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4.4 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1

The 4-megapixel DMC-LZ1 features a DC VARIO lens with 6x optical Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1

PC Magazine
25 October 2005
  • Conclusion: The LZ1 is not a bad buy. Speed and flash performance, however, could be better.
  • Pros: Image stabilization noticeably improved our test shots, and 6X optical zoom is longer than that of most compacts. Competitively priced.
  • Cons: Some jaggies were present in the flash shots. Dynamic range could be better. No viewfinder. Video capabilities are extremely limited.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1

Steve's Digicams
9 May 2005
  • Excerpt: Physical Views The DMC-LZ1 compared in size to a standard CD disc. The 5-megapixel LZ2 and the 4-megapixel LZ1. Besides resolution, the difference is the LZ2 can record audio, the LZ1 cannot. Continue to Features & Controls Lumix DMC-LZ1 Specifications Image Sensor 1/2.5" CCD, Primary Color Filter 4.23 Total Megapixels 4.0 Effective Megapixels Lens Lumix DC Vario 6x Optical Zoom f=6.1-36.6mm (35mm equivalent: 35-210mm) F2.8 - F4.5 max.
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Dc Resource
17 February 2005
  • 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 display. The only differences are the body color, resolution, and sound recording abilities.
  • 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
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Digicam Review
15 September 2006
  • 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. As the cameras take AA batteries, they would make excellent travel cameras.
  • 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 mode (4fps!)
  • 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)
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Tecnozoom
18 March 2006
  • 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 un'elevata resa dei dettagli.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1

Absolut Photo
26 November 2005
  • 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 donc d'un système de stabilisation très pratique pour éviter les flous de bouger. Il est tout à fait possible de couper le stabilisateur si vous prenez vos photos sur un pied.
  • Pros: Zoom 6x stabilisé, Qualité d'image
  • Cons: Bruit trop présent à 400 ISO, Pas de format sans compression
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Mobile Review
2 August 2005
  • Summary: Вполне приличный и недорогой вариант для любителей, начинающих постигать азы фотомастерства.
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