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5.4 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1

Lumix® 5 Megapixel Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom, MEGA Op Read more

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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1

PC Magazine
9 May 2007
  • Conclusion: This compact superzoom takes great shots, but a few underperforming features keep it from greatness.
  • Pros: Powerful image stabilization. Very good picture quality. Small for a superzoom.
  • Cons: Shutter lag. LCD solarizes.
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Overall 8
7.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 7
7.0
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 7
7.0
Ergonomics 8
8.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Expert Review

DP Review
9 May 2007
  • Conclusion: Putting aside all talk of noise reduction and other image quality metrics I should firstly say that I really liked the DMC-TZ1; it offers a unique twist on the popular 'super zoom' concept, and having such a huge focal range in an (almost) pocketable package is an appealing proposition.
  • Pros: Unique compact with 10x image stabilized zoom, Good resolution, surprisingly sharp folded optics lens, Bright, breezy punchy results out of camera, High quality construction, Highly versatile 35-350mm zoom range, Good shot-to-shot speed, Reliable white balance with fine tuning, Generally feels fast and responsive (though see below), High speed (and accurate) focus; near class-leading performance, Big, bright, high resolution screen, Decent movie mode with 848 x 480 pi...
  • Cons: Noise - and heavy noise reduction - make ISO 200+ usable only for small prints, Noise visible in shadow areas even at ISO 80, No manual control of shutter speed or aperture, Some metering issues, particularly in backlit scenes, Default contrast and saturation quite high, Occasional exposure problems and blown highlights when shooting in very bright light, Longer than average shutter lag - up to 0.3 seconds.
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Durability 10
10

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
31 January 2007
  • Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ1 Mega zoom camera The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 is a surprisingly compact Mega zoom digital camera that comes from an unexpected source in the photo trade. It is striking that so many manufacturers whose background is not in photography are coming up with photographic innovations as Panasonic has done with the Lumix TZ1 digital camera.
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Overall 8
8.1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1

Camera Labs
1 August 2006
  • Summary: While the Lumix TZ1’s neither the slimmest nor sexiest compact on the market, it’s nothing short of remarkable to find a 10x optical zoom lens in there. The flexibility and convenience of having such a long reach in a relatively pocketable body cannot be underestimated. You’ll enjoy the kind of opportunist shots which only a long zoom can deliver, but at times when you’re unlikely or unwilling to carry a larger camera.
  • Pros: Huge 10x optical zoom for a compact, Optical Image Stabilisation, Good build quality, Widescreen videos with anamorphic TV output
  • Cons: Noise levels high even at low sensitivity, Little or no manual control, Smearing on High Sensitivity mode, Ultimate image quality beaten by some compacts
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
6 May 2007
  • Summary: If you need a 10X zoom in the a compact form factor, then the TZ1 is probably for you. However there are other cameras out there that take better shots, so if this isn't a primary concern you may be better served by another model.
  • Pros: Big zoom in a compact body, Low chromatic aberration, 1600 ISO
  • Cons: Images below expectation, Large for a compact model
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
7.5
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 8
7.5

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
18 January 2007
  • Summary: The TZ1 provides most of the answers for the concerned photographer, particularly on holiday. The TZ1 promises much,10x zoom, pocket sized body, image stabliser-that it would be amazing if there weren’t some failings. Despite occasionally suspect picture quality, though, it remains an extraordinary achievement. In July I was looking for a new camera - mainly because I was going on holiday to New York and I wanted to get some great photos.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ1 digital camera review

Pocket Lint
16 August 2006
  • Pros: Lens, OIS, build, white balance, easy to use, responsive, nice menus, movie mode
  • Cons: Noisy images in low ISO modes, worse noise in the images at high ISOs and, erm, more image noise problems from noise reduction removing image detail
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Overall 9
8.5
Ease of use 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Build quality 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1

PhotoReview
1 June 2006
  • Summary: Compact and 10x zoom makes the TZ1 a good choice for travellers.Claimed as the smallest 10x zoom digital camera on the market, Panasonic's 5-megapixel DMC-TZ1 recently received the T.I.P.A. Award for the best 'Superzoom' digital camera in Europe. Among the reasons cited for the win are the camera's Optical Image Stabiliser (which is found in all Panasonic digicams) and the new Venus Engine III processor.
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Overall 9
8.5
Ease of use 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Build quality 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1

PhotoReview
1 June 2006
  • Summary: Compact and 10x zoom makes the TZ1 a good choice for travellers.Claimed as the smallest 10x zoom digital camera on the market, Panasonic's 5-megapixel DMC-TZ1 recently received the T.I.P.A. Award for the best 'Superzoom' digital camera in Europe. Among the reasons cited for the win are the camera's Optical Image Stabiliser (which is found in all Panasonic digicams) and the new Venus Engine III processor.
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Overall 8
7.8
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 10
10
Photo quality 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ1 Review

LetsGoDigital
24 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Persoonlijk vind ik de Panasonic Lumix TZ1 een hele fijne digitale megazoom camera om als tweede camera mee te nemen. Het compacte formaat, de optische beeldstabilisator en de overzichtelijke gebruikersinterface zijn een plezierige combinatie om te fotograferen. Wederom kan ik zeggen zoals ik al vaker heb geschreven en ervaren, wie eenmaal werkt met een digitale camera uitgerust met een optische beeldstabilisator zoals de MEGA O.I.S. wil eigenlijk niet meer zonder.
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