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Panasonic-dmc-sz5.33510279
8.4 out of 10

Panasonic DMC-SZ5

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic DMC-SZ5

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Overall 2
2.0

Lasted 35 days

JEC, Amazon
14 January 2014
  • Summary: This camera is no longer made by Panasonic. The shutter would no longer open after about 35 days of ownership. Had to jump through hoops, but finally got this replaced under warranty with a newer model.
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Overall 2
2.0

WiFi does NOT WORK for iphone

Mom in NJ, Amazon
13 January 2014
  • Summary: The 1800 number was of no help. I could successfully set up the app to use WiFi for the Samsung Galaxy (so I DO know how to correctly get this to work on a phone), but when using the same app for iPhone, it simply will not work - it gets "hung up" on the Login screen. When you call the 800 number about Lumix Link, the app that is supposed to upload photos via your phone, the techs have NO KNOWLEDGE of Lumix Link, even though Lumix Link is repeatedly referenced in the...
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Overall 2
2.0

Awful software

Amazon Customer "dlp", Amazon
7 October 2013
  • Summary: The only reason this review has one star is because Amazon does not allow no stars!! The camera as a camera, taking pictures and video is awesome, however Panasonic should be ashamed to have included such perfectly awful software. The software appears to have been written by a brain dead high school computer science student. The software will NOT run on Windows 7 64bit Ultimate, PHOTOfunStudio 8.4 SE is definitely NOT fun!!!
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Overall 2
2.0

BAD Wi-Fi

cylu, Amazon
9 July 2013
  • Summary: Picture quality is definitely good enough for my use. The worse is the Wi-Fi. My set up process was actually pretty smooth, unlike other reviewers. But whenever I connect the camera to my phone or my computer, after a few minutes the camera always completely freezes. I cannot even turn it off. I had to take out the battery... This is not what I expected at all. Better off buying the SZ1.
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Overall 2
2.0

Panasonic software ruined my customer experience

used to be, Amazon
20 January 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this product from NewEgg (better price) but want to review it on Amazon as well. The specs are great and this may be a great product, but I have lost an entire month and all of my pictures because of the PHOTOfunSTUDIO software that comes with the camera. The CD that comes with the camera asks you to load one of two software programs. One is a free 30 day trial and then there is a charge. I loaded the other software (PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.4).
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Overall 2
2.0

not very user friendly

Mitchell Wright, Amazon
14 January 2013
  • Summary: awful plastic feel, wifi is very complicated to set up. would not recommend this product. I purchased this for my mom for christmas as a way to easily upload her photos. It took hours for me to figure out how to set up wifi and iphone compatibility, never completely figured it out and mom said to return it as it was too complicated for her.
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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA If you are looking to use this Camera for wifi photo transfer or moving shots !!!!!!!!!

tab-el, Amazon
3 December 2013
  • Summary: This is a neat looking camera which takes a good basic picture but there are many better on the market for the same price. The cameras response time is slow so if you want to take a moving picture forget it. The problems start if you want to use the wifi function even with the software update 1.2 firmware from the Panasonic website this camera will not connect to the lumix link iPad/Iphone app via wifi.
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Overall 2
2.0

Massive shortfall in performance

kered, Amazon
31 October 2013
  • Summary: The camera as such is reasonable but the facility to use Wi Fi to a TV or pad is pathetic, have also ruined my Sony Vaio computer software after using the cd supplied with the camera to show pictures on my laptop. The software clashed with Picasa which was already on the Sony as standard. The entire computer software crashed and had to be re-entered! I took the camera to J Lewis for them to try to operate the wi fi after one hour two assistants managed one function only.
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