Summary: The camera’s overall performance, particularly the focusing and the shutter response are very good, certainly more than adequate for most “normal” snapping chores. The shot to shot time and continuous shooting are also good.
Pros: 10x zoom lens, Good panoramic mode, Styling, Metal body, Focusing, Easy to use, Low ISO image quality
Cons: Purple fringing, No handgrip, and High ISO image noise
Conclusion: At this price level it is hard to find fault in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 which manages to pack in a number of features and yet retains its relatively slimline small design. There are a number of shortcomings on the SZ1 but nothing too detrimental, mainly noisey images at higher ISOs and the lack...
Excerpt: Gone are the days when a 10x optical zoom had to be a large, brick shaped affair with a slow, lumbering operation. Thanks to cameras such as the Lumix DMC-SZ1 from Panasonic, getting a huge zoom can still mean slipping the camera in your pocket.
Conclusion: If you are looking for a simple, pocket camera that gives you some extra zoom and takes high quality snapshots the Panasonic Lumix DMC SZ1 is a very good choice. Compared to other cameras with similar features available at around the same price this camera has the edge when it comes to picture...
The Lumix DMC-SZ1 is a decent, but uninspiring compact camera from Panasonic
Good Gear Guide.au
1 July 2012
Summary: The Lumix DMC-SZ1 is a small camera with a big lens that's easy to carry around for everyday use. However, its image quality isn't great, with some noticeable blurring and occasional mishandling of exposures.
Pros: Compact, Easy to use, 10x zoom
Cons: Noticeable blurring at the edges, Didn't always handle exposure correctly
Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix SZ1 is a new range of "Super Zoom" ultra compact cameras with a 10x optical zoom lens, 16 megapixel sensor and 3 inch screen it sure packs a lot into an ultra compact body.
Pros: Ultra compact 10x zoom, Panoramic mode, Stylish metal body, Fast focusing, Easy to use, Good colour, Better than expected battery life
Cons: Some purple fringing, Lacks grip, Limited ISO range
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix SZ1 is available in India at an MRP of Rs. 10,990. This camera is stylishly designed and will appeal to all those who want a minimalistic looking handset. For a camera priced at this amount, it is rich in features and one can certainly benefit from the 10x optical zoom when...
Summary: PRÓS: Esta máquina fotográfica é muito leve e tem um interface muito intuitivo. CONTRAS: Construção frágil. Sem memória interna. Video tem estabilização mas não de confiar. Gravação de video a 720p é muito pobre.
Excerpt: Weniger als 150 Euro kostet die handliche SZ1 mit 10fach-Zoom. Die restliche Ausstattung bleibt jedoch schwach. Aber zumindest gibt es einen schnellen Autofokus. Bei Tageslicht gelingen scharfe Fotos, allerdings sehen Sie in allen Lichtsituationen Rauschen in den Aufnahmen.
Pros: Schneller Autofokus, 10fach-Zoom
Cons: Bildrauschen, Display mit niedriger Auflösung, Video in 720p