The 4-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10 offers a host of professional features at an affordable price. It includes a 12x optical zoom with image stabilization, full manual controls (with a manual focus ring), a hot shoe accessory connector, and movie mode with audio. This Lumix model (the DMC-FZ10S) has a silver body; the DMC-FZ10K has a black body.
Optics and Resolution
With its 4-megapixel CCD sensor, you can capture up to a 2304 x 1728 pixel image for prints up to 11 x 17 inches. It also has 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, and 640 x 480 pixel resolution settings (and 1920 x 1080 for display on HDTV wide screen TVs with a 16:9 aspect ratio).
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The Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens features an F2.8 brightness throughout the entire 12x zoom range, which is equivalent to a 35-420mm zoom lens on a conventional 35mm film camera. (The DMC-FZ10 also has a 3x digital zoom.) Its precision lens, extraordinary telephoto features and no-lag processing speed enable this camera to capture every detail of distant or quick-moving subjects with superb brightness and clarity. The Lumix DMC-FZ10 image stabilization system uses gyroscopes within the camera to sense camera shake and shift the lens elements to compensate for the movement–thus enabling you to shoot at a slower shutter speed.
|About Panasonic’s MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer|
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ments into blurry images (above, top). This optical technology (bottom) provides precise compen-
sation for these movements without any degradation of image quality.
In addition to taking still photos, the DMC-FZ10 can also record 320 x 240 movie clips at either 30 or 10 frames per second (fps) with audio. Your video length is limited only by the size of your memory card. The included 16 MB card can hold 25 seconds of 30 fps video.
In addition to the variety of convenient automatic controls, the DMC-FZ10 has full manual controls for exposure, focusing, and white balance. Manual exposure capability gives you complete freedom for capturing images according to your preferences, including intentional overexposure or underexposure. The manual focus ring provided on the lens barrel, like traditional camera lenses, allows you to focus on the particular part of your subject according to your preference. Advanced histogram functions on the DMC-FZ10, like a digital light meter, provide a graphic representation of the luminance level of the pixels composing an image for more precise exposure control for quality photos.
Incredibly responsive, the DMC-FZ10 captures consecutive shots nearly as quickly as a motor-driven film camera. As soon as the camera’s CCD captures the image signal, Panasonic’s multi-tasking Venus Engine LSI simultaneously displays images on the LCD while writing data to the memory card, significantly reducing lag time between shots. To capture sudden events as they unfold, Panasonic’s exclusive Mega Burst recording feature enables consecutive rapid-fire shooting, capturing 4 frames per second with undiminished quality from frame to frame.
Other features include:
- 2-inch LCD display with 130,000-pixel resolution
- Flash modes: Auto, Red-Eye Auto, On, Red-Eye On, Red-Eye Slow Sync
- Focus modes: Auto Focus System, Manual Focus, Normal/Macro (Dial), Spot AF On/Off (Spot Mode), Continuous AF On/Off
- Audio recording with images up to 5 seconds
As an added bonus, Panasonic includes a lens hood, which comes in handy when you’re shooting outdoors. The lens hood is threaded for 72 mm filters, as well.
|Designed for action shots, Panasonic’s Mega Burst imaging captures up to eight full-resolution shots in two seconds.|
Storage and Transfer
Images are stored on either Secure Digital (SD) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) memory cards. A 16 MB SD card is included with the DMC-FZ10. At the 2304 x 1728 pixel setting, the 16 MB card can hold 8 images at Fine Quality mode or 16 at Standard Quality mode.
Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB 1.1 connectivity, which means the camera can be connected to any USB-based Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.
Power and Size
The camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included). It measures 3.4 x 5.5 x 4.2 inches and weighs 19.4 ounces (550 grams).
What’s In The Box
This package includes the Lumix DMC-FZ10S (silver) digital camera, 16 MB Secure Digital memory card, rechargeable lithium-ion battery (CGA-S002A), AC adapter/battery charger, lens hood, lens cap, neck strap, USB and A/V cables, and 139-page printed manual. It also includes the following software:
- ArcSoft PhotoBase–Transfer images from an SD Memory Card to a PC that “footnotes” and display them in a list
- ArcSoft PhotoImpression–Adjust colors and process images to create calendars, cards, etc.
- ArcSoft Panorama Maker–Merge separate photos to create a single image
- ArcSoft PhotoPrinter Pro–Select numerous photos to print together as one group
- SD Viewer for DSC–Makes it easy to check image data on an SD Memory Card. Use it to create slide shows and save them on an SD Memory Card (For Windows)
From the Manufacturer
The Lumix DMC-FZ10S is a great digital camera with a lot of functions suitable for the novice photographer or the professional. 12x Optical Zoom Select Lumix digital cameras have an incredible 12x optical zoom (theequivalent of a 420mm zoom on a 35mm camera) that lets you capture the details of a distant subject up close and personal. The DMC-FZ10S and DMC-FZ10K are the industry’s first 4-megapixel consumer digital camera with a 12x optical zoom. Plus, its F2.8 brightness across the entire 12x zoom range provides extraordinary image-rendering performance and puts you in control over a wide variety of shooting techniques. You can capture broad, sweeping landscapes with wide-angle shots, or portraits that fix the subject in a sharp focus while a softer-focused background provides the perfect contrast. Leica DC Lenses All of our Lumix digital cameras are equipped with world-renowned Leica DC lenses to offer you the ultimate in digital photography. Venus Engine LSI Generates the luminance signal of the primary color CCD using all three colors (red, green, blue) for improved diagonal image resolution, compared to conventional CCDs that use only one color (green) to do so, resulting in rich, expressive images. This LSI also handles image processing, LCD functions, and writing to the memory card concurrently, for an overall quick camera response. MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer Offsets unintentional hand movement while you’re taking pictures to give you clear, sharp images even when taking handheld telephoto shots or shooting at night. This optical technology provides precise compensation for movement with no image quality degradation. 4 Effective Megapixel CCD All Lumix digital cameras have a megapixel CCD (charged coupled device), which converts optical data into digital information. It lets you capture crisp, clear images in high resolution, and helps bring out a full range of expressive color and detail. The DMC-FZ10S/DMC-FZ10K and DMC-LC43 are the only Lumix digital cameras with a 4 effective megapixel CCD. Our other Lumix digital cameras have between 2.0 and 3.9 effective megapixel CCDs. Manual and advanced functions for more expressive photography — manual focus ring, advanced histogram, aperture and shutter priority In addition to the variety of convenient automatic controls, the DMC-FZ10S/DMC-FZ10K has full manual controls for exposure, focusing, and white balance. Manual exposure capability gives you complete freedom for capturing images according to your preferences, including intentional overexposure or underexposure. The manual focus ring provided on the lens barrel, like traditional camera lenses, allows you to focus on the particular part of your subject according to your preference. Advanced histogram functions on the DMC-FZ10S/DMC-FZ10K, like a digital light meter, provide a graphic representation of the luminance level of the pixels composing an image for more precise exposure control for quality photos. SD Remote Storage and Printing Capabilities Thanks to our Lumix cameras’ use of SD memory cards, a variety of SD-compatible accessories make storing and printing your photos easier than ever — and you don’t even need a PC! These products include the small, handheld SV-PT1 SD Media Storage carrier with 5GB hard disk, the pocket-sized SV-P20 SD Mobile Printer, and the SV-AP10 Digital Photo Printer, which lets you connect to your TV to print photos right in your living room. Shooting Mode Dial Most of our Lumix cameras feature a Mode Dial that gives you a variety of settings to choose from to help give you the best shot possible based on your shooting environment. Mega Burst Imaging This feature allows you to take consecutive pictures at an incredible quick rate, making it perfect for capturing fast-moving objects in high resolution. You can then view your shots on the camera’s LCD screen to choose the shot you want and delete the rest. LCD Monitor The LCD screen on Lumix cameras lets you view your photos in detail before and after you take them. Our DMC-LC5S/DMC-LC5K cameras feature a 2.5″ screen, while the rest of the Lumix lineup is equipped with a 1.5″ screen. Built-in Flash The built-in flash has an automatic setting, perfect for indoor use or in dim lighting, as well as a variety of manual settings, including “red eye” reduction modes. Select models feature a flash with more advanced functions, including the DMC-FZ1K/S which also features a pop-up flash. Built-in SD Card Slot SD memory card Built-in SD Card Slot SD Memory Cards combine high storage capacity, rapid data transfer, and flexibility – all in a card about the size of a postage stamp. Our Lumix cameras feature a built-in SD card slot, which lets you record digital images onto an SD memory card (included) or a MultiMediaCard (optional), and then transfer them to a PC3, SD printer, or SD media storage device. Intelligent Multiple Metering Mode Provides incredible exposures by helping to improve brightness, color temperature and focus information. It also helps to determine the best exposure setting in difficult shooting situations – such as when there is intrusive backlighting. USB Port Faster than a standard serial interface, the USB Interface in our Lumix cameras makes transferring images from your camera to your PC quick and easy. Motion Image Recoding with Audio Using the QuickTime Motion JPEG format, our Lumix digital cameras can record moving images with audio at a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. The maximum time for each recorded segment varies depending on the camera model and SD card capacity. Photo Editing Software The photo editing software included with all of our Lumix cameras lets you turn your home computer into a virtual photo studio. Built-in Speaker The speaker allows you to listen to the audio recorded on your motion and still image recording segments as you play them back on the LCD screen. Built-in Microphone The microphone allows you to record audio when using the motion and still image recording features.
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4.0 megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality prints up to 11 x 14
12x optical zoom and 3x digital zoom (36x total); optical image stabilization helps keep images sharp when using extended zoom
Silver body, full manual controls, movie mode with sound limited by memory card size
Compatible with Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMedia (MMC) memory cards; 16 MB SD card included
Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion battery (CGA-S002A); connects to PCs and Macs via USB 1.1
Specification: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10S 4MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom (Silver)
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