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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6 Digital Camera

14.1MP 5x CCD Apr 2012
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13 Reasons For

Average User Reviews

People who bought this Panasonic camera rated this camera 78% on average.

Good Brand

We checked 7,426 owner and expert reviews for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think the Samsung ST90[plb_1216_price], the Olympus VG-180[plb_1873256_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40[plb_1786919_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L320[plb_1939468_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price].

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-LS6 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LS6 also have an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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13 Aspheric Elements

Most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LS6 have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements, including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6 which has 13 aspheric elements.

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Two Supported Batteries

The Lumix DMC-LS6 is a two supported battery digital camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Lumix DMC-LS6 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LS6. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Fairly High Maximum Playback Zoom

With a maximum playback zoom of 12.3 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-LS6 has a quite high maximum playback zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-LS6. The average maximum playback zoom of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 8.8x.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-LS6 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 200, 400, 800 and 1600 are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-LS6 has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Panasonic digital camera has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have a still image resolution of 2048 x 1536 and 2560 x 1920. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-LS6 is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-LS6 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.6. With a minimum aperture of only 2.8, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6 has one of the smaller minimum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Cameras.co.uk and optyczne.pl the average expert rating of this compact camera camera is 69 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago have a built-in flash, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6 does not have a built-in flash.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Lexibook DJ024[plb_1833399_price], or the GE C1033[plb_1772798_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-LS6 support video recording, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6 does not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video recording and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Sony DSC-HX20[plb_1543754_price], or the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-LS6 also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Coolpix S9500[pl_1721861_price], or the Coolpix S9400[pl_1873860_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LS6, the Lumix DMC-LS6 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LS6 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS.

Other cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to consider include the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-LS6 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-LS6 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The Lumix DMC-LS6 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The flash modes "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of digital cameras of this age and type is 1MB and the biggest is 8.2GB. With an internal memory of only 10 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-LS6 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 230 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Lumix DMC-LS6 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Has Five Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Lumix DMC-LS6 is more than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Panasonic camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-LS6. The playback modes "Highlights", "Single image", "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Lumix DMC-LS6 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-LS6.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-LS6 over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-LS6 has a fairly typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-LS6.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX230 HS[pl_1143510_price], or the PowerShot SX220 HS[pl_1206_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price].

If this Panasonic camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the G3WP[pl_1772968_price] (4.5x), or the G5WP[pl_1772971_price] (4.5x) both from GE or the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-LS6 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-LS6.

Other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the IXUS 240 HS[pl_408112_price], or the PowerShot A3400 IS[pl_1265500_price] both from Canon.

If this Panasonic digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S5200[plb_1873851_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Lumix DMC-LS6 has a relatively typical megapixel count (14.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-LS6.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 14.1MP digital cameras and we think the Canon Ixus 130[plb_377562_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S1100[plb_185015_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth considering include the WB200F[pl_2071998_price] (14.2MP), or the WB250F[pl_1585457_price] (14.2MP) both from Samsung or the GE C1440W[plb_1772806_price] (14.14MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-LS6 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this compact camera camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the FinePix X100S[pl_1609683_price] (2.8" and higher rated), the X100[pl_2173855_price] (2.8" and higher rated), or the FinePix X100[pl_1426201_price] (2.8" and higher rated) all from Fujifilm.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 125 grams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS6 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-LS6.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 125g digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3400 IS[plb_1265500_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Battery Included
Other Features
USB 2.0 Port
Weight
Dimension
Night Mode
On/off Switch

Expert Reviews

(2)
1 July 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC LS6 is one of the cheapest digital cameras available from a known brand. Looking at the features on offer from other cameras available at around this price point the Lumix... Read more…

Easeofuse, handling
Macro mode, shutter lag
25 April 2012

Czas podsumowa? nasz test tanich aparatów kompaktowych i ponownie wskaza? najwa?niejsze ró?nice.Na podstawie samych parametrów, nie sposób wy?oni? kandydata na zwyci?zc?. Ka?dy z modeli...

User Reviews

(11)
Reviewed 20 March 2013 by Malc
(Verified Purchase)

I was after a simple camera that took AA batteries and had a reasonable wide angle of view - this ticked the boxes. In fact that is an understatement - its a fine little camera that is simple to... Read more…

Reviewed 4 July 2012 by Ms. Jane E. Walters

This camera makes the worst pictures I have ever seen for 30 years or so. The images are fuzzy around the edges and it changes the colour completely. I brought this camera wanting a camera to take... Read more…

Reviewed 16 September 2015 by Thomas Green
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for my wife, who is no photographer. She has handled it quite well, so must be a good camera...

Reviewed 13 February 2014 by Trotsky
(Verified Purchase)

Bought as gift for my wife when shes out walking takes good photos would recommend this product but not as a main camera...

Reviewed 23 July 2013 by M & T
(Verified Purchase)

The camera uses 2xAA batteries, which is what I wanted so that I can use my stock of rechargeable AA batteries. The camera fits very well in the hand and can be used with one hand (right hand)... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 5025232665945, 5025232665938, panasonic dmcls6, panasonic dmcls6e, panasonic dmcls6ep
Barcodes 05025232665921, 05025232665938, 05025232665945

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