Summary: The very affordable Panasonic 4-megapixel DMC-LZ1 and feature a DC VARIO lens with 6x optical zoom (equivalent to 37mm to 222mm on a 35mm camera), with capability of up to 24x magnification when combined with the 4x digital zoom, and MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer).
Excerpt: Now here's something you don't see
everyday: midsized cameras with a big zoom lens and
image stabilizers! And that's exactly what you'll get
with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 and DMC-LZ2.
The two cameras share the same body design, 6X optical
zoom lens, optical image stabilizer, and 2" LCD
Pros: Good quality, sharp photos (but see issues below), 6X optical zoom lens in a midsize body, Optical image stabilization system, Excellent performance, Good continuous shooting mode, Great battery life, Histograms in record and playback mode
Cons: Images a little too sharp, leading to "jaggies"; some vignetting, Redeye, LCD doesn't "gain up" in low light, No optical viewfinder, Poor low light focusing; no AF-assist lamp, Paltry 14MB of internal memory doesn't hold many photos at highest quality, Movie mode isn't great
Summary: ery good value for money as an easy to use, quick and powerful digital camera that regularly produces good results. Another huge bonus of these cameras is that they are both pocketable - whereas similar long zoom cameras are much bulkier.
Pros: Good macro mode, Very good picture quality (excellent colour, saturation), Good detail, Optical stabilisation lens, Colour effects (Cool, Warm, Natural, Vivid etc), 2" screen, Take AA batteries, Smallest digital cameras with 6x optical zoom lens (still pocketable!), Very fast continous shooting m...
Cons: LZ1: No sound on videos (no microphone), LZ2: No speaker for video playback, High noise above ISO200 (LZ1 seems to have more noise / LZ2 seems to use more noise reduction), Tripod mount too close to the edge, LZ2 images slightly softer, Some vignetting (eg wide angle clock tower)
Excerpt: La Lumix DMC-LZ1 è la soluzione perfetta per i fotografi amatoriali che non si vogliono accontentare. Fra le compatte della sua categoria, questa digitale Panasonic possiede caratteristiche fuori dal comune, a partire dallo zoom ottico 6x che permette di immortalare soggetti molto distanti con...
Excerpt: Panasonic a été l'un des premiers constructeurs à intégrer des stabilisateurs d'image dans tous leurs appareils. Les compacts DMC-LZ1 et DMC-LZ2 ne font pas exceptions. Ces boitiers très compacts, respectivement de 4 et de 5 mégapixels, sont équipés d'un zoom 6x (37 - 222 mm en équivalent 35 mm) et...
Pros: Zoom 6x stabilisé, Qualité d'image
Cons: Bruit trop présent à 400 ISO, Pas de format sans compression