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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Red)

B&H # PADMCSZ1R Mfr # DMC-SZ1R
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 16.1 MP CCD Sensor
  • 25mm Wide Angle LEICA DC VARIO Lens
  • 10x Optical Zoom
  • 3.0" Intelligent LCD
  • 720p HD Video
  • Miniature Effect, Panorama Shot
  • Creative And Auto Retouch
  • iA/ Intelligent Auto Mode
  • Compatible With SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Cards

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Red) offers an impressive 16.1 Megapixel CCD sensor for beautiful image quality. It boasts a powerful 10x optical zoom and a 25mm ultra-wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens in a compact body for easy, convenient portability. A 3.0" (7.6 cm) Intelligent LCD monitor automatically adjusts the backlight depending upon the environment's lighting. Record 720p HD video via a dedicated video record button, allowing you to instantly begin recording without selecting any extra settings. The full range of the 10x optical zoom is available in video recording mode.

Take advantage of 2 new shooting modes: Miniature Effect and Panorama Shot. Miniature Effect defocuses objects at the periphery while emphasizing saturation and contrast to make the image resemble a diorama. When you record video in Miniature Effect mode, it's played back at 10x fast-forward speed, making it comical and fun to watch. Panorama Shot enables you to shoot a horizontal or vertical panoramic image by taking consecutive shots and then overlaying the pictures to give the effect of a panoramic photo.

Also enjoy Creative Retouch, which includes 6 filters: Toy Effect, Soft Focus Dynamic Monochrome, Expressive, High Key and Retro, each of which lend the picture a more artistic appearance. The Auto Retouch function adjusts contrast and brightness to lend the photo a different look. Both retouch functions work their magic with ease at a single press of a button.

Enjoy iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, which employs a whole suite of technologies to automatically select the optimal camera settings for natural, gorgeous images. Included under the iA umbrella are AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, MEGA O.I.S. / image stabilization, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure.

The SZ1 is compatible with SD/ SDHC/ SDXC memory cards. It offers USB power charging in addition to the traditional AC power supply.

Note! Sound is not recorded with Miniature Effect in Creative Control Mode, and roughly 1/10 of the time period is recorded. If you record for 10 min, the resulting motion picture recording will be about 1 min long

Superior Image Quality

16.1 Megapixel CCD sensor for beautiful image quality. Sensor features Primary Color Filter
Boasts a powerful 10x optical zoom and a 25mm ultra-wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens in a compact body for easy, convenient portability. Focal length: f=4.5-45.0mm (25-250mm in 35mm equiv.); 27-270 mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording. Aperture: f/3.1 (W) - 5.9 (T), 9.0 (W) - 16.0 (T), 2-Step
Focusing: Normal, AF Macro, Zoom Macro / Quick AF (Always On), Continuous AF(only for motion picture) / AF Tracking
AF Assist Lamp: Provides additional lighting as a focusing aid for slightly dark situations where autofocusing would ordinarily be difficult
A 3.0" (7.6 cm) Intelligent TFT LCD monitor (230K dots) automatically adjusts the backlight depending upon the environment's lighting
Field of View: approx. 100%
AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High Angle Mode
Record 720p HD video via a dedicated video record button, allowing you to instantly begin recording without selecting any extra settings. The full range of the 10x optical zoom is available in video recording mode. [HD Video] 1280 x 720 pixels, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 25P); [STD Video] VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 25 fps (4Mbps / MP4)
Mode Dial / Mode Button: Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, SCN, Miniature
White balance: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set. Zoom in Motion Picture
Built-in flash: 1.97 - 18.37' (0.6 - 5.6 m) (Wide/i ISO); 4.9 - 9.5' (1.5 - 2.9 m) (Tele/i ISO)

2 New Shooting Modes

Miniature Effect
Defocuses objects at the periphery while emphasizing saturation and contrast to make the image resemble a diorama. When you record video in Miniature Effect mode, it's played back at 10x fast-forward speed, making it comical and fun to watch
Panorama Shot
Enables you to shoot a horizontal or vertical panoramic image by taking consecutive shots and then overlaying the pictures to give the effect of a panoramic photo.

Creative And Auto Retouch

Creative
Includes 6 filters: Toy Effect, Soft Focus Dynamic Monochrome, Expressive, High Key and Retro, each of which lend the picture a more artistic appearance
Auto
Adjusts contrast and brightness to lend the photo a different look. Both retouch functions work their magic with ease at a single press of a button

iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode

Employs a whole suite of technologies to automatically select the optimal camera settings for natural, gorgeous images. Included under the iA umbrella are AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, MEGA O.I.S. / image stabilization, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure

Still Image Scene Modes

Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, / Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, Photo Frame

Color Mode / Color Effect / My Color

Color Mode: Standard, Black&White, Sepia, Vivid (in normal / video), Happy (only in iA Mode)

Playback

Playback Mode: Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback (Category, Favorites), / Calendar Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback: 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback: Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image: Yes / No
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection: Yes / Yes
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling: Yes / Yes / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp: Yes / No / Yes
Video Divide: Yes
PictBridge Support: Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Data Storage

Compatible with SD/ SDHC/ SDXC memory cards

Power Charging

Offers USB power charging in addition to the traditional AC power supply

Audio

Microphone / Speaker: Mono / Mono

Included Software

PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.0 Standard Edition, Adobe Reader
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 16.6 Megapixel
Effective: 16.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.33" CCD
Bit Depth Not Specified By Manufacturer
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MPEG-4
Max Resolution 16MP: 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Color Spaces Not Specified By Manufacturer
Optics
Lens Leica DC Vario-Elmar, 9 elements in 7 groups
4 Aspherical
EFL: 4.5-45 mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-250 mm)
Aperture: f/3.1 (W) - 5.9 (T)
Zoom Optical: 10x
Optical: 12.6x
Optical: 18.0x
Optical: 22.5x
Intelligent Zoom: 20.0x
Focus Range Wide: 19.69" (50 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 59.06" (150 cm) - Infinity
Wide Macro: 1.97" (5.0 cm) - Infinity
Tele Macro: 59.06" (150 cm) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-1600 (High Sensitivity Mode: 1600-6400)
Shutter 1/1600 - 8 sec
Exposure Metering Face Detection, Multi
Exposure Modes Modes: Programmed Auto
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent, Shade
Burst Rate Up to 1.3 fps at 16 MP for up to 100 frames
Up to 10 fps at 5 MP for up to 100 frames
Up to 10 fps at 3 MP for up to 100 frames
Up to 10 fps at 2.5 MP for up to 100 frames
Up to 10 fps at 2.0 MP for up to 100 frames 1
Please Note:

10 fps: Max. of 15-100 frames

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Self Timer 2 Sec, 10 Sec
Interval Recording Not Specified By Manufacturer
Remote Control Not Specified By Manufacturer
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Forced On
Off
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.97 - 18.37' (0.6 - 5.6 m)
Telephoto: 4.92 - 9.51' (1.5 - 2.9 m)
External Flash Connection Not Specified By Manufacturer
Memory
Built-in Memory 70MB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Still Images per GB Not Specified By Manufacturer
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Video
Video Clip Length Up to 4.0GB or 29 Min 59 Sec
Audio Recording With Video, Mono
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Screen 3.0" LCD (230,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
USB 2.0
Software System Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6VDC, 680mAh
AC Power Adapter Input: 110-240 VAC (Included)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.9 x 2.4 x 0.9" / 9.9 x 6.1 x 2.3 cm
Weight .26 lb / .12 kg without Battery and SD Memory Card
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Red)
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • USB Cable
  • AC Power Adapter
  • PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.0 Standard Edition
  • Adobe Reader
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PanasonicLUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Blue)
     
    4.6

    (based on 54 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good image quality (51)
    • Easy to use (50)
    • Compact (44)
    • Large clear LCD (39)
    • Zoom range/performance (39)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (9)
    • No viewfinder (8)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (45)
    • Travel (35)
    • Landscape/scenery (34)
    • Low light (20)
    • Wildlife (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (34), Photo enthusiast (17)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (46), Yes (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Light to carry, easy to use

    I have only had this camera for two days. Tried it out in NYC today (sunny day). Takes very crisp, clear photos. Ease of operation and installation is a definite plus....Read complete review

    I have only had this camera for two days. Tried it out in NYC today (sunny day). Takes very crisp, clear photos. Ease of operation and installation is a definite plus. Previously owned two Nikon CoolPix. Latest CoolPix point and shoot cameras went in direction of 3D photos. Not interested in that. This camera is a very owner friendly camera. You don't need sophisticated knowledge of digital photography to enjoy it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    not so great -

    I use this camera for everyday pictures of my two young children. I've always had a panasonic. I used to work for them and really believe in the company. BUt something went wrong...Read complete review

    I use this camera for everyday pictures of my two young children. I've always had a panasonic. I used to work for them and really believe in the company. BUt something went wrong with this camera. Pictures are fuzzy, shutter is VERY slow-even for a point and shoot- and it just doesn't deliver. I am very disappointed.

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    5.0

    Solid camera

    By Dan

    from New York

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom
    • Nice Body Color

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Red):

    Solid point and shoot camera. Good zoom. Good picture quality.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Affordable and Excellent pictures!!!

    By Rodrigo

    from San Juan, PR

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Great Zoom
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel

      Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Blue):

      Excellent for everyday pictures. The quality of the pictures is amazing and also the colors!!! Tinny size that fits in any jean's pocket.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 10
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent camera

      By Vero

      from Ottawa, ON

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Street Photo

      Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Red):

      This camera is very easy to use. The ISO is appropriate most of the time, very few modifications to make. I love it!

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 10
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Small but powerful and handy

      By VChain

      from Eastern Shore Maryland

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

      Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Blue):

      Small size allows easy transport...fits in any pocket but still can create vivid pictures...many pre set modes for many occasions.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Fabulous Camera

      By TennisBuf

      from Parrish,FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Red):

        Don't know where to begin..... I had a Canon "Elph" for many years and thought it was great, small,good pictures,etc. Well, this camera is SO much better. Super sharp Videos, Very Sharp telephoto's ( image stability, which I did not have before. A must). It's light weight, compact, it's METAL, totally, not cheap feeling plastic. It has a very well known lens manufacture, ie, Leica, it Zooms to 20x ( not just 10x as stated on the lens - see instructions) The battery seems to last a very long time. I've used it on many occasions for many pictures. The screen is plenty big and clear. Other features are great. Videos have a seperate button, when set for snap shots ( very convenient). I bought a case from B&H ( recommended ). OH, THE PRICE from B&H is Fabulous too ! AND so is their SERVICE.
        -Ron Morris

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Quality reliable camera

        By Ilana

        from Albuquerque

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light

          Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Blue):

          Camera has good reliability ratings and easily takes high-quality photos in a variety of situations. It's small and inexpensive. Image stabilization isn't the greatest on some settings (sport), but so far that's my only issue. Otherwise it's been very good value for the money.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Best camera EVER!

          By Tealgore

          from Montana

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Blue):

            Looks good, easy functionality and great features. Love, love, love it!

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Small but Packs a Punch!

            By Pete

            from New York, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Black):

              I use this camera in my commercial appraisal business. It's small size fits nicely into a shirt pocket and the 24-250mm lens gives you plenty of width and pulling power above the more ubiquitous 28-100mm zooms on more expensive pocket digitals. The IA auto function does a nice job, but scene control functions are there if desired. Autofocus is fast and amazingly good in low light (much better than my Canon S75). The Leitz lens is sharp from macro to full zoom. While perhaps not everything a photo enthusiast might want, at this price point, you can't go wrong.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 9
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great camera!

              By Jen L

              from New Paltz, NY

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Short Lag Time

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Black):

              Very simple. Nice quality.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Great product - with one annoying featur

              By Camera-Happy Mommy

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • No Instant Delete Option
              • Short Battery Life
              • Switching Between Camera

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Blue):

              I really like this camera, it takes the pictures right away and is good quality. The only annoying feature is that you have to switch between camera mode and review mode and can't automatically take another picture while in review mode. I would also have preferred to be able to immediately delete a picture that was just taken instead of switching to review mode.

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              • No

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              4.0

              A nice product for the money

              By JR

              from Maryland

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Black):

                  Easy to use

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 9
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Light, Easy to Use, Great Lens & Zoom

                  By Burninghorse

                  from Forest Hills (NYC), NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Color accurate
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Candid Photos
                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Photos Inspire Paintings
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Blue):

                    I love this camera -- take it with me most of the time because it's so light weight and easy to use. The lens takes sharp photos even with the zoom in full extension, and I don't have a very steady hand. Even though it's so small, it feels comfortable in the hand after only a few uses.Connects easily to my iMac computer and automatically works with the iMac photo software. The colors with this camera are excellent/true, and I'm very fussy about color.Also, I bought a light weight case for it, also at B&H online, which fits perfectly (although it was made for a CoolPix) and recommend that, also, to protect the large viewing screen from scratches. (It's the Nikon L Series Neoprene case, black. Very inexpensive.)A enthusiastically recommend this camera. It's fun to use; I find myself photographing distant birds and all kinds of things.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Nothing to say !!!

                    By DaveyBoy

                    from Quebec

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Video

                      Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Blue):

                      Used it outside and inside great grain to the pics. The buttons are made to be instant use.
                      And the video capture is impressive.
                      We Will see if in long time if it's rugged.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 9
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Was recommended by a friend

                      By Ron

                      from Buffalo, NY

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Nice Body Color
                      • Short Lag Time
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Silver):

                        Ease of operation

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 10
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        I see why consumers reports put on top

                        By Trainman

                        from Villa Park, IL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Short Lag Time
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • No Viewfinder
                        • Poor Flash

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Travel

                        Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Blue):

                        ease of use, quality, speed put this camera on top of my list. Bought for my Daughter for Xmas and has to get one for myselt too.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        simple, efficient, brilliant

                        By Gump

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Nice Body Color
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Blue):

                          gifted it to my wife, easy for her to carry around, she loved the color and it takes decent pictures. cant expect anything more for [$].

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Very nice camera

                          By fred

                          from kansas

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Nice Body Color
                          • Short Lag Time
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Black):

                            I really like this camera it is compact and takes great pictures

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 10
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Little Camera

                            By Steve

                            from Fontana, California

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

                              Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Black):

                              Bought this camera as a gift for my Wife. She's currently using a Canon S95, but wanted something with a little more zoom. The Lumix SZ1 was on sale and the specs and reviews were all in line so I pushed the button. So far she really likes it. Start up is pretty quick, the screen is bright and fairly large, she loves the telephoto (zoom) range, and photo quality is very good. So far I give it 2 thumbs up for those looking for a decent P&S that will fit in your pocket or purse!

                              • Ease of Operation:
                              • 8
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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                              1.0

                              not so great -

                              By Pam

                              from Rockaway, NJ

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great Zoom

                              Cons

                              • Lag / Shutter Delay
                              • Poor Image Quality
                              • Short Battery Life

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Blue):

                                I use this camera for everyday pictures of my two young children. I've always had a panasonic. I used to work for them and really believe in the company. BUt something went wrong with this camera. Pictures are fuzzy, shutter is VERY slow-even for a point and shoot- and it just doesn't deliver. I am very disappointed.

                                • Ease of Operation:
                                • 7
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Perfect for everyday use!

                                By girl4god

                                from Kansas City, Missouri

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Great Zoom
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Nice Body Color
                                • Small / Compact

                                Cons

                                • Lag / Shutter Delay

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Video
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about LUMIX DMC-SZ1 Digital Camera (Blue):

                                I love this compact camera! It has a great zoom and image stabilization! The screen is great and I hardly ever get a blurry picture. It also has some great features including the panoramic setting! I have used it a ton just in the first week of having it and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

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