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Panasonic LS6 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.1MP 5x May 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Easy to use
Reasonably priced
Expert reviews are average
13 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This Panasonic camera has an average expert rating of 69 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including Cameras.co.uk and optyczne.pl.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 78%. Over 72% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 9,075 user and expert reviews (including 790 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Three customers who bought it wrote that it was good value for money. Peter Sleet wrote in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon.co.uk four years ago “Cost good also”. Also four years ago M & T said “You get what you pay for and this one is a good value for money” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Malc wrote in their review of this digital camera “So there we are simple cheap and takes decent pictures as well”.


Design

Easy to Use

Two owners who reviewed the product said that it was easy to use. Four years ago Peter Sleet mentioned in his review of this digital camera “So easy to use”. Rod47 wrote “Takes good photos on auto setting and is fine for keeping handy in pocket” yet they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.


Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was May 2012 when Panasonic released the LS6.


Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 2" and the largest is 4.8". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Panasonic LS6 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other 2.7" screen cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the GE X5 (£55), the Canon 130, or the Sony DSC-J10L.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon G1 X (£479.99) (2.8" and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit (2.8" and higher rated).

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic LS6 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the 200, or the SAMSUNG WB850F both from Samsung or the Sony HX100V.

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Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

With a playback zoom (max) of 12.3 times zoom factor, the Panasonic LS6 has one of the higher playback zoom (max) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. The playback zoom (max) of cameras of this age and type range from 1x to 16x.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Panasonic LS6 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the DSC-WX80 both from Sony or the Casio EX-ZR400 are also worth considering.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic LS6 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera. This digital camera also supports a video resolutions 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). The video resolution of all medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic LS6 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the L120, or the S9300 (£229.49) both from Nikon.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Samsung WB800F (5x and higher rated), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) (5x and higher rated), or the HP P550 (5x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Panasonic LS6 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

Other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the Canon 240 HS, the Panasonic DMC-FS45, or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x and higher rated), the S3300 (6x and higher rated), or the Coolpix S5200 (6x and higher rated) all from Nikon.

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13 Aspheric Elements

Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera only have between 1 and 12 aspheric elements, however the Panasonic LS6 has 13 aspheric elements.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Panasonic LS6 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture number of cameras of this spec and age is 3.4.

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Good Quality Pictures

Seven customers who reviewed the Panasonic LS6 reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Ms. Jane E. Walters said “I brought this camera wanting a camera to take reasonable photographs and was expecting the picture quality to be slightly better than a mobile phone picture” but even so she scored it 1 stars out of 5. Trotsky wrote “Bought as gift for my wife when shes out walking takes good photos would recommend this product” in their review of this digital camera. Mr. Peter Mogford said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Insert an SD card and you are away taking excellent pictures” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic LS6 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of their better review scores, the DMC-TZ30EF-W, and the DMC-FS40 both from Panasonic or the Nikon L120 are also worth considering.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480|2048 x 1536|2560 x 1920|3648 x 2736, which is the most commonly found still image resolution(s) on cameras of this age and type.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The Panasonic LS6 has a higher image resolution than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera the image resolution ranges from 4288 x 3216 pixels (worst) to 4928 x 3264 pixels (best).

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14.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14.1 megapixels camera.

We compared all the other 14.1MP digital cameras to this camera and we think the Canon SX150 IS, the GE X5 (£55), and the Nikon Coolpix S1200 which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If this Panasonic camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung 250F (14.2MP and higher rated), the Nikon 1 AW1 (£549) (14.2MP and higher rated), or the HP s300 (14.2MP and higher rated).

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

The Panasonic LS6 has a fairly small internal memory (only 10 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera. The smallest internal memory of medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago is 8MB and the biggest is 8GB.

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Other Features

Has a Night Mode

The Panasonic LS6 has a night mode. Most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a night mode.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Panasonic LS6 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Panasonic LS6 has a fairly typical weight (125 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Alternative 125g digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon A3400 IS which has better reviews.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic LS6 has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic LS6 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic LS6 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic LS6 is more than most medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 200, 400, 800 and 1600 are also supported by this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcls6ep, panasonic dmcls6k, 5025232665945
Barcodes 00885170073227, 05025232665921, 05025232665938, 05025232665945

Panasonic LS6 Review Sources

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