Photography and Art

Press Release: Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 Wi-Fi Camera

18 July 2012

The Wi-Fi® Communication Camera with 10x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens in a Slim Body

Panasonic’s Wi-Fi-enabled LUMIX SZ5 is a slim, stylish and highly connected camera which allows you to instantly share your magical moments with friends and family. With the continued rise of blogging and social networking, the LUMIX SZ5 provides the rich connectivity options – from Wi-Fi, to DLNA to smartphone compatibility – which make posting your images and videos online easier than ever. Featuring remote operation possibilities via your smartphone; a 14-megapixel sensor, and a 10x optical zoom, the LUMIX SZ5 allows you to boost the quality of your daily photography.

Remote smartphone operation

The LUMIX SZ5 is the perfect partner for your smartphone and can be wirelessly linked, transforming your smartphone’s screen into a real-time viewfinder. By accessing the Remote Live View feature on your smartphone you can control the camera’s zoom and shutter directly from your device, allowing you to easily capture shots from above your head and below your feet, self-portraits and group shots. You can also use your smartphone to playback and edit the images from your camera, and share them with your friends and online social media platforms such as Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, YouTube and Twitter.

Fun, creative photography

With a 14-megapixel sensor, a 10x optical zoom, and a 25mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMER lens, the LUMIX SZ5 provides the functionality to create beautiful images, wherever you are. Alongside the remote smartphone operation possibilities, the LUMIX SZ5 also features a wide range of other modes and functionalities to boost the creativity of your photos and give them your own personal touch.

Share your magical moments instantly

The SZ5’s Live View feature opens up an entirely new world of photographic options and angles to shoot from. If you’re used to taking photos and videos on your smartphone, the LUMIX SZ5 give you vastly improved image quality whilst still allowing you to share them with your friends and family effortlessly. The wide connectivity options mean it’s easy to view your images and videos on your smartphone or VIERA TV, or upload them to image and video sharing as well as other social networks. Packed full of features and modes designed to boost the creativity of your daily photography, the LUMIX SZ5 is the perfect option for fun, everyday photography.

Key features

  • Remote smartphone operation: With advanced smartphone compatibility, you can access the LUMIX SZ5’s Live View and control the zoom and shutter, directly from your Android or iOS device. You can also use your smartphone to edit images directly and use its GPS functionality to tag the location of your images
  • Wi-Fi connectivity allows easy sharing: Through the Wireless Protected Setup (WPS) - which is active even when using a smartphone - you can securely transmit data to preferred devices quickly and easily
  • Home networking functionality: With DLNA functionality, the LUMIX SZ5 is able to share your images and videos with a variety of compatible devices. You can remotely view images on your Smart VIERA TV, and push images and videos to other devices in your home
  • Boost the quality of your everyday photography: With a 14-megapixel sensor; a 10x optical zoom; a 25mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMER lens; and 720p MP4 movie recording, the LUMIX SZ5 allows detailed image and video capture wherever you are



Mini News

22 November 2012: Sigma 18-250mm now available in Sony's A-Mount

Sigma Imaging UK Ltd has announced that the 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC Macro HSM lens is now available at a suggested retail price of £499.99. Sigma's APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens will shortly be available in Sony's A-Mount for a suggested retail price of £1499.99.


17 October 2012: Firmware update for Sony NEX 7 v1.01

Sony NEX firmware update provides the following;

  • Addition of capability to enable or disable the MOVIE button
  • Addition of exposure settings of bracket shooting (three frames /1.0EV,2.0EV, 3.0EV)
  • Improvement of response for showing auto review image.
  • Improvement of image quality when using a wide angle lens
  • Improvement of indication when setting “Flexible Spot”.

Visit the link: http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/NEX-7/updates

Firmware updates are also available for the a77, a65, and a57.


15 October 2012: Purchase Sigma's 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM ultra wide angle lens and claim FREE 77mm UV DG filter

From Monday 15th October 2012, Sigma Imaging UK Ltd are introducing a short term special offer that enables anyone who purchases Sigma’s multi-award winning 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM ultra-wide angle lens to claim a FREE Sigma 77mm UV DG filter worth over £60!

A Sigma Ultra Violet filter is the perfect accessory to protect your lens from damage to the front element. Sigma’s DG filters benefit from a special multi-layer lens coating, developed to counteract the highly reflective characteristic of image sensors.

Terms and Conditions apply. Visit www.sigma-imaging-uk.com or ask your local photographic retailer for more details of this offer and how to claim your FREE Sigma 77mm UV DG filter.