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Panasonic SZ1 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 10x May 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Three industry awards
Good size
Good quality lens
16 Reviews + 3 Awards
buy-n-shoot.com Gold Ephotozine Recommended Magnus.de Buying Tip

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The editors of two expert review sites both endorsed this camera. This Panasonic camera received a "Recommended" award from website Ephotozine and it received a "Gold" award from review site Buy-n-shoot.com.

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

Average Expert Reviews

Nine experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Cameras.co.uk have rated this medium megapixel camera on average 75 out of 100.

Good Brand

Based on 8,853 expert and owner reviews (including 765 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six people who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was compact. Firstpost.com said “Panasonic has been at the forefront when it comes to launching travel compact cameras and over the past few years has developed legendary cameras most notably of which” in their review of the Panasonic SZ1 and rated this digital camera 6 stars. Expert review site Buy-N-Shoot.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic SZ1 “The rather stylish Panasonic Lumix SZ1 sits right amongst a new range of "Super Zoom" ultra compact cameras from Panasonic”. Ephotozine.com scored it 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “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”.

One customer thought this digital camera was easy to carry around. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Lumix DMC-SZ1 is a small camera with a big lens that's easy to carry around for everyday use” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who purchased it thought it was thin. Photographyblog.com rated it 6 stars and said five years ago “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”.

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Very Light

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg. The Panasonic SZ1 is fairly light (only 114 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Good Quality Lens

Three customers thought it had a good zoom. One customer who bought the Panasonic SZ1 concluded that it had a good lens.

One person who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good autofocus.

One person who purchased the product wrote that it had a good image stabiliser. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “Add in optical image stabilisation and a good success rate fo” in their Panasonic SZ1 review.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One owner said in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Good Quality Pictures

One person said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk wrote “It has 16 megapixels and a 10x zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera. One customer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was able to produce good images.


Design

Nice Design

Two owners who reviewed the Panasonic SZ1 considered that it was good looking.

Poor Product Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was not good quality. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on Good Gear Guide.com.au “However, its image quality isn't great, with some noticeable blurring” in their Panasonic SZ1 review.

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera, the Panasonic SZ1 is not waterproof.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Panasonic SZ1 supports video capability, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic SZ1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

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Features Face Detection

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

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Very Light

The Panasonic SZ1 is fairly light (only 0.114 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera. The average weight of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 6.8kg, and the weights range from 0.097kg to 180kg.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic SZ1 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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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 medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic SZ1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic SZ1 has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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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 frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Panasonic SZ1 is 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.3"" camera, which is the most common optical sensor size.

A 1/2.33"" optical sensor size is actually the worst optical sensor size amongst all digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

The best optical sensor size amongst comparable types of camera is 2/3"".

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic SZ1 features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Calendar

The Panasonic SZ1 features calendar. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also feature calendar.

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Lens System

Nine Aspheric Elements

Most cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera have between 1 and 12 aspheric elements, including the Panasonic SZ1 which has nine aspheric elements.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic SZ1 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Panasonic SZ1 has a fairly typical optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Panasonic SZ1 features connection to PC, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic SZ1 supports PictBridge. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic SZ1 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic SZ1 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic SZ1 has a batteries included. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Panasonic SZ1 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

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

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic 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 camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic 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). The best video resolution of all comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera, the Panasonic SZ1 does not support Full HD video.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Panasonic SZ1 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

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