Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 Review

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Review posted 06/13/2011

Quick Take
Pros
  • Compact, easy to carry
  • iAuto makes it easy for anyone to shoot
  • MOS imaging sensor and venus engine supply amazing performance
  • Excellent image quality for a compact camera
  • Extremely versatile 16x optical zoom lens
  • Stereo microphones
  • 1080p HD video capture
  • GPS geotags images automatically if enabled
  • HDMI output
Cons
  • Battery Life is short-lived when GPS is on
  • Video capture suffers in less than perfect lighting
  • Limited control with the touch screen
  • Some noticeable noise in dark and shadow areas
  • Burst modes less than advertised
Bottom Line
The Panasonic Lumix ZS10 is compact and versatile, allowing anyone to use it in almost any situation. With good performance and great image quality, it is well worth the price. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
Thumbnail image for panasonic_ZS10_black_550.jpg Panasonic has added two new models to their popular ZS-series of compact long-zoom digicams, the Lumix DMC-ZS10 and Lumix DMC-ZS8. Both offer a powerful 16x optical zoom lens with their proven MEGA O.I.S. stabilization system, 3.0-inch LCDs, and 14-megapixels of resolution; the ZS10 is the more expensive of the two with various added features over the ZS8.

The DMC-ZS10 offers various improvements over its sibling the ZS8, including a touchscreen LCD system, Full 1920x1080 HD video capture using the AVCHD format, built-in GPS, a powerful 14-megapixel MOS image sensor, 3D Photo mode, and burst shooting at up to 10fps at full resolution. 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 features:
  • 14-megapixel MOS image sensor
  • 16x optical zoom with wide 24mm field of view
  • Power O.I.S.
  • Venus Engine FHD
  • 3.0-inch Touchscreen LCD
  • Manual Controls
  • iAuto
  • 3D Photo mode
  • Records AVCHD video at full HD resolution (1920x1080)
  • built-in GPS module
  • 10fps burst mode shooting at 14M
  • HDMI output
  • rechargeable Li-Ion battery
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
  • Compact body comes in Black, Silver, Deep Blue, Brown and Red

What's in the Box?:

  • ZS10 Body
  • USB Cord
  • Battery
  • Quick Charger
  • A/V Cable
  • Camera Strap
  • Stylus Pen
  • CD-ROM
  • Manual

The Lumix DMC-ZS10 is available now with a MSRP of $399.99 US. See our buy box below for the most current online pricing from some of the most trusted online vendors.
 

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