At A Glance

The Lumix DMC-ZS5 brushes aside most fancy extras and gets down to brass tacks. Its manual controls and fast-focusing 12X-optical-zoom lens make it a big step up from 2009's Lumix DMC-ZS3.

Manufacturer’s Description

The DMC-ZS5 features a 25mm ultra wide-angle 12x optical zoom f/3.3-4.9 Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-300mm). Thanks to the newly incorporated Intelligent Resolution technology, the Intelligent Zoom is available with the DMC-ZS5 which extends the zoom ratio by approx. 1.3x maintaining the picture quality even combining a digital zoom.

The Specs

Battery Information
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Battery Life 340 Shot
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.70 "
Effective Camera Resolution 12.1 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 60 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic
Manufacturer Part Number DMC-ZS5S
UPC Code 885170004177
Brand Name Panasonic
Product Name Lumix DMC-ZS5 Compact Camera
Marketing Information

The DMC-ZS5 features a 25mm ultra wide-angle 12x optical zoom f/3.3-4.9 Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-300mm). Thanks to the newly incorporated Intelligent Resolution technology, the Intelligent Zoom is available with the DMC-ZS5 which extends the zoom ratio by approx. 1.3x maintaining the picture quality even combining a digital zoom.

Product Model DMC-ZS5
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 4320 x 2432
Lens
Optical Zoom 12.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Aperture Range f/3.3 to 4.9
Image Stabilization Optical
Autofocus Points 11
Focus Modes Auto
Minimum Focus Distance 1.18
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-ZS5 Point & Shoot Digital Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Case
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Features Face Detection
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 2.3"
    Width 4.1"
    Depth 1.3"
    Weight (Approximate) 6.72 oz
    Video
    Video Formats QuickTime Motion JPEG
    Maximum Video Resolution 1280 x 720
    Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type No
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Poor
    Color Poor
    Sharpness Very Good
    Distortion Poor
    Video Quality Very Good
    Video Sound Quality Good