Panasonic Lumix TZ1 Reviews

Megapixel has published a Panasonic DMC-TZ1 review where they write: “The zoom, on the other hand, is excellent for close ups and portraits, making it possible to get artistically blurred backgrounds behind the subject, as it the case with the “lady” at left. Moreover this is a long focal length that is perfectly useable since it has a reasonably bright aperture at its maximum telephoto and its stabilizer is able to add 3 f-stops of latitude when shooting hand-held. The advantage of the stabilizer is obvious when it is set to Mode 1 as it stabilizes the image on the monitor, as well as when the photo is captured. But the most effective mode is Mode 2, which stabilizes the image only when the shutter is released, and it should be used as it allows even lower shutter speeds to yield sharp and clear images.”

Photography Blog has published a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 review and write: “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 is a unique camera in a crowded market-place, thanks solely to its combination of a 10x zoom lens and compact dimensions. Using such a small camera with such a large zoom range opens up lots of photographic opportunities that you just won’t get with similar sized models. The DMC-TZ1 isn’t the fastest camera available, but the ability to zoom from 35mm up to 350mm and still get sharp results thanks to Panasonic’s Mega O.I.S system is a revelation. Everything from mild wide-angle scenes to distant close-ups is possible, all from a camera that you can just about squeeze into a (large) pocket. There’s obvious distortion at both ends of the zoom range, but that’s a small price to pay for the flexibility that’s on offer. The 5 megapixel sensor is modest in this day and age, but more than adequate for prints up to A4 in size. Image quality is on the whole good, although the inability to alter sharpness in the camera is frustrating as the images are soft.”

Digital Camera Info has reviewed the Panasonic Lumix TZ1 and write: “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 houses 5 megapixels on its 1/2.5-inch CCD and couples it with a lengthy Leica DC Vario Elmarit 10x optical zoom lens. This amount of zoom is fairly generous considering that the TZ1 is only an inch and a half thick. The lens does extend from the body and is balanced by a slightly thicker right-hand grip. On the back of this Lumix is a 2.5-inch LCD screen that has the world’s first High Angle mode. While many compact models now offer a wide viewing angle on the LCD screen, the TZ1 is the first to have a designated mode for it.”

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