Close

Loading image...
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
25 Images

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 Digital Camera

16MP 12x CCD Jun 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The LUMIX DMC-SZ10 packs a 12x optical zoom lens and 180 tiltable monitor featuring selfie functions. Capture memorable scenes and share them with Wi-Fi connectivity. As soon as you tilt the... More
Prices will go up £3
within 2 weeks. 86% confidence. Chart
Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Communications Solutions
£113.20
Out of stock
Go to Store
Cleverboxes
£121.00
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
Electronics & Gadgets Direct
£141.39
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
ComWales
£149.99
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...

30 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this compact camera camera is 80 out of 100 based on 9 user reviews.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 owners said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Last year Michael said “The attached photo of a very high flying passenger jet was taken at full zoom without the use of a tripod”. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com in the same month “There's also an Intelligent Zoom available, which boosts it to 24x, as well as digital z”.

Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

Panasonic has good average ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other brands.

Good Connectivity

A few customers agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 was wifi compatible. Techradar.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 review “The SZ10 has a wide range of features, including a selfie screen, Wi-Fi and an impressive 12x zoom range.” .

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Michael said on Amazon “Using the USB cable was simple enough”.

Read more Less

Easy to Use

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Michael said on Amazon “It was easy to use and light in weight” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 review. Miss Judith M Graham mentioned on Amazon “This camera is very easy to use and I am very delighted with it” in her review of this digital camera and rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 as excellent.

Good Size

One person who purchased it said that it was thin. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 owner who bought it thought it was lightweight. Ephotozine mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 “Compact and lightweight”.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 reviewers thought it had a good screen.

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was smooth. Steves-Digicams.com said “Also "beauty effects" that defocus the background, smooth out skin texture, or even slim you down” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 reviewer thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 was good looking. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “The Panasonic Lumix SZ10 is a compact and fairly stylish point and shoot camera with a good zoom range, thanks to a 12x optical zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera although they only scored the product 60 out of 100.

Read more Less

Good Support

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Miss Judith M Graham wrote last year “This came well packaged with very clear instructions” in her review.

Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed it said that it had a good battery life. Michael mentioned in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 review on Amazon “I added a Kingston Technology SDHC 32GB Class 10 Secure Digital High-Capacity Card and both it and the Battery were simple to fit”.

Robust

One customer who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 considered that it was well made. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review “The tilting screen and built in Wi-Fi will be appealing to many”.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Gordon rated it as very good and he said in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 review “Guaranteed quality”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. 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 all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S3700[pl_2714054_price], and the Coolpix S2900[pl_2715755_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10 do not support WiFi connectivity.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S3700[plb_2714054_price].

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Coolpix S2900[pl_2715755_price], and the Coolpix S3700[pl_2714054_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider include the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price], the Kodak Pixpro FZ201[plb_3077182_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S3700[plb_2714054_price] which has better reviews.

Read more Less Chart Edit

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Coolpix S3700[pl_2714054_price], and the Coolpix S2900[pl_2715755_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Very Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 60s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 16s. When compared to other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 that we have checked, the Lumix DMC-SZ10's maximum camera shutter speed of 60 seconds is one of the longest.

Chart Edit

Has Five White Balance Modes

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

Chart Edit

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 4608x3456, 3264x2448, 2048x1536, 640x480, 4608x3072, 3264x2176, 2048x1360, 4608x2592, 1920x1080 and 3456x3456 and 1536x1536. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

Chart Edit

Eight Diaphragm Blades

Most digital cameras of this age and spec have between three and eight diaphragm blades, including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 which has eight diaphragm blades.

Chart Edit

Has Two Photo Effects

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of a comparable type and age 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 are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this Panasonic camera.

Chart Edit

Slideshow Playback Mode

This camera has a Normal|Slideshow playback mode, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

Chart Edit

Very Small Maximum Aperture

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10 the maximum apertures range from 2.7 to 17, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8. At 16.3, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a very small maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10.

Chart Edit

Quite Big Internal Memory

At 80 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10. The smallest internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 8MB and the biggest is 480MB.

Chart Edit

± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on cameras of this age and spec.

Chart Edit

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year. 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).

Chart Edit

Features One Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

Chart Edit

Supports One Image Format

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-SZ10.

Chart Edit

Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

Chart Edit

13 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Six experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar have rated this digital camera on average 63%. This means that experts really don't rate this camera very highly.

£6.23 Price Increase

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has increased in price by £6.23 in the last 46 days.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10 also do not support Full HD video.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a GPS

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Nikon Coolpix L340[plb_2782405_price].

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-SZ10, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 does not support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L340[plb_2782405_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is not waterproof.

Chart Edit

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-SZ10, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 is not 3D compatible.

Chart Edit

Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 range from 1.3" to 3", and the average screen size is 2.8". With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released one year ago.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S3700[pl_2714054_price], and the Coolpix S2900[pl_2715755_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] is also worth considering.

If this Panasonic digital camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ201[plb_3077182_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Lumix DMC-SZ10 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The shooting mode "Scene" is also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

Chart Edit

Only Features One Light Metering Mode

The number of light metering modes featured on the Lumix DMC-SZ10 is more than most comparable spec cameras that came out more than a year ago. The most commonly featured light metering mode is Centre-weighted, but this light metering mode is not featured on this camera. The light metering modes Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this digital camera.

Chart Edit

Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

At only 1,600, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10. The lowest maximum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 100 and the highest is 13,000.

Chart Edit

Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 690 milliamperes * hour, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10. Compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10 have battery capacities of between 680mAh and 1,300mAh.

Chart Edit

Only 200 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago take between 185 and 399 shots per battery charge.

Chart Edit

4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Praktica Z212[plb_3496604_price] (20MP and higher rated).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ10.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S3700[pl_2714054_price], or the Coolpix S2900[pl_2715755_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price].

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-SZ10.

We compared all the other 12x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ201[plb_3077182_price] (20x) which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a fairly average weight (163 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

Chart Edit

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
Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
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 Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Carrying Case
Included Wrist Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Wireless LAN Type
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker
Self-Timer
Compatibility

Expert Reviews

(8)
30 October 2015

The Panasonic Lumix SZ10 is a compact and fairly stylish point and shoot camera with a good zoom range, thanks to a 12x optical zoom lens. The tilting screen and built in Wi-Fi will be appealing...

12x optical zoom lens
Creative effects
Easy to use
WiFi connectivity
Compact and lightweight
Nonstandard USB cable for charging (not MicroUSB)
Very lowresolution panoramic photos
720p video recording
Slow continuous shooting
Poor performance in low light
16 May 2015

The SZ10 has a wide range of features, including a selfie screen, Wi-Fi and an impressive 12x zoom range, but it's let down by its indifferent image quality, especially at higher ISO settings in...

The SZ10 has a wide range of features, including a selfie screen, Wi-Fi and an impressive 12x zoom range, but it's let down by its indifferent image quality, especially at higher ISO settings in...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a 16 million pixel CCD sensor. There's also a lens with a 12x optical zoom - which gives you an equivalent of 24-288mm in 35mm terms. There's also an Intelligent... Read more…

11 March 2015

Well-conceived with its 12x zoom and selfie-friendly screen, but the Panasonic SZ10 lacks the quality where it counts...

« Prev 1 of 2 Next »

User Reviews

(9)
Reviewed 15 December 2015 by JRH13
JRH13 would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (Verified Purchase)

Nice camera for the price. Shoots excellent video and nice photos. The zoom dial is a little inconvenient, but not horrible...

Reviewed 1 September 2015 by Anonymous

The camera you shipped me didn't work. I had to send it back...

Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Good Image Quality
Large Clear LCD
Small Compact
Zoom Button Inconvenient
Limited Zoom
Reviewed 29 June 2015 by Kate Ducksbury
(Verified Purchase)

Still learning about it - but looking good so far.

Reviewed 23 June 2015 by CameraQueen
CameraQueen would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

Easy to use compact camera that is great for travel. I bring this camera everywhere I go and I get excellent pictures!

Reviewed 14 June 2015 by Ivyacres22

I couldn't wait to try out this camera. I love taking pictures of family, our dog, birds and nature. I thought this was the camera for me but I was very disappointed. I tried to take a few... Read more…

« Prev 1 of 2 Next »

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04010869249898, 04010869249928, 05025232818570, 05025232818594, 05025232818600, 05025232818617

Save Money with These Great Digital Camera Vouchers & Offers

£30 Off
Voucher
£30 Off a £300+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17
20% Off
Voucher
20% Off over £80
Valid until 31 Dec 16
15% Off
Voucher
15% Off for new customers
Valid 17 Mar 16 - 17 Mar 17
8% Off
Voucher
GearBest Consumer Electronics Coupon_ 8% OFF
Valid 6 Aug 16 - 31 Dec 16

See How Other Digital Cameras Compare to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

PowerShot G7 vs Lumix DMC-SZ10

Canon PowerShot G7 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Canon PowerShot G7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
£ 342.99 £121.00
Hugely Better Review from PhotographyBlog.com
Hugely Better Review from Ephotozine
5 Times Higher Resolution At Capture Speeds
User Reviews Are a Lot Better
Hugely Worse Review from Portablegear.nl
Significantly Shorter Maximum Focal Length

WB350F vs Lumix DMC-SZ10

Samsung WB350F vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Samsung WB350F Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
£ 107.99 £121.00
"Expert Reviews" Review is Significantly Better
User Reviews Are a Bit Better
Higher Video Resolution
1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution
70.5MB Smaller Internal Memory
Shorter Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Coolpix S9900 vs Lumix DMC-SZ10

Nikon Coolpix S9900 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Nikon Coolpix S9900 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
£ 223.60 £121.00
PhotographyBlog.com Review is Significantly Better
Ephotozine Review is Significantly Better
Higher Video Resolution
1920x1080@60fps Resolution At Capture Speed
Only CMOS Sensor
Older by Five Months
Feedback