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Panasonic DMC-XS1EP Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CCD Jul 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
The New DMC-XS1 Features A Stylish Flat Body Profile With An Eye-catching Two-colored Design, And The World 's Slimmest Body Profile Thanks To The Panasonic 's Advanced Optical Design And... More
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18 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

Panasonic has good average reviews for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.

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Fairly High Megapixel

Across all the compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DMC-XS1EP the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The DMC-XS1EP has a quite high megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 16.1MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price], the Casio EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price], or the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price].

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth looking at include the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP), the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (16.2MP), or the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] (16.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic DMC-XS1EP has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-XS1EP.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DMC-XS1EP has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-XS1EP. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic DMC-XS1EP has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital 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. Across all compact cameras that have been around for more than two years the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The DMC-XS1EP has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DMC-XS1EP. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 90 megabytes, the DMC-XS1EP has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DMC-XS1EP. The internal memorys of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 280MB.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of compact cameras that have been available for more than two years is 6.9. At 6.9, the DMC-XS1EP has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DMC-XS1EP is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera). In addition, this Panasonic camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. 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 cameras of this spec and age the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP is more than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The DMC-XS1EP has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Panasonic camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The DMC-XS1EP has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 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. Compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-XS1EP displays range from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DMC-XS1EP. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

When compared to other digital cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-XS1EP, the weight of the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP of only 88 grams is one of the lightest. The average weight of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 170g.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DMC-XS1EP, the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP does not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DMC-XS1EP do not support Full HD video. The DMC-XS1EP is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DMC-XS1EP does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras of this spec and age are not 3D. The DMC-XS1EP is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not have a GPS (satellite). The Panasonic DMC-XS1EP is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The DMC-XS1EP is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-XS1EP are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of compact cameras that came out more than two years ago is 1x and the biggest is 810x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-XS1EP.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price], or the Canon 115 HS[plb_1526810_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the 150F[pl_2060742_price] (5x), or the WB350F[pl_2134241_price] (5x) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the DMC-XS1EP is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of a comparable age and type to the DMC-XS1EP. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The DMC-XS1EP has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Panasonic digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DMC-XS1EP. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Only Features One Light Metering

The DMC-XS1EP has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently featured light metering is Centre-weighted, but this light metering is not featured on this Panasonic camera. The light meterings Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The DMC-XS1EP has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-XS1EP. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-XS1EP the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800.

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Very Small Extra/Smart Zoom

At only 8 times zoom factor, the DMC-XS1EP has a quite small extra/Smart zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-XS1EP. Across all the compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-XS1EP the extra/Smart zooms range from 1.3x to 96x.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the DMC-XS1EP is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-XS1EP.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP

Released Over Three Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Optical Zoom

The DMC-XS1EP has a fairly average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-XS1EP.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Nikon 26[plb_1280883_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x), or the Nikon Coolpix S3400[plb_2072942_price] (7x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the DMC-XS1EP has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-XS1EP.

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the GE E1450W[plb_1772835_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price] (3"), the Olympus Stylus SH-60[plb_2273504_price] (3"), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
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)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
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
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
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 Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Ultra-slim design
5x zoom lens
24mm wide-angle coverage
Reasonable shutter lag
Inexpensive
Lens could be sharper
Images suffer at high ISOs
Slow to start and shoot
Low-resolution LCD
Lacks Wi-Fi

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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