Summary Panasonic DMC-ZS10

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Screen size
Help 3"
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Screen resolution
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Wide angle
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Movie format
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Also known as: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

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Panasonic has replaced the Lumix DMC-ZS10 with the ZS15 and ZS20.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 announced January 2012
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Weight Slightly lighter

Compare the new Panasonic ZS15 vs the DMC-ZS10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 announced January 2012
Zoom More zoom
Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner

Compare the new Panasonic ZS20 vs the DMC-ZS10

reviewsWhat are people saying about the DMC-ZS10

"The ZS10 delivers the reliably excellent image quality we've come to expect from Panasonic's pocket ultrazooms." | talking about the camera's image-quality
"The ZS10's metal alloy body seems tough enough for just about anything; it's clearly built to withstand the rigors of heavy use and busy modern lifestyles" | talking about the camera's build-quality
"The ZS10 delivers the reliably excellent image quality we've come to expect from Panasonic's pocket ultrazooms, but a finicky touchscreen may not appeal to some users." | talking about the camera's overall-performance


Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10.


Panasonic ZS10 / TZ20 video test
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The Panasonic DMC-ZS10 vs other recent compacts

Wide angle Great wide angle lens Help
24 mm
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Screen size Above average sized screen Help
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds
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The Panasonic DMC-ZS10 vs other recent travel zooms

Size Really small Help
Compact (105×58×33 mm)
Weight Light Help
219 g
Thickness Thin Help
Lowest price Inexpensive Help


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The Panasonic DMC-ZS10 vs other recent compacts

Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
10 fps
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The Panasonic DMC-ZS10 vs other recent travel zooms

Zoom Poor zoom Help
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
January 2011
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.8 MP
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10
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Jon Andrews (0:45 AM, November 22, 2011)
I do not know whether I would have written "less" or "fewer" if had I written that sentence on my own. Now though, I will recall the correct word to use. These two words are used interchangeably by the "working class hero", to borrow a phrase from John Lennon, English speakers in the USA. I suspect that my German wife, who was taught English by a person from England would have used the adjective "fewer" out of habit.
Gfmiller (3:03 AM, September 27, 2011)
What does the exposure button do?
Sofa704 (11:39 PM, August 16, 2011)
PANASONIC LUMIXDMC-ZS10 VS PANASONIC LUMIXDMC-LX3,  Which is better for close up shots and travel?
Travelinman (6:40 AM, July 23, 2011)
Costco has this camera on sale for $259, including a 4 GB SD Card and a leather case.  Price good until 8 Aug, 2011.
aaroncp (5:45 PM, June 30, 2011)
Under Touch Screen in the Pros section, it says "less buttons." That is grammatically incorrect and should be Fewer buttons.  It can only be less if it is something that doesn't have discrete units such as "less water."
Smyrmy (10:52 AM, June 27, 2011)
Touch screen functions seem to be duplicated by hard buttons (having played for a couple hours with a new ZS10).  Not sure I'll use the touch screen for much -- much less responsive than iphone.
MARCO SANCHEZ A. (9:09 PM, April 12, 2011)
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (9:14 PM, February 21, 2011)
Thanks Diego, we missed the fact that the ZS10 shoots slow motion (or high speed) movies at 320x240 @ 240fps, we'll update that!
Diego Rodriguez (2:59 AM, February 21, 2011)
The speed of 1080p video is 60fps for NTSC and 50fps for PAL.
Burst is 10fps in full resolution. 60fps at 3.5megapixels and 220fps at QVGA.
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (7:05 PM, February 16, 2011)
Hi Danielle, the ZS10 has more zoom (great if you're taking pictures of things farther away, say animals or people), and better wide angle (for buildings, groups shots etc). But, the P7000 has a larger sensor and overall better image quality.

I think the ZS10 would be better for travelling.
Danielle_nicole05 (5:59 PM, February 16, 2011)
for TRAVELLING and better IMAGE result: would DMC z20 be better than coolpix p7000???
Danielle_nicole05 (5:57 PM, February 16, 2011)
for travelling and better image result: would DMC z10 be better than coolpix p7000???
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (6:49 PM, February 02, 2011)
I don't think so, I think you can use the touch screen or the controls. It has basically the same set of buttons/controls as its predecessor the ZS7.

You can zoom, autofocus, take pictures, and playback with the touchscreen.
imtagtaz (6:32 PM, February 02, 2011)
Is it touch screen operational only!?
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (5:56 PM, February 02, 2011)
Panasonic has said they'll be available for sale in March, and pricing announced 30 days before availability. We'll update this page with prices the instant it becomes available (even for preorder) at Amazon.
Hansonsaces (5:54 PM, February 02, 2011)
what is its price at amazon?