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Panasonic SZ1

buy-n-shoot.com Gold Ephotozine Recommended Magnus.de Buying Tip
A Multi Award Winning 16.1 Megapixel 10 Times Zoom Factor Camera
Compact Camera 16.1MP 10x Yes May 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Panasonic SZ1 Review

With very good reviews but good features, we have ranked the Panasonic SZ1 number 672 across all digital cameras.
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9 Reviews + 3 Awards
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25 Great Features
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5 Years Old
Overall Score
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 56?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 75%. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Gold" from Buy-N-Shoot.com and a "Recommended" from Ephotozine.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
The SZ1 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports video recording
Features calendar
Does not support Full HD video

Panasonic SZ1 Video Reviews


Panasonic SZ1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Three Industry Awards

Two expert review sites liked this waterproof camera. This Panasonic digital camera received a "Gold" award from website Buy-N-Shoot.com who decided it was outstanding and the writer at website Ephotozine conluded that they would endorse it and gave it a "Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Buying Tip" award from Magnus.de.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Nine experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Cameras.co.uk have rated this waterproof camera on average 75%.

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Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 10,801 expert and user reviews (including 106 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically for its waterproof cameras.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The Panasonic SZ1 supports video recording. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also support video recording.

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Features Calendar

The Panasonic SZ1 features calendar, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 114 grams, the Panasonic SZ1 is fairly light compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this camera. Similar age waterproof cameras have weights of between 36g and 1.4kg, and the average weight is 250g.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on new digital cameras.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera range from 2.3mm to 350mm. At 270 millimeters, the Panasonic SZ1 has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar age waterproof cameras.

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Supports 100, 200 and 11 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic SZ1 is more than most latest similar spec digital cameras. This Panasonic digital camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic SZ1 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 2048 x 1536 still image resolution(s) found on most waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480, 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 in fact the best still image resolution across all cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480.

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Very Light

At only 0.114 kilograms, the Panasonic SZ1 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera. Across all the similar age digital cameras the weights range from 0.11kg to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 0.4kg.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic SZ1 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a batteries included.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic SZ1 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic SZ1 has a hand strap. Most of the other new cameras also have a hand strap.

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Features Voice Recording

The Panasonic SZ1 features voice recording, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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10 Aspherical Lenses

The Panasonic SZ1 is a 10 aspherical lens digital camera. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this camera have between 3 and 10 aspherical lenses.

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Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic SZ1 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Panasonic SZ1 has an HDMI. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic SZ1 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic SZ1 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other new waterproof cameras.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Panasonic SZ1 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera which support Full HD video.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Panasonic SZ1 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other recently released waterproof cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic SZ1 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other latest waterproof cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

The Panasonic SZ1 supports video capability, as do most of the other new waterproof cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic SZ1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other recently released waterproof cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic SZ1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other recently released cameras.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

Waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera have optical zooms of between 1x and 14x. When compared to other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera, the optical zoom of the Panasonic SZ1 of 10 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The Panasonic SZ1 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". That's 27% less optical sensor size than a 1/1.7"" digital camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic SZ1 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Panasonic SZ1 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Features Face Detection

The Panasonic SZ1 features face detection. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature face detection.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic SZ1 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other new similar spec digital cameras.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was May 2012 when Panasonic released the SZ1.


Panasonic SZ1 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic SZ1 review we compared this digital camera to 100 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 303,734 product attributes, 187,496 digital camera reviews and 2,320,900 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Product Identifiers

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