Thursday, August 2, 2012

My Panasonic Lumix ZS10 Superzoom Pocket Camera

I got GE X500 to practice my photography skills and suddenly got tired of it. Every time we went out, it's such a hassle to bring because it's bulky. Now, I miss my Canon Ixus 95is (that I sold to someone already) so I searched on the net on what's a good camera that has a super zoom and that led me in visiting my favorite online gadget store Kimstore. 

I read a lot of good and bad reviews for Panasonic Lumix ZS10 camera but hey, what will you expect on a pocket camera? to have an SLR-like sensor? oh come on!

The transaction was again, a breeze. I inquired and order the unit a day before and since it's on stock, i chose the Red one (it's available also in blue and black) and agreed to meet on Jollibee Bluewave, Macapagal the day after. That easy! Before, we bought my Canon Ixus at their St. Francis Square shop but, they moved out years ago and settled in their office in Tondo.

Red is ♥.

Panasonic Lumix ZS10

This camera has a 14mp, 16x zoom that can reach up to 21x (digital). It can do whatever my old GE X500 can and the good thing is, it's small and handy! It also has GPS, (but it's not yet program to work here in Phils me thinks) a touchscreen and best of all, it's FULL HD recording!



Body type
Body typeCompact
Max resolution4320 x 3240?
Other resolutions4320 x 3240, 4320 x 2880, 4320 x 2432, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2056, 3232 x 3232,3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 2736 x 2736, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1440, 2304 x 2304, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1920, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480?
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9?
Effective pixels14.1 megapixels?
Sensor photo detectors15.1 megapixels?
Sensor size1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)?
Sensor typeCMOS?
ProcessorVenus Engine FHD
ISOAuto, Hi Auto (1600-6400), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600?
White balance presets4?
Custom white balanceYes?
Image stabilizationOptical?
Uncompressed formatNo
JPEG quality levelsFine, Standard?
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)24 – 384 mm
Optical zoom16×
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Live View
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Manual focusNo?
Normal focus range50 cm (19.69")?
Macro focus rangecm (1.18")?
Number of focus points23
Lens mountNone
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed?
Screen size3"?
Screen dots460,000?
Touch screenYes
Live viewYes?
Viewfinder typeNone?
Photography features
Maximum apertureF3.3 - F5.9?
Minimum shutter speed60 sec?
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec?
Aperture priorityYes?
Shutter priorityYes?
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject / scene modesYes
Built-in flashYes
Flash rangem
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Continuous driveYes (10 fps)?
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)?
WB BracketingNo?
Videography features
  • MPEG-4
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal?
Storage included18 MB internal?
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)?
Remote controlNo
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack?
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger?
Battery Life (CIPA)260?
Weight (inc. batteries)219 g (0.48 lb / 7.72 oz)
Dimensions105 x 58 x 33 mm (4.13 x 2.28 x 1.3")
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo?

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