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Panasonic DMC-SZ1
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Panasonic DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera

16.1MP 10x Mar 2012
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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28 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic digital cameras and also specifically for Panasonic waterproof cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had good ratings.

Easy to Use

One Panasonic DMC-SZ1 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Miss Judith M Graham she said on Amazon “This camera is very easy to use and I am very delighted with it” in her Panasonic DMC-SZ1 review.

Good Support

One person who reviewed it considered that it had good technical guidance. Last year Miss Judith M Graham mentioned “This came well packaged with very clear instructions”.

Good Technical Features

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. In December this year D. Ash mentioned “Price and features make this a great camera!” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-SZ1.

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic DMC-SZ1 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality. This month D. Ash mentioned on Amazon “Yet, this camera takes very nice quality images and at the price you cannot beat it” in their review and scored this digital camera 4 stars.

Good Quality Pictures

One person who purchased it concluded that it was able to produce good images.

CCD Sensor Type

The DMC-SZ1 has a better sensor type than most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Panasonic digital camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

A CCD sensor type is in fact the best sensor type amongst all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-SZ1.

A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type across comparable types of camera.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-SZ1 which do not support video capability, the DMC-SZ1 supports video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic DMC-SZ1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-SZ1 also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-SZ1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Waterproof

The DMC-SZ1 is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-SZ1 also are waterproof.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the optical zooms range from 3x to 10x, and the average optical zoom is 4.7x. When compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-SZ1 that we have assessed the optical zoom of, the DMC-SZ1's optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly Wide Field of View

The Panasonic DMC-SZ1 has one of the wider field of views (100 percent) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago the field of views range from 96% to 170%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

When compared to other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DMC-SZ1 that we have checked the battery life (max) of, the Panasonic DMC-SZ1's battery life (max) of 680 hours is one of the longest. Across all the digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-SZ1 the battery life (max)s range from 0.5h to 680h.

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Ten Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Panasonic DMC-SZ1 is a ten number of aspheric elements camera. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec have between 4 and 10 number of aspheric elementss.

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Very Light

The Panasonic DMC-SZ1 is one of the lighter waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago (only 0.114 kilograms) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DMC-SZ1 have weights of between 0.11kg and 1.3kg.

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Has Five White Balances

The Panasonic DMC-SZ1 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DMC-SZ1. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DMC-SZ1 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Panasonic camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

This digital camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is actually the best still image resolution across all digital cameras of this age and spec.

The worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 480 x 480.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the DMC-SZ1 is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DMC-SZ1. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 270 millimeters, the DMC-SZ1 has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DMC-SZ1 range from 4mm to 270mm.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Extra/Smart Zoom

With an extra/Smart zoom of 22.5 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-SZ1 has one of the bigger extra/Smart zooms amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The smallest extra/Smart zoom of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DMC-SZ1 is 7.5x and the biggest is 57x.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Light

The Panasonic DMC-SZ1 is fairly light (only 114 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-SZ1 the weights range from 36g to 1.4kg.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speeds of cameras of this type and age range from 0.03s to 60s. At 8 seconds, the DMC-SZ1 has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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TFT Display

The DMC-SZ1 has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the best display is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person who bought it concluded that it was not heavy and bulky. In December last year Loveknowledge mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “A little heavy and very slow to turn on or off or change anything.\”.

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DMC-SZ1 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Panasonic DMC-SZ1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DMC-SZ1 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-SZ1 also do not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-SZ1, the DMC-SZ1 is not 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support wi-Fi. The DMC-SZ1 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the DMC-SZ1 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Panasonic digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

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

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the motion JPEG frame rates range from 25fps to 240fps. The DMC-SZ1 has one of the lower motion JPEG frame rates (only 25 frames per second) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The DMC-SZ1 has a greater number of shooting modes than most waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the DMC-SZ1. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The DMC-SZ1 has one of the smaller battery capacitys (only 680 milliamperes * hour) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The average battery capacity of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 880mAh, and the battery capacitys range from 630mAh to 1,800mAh.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The DMC-SZ1 has a greater number of supported image formats than most waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Panasonic digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-SZ1.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-SZ1

Average Display Diagonal

The DMC-SZ1 has a pretty typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

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

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a comparable age and type 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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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the DMC-SZ1 has a relatively standard megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-SZ1 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Network Ready
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Face Detection
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR
USB 2.0 Connectors
Optical Viewfinder
Recording Format
HDMI Out

Expert Reviews

28 May 2013

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Picturequality, smallsize, extrazoom
10x zoom lens
Good panoramic mode
Styling
Metal body
Blue tint to pictures taken with artificial lighting
Purple fringing
No handgrip, and High ISO image noise
Wysoki poziom szumu, niska rozdzielczo wywietlacza, filmowanie tylko w rozdzielczoci 720p
Un aspecto que llama la atencin y que puede resultar un tanto incmodo es que el botn para cambiar a la opcin de grabacin est a un lado del disparador, esto puede originar que sin querer se apriete por

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
Barcodes 00411378262677, 00885170070875, 00885170070882, 00885170070899, 00885170070905, 05025232662517, 05025232662524, 05025232662531, 05025232662548, 05025232662555, 05025232662562, 05025232662579, 05025232662586, 05025232662609, 05025232662616, 05025232662623, 05025232662630, 05025232662647, 05025232662654, 05025232662661, 05025232669141, 05025232669158, 05025232669165, 05025232669172, 08887549456404
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