Panasonic Lumix ZS1 Review

Review posted 9/16/2009

New for 2009 from Panasonic is the Lumix ZS1, a 10.1-Megapixel compact digicam with a very large optical zoom. One of the main features is the Leica DV Vario-Elmar 12x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 25-300mm, which adds a great deal of versatility to the camera. Other features include iA (intelligent auto) mode, 2.0fps unlimited continuous shooting, WVGA (848x480) video recording and a 2.7-inch LCD.

iAuto shooting mode by Panasonic has the ability serve up to 7 functions automatically for you while you shoot. Face Detection and Face Recognition not only give the camera the ability to find and track faces for great exposures, it can also recognize specific faces for higher priority. AF tracking and MEGA O.I.S. make following moving subjects easy as the camera's auto focus tracks your subject. While this is going on, the MEGA O.I.S. keeps the camera steady. The last 3, INtelligent Scene selection makes sure you are always in the propper shooting mode; Intelligent Exposure and ISO assure you that you always have a propper exposure and high enough ISO for a crystal clear picture.

Panasonic Lumix ZS1 Major Features:

  • 10.1-Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch Imaging sensor
  • 12x optical zoom lens (4x digital)
  • MEGA O.I.S.
  • LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR: 10 elements in 8 groups (2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical surfaces, 2 ED lens)
  • iA Intelligent Auto
  • Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
  • WVGA video recording (848x480)
  • AF Metering: Face, AF Tracking, Multi (11pt), 1pt HS, 1pt, Spot
  • AF Assist Lamp
  • Color Mode: Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
  • 2fps Continuous Shooting, 2.5fps burst up to 3 images 10.1-Megapixel Fine
  • 2.7-inch, Auto Power LCD with 230,000 dots of resolution
  • SD, SDHC, MultiMediaCard (Still image only)
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
  • DPOF/PictBridge compatible

Included Accessories:

  • Panasonic Lumix ZS1 Camera
  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Case
  • Battery Charger
  • AV Cable
  • USB Connection Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Hand Strap
  • Operating Instructions

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