Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 Review

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a 16 million pixel CCD sensor. There’s also a lens with a 12x optical zoom – which gives you an equivalent of 24-288mm in 35mm terms. There’s also an Intelligent Zoom available, which boosts it to 24x, as well as digital zoom which boosts it to 4x the reach. If you’re a fan of shooting selfies, this camera could be for you, as its 460k-dot, 2.7 inch LCD screen tilts forward 180 degrees and includes a purpose designed selfie mode. Additional features of the SZ10 include inbuilt Wi-Fi, 720p video recording, and different shooting modes which includes automatic, scene and digital filters mode. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is available in black, silver or white and retails for around £149 / $199.

With a sleek and slim body, you’ll have no trouble slipping the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 into your jeans pocket. It’s also covered in a pleasant matt finish which makes it feel pretty secure in the hand, despite the lack of a dedicated grip on the front of the camera.

On the top of the camera, you’ll find a shutter release button, which is surrounded by the zoom switch which operates the 12x optical zoom. The zoom is reasonably quick, allowing you to reach the telephoto end of the lens with ease. Before it enters the digital zoom (if you have it activated – something which you can do via the Main Menu), the zoom will pause before reaching it, which is handy if you want to keep an eye on only using the optical zoom.

The other buttons you’ll find on the top of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 are an on/off switch, along with a dedicated video record button. This latter button is recessed into the body of the camera, which helps to prevent accidental video recording.

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