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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera

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16.1MP 10x Live MOS May 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
- 25mm Ultra Wide-angle LEICA DC Lens with 10x Powerful Optical Zoom- HD Video Recording in MP4 Format- MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) for Suppressing Hand-shake Blur- 16.1-megapixel CCD... More
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25 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The reviewers at two expert review sites liked this Panasonic camera. This Panasonic digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine and the editor of Buy-n-shoot.com gave it a "Gold" award and wrote it was terrific.

One other expert review site concluded that this digital camera was good. This Panasonic digital camera received a "Buying Tip" award from Magnus.de.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Cameras.co.uk the average expert rating of this compact camera camera is 75 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 had a good zoom.

One person who bought it considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Ephotozine.com scored it 4 stars and wrote on expert website Ephotozine four years ago “Add in optical image stabilisation and a good success rate fo” in their review.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had a good autofocus. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “High speed response for faster autofocus” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 review. One person who reviewed it wrote that it had a good lens.

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Good Size

Six Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 owners who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Ephotozine.com mentioned “Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1The Panasonic Lumix SZ1 is a new range of "Super Zoom" ultra compact cameras with a 10x optical zoom lens, 16 megapixel sensor” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 review and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Ephotozine.com also wrote “Provides a huge amount of optical zoom for a camera not much bigger than the typical 3 to 5x optical zoom compact camera”. Expert review site Buy-N-Shoot.com said “The rather stylish Panasonic Lumix SZ1 sits right amongst a new range of "Super Zoom" ultra compact cameras from Panasonic” in their review of this digital camera.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 reviewer who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was thin. Four years ago Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 is a stylish and slim compact camera sporting a 10x optical zoom that starts from 25mm, 720p HD video recording in MP4 format, 16.1 megapixel resolution” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 review.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to carry around. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au said “The Lumix DMC-SZ1 is a small camera with a big lens that's easy to carry around for everyday use”.

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Good Brand

Compact camera digital cameras manufactured by Panasonic have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact camera digital cameras) and found that Panasonic also has good reviews across its entire range.

Nice Design

Two customers who bought it agreed that it was good looking.

Good Quality Pictures

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 owner who bought the product considered that it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk said four years ago “It has 16 megapixels and a 10x zoom lens” in their review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good screen.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Lumix DMC-SZ1 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-SZ1.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 has a fairly high megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-SZ1. The megapixel counts of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ1 range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-SZ1 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-SZ1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ1.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Lumix DMC-SZ1 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The image editing mode "Crop" is also found on this camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Long Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-SZ1 is 0.83h, the longest is 680h, and the average maximum battery life is 25h. With a maximum battery life of 680 hours, the Lumix DMC-SZ1's maximum battery life is one of the longest amongst compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-SZ1.

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Nine Aspheric Elements

Most cameras of this age and spec have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements, including the Lumix DMC-SZ1 which has nine aspheric elements.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 0.114 kilograms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 is one of the lighter cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-SZ1 amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ1 have weights of between 0.097kg and 180kg, and the average weight is 5.2kg.

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4320 X 2880 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-SZ1 has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has a 4320 x 2880 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Panasonic digital camera have still image resolutions of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3232 x 3232 and 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432. Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years still image resolutions range from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-SZ1 is 1MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 330MB. With an internal memory of 70 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-SZ1 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ1. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-SZ1 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features One Auto Focus

The Lumix DMC-SZ1 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Selective Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Light

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 is one of the lighter compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ1 (only 114 grams) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The lightest compact camera camera that has been available for more than two years is 20g and the heaviest is 710g.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-SZ1. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 reviewer who bought the product considered that it was not good quality. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au wrote four years ago “However, its image quality isn't great, with some noticeable blurring”.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ1, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 does not support Full HD video.

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Only MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Lumix DMC-SZ1 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ1 are not 3D compatible. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Lumix DMC-SZ1 does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-SZ1 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-SZ1 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-SZ1 are also not waterproof.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-SZ1 the worst optical sensor size is 1/2.5"" and the best is 2/3"".

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Panasonic digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-SZ1. The flash modes "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 has a greater number of shooting modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Panasonic digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 680 milliamperes * hour, the Lumix DMC-SZ1 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the battery capacities range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The average maximum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 4,500, and the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 26,000. At only 1,600, the Lumix DMC-SZ1 has a quite low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ1.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 has one of the smaller combined zoom (only 20 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average combined zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-SZ1 is 50x, and the combined zoom range from 3x to 1,600x.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Lumix DMC-SZ1 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-SZ1.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this compact camera camera was released.

Average Screen Size

The Lumix DMC-SZ1 has a fairly typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-SZ1.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-SZ1 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-SZ1.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-SZ1 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
PC Connectivity
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Mac Compatible
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Network Ready
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Weight
Interface
Face Detection
Cable
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR
USB 2.0 Connector
Optical Viewfinder
Recording Format
HDMI Out

3 Awards

Ephotozine Recommended buy-n-shoot.com Gold Magnus.de Buying Tip

Expert Reviews

(16)
31 December 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 is a stylish and slim compact camera sporting a 10x optical zoom that starts from 25mm, 720p HD video recording in MP4 format, 16.1 megapixel resolution and high speed... Read more…

8 September 2012

At this price level it is hard to find fault in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 which manages to pack in a number of features and yet retains its relatively slimline small design. There are a number...

Buy-n-shoot.com

1 August 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC SZ1 is a small pocket camera that gives you extra zoom power. It has 16 megapixels and a 10x zoom lens. You can also increase the amount of zoom available through a feature... Read more…

The Lumix DMC-SZ1 is a small camera with a big lens that's easy to carry around for everyday use. However, its image quality isn't great, with some noticeable blurring and occasional mishandling...

1 June 2012

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12 April 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 has an ultra compact body, particularly for one with such a broad zoom lens range that runs from a wide 25mm wide angle to a telephoto end of 250mm; a 10x optical zoom.... Read more…

24 February 2012

The Panasonic Lumix SZ1 performs well for a point and shoot camera and provides a huge amount of optical zoom for a camera not much bigger than the typical 3 to 5x optical zoom compact camera. Add...

Ephotozine

25 April 2012

Panasonic DMC-SZ1? ?? 1,610? ??? ??? ???? ?? 10? ??? ? ??, ?? ?? ?? 3.0?? ??? LCD ??? ? ??? ?? ??? ???? ??? ???? ??? ?? ?? ??...

18 April 2012

Tobias Bos noemde de Panasonic DMC-SZ7 'fantasieloos'. Zijn collega Willeke Machiels kreeg de Panasonic DMC-SZ1 in handen. Haar mening over dit kleinere broertje. 'Ehh, eigenlijk ben ik het wel... Read more…

22 November 2012

Aparat z matryc? 16,1 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 10x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1280 x 720 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki...

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers DMC-SZ1S, dmcsz1egv, dmcsz1ega, dmcsz1egs, dmcsz1egr, DMC-SZ1EF-V, 5025232662586, 5025232669158, 5025232662579, 5025232662555, panasonic dmcsz1, panasonic dmcsz1r, panasonic dmcsz1k, panasonic dmcsz1a
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