Summary: I bought the camera and have been moderately happy with it. I was very pleased by the compact size along with 10x optical zoom. I thought the picture quality was fair, as others have mentioned on here. I compared pictures to an older Olympus I had and found the Olympus was superior. I figured you have to give up something when you make a more compact camera. Things really went down hill when my charger stopped working 6 months after purchase.
Summary: i have owned this camera for over a year, and overall have had a negative experience. daytime photos usually come out ok, but any low light situations are so noisy that they are unusable. even cloudy days make for terrible pictures. they were so bad i thought surely the camera was broken, so i sent it in for repairs. panasonic was good about a timely response, but nothing had changed when it was supposedly "fixed.
Summary: I have owned this camera for 13 months and recently it began taking terrible photos when using the flash. I did a search online and found out it is a common problem that usually occurs after several months of use. The flash and the shutter get out of sync. I called Panasonic and they said they knew about the problem, but it was not covered by warranty. They want $180+ for the repair. DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA! It will work fine at first..
VERY Disappointing!!!! Suffering from SEVERE buyer's remorse!
30 November 2007
Summary: After doing a lot of research on epinions, amazon, and a half dozen digital camera review websites, it sounded like the TZ1 was the perfect camera for my needs. I have been an avid amateur photographer for many years and enjoy using manual as well as automatic point-and-shoot cameras. I was looking for a small camera with a large optical zoom to take with me on hiking and backpacking trips.
Summary: Great zoom. Great battery life, but can be tricky to get a good picture. Not really point and shoot. Weak low light performance. But the real killer is that it just stopped working 5 months after purchase. Make sure you buy this a long extended warranty for this item.
Summary: The reviews I read on Amazon made the camera sound great, although reviews on other sites complained of poor picture quality. My mistake was believing the Amazon reviews. I wanted to like this camera, it is beautiful, jewel-like, and a pleasure to hold. Operation is a bit difficult due to reflections on the lcd display. But the clincher was the picture quality. More than half of the pictures I take in any situation are out of focus.
Excerpt: Step aside for the new arrival of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1. The big news is (ironically) that it is the world’s smallest 10x optical zoom digital compact. Panasonic are well known for going from strength to strength with their technological advancements but this time they have gone that one step further. The tiny TZ1 measures a meagre 112 x 58.1 x 40.2 mm.
Pros: The 10x optical zoom and the size of course!
Cons: People with large hands may find it a bit fiddly.
Summary: Despues de muchos fallos decidí llevarla al servicio tecnico en Lugo y estos la enviaron a central en Coruña. Bie, pues eso fue el dia 2-10-06 y si no llego a llamar varias veces aun hoy no hubiese sabido nada; incluso llamaron los del srvicio técnico de Lugo pero ni así. En la última llamada me dijeron que detectaron un golpe, del que yo no sé nada, y que ya me pasarían el presupuesto. Pero es que ni eso me pasaron los muy inútiles.