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Panasonic LS6 Digital Camera

14.1MP 5x CCD Apr 2012
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Panasonic Lumix LS6 Digital Camera Review and Specs
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14 Reasons For

Average User Reviews

LS6 owners on average rated this camera 78%.

Good Brand

Panasonic is one of the superior digital camera brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Panasonic also has good reviews for its compact cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact cameras that have been on the market 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.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to consider including the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price], or the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-TZ35[plb_1974789_price], the Nikon S9400[plb_1873860_price], or the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the LS6, the Panasonic LS6 has an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Olympus SP-820UZ[plb_1792852_price], or the GE C1233[plb_1772801_price] which has better reviews.

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13 Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Panasonic LS6 is a 13 number of aspheric elements camera.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Panasonic LS6 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the LS6. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

Most digital cameras that came out around the same time as the LS6 have between one and three number of batteries supporteds, including the Panasonic LS6 which has two number of batteries supporteds.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The Panasonic LS6 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on cameras of this age and type. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max)s of compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the LS6 range from 1x to 16x. With a playback zoom (max) of 12.3 times zoom factor, the Panasonic LS6 has one of the higher playback zoom (max)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic LS6 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 200, 400, 800 and 1600 are also supported by this digital camera.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic LS6 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Panasonic camera has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536 and 2560 x 1920. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the LS6 is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Panasonic 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 comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic camera. In addition, this Panasonic digital camera 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). Across all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the LS6 the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Panasonic LS6 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the LS6. The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras of this age and type is 1.3, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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12 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Very Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

With a normal focusing range (tele) of only 0.6 meters, the Panasonic LS6 has one of the smaller normal focusing range (tele)s amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the LS6 have normal focusing range (tele)s of between 0.2m and 3.5m.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic LS6 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the LS6.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix AX600[plb_1735654_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Panasonic LS6 does not support video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the LS6 also do not support video capability.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to consider including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony DSC-HX20B[plb_1543754_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the LS6, the Panasonic LS6 does not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Panasonic LS6 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the LS6 also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price], or the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price].

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Not 3D

Most cameras of this age and type are not 3D. The Panasonic LS6 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of this spec and age do not have a GPS (satellite). The Panasonic LS6 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the DMC-TZ30[pl_1847857_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the LS6 are not waterproof. The Panasonic LS6 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The Panasonic LS6 has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modess "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Digital cameras of this spec and age have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB. The Panasonic LS6 has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 10 megabytes) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Panasonic LS6 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Panasonic digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this spec and age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic LS6

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Panasonic camera was released over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic LS6 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the LS6.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the 6100[pl_1110079_price], or the 9300[pl_408824_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price].

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the G3WP[pl_1772968_price] (4.5x and higher rated), or the G5WP[pl_1772971_price] (4.5x and higher rated) both from GE or the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Panasonic LS6 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the LS6.

Other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price], the Nikon Coolpix 3100[plb_162310_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the 3300[pl_1378452_price] (6x), the Coolpix S5200[pl_1873851_price] (6x), or the 3200[pl_1729050_price] (6x) all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

The Panasonic LS6 has a relatively average megapixel (14.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the LS6.

There are a number of other 14.1MP cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon S1100PJ[plb_185015_price], or the Canon SX150 IS[plb_41047_price].

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] (14.2MP and higher rated), or the 200F[pl_2071998_price] (14.2MP and higher rated) both from Samsung or the GE C1440W[plb_1772806_price] (14.14MP and higher rated).

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Panasonic LS6 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the LS6.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price], the Rollei Sportsline 99[plb_173046_price], and the Sony DSC-J10B[plb_594973_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8"), or the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

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

We compared this digital camera to all the other 125g cameras and we think the Canon A3400 IS[plb_1265500_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Image Editing
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Other Features
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Weight
Dimensions (WxDxH)
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, panasonic dmcls6, panasonic dmcls6e, panasonic dmcls6k, panasonic dmcls6ep
Barcodes 00885170073227, 05025232665921, 05025232665938, 05025232665945

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