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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 -- A Tremendous Digital Camera

Panasonic is a Japanese company and they produce electric products under the name Panasonic Corporation. Their products include digital cameras, DVD recorders, DVD players, camcorders, telephones, vacuum cleaners, microwave ovens, batteries, laptop, projectors, plasma and LCD display panels. Panasonic introduced its new compact point and shoot digital camera called Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5.

Lumix DMC-ZS5 uses a very high quality wide angle lens LEICA DC VARIO ELMAR 25mm. The optical zoom of this lens is 12x. The lens maximum aperture ranges from f/3.3 to f/4.9 across a wide zoom range. The dimension of this camera is 103 x 60 x 32 mm (4.1 x 2.4 x 1.3 inches). DMC-ZS5 has a 12.1 Megapixels of image resolution. The minimum focusing distance of this camera is 50 cm. In macro mode, the minimum focusing distance drops to 3 cm. The maximum image resolution is 4000 x 3000 pixels. The image ratios available with this camera are 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2. The digital zoom ratio of DMC-ZS5 is 4x.

It uses a 14.5 Megapixel 1/2.33 inches of CCD type of image sensor. It includes a 2.7 inch LCD display having 230,000 dots of image resolution. The ISO sensitivity ranges from auto, ISO 80 to ISO 1600 and it has the capacity to extend to ISO 6400 at high sensitivity auto mode. The shutter speed varies from 1/2000 to 60 seconds. It contains a five mode flash for red eye reduction which limits up to 5.3 meters at wide angle and 3.6 meters at telephoto. It bears an autofocus tracking which monitors the subject moving around the frame. It contains white balance settings comprising auto, manual and four preset functions.

Lumix DMC-ZS5 includes an 11 point autofocusing system which provides a single point high speed focusing mode to capture images. The intelligent scene selection function automatically selects the scene modes according to the images and its background. The happy mode gives vivid colors to photos and videos taken by the camera. It includes options like intelligent multiple metering, center weighted and spot metering. It includes 29 scene modes and let the users to select images with minimum effort. It offers shutter priority, aperture priority and full manual modes for controlling the camera.

Lumix DMC-ZS5 includes a USB 2.0 connection and standard NTSC/PAL video output. DMC-ZS5 uses SD, SDHC or SDXC cards for storage purpose. The internal memory of this camera is 40 MB. It uses a lithium-ion rechargeable battery for power. It provides 340 shots for a single full time charge. The camera weighs 214 grams (7.5 ounces). Lumix DMC-ZS5 comes in silver and black color. Lumix DMC-ZS5 is also known as DMC-TZ8 in some countries. The camera experts and casual photographers will like this Lumix DMC-ZS5 very much. It is the perfect camera for travelling photography.

Fri, 26 Feb 2010 15:06:09 +0000

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