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24mm Ultra Wide-angle 16x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens
The compact, versatile lens system is the hallmark of LUMIX ZS series and now this lens system is totally redeveloped for the DMC-ZS10 in both optical and mechanical design. The new high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens system is even more versatile with 24mm ultra wide-angle to powerful 16x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm). Comprising 12 elements in 10 groups, including an ED lens and 3 aspherical lenses with 6 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit suppresses chromatic aberration which tends to occur in telephoto shooting effectively. It also boasts a short total length of lens unit despite its higher versatility with longer zoom range, which is made possible by a development of new mechanism for a structure of lens barrel. The lens system is also compatible with high shutter speed of 1/4,000 sec.
Nano Surface Coating Technology
The newly applied Nano Surface Coating boasts an extremely low reflectance ratio compared with the conventional multi coating to suppress ghosting. With this Panasonic's black box technology, the image delivered through the lens of the DMC-ZS10 has exceptional optical performance with stunning clarity that passes Leica's stringent standards.
Powerful 16x Optical Zoom
The DMC-ZS10 features a powerful 16x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm). This gives you highly natural expressions from people and animals that you can't get close to. It can also be used for shooting movies, and is designed to suppress noise while zooming. This slim, compact, pocket-sized camera can easily go wherever you do - for both everyday snapshots and traveling.
24mm Ultra Wide-angle Lens
The 24mm ultra wide-angle lens - rare on a compact camera - gives you a wider range of composition possibilities with approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to that of 35mm camera. The super-high-quality LEICA DC lens minimizes distortion at the wide end.
21x Intelligent Zoom / 33.8x Extra Optical Zoom
Thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology, the Intelligent Zoom is available with the DMC-ZS10 which extends the zoom ratio by approx. 1.3x maintaining the picture quality even combining a digital zoom. This means the 16x optical can virtually extend to 21x equivalent. Furthermore, the Extra Optical Zoom function that extends zoom power to 33.8x by using the center part of the large MOS sensor to bring subjects even closer.
14.1-Megapixel MOS Sensor
The new 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor integrated in the DMC-ZS10 boasts high speed signal output and high sensitivity image recording for making many advanced features possible. It also enables the camera to record full HD 60i (NTSC)/50i (PAL) smooth movie. For the effective concentration of light, the newly developed sensor adopts microfabrication technology to achieve even higher sensitivity. With an advanced micro light tube structure, both color mixture and signal loss are prevented. The result is that the photo and movie shot at any sensitivity from low to high have outstanding clearness. Furthermore, optimization of semiconductor production process achieves dramatic suppression of noise. Together with the picture parameter setting suitable for the MOS sensor, the stunningly clear image rendered by the DMC-ZS10 boasts high picture quality with minimum noise.
High-speed Consecutive Shooting
The high speed digital signal output technology integrated in the cameras of LUMIX G Micro System is applied realizing the high speed consecutive shooting. It lets the DMC-ZS10 shoot 10 fps in 14-megapixel full resolution with mechanical shutter and 5 fps with continuous AF. Even higher speed burst shooting is available with the DMC-ZS10 if electronic shutter is used - 60 fps in 3.5-megapixel. In addition, the high speed movie at 220 fps in QVGA size is another advantage of the sensor which captures the motion of a subject. The frame rate, AF setting and the recording resolution can be easily selected according to the movement of the subject.
10 fps in 14.1MP Full Resolution
The DMC-ZS10 can fire off up to approx. 10 frames per second in full 14-megapixel resolution with its mechanical shutter. Great for capturing fast subject motion, such as sports scenes or birds in flight.
5fps/2fps With Continuous AF
The DMC-ZS10 lets you snap off consecutive shots at approx. 5 frames per second or 2 frames per second with continuous AF. That keeps the focus on quickly moving children for capturing decisive moments with crisp clarity.
60fps in 3.5MP Resolution
Even higher-speed burst shooting is possible with the DMC-ZS10 when the electronic shutter is used - 60 fps at 3.5-megapixel resolution. Great for capturing race cars and other fast-moving subjects.
Intelligent Burst Mode
The Intelligent Burst Mode in the iA Mode adjusts the frame rate of burst shooting according to the speed of the subject's movement. If the movement of the subject is not so fast, the camera shoots at regular frame rate and it moves fast, the camera increases the frame rate accordingly.
High-Speed Movie at 220fps in QVGA Size
This function lets you record high-speed movies at 220 frames per second in QVGA size (320 x 240 pixels). That means you can capture the moment the soccer ball finds the net. Or the moment that a tennis racket strikes the ball. You can even capture scenes that can't be seen with the naked eye, and play them back in dramatic slow motion.
Sonic Speed AF
The Sonic Speed AF system includes numerous re-engineering enhancements, including a higher-speed actuator, optimized algorithms and parallel software processing. The result is fast and accurate AF performance. In addition, the DMC-ZS10 features dramatically speedier focusing that is approx. 49% faster than our previous model. You can quickly focus on moving subjects, such as when you're shooting sports scenes.
Short Release Time Lag
The shutter release time lag is as short as approx. 0.007 second, making it easy to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities.
Venus Engine FHD
For the image processor, the Venus Engine FHD is incorporated that features exceptionally advanced signal processing capabilities. By separating chromatic noise from luminance noise and applying the optimal noise reduction to each, you can capture clear and beautiful images even when shooting at high ISO sensitivity levels. The Venus Engine FHD also provides precisely selective noise reduction to the chromatic noise without affecting the border of colors which is judged from the brightness level of a pixel. Linking smoothly with the MOS sensor, the Venus Engine FHD processes a large amount of signals at high speed, making it possible to record high resolution consecutive shots and full HD movie recording.
Intelligent Resolution Technology
The advanced image processing technology "Intelligent Resolution" is incorporated in the Venus Engine FHD for the DMC-ZS10(TZ20). With the Intelligent Resolution technology, 3 areas - outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation areas - are automatically detected and optimum signal processes are performed to each area. Apart from the uniform enhancement of sharpness, the innovative technology Intelligent Resolution precisely performs signal processing pixel by pixel in the most effective way for it. As a result, images are naturally clear and crisp in both photo and movie recording.
Battery Life - Approx. 260 Shots on a Single Battery Charge
The energy-saving Venus Engine FHD image processing engine and the efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery work together to extend the shooting time of the DMC-ZS10. This lets users take approx. 260 shots on a single battery charge.
1920 x 1080 60i (NTSC)/50i (PAL) Full HD Movie in AVCHD Format
In addition to Motion JPEG images, the DMC-ZS10 can record high-resolution full HD 1,920 x 1,080 60i (NTSC)/50i (PAL) movies in AVCHD (MPEG-4/H.264) format. The AVCHD format features almost doubling the recording time in HD quality compared with conventional Motion JPEG. With DMC-ZS10, there are always two options to record spur-of-the-moment scenes - high-quality photos or movies. You can simply choose the one that saves precious memories most beautifully. The DMC-ZS10 also features Intelligent Resolution technology. Rather than uniformly enhanced sharpness, Intelligent Resolution precisely optimizes signal processing to give the entire image outstandingly natural clarity and fine detail. As a result, images are naturally clear and crisp in movies as well as in photos.
Built-in GPS (Global Positioning System)
With the DMC-ZS10, it is possible to use the GPS (Global Positioning System) function to record data on the shooting location. You can view images for each geographical location by using the included software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.1 HD Lite Edition to manage the images by date and location.
POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode
For more effective countermeasure against blur, the Active Mode is newly equipped with the DMC-ZS10 for an option of image stabilization in movie recording. In addition to the conventional POWER O.I.S., the Active Mode effectively suppress blur in movie recording especially at wide angle while walking or playing with your children. In addition, it's an optical system so there's no image degradation. It's especially good for active movie shooting.
iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode for Movie
The iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode is also available in movie recording. The iA Mode automatically and simultaneously activates 4 advanced detection functions: The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) to detect hand-shake, the Face Detection AF/AE to detect faces in the frame, the Intelligent Scene Selector to detect scene conditions, and the Intelligent Exposure to detect the ambient light. Since the camera automatically optimizes the settings, it lets you shoot stunning HD movies every time.
16x Optical Zoom in Movie Recording
The 16x optical zoom of the DMC-ZS10 lets you zoom up close to subjects that you can't actually approach, even when shooting movies. The 16x optical zoom can be increased its power to 21x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function taking advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even using digital zoom.This single camera will capture both photos and movies of wild animals in highly natural poses, dynamic sports scenes and countless other situations, exactly as you see them.
Motion Picture Button
A special, dedicated button on the top lets you instantly start recording movies while shooting photos without having to make any extra settings.
High Quality Sound
A stereo microphone, featuring Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, on the upper body records dynamic, true-to-life stereo audio that brings out the power of your HD movies.
Scene Mode for Movie
You are naturally supposed to take the same subject in the same situation when you start recording movie while recording photos. So you do not have to set the Scene Mode again for movie recording once you are in the Scene Mode of photo recording. The result is a beautiful movie best optimized for the scene.
The Wind Cut function is available to block out most of the noise from background wind. This gives you higher quality sound when taking images on breezy days.
High-speed Movie at 220 fps in QVGA Size
This function lets you record high-speed movies at 220 frames per second in QVGA size. That means you can capture the moment the soccer ball finds the net. Or the moment that a tennis racket strikes the ball. You can even capture scenes that can't be seen with the naked eye, and play them back in dramatic slow motion.
Happy Mode/Color Mode
Motion images can also be recorded in the Color Mode. It offers a total of 7 preset effects - Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool and Warm. You get unique expressions by matching the colors to your subject and surroundings. In the iA Mode, you can use the Happy Mode to record even brighter colors.
Still Image Recording in Movie Recording
While shooting an HD movie, simply press the shutter button or touch the screen, and the camera shoots a photo as it records. This makes sure that you don't miss those decisive moments with either photos or movies, or both.
You can cut out a clear still image from a movie in the camera thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology.
You can divide a single video into two parts using only the camera. This is handy for compiling memorable scenes, and deleting unwanted scenes to free up space on your memory card while you are traveling.
Seamless Slideshows with Photos and Movies
The DMC-ZS10 has many slideshow options for both photos and movies. They help you to recollect memorable moments in seamless, chronological order. You can also select and play only photos, only movies, or only AVCHD movies. Choose whichever slideshow you want.
Lumix Image Uploader
The DMC-ZS10 gives you a new form of communication by letting you share your photos and movies. All you have to do is checkmark the photos and movies you want to share and connect the camera or SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card to a computer. Uploading automatically starts by simply following the guidance. Facebook can be used for photos and YouTube for movies. You can join these social networking services without having to install any special software. It's easy to share photos and movies on the spot, which means that your friends don't have to wait for you to come back home to see them.
The PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.1 HD Lite Edition and Super LoiLoScope (trial version), which are well suited for playing and editing movies, come bundled with the DMC-ZS10. The PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.1 HD Lite Edition lets you sort and organize images that were newly taken and also those that have been stored in a computer, with quick start-up and fast image loading. Movie clips can be uploaded directly to YouTube. And the Super LoiloScope lets you experience high-speed HD movie editing.
Photos or movies recorded in AVCHD on the SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards are easy to view on a Panasonic VIERA TV. Simply insert the card into the VIERA Image Viewer (SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card slot) on VIERA TV or DIGA Blu-ray Disc Player to playback your contents. Alternatively, you can use an optional HDMI mini cable to output the still and motion images you took from the DMC-ZS10 directly to the TV for VIERA Link. Most of the control is possible using only the TV's remote control.
GPS Function for Both Photos and Movies
The ZS series camera is acclaimed as an excellent travel companion because of a wide shooting range, hybrid recording capability of high quality photo and movie and a host of travel-friendly functions represented by the built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) system.
The DMC-ZS10 shows the name of the Country/Region, State/Prov./County, County/Township, City/Town/Village and Landmark using the internal data to give users real-time information of the place when taking photos to add fun of photo shooting during travel. With the DMC-ZS10, the speed of search is accelerated thanks to the improvement in the algorithm of the software. In addition, rural area like camping ground, ski resort, etc. are newly registered.
The photos and movies with the location names are automatically sorted in the virtual folder alphabetically in the camera allowing quick reach. The location data where the photo was taken is embedded with its latitude and longitude is automatically in the Exif data. These geo-tagged images can be pinpointed on the maps of social media internet maps to be shared with your friends and families.
Auto Clock Setting
Internal clock of the camera is automatically adjusted to the local time of the place where the camera is, so you do not have to set the clock manually whether you go abroad or come back home.
The DMC-ZS10 gives you smooth, free, touch-control shooting. Your subject is instantly brought into auto focus by simply touching the image on the LCD. You can also operate the auto focus and shutter release at the same time with just a touch and the Sonic Speed AF system provides fast, accurate AF performance for an entirely new style of shooting. A newly designed GUI also enables more comfortable operation. Simply touching the easy-to-understand icons lets you quickly and easily switch shooting modes and select functions.
Touch Shutter (Photo/Movie)
You can operate the auto focus and shutter release at the same time with just a touch. This kind of intuitive touch operation lets you easily catch even fast-action sports shots where your subject is on the move. It also makes it easy to capture decisive moments with optimal framing and settings. And this function can be used while recording movies too.
Touch AF (Photo/Movie)
With the DMC-ZS10, auto focus can be set at any part of the frame by simply touching the subject on the LCD. This lets you frame your shot easily and accurately. It's also helpful when you want to single out a subject from among other objects in the frame, to optimize focus.
Touch AF Tracking (Photo)
Touch the screen, and the DMC-ZS10 locks on and automatically "tracks" the subject as it moves, keeping on adjusting the focus settings for best results.
Touch Operation in iA Mode (Photo / Movie)
In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, simply touch the subject on the LCD and the DMC-ZS10 automatically selects the optimal Scene Mode.
Touch Zoom (Photo/Movie)
The touch-screen operation on the DMC-ZS10 makes zooming even easier. To pull your subject in quickly by zooming to maximum magnification, touch the button. To make a more precise angle of view adjustment, use the touch lever. These two different functions give you quick and easy control from a single screen.
Touch Manual Operation - A/S/M Mode (Photo)
The DMC-ZS10 provides easy-to-use manual controls. Using the Aperture-priority, which creates a soft-focused background effect or the Shutter-priority that, for example, produces a dynamic rendering of streaming water, you can explore your own creative expression at will.
Touch Playback Control
The touch-screen operation excels not only for shooting but also for playing back images with outstanding visibility. You can drag the image across the screen with a finger to browse a collection of photos as you flip over the pages of the book.
12/30 Multi Display
The 12/30 Multi Display shows you images in a small thumbnail format. The DMC-ZS10 makes it smooth and easy to find the exact shot you want even from a large number of thumbnail images.
Zoom Playback has become even more convenient. By simply touching the part to be enlarged, you can zoom in as much as max. 16x. The zoom area can be dragged in any of four directions for speedy and precise confirmation.
Large, 3" 460,000-dot High-resolution LCD
The DMC-ZS10's large 3" LCD features a high 460,000-dot resolution, and a wide-viewing angle that lets you frame your shot in a variety of ways for both shooting and viewing.The big screen reflects fine details, making it easy to check the focus before shooting. It also serves as a small photo and video viewer, allowing you and friends to enjoy viewing the still and motion images together.
LUMIX's acclaimed Intelligent LCD function automatically adjusts the brightness in 11 steps according to the shooting conditions. At the highest of these 11 steps, the LCD backlight becomes approx. 1.4 times brighter than normal. In addition, the AR (anti-reflective) coating LCD minimizes glare and provides clear images, for high visibility even in outdoor brightness.
3D Photo Mode
The 3D Photo Mode produces a 3D image in the camera. The image-processing method used by LUMIX records beautiful images with less distortion or visible image links. Take 20 panning shots and the camera automatically selects the two most suitable images - one for the right eye and one for the left eye - to synthesize a 3D composite. The 3D image can be viewed on a VIERA HDTV. The 3D image format is compatible with MPO, so it can be played back on other MPO-compatible equipment such as TVs and digital photo frames, or printed.
Easy Manual Operation - A/S/M Mode
The DMC-ZS10 provides easy-to-use manual controls. Using the Aperture-priority, which creates a soft-focused background effect or the Shutter-priority that, for example, produces a dynamic rendering of streaming water, you can explore your own creative expression at will. You can set both the aperture and shutter speed, to take beautiful, artistic photos. In this mode, the Manual Exposure Assist function shows how much your setting differs from the setting the camera considers optimal. This serves as a convenient guide for anyone using the Manual Exposure.
Scene Mode for both Photos and Movies
The DMC-ZS10, a hybrid still/motion image model, includes numerous Scene Modes for taking movies. Switching from still-image to movie shooting is seamless because the optimal Movie Scene Mode is automatically selected. The versatile Scene Mode range is a unique LUMIX feature that handles just about any situation and subject type. The DMC-ZS10 lets you store a frequently used Scene Mode setting in 2 My Scene Modes.
Handheld Night Shot Mode (Photo)
The Handheld Night Shot Mode generates beautiful night scenery with illumination by multiply layering the images shot consecutively. Bright, glamorous night scenery can be recorded without using a tripod.
Panorama Assist Mode (Photo)
This is a handy function for aligning panorama photos using the included software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.1 HD Lite Edition. The afterimage of each previous shot is displayed, so you can use it to precisely line up the second and third shots.
Select from 4 Aspect Ratios - Newly Added 1:1 Aspect Mode
In addition to 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9, you can now shoot with a 1:1 aspect ratio. This unique square frame adds to your image expression possibilities. The 16:9 ratio produces images that match the aspect ratio of an HDTV screen. Being able to match the aspect ratio to your subject and shooting intent gives you even greater control.
The DMC-ZS10 lets you get as close as 3cm to your subject. In addition, when using the Macro Zoom function, you can pull subjects even closer than the closest point possible by using 3x digital zoom, and capture dramatic close-ups.
The PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.1 HD Lite Edition makes it possible to sort and organize photos not only of those newly taken but also of those stored in your computer with quick start-up and fast read-in of images. The images recorded with GPS information are automatically sorted by the place name making it easy and fun to organize the images taken on your travel. For the portraits, the Face Recognition function that recognizes the faces in the picture automatically sorts the photos by the registered faces without picking out each photo one by one when you only want images of a specific person.Recorded movies can be edited with the Short Movie Story function and written into MPEG2 to burn onto a DVD disc. You can also enjoy making photo and movie slideshows with a variety of effects and use your iTunes music library as background music. It is also possible to put a title or add comments on the scene utilizing the information from the place names recorded with GPS and from the people's names registered in Face Recognition.In addition to the direct connection of the camera, you can upload photos to Facebook and movie to YouTube via this software, too.
Your frequent setting patterns can be memorized up to three and it can be instantly applied by simply selecting this function with the camera.
Frequently used functions can be quickly retrieved and easily switched by using the Q.MENU button. The function names are displayed in text form, making them easy for anyone to understand and use.
Super LoiLoScope (Trial Version)
You can easily edit, convert and manage movies that you took in AVCHD format. And there are many effects to choose from. This helps to create the kind of movies you want and greatly adds to the fun after shooting.
Slideshow with Music
The DMC-ZS10 can play a slideshow with music. Choose from 4 types of music: Natural, Slow, Swing and Urban. Then, select the transition effect to match your music. For musical slideshows created with the included PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.1 HD Lite Edition, you can choose your favorite iTunes music file as background music and burn it onto a DVD disc as an MPEG2 file. It is also possible to upload the slideshow to YouTube.
Title Edit/Text Stamp
The Title Edit function in the playback mode lets you edit the titles of any photos you want. You can also record information of the place when taking photos in the GPS Mode or enter the birth date and name of your subject in the Baby Mode or Pet Mode. The title, date of GPS information, name, age based on the birth date, and date of shooting are displayed during playback, and can be printed on photos.
Built-in 18MB Memory
Take photos even when you don't have an SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card on hand. The built-in memory holds up to approx. 18MB of image data, which you can later copy to an SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card or computer. You can also copy images from a memory card or computer to the built-in memory, and view them on the LCD anytime you like.
Motion Deblur Mode
When trying to record children or pets in a dimly lit room, have you ever missed to capture a smiling face or a special moment because your subject moved, causing the image to blur?With the DMC-ZS10, the Motion Deblur Mode* prevents blurring with even greater power.This mode integrates the Intelligent ISO Control, which automatically adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed according to the subject's movement, and the advanced contrast control system of Intelligent Exposure, which also optimizes the exposure to prevent over/under-exposed parts in the image. The camera judges the appropriate shutter speed to suppress motion blur according to the subject's movement. The shutter speed rises as high as possible activating the high sensitivity recording by pixel mixed readout method.The camera determines the optimal settings, so anyone can easily capture crisp, clear photos - without blurring.
Intelligent ISO Control - Motion Detection
The Intelligent ISO Control function detects subject movement and automatically adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed to best suit the movement and light conditions. When it detects subject motion, it automatically raises the ISO setting and increases the shutter speed to prevent motion blur. On the other hand, when the subject is still and no movement is detected, it takes beautifully natural photos with a low ISO setting.
Intelligent Exposure - Light Detection
The Intelligent Exposure instantly analyzes the framed image and adjusts the brightness in areas that are too dark due to dim lighting, backlighting or use of the flash. Adjusting the brightness of dark areas, this produces natural images that are close to the way they actually look to the human eye.
Intelligent Burst Mode
The Intelligent Burst Shooting is available on the DMC-ZS10. It automatically sets the frame rate of burst shooting according to the subject's movement - whether it moves fast or slow - utilizing the mechanism of Intelligent ISO Control. The DMC-ZS10 features the Quick AF. Ordinary AF is activated when the shutter button is pressed half-way, while the Quick AF starts operating as soon as the camera is pointed toward a subject. This dramatically reduces the shutter delay time and lets you take images quickly. Its super-fast focus is ideal for capturing quick images of active children and pets. By setting the camera to the Quick AF, images of sudden shooting opportunities won't be out of focus or blurry.
Face Detection AF/AE with Face Recognition
The DMC-ZS10 features the Face Recognition, a function that remembers faces. The conventional face detection system captures a face with focus and appropriate exposure but sometimes it falls not on the face you want to capture most beautifully when there are several faces in a frame. The Face Recognition prioritizes focus and exposure right on the face of your special person. In playback, you can choose to display only photos that contain a specific registered face using the Category Playback.The Face Detection also features the Digital Red-eye Correction (Red-eye Removal). The camera takes care of the red-eye effect that often happens when shooting with a flash, to ensure attractive facial expression.
Intelligent Scene Selector - Scene Detection
When the camera's in the iA Mode, the Intelligent Scene Selector automatically sets the Scene Mode to one of Scenery, Portrait, Macro, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset or Intelligent Handheld Nightshot. The camera judges it from the various detection results such as focusing and brightness level of the circumstance. You are free from annoying settings every time scene changes when taking images with these most frequently used Scene Modes to get beautiful results even before you know it.
Dimensions: 4.1 x 2.2 x 1.3 inches