Panasonic Lumix SZ10, ultra-compact camera for self-portraits

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The Panasonic Lumix SZ10 is a digital camera with a rotating screen . In this way, the user will have greater freedom when taking photos, especially self-portraits or selfies . The monitor screen has a diagonal of 2.7 inches and offers a resolution of 460,000 pixels. It can be rotated 180 degrees to place it in the most convenient position at any time. It is a compact machine finished in a very slim black color , so it can fit in any pocket. The housing is metallic and the design is understated but modern. It incorporates a 24mm wide-angle lens with 12x optical zoom and has an optical image stabilizer.

Beginning users will find the iA (Intelligent Auto) mode useful , which adjusts all camera parameters automatically to achieve the optimum result for the scene you want to shoot. For portraits, it includes a smooth skin mode , which hides imperfections and in which you can select different skin tones. And the Blur mode, blurs the background of the image to give greater prominence to the face of the immortalized subject. You can record video with a resolution 1,280 by 720p ; there is a button dedicated to video recording in the upper right corner. That way, the user can quickly go from taking photos to recording video.

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The user has at his disposal a battery of fifteen filters to add creative effects to the images , such as retro, vintage, dynamic monochrome, soft focus, cross color, color point or star filter , among others. Through creative control, the user can preview the results that the filter produces before applying it. Most of these filters are available for both photos and videos. On the other hand, on one of the sides it has an HDMI output , which allows you to see the images on the large screen in the living room. This Panasonic machines integrates Wi-Fi wireless connectivity. That makes it easy to share your newly made images on blogs and social media. Furthermore, it is possible to connect the camera directly to a smartphone by scanning a QR code (Quick Response Code) in the Panasonic Image App . Once opened, it offers an intuitive menu that expands the features.

The smartphones and tablets can be used as remote display for shots without touching the camera . That way, the photographer can appear in group portraits, for example. Through this function, the user can control the zoom, adjust the focus and also activate the shutter while away from the camera. And the instant transmission function of the photos allows them to be automatically sent to the device to share them on social networks. The Panasonic Lumix SZ10 will begin to be distributed in European stores from March at a suggested price still to be announced.