Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ6 / DMC-ZS1
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Good camera if you learn to use it
S. Zmek, Amazon
23 April 2011
Summary: I needed something smaller than my huge Sony cybershot bought years ago. This Panasonic had really good reviews and was the size I desired (something that would easily fit in my purse). The only issue I've had so far (after a year of moderate picture taking) is that I can't get the shutter speed set just right.
Summary: I used to have a Lumix TZ-1, which was great, and was hoping this would be an upgrade over that. Most of the technical details are improved (10x to 12x zoom, 5MP to 10MP), but as a general user I can't really tell much of a difference in picture quality. The camera is noticeably smaller though, which is nice, plus some extra features.
Summary: I got this to replace a bulkier point and shoot that had more of an SLR size and shape, from another company. The Panasonic fits easily into a coat pocket, and OK in pants/shirt pocket. It is compact but a little on the heavy side. The construction seems sturdy. Picture quality is good. Even though there is a lot less glass than the bigger camera I got rid of, it still takes good pictures even in low light. The ISO400 looks reasonable, and the anti-shake really works.
Summary: The Panasonic TZ series represents brilliant little pocket superzooms. The build quality is excellent and the lens resolution and performance is ideal for the designed purpose ie as a traveller's camera. But with a little more development it could be so much more. As an old school camera user I cannot adapt satisfactorily to the LCD screen viewfinder and in bright light, no matter what anyone says it is hopeless.
Excerpt: Fine pocket camera that usually produces good results, especially in good light. Movie mode is good, can use the optical zoom, but it's saved in large .mov file format versus the newer mp4. Problems: Had to return in 3 months because of probable sensor problem, many photos where showing with very strong magenta cast all of a sudden.
Excerpt: cross shopped this with the Canon Powershot SX200 IS - it was cheaper with better aperture/wide-angle/flash/sensor specs. Nice compact size, solid feel and good build quality. Picture quality is great and the indoor flash quality has been excellent. Problems: LCD is difficult to see from side/below angles and shot to shot delay can be atrocious depending on the shooting mode used. It is possible to put your finger in front of the flash without realizing it.
Summary: I own this camera. I have owned Nikon and Olympus pocket size digital cameras. I own a Canon digital SX20- 20X optical zoom. I have been very satisfied with the Nikon. I ordered the Panasonic Lumix after reading reviews about the line of Panasonic digital cameras and because of the 12X optical Zoom. Most pocket digitalis have a 3X or 4X-Zoom - about worthless for me.
Excerpt: I purchased this camera and sold my G9, since I was hoping for great images with a camera that i could carry in my pocket - which is possible with the ZS1 or ZS3. I decided to save the extra $100 and purchased the ZS1, which has produced excellect images. My latests effort was alot of no-flash night shots on vacation - once you learn the iA modes, the pictures can be incredible.