Summary: I bought a TZ1S in 2007 and used it for three years. For no obviouos reason it quit working. So I replaced it with a $68 used version. My local camera repairman doesn't think much of these cameras, but I've made excellent photographs with them.
Summary: I love this digital camera! I have shakey hands, so the anti-shake come in handy all the time. This is a very responsive camera to both the picture taker, and the environment. Very good design just the right weight and size.
Summary: I had been hesitant to order this camera because of low ratings by the reviewers, but I noticed that the user review ratings were a lot higher so I decided to give it a try. The reviewers especially mentioned the noise problem.
Summary: When reviewing this camera, it is good to remember just how far technology has come since only a few years ago. The feature set and overall capabilities of the TZ1 are superb - really over the top. The TZ1 can do things we couldn't even dream of in the age of film and the early age of digital.
Summary: Overall a great camera. It is the smallest 10x zoom that I have seen. Picture quality is very good but I would not say that it is great. Once we learned all the various settings for the flash it was a lot easier to use than our old one.
Summary: I guess I should have read the specs, thought every camera would support mpeg-2, not apple proprietary quicktime.
Pros: Nice picture quality, lots of features. Very nice video mode, close to camcorder quality (640x480, 30fps) can capture ~20 min of video on a 2GB SD card.
Cons: Indoor photos slightly grainy, even with flash. May have to mess with exposure. Quicktime videos don't stream to the XBOX, don't work with my video editing software, etc. Found a passable workaround called TVersity (free) that can stream the quicktime to the XBOX, but with reduced quality
Summary: If you want zoom power, this is one of your choice. It has 10x optical zoom. You can do much more than a regular 3x "palm" size point and shoot. Although the size is a little bigger, it is worth it. You can even use it as a video camcorder with its zoom power. Quality is super, it has sound too.