LCD and Viewfinder
has a Tilting 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
SZ10 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Fujifilm X30 (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
can shoot continuously at max speed of 1.4 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec
Unfortunately SZ10 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from. Panasonic SZ10
also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic SZ10
, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30p fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution
SZ10 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm X30 or Olympus XZ-2 iHS in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11 b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our SZ10. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 200 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Panasonic SZ10
has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend SZ10 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic SZ10
vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Features Compared to Main Competitors