panasonic DMC-SZ5 price has been set at € 200,- Euro. Availability of colors and optional Panasonic Lumix accessories may differ depending on the country. Check the Panasonic website in your region for more details.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 review
Once we receive a Panasonic DMC-SZ5 test sample, we will publish an in-depth Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 review including a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and videos.