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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

At a Glance

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  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 Compact Camera

    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.

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.

Pros

  • 12x optical zoom lens with excellent autofocus
  • Practically silent zoom-lens motors
  • Manual aperture, shutter, and exposure controls

Cons

  • Sometimes has trouble with extreme macro shots
  • Images often look underexposed
  • Maximum aperture is f3.3
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