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Slim Camera with Built-in Wi-Fi: DMC-SZ10

Details
DMC-SZ10K
Features
  • Slim and Pocket Sized, it’s a Space Saving Discrete Camera to Carry Anywhere
  • 12X Wide-angle Zoom [ 24-288mm ] Provides an Optimum Zoom Range for Any Scene
  • A Wide-angle Lens and Flip-up LCD for Easy Selfi Shots

Features

Have Fun with Selfies Simply tilt the monitor up 180° and optimal selfie settings are automatically made. And Soft Skin, Slimming and Defocusing modes help create better, more distinctive selfies. The large 2.7-inch, approximately 460k-dot monitor lets you share the fun with family and friends too.
12x Optical Zoom in a Stylish Camera The slim, stylish DMC-SZ10 includes a 24mm ultra wide-angle lens with powerful 12x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-288mm) for optimal versatility.
UNWIRE YOUR CREATIVITY with Wi-Fi Easy Connection - Connect the camera to your smartphone / tablet by displaying the QR code on the camera screen.

Remote Shooting / Remote View - With the "Panasonic Image App", you can utilize a smartphone / tablet as a controller to zoom, set the focus and shoot from a distance.

Easy Share - Instantly upload and share your images on social media using the "Panasonic Image App" on a smartphone / tablet.

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.
Beauty Modes for More Beautiful Selfies 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.
16-megapixel CC The 16-megapixel CCD sensor offers high-resolution imaging, making it easy to crop and enlarge any part of the photo.
720p HD Video Recording Recording dynamic HD video in 1280 x 720p starts with the simple push of an independent motion picture button. And you can switch from video to photo shooting and back again instantly.
Optical Image Stabilizer Blurred images due to handshake often occur when shooting in high zoom. The Optical Image Stabilizer minimizes blur without affecting image quality.
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 include:

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

* Cannot be used in Creative Panorama.
** Cannot be used in video recording.

SpecificationsExpand All

  • Metrics
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
    • Weight
  • Optics
    • Pixels
    • Camera Effective Pixels
    • Sensor
    • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
    • Lens
    • Aperture
    • Optical Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • Focal Length
    • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
    • Intelligent Zoom
    • Lens
    • Lens
    • 2- Speed Zoom
    • Optical Image Stabilizer/Five Axis Correction
    • Digital Zoom
    • Conversion Lens Compatibility
    • Focus
    • Focusing Area
    • AF Assist Lamp
    • Focus
    • Focus
    • AF Metering
    • Shutter
    • Shutter Speed
    • Shutter Speed
  • Recording
    • Finder
    • Viewfinder
    • File
    • File Format
    • File Format
    • Recording Modes
    • Mode Dial / Mode Button
    • Creative Control mode
    • Still Image Scene Mode
    • * Birthday only.
    • Continuous Shooting Mode
    • Continuous Shooting Mode
    • Continuous Shooting Mode
    • Motion Picture Recording (*2)
    • HD Video
    • STD Video
    • STD Video
    • High Speed Video
    • Continuous recordable time (motion pictures)
    • AVCHD
    • MP4
    • Actual recordable time (motion pictures)
    • AVCHD
    • MP4
    • Exposure Parameters
    • Exposure
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Auto (AE) Bracketing
    • Light Metering
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • Picture Quality
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Image Quality
    • White Balance
    • Photo Style / Film Mode
    • Color Mode / Color Effect / My color
    • Picture Adjustment
    • Aspect Bracketing
    • Other
    • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)
    • GPS
    • Wi-FI
    • Wi-FI
    • Wi-FI
    • Wi-FI
    • Wi-FI
    • NFC
    • Zoom in Motion Picture
    • Self Timer
    • Self Shot Mode
  • Playback
    • Display
    • Playback Mode
    • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
    • Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback
    • Set Favorites / Rotate Image
    • Show Histogram
    • Show Highlights
    • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
    • Edit
    • Retouch
    • Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling
    • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
    • Cut Animation
    • Video Divide
    • PictBridge Support
  • Setup
    • OSD language
  • Others
    • Monitor
    • LCD Monitor
    • LCD Monitor
    • LCD Monitor
    • Flash
    • Built- in- Flash
    • Built- in- Flash
    • Media
    • Recording Media
    • Built- in- Memory
    • Audio
    • Microphone / Speaker
    • Interface
    • Interface
    • Power
    • Power
    • Power
    • Battery life (approx.)
    • Standard Package
    • Included Software
    • Included Software
    • Standard Accessories
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Reviews

DMC-SZ10K is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice camera, but too many features for what I really needed. Was a little higher priced, even though it was on sale, than I had anticipated. Overall a good camera and fairly easy to use.
Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broken Camera The camera you shipped me didn't work. I had to send it back.
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect compact camera Easy to use compact camera that is great for travel. I bring this camera everywhere I go and I get excellent pictures!
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disappointed. I couldn't wait to try out this camera. I love taking pictures of family, our dog, birds and nature. I thought this was the camera for me but I was very disappointed. I tried to take a few pictures of my dog in the house and outside in the shade...the pics were grainy and the color was not true. The camera was so slow to focus and take the pictures, that I did miss some of the shots. Outside pictures were clear when taken in bright sunlight, grainy if taken in the shade. No charger was included with the camera so it needs to be plugged in each time to charge. The small door for this plug-in seems to be made of a plastic material that looks like it would break off after repeated/necessary use. I cannot comment on some of the other features because I didn't use them. I wanted a camera that was easy to use, that had a decent zoom, that would take quick, crisp, true color pictures. This camera failed to meet my expectations and has been returned.
Date published: 2015-06-14
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  • I am a professional photographer who is seriously considering switching to the Lumix mirrorless cameras. Does Panasonic have, or can you suggest, a web site that demonstrates how professional photographers are successfully using the Lumix professional cameras?
    In conjunction with our Panasonic.com web site, our Sales and Marketing team also runs LUMIXLOUNGE.COM This site features work from Panasonic’s Luminary team of professional photographers who have migrated to the Lumx mirrorless cameras. The site also features schedules to live on-line and dealer events as well as convenient links to our latest firmware updates. Additional features to expand the site are already in progress.

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  • How do I install firmware in my camera using an SD card?
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.


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  • How long should my battery last?
    CIPA figures which range from 300-400 photos (depending on the camera model). CIPA measurement methods use a very controlled method to measure battery life. The procedure takes a specific number of shots at a fixed interval, with a fixed ratio of flash photos. While this method provides a standardized measurement that can be used to compare two cameras, it's far from how the camera is actually used. Life expectancy can be affected by any of the following: If the flash is used, the total number of photos can decrease by 30-40% If the camera has GPS, you can expect up to a 50% reduction in battery life. If the customer has no immediate need for GPS disable the feature in the camera's menu options. While the battery saver feature will turn the LCD panel off after a preset time (and place the camera into sleep mode) the camera still draws some power from the battery. We suggestion, turn the camera after each shot. At social gatherings, try and minimize passing the camera around the table to have others look at the photos. The LCD panel consumes ~30% of the total power.

    Require further assistance?

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  • What size SD Card can I use in my camera?
    Cameras with a manufacturing date of 2006 or before can only use Standard SD Cards (2GB Max).  Models manufactured from 2007 to 2009 can only use Standard SD Cards and SDHC Cards (32GB Max).  Cameras manufactured 2010 and later are also compatible to the SDXC memory card format. While your camera?s owner?s manual may state a maximum size, that size was the largest that was available when your camera was manufactured. Any currently available SDXC card, which will eventually increase to maximum of 2 TB is compatible. As the maximum size increases, to 2 TB, we do not anticipate any need for firmware updates. 

    Require further assistance?

    Click here to visit the Panasonic Community to search for specific FAQs or tutorials for your product or ask questions directly to Panasonic or other customers.
  • Why am I unable to view the photos on my camera after I have deleted some files from the SD card using the computer?
    It is not recommended that you delete or modify any photos on your SD memory card using your PC if you plan to move them back to the camera. Doing so can damage the file allocation table and your camera will not be able to read the files. You should immediately copy the remaining photos from your SD card to your PC. After doing so, using your camera, reformat the SD card.

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