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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5

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The Good Optical image stabilization; long-range, relatively fast lens; lots of handy features.

The Bad Mediocre performance; cheap build quality; some problems with image quality.

The Bottom Line Poor low-light performance hinders the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5's useful features.

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6.6 Overall
  • Design 7
  • Features 7
  • Performance 6
  • Image quality 6

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 has the typical array of controls.













Shooting speed in seconds (Shorter bars indicate better performance)

Typical continuous-shooting speed in frames per second (Longer bars indicate better performance)


vignetting,chromatic aberration,


Note the combination of image noise and compression artifacts, even at the lowest setting of ISO 80, resulting in the yellow splotches in the book.

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