Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 review

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 review DCRP has reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 and write: “The DMC-LZ5 is a point-and-shoot camera, with the only manual control being for white balance (which is a handy one to have, for sure). It does have quite a few scene modes, including some useful ones (like night landscape) and some not-so-useful ones (like baby mode). While the normal modes are easy-to-use, if you really don’t know what you’re doing there’s a “simple mode” as well. The LZ5 features a nice movie mode, which can fill up your memory card with VGA quality video.”

Pocket Lint has reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 digital camera and write: “The Lumix LZ5 looks basic but it actually plays host to some nice features such as image stabilisation, exposure bracketing and a burst shooting modes, among many others. Image quality is good to fair at higher sensitivity settings (up to 1600 ISO) and the price is good as well. If you want a basic, simple to use camera with a bit more to offer – along with nice image quality, then the DMC-LZ5 is surely worth a look.”

Steves Digicams has reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5, they conclude: “One of its most appealing features has to be the Lumix DC-VARIO 6x optical zoom lens. It offers a great deal of flexibility in composing your shots with its 37-222mm (35mm equivalent) focal length range; especially when compared to the typical 35-105mm range of similar cameras in this class. The 37mm wide-angle provides a field of view sufficient for most indoor group portraits and outdoor landscape shots. While its 222mm telephoto extreme enables you to bring distant subjects much closer than the competition, and lets not forget about the MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) system. It helps reduce the occurrence of camera shake at longer focal lengths and slower shutter speeds as well as when shooting video. Panasonic’s O.I.S. has proven to be very effective, allowing me to capture consistently sharp images at relatively slow shutter speeds (the slowest being 1/20 of a second); you’ll be more concerned with subject movement than camera shake using this feature. I found that this lens exhibits a bit of barrel distortion at full wide angle, but virtually no pin cushioning at the moderate and full telephoto focal lengths. chromatic aberration (purple fringing around subjects with high contrast) was very well controlled at all focal lengths. Unlike other Panasonic digicams, the LZ5’s lens does not carry the Leica brand, and sharpness suffered a bit; it produced images that were sharp at the centres, but a bit soft at the edges.”

PhotographyBLOG has published a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 review and write: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 is a versatile, fairly compact camera that is positioned between the ultra-compact, 3x zoom cameras and the bigger, SLR-like ultra-zoom models. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 is designed to be a take-everywhere, do almost everything well kind of camera, and for the most part it succeeds in this aim. The 6x optical zoom lens covers a wide range of different shooting situations, although at 37mm it isn’t particularly wide. As usual Panasonic’s Mega O.I.S image stabilisation system works very well, allowing you to hand-hold the camera in situations where you would normally get blurred results. Image quality is on the whole good, although the inability to alter image sharpness is frustrating.

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