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Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # PADMCXS1B Mfr # DMC-XS1K
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Product Highlights
  • 16.1MP 1/2.3" CCD Sensor
  • 5x Optical Zoom 24-120mm Lens
  • 2.7" TFT Color LCD Display
  • 720p HD Video capture
  • MEGA Optical Image Stabilization
  • Sonic Speed Autofocus
  • Creative Panorama Mode
  • MicroSD and MicroSDHC Memory Cards
  • USB Power Charging
  • Slim, Elegant Design

The black Lumix DMC-XS1 Digital Camera from Panasonic is an elegant and very compact camera with an ultra wide-angle lens. Its 16.1MP CCD sensor and Venus Engine image processor provide sharp images, accurate colors and fast performance and its 5X optical zoom lens stretches from ultra wide-angle to telephoto length to capture most any shot you will need. This Lumix DC Vario lens offers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-120mm with a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 at the wide-angle end. This aperture is sufficient for clear low light photography and the camera's MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) will compensate for any camera shake to provide clear photos and videos when shooting at telephoto lengths. In case you need even further telephoto reach, an 8x Intelligent digital zoom is also available.

720p HD video recording is also supported by the XS1 and a dedicated one-touch button will take you instantly from photo mode to video. Continuous autofocus is supported in video mode so you will stay in focus as your subject moves. A 2.7" Intelligent LCD screen is provided for composition and playback, and it provides 11-step auto brightness that changes as lighting conditions change. 

The XS1 offers fast autofocus and its Intelligent Auto mode allows the camera to set the optimal adjustments while you compose and shoot. If you want your settings to be even more specific, 14 individual Scene Modes, such as Portrait, Sunset or Sports offer predefined settings that correspond to the scene you are shooting. Four photo aspect ratios are available, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and square-shaped 1:1 and Panorama Shot Mode shoots both horizontal and vertical panoramas. Creative Control and Creative Retouch modes allow you to add expressive effects to your images either while recording or after you have shot them. 

The DMC-XS1 provides 90MB of internal memory in case your memory card fills up and can be charged from your computer via its USB input as well as by a conventional AC charger. It is compatible with micro SD and micro SDHC memory cards. PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.0 image management software is included with your camera. 

16.1MP 1/2.3" CCD Sensor
A 16.1MP CCD Sensor offers high quality imaging even in low light conditions and the Venus Engine Image Processor provides fast performance speed for this ultra compact camera.
Lumix DC Vario 5x Optical Zoom Lens
A 5x ultra wide-angle optical zoom lens provides the 35mm focal length equivalent of a 24-120mm lens. This incorporates most shooting situations from ultra wide-angle to telephoto. A 24mm lens is ideal for group shots and expansive landscapes providing 213% larger viewing area than a traditional 35mm lens. If you need further telephoto reach, an additional 8x Intelligent Digital Zoom capability is available. And to ensure sharpness and greater color fidelity, this lens' optical design features 3 aspherical lens elements.
720p HD Video with Dedicated One-touch Button
720p HD video recording at 30 frames per second is available with a dedicated button that switches you immediately from photo into video mode. Continuous Autofocus, Intelligent Auto (iA) and MEGA Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S) are supported in video mode.
2.7" Intelligent LCD Display
Composition and playback are viewed with a 2.7" TFT Color LCD display with a 230,000 pixel resolution. It provides 100% field of view and features Intelligent LCD function which automatically adjusts the screen's brightness in 11 steps according to shooting conditions.
Optical Image Stabilization
MEGA O.I.S. compensates for the effects of camera shake in both photo and video mode. It provides you with clearer images in low light and when shooting at telephoto lengths.
Sonic Speed AF
Fast autofocus allows you to capture quick subjects and fleeting moments that might otherwise get missed.
Intelligent Auto
In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. Combining Automatic ISO and Exposure, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Detection and MEGA O.I.S. into one mode, the camera's detection and correction functions adjust the camera to its best possible setting.
Scene Modes
Scene Modes provide predefined settings to make shooting certain types of scenes easier. The Scene Modes are: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Hand Held Night Shot, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, and Glass Through.
Aspect Ratios
The DMC-FH10 shoots in four aspect ratios. Its native ratio is 4:3 offers numerous resolution levels and it also captures in 3:2, 16:9 and square-shaped 1:1 at higher resolutions.
AC/USB Battery Charging
In addition to the conventional AC power supply, the Lithium-Ion battery on the FH10 can be charged via the camera's USB input. This is a convenient option which allows you to charge your camera from your computer.
Built-in Flash
A built-in flash with five modes, including auto and red-eye reduction, provides even lighting when the available light is not sufficient.
MicroSD and MicroSDHC Memory Cards
The DMC-XS1 is compatible with microSD and microSDHC memory cards.
Built-in Memory
The XS1 provides 90MB of built-in memory when your memory card is filled or in case you just don't have it.
Creative Control and Creative Retouch
You can add expressive effects such as Sepia, Soft Focus and Cross Process to your images before you shoot with Creative Control or, with Creative Retouch, add those same effects after you have shot your images.
Creative Panorama Mode
Not only can you shoot horizontal and vertical panorama shots with the XS1, you can apply creative filters, like Retro, One Point Color, Sepia and High Dynamic Range, to your panoramas for artsy effects.
Color Modes
Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Vivid (in normal), and Happy (only in iA Mode)
Languages Supported
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Vietnamese, and Hindi
PHOTOfunSTUDIO Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO Software is an image management software that is available on the included CD-ROM or as a download from the Panasonic website.
Ultra Slim, Elegant Design
The XS1 is a sleek, stylish camera with two-tone coloring and a polished metal finish. Its lens retracts fully when powered down and at only slightly more than half an inch deep, it can easily fit into any pocket for easy portability.
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 16.6 Megapixel
Effective: 16.1 Megapixel
Light Field Resolution None
Sensor 1/2.33" CCD
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MJPEG
Max Resolution 16MP: 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Optics
Lens Lumix DC Vario, 6 elements in 5 groups
3 Aspherical
EFL: 4.3-21.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-120 mm)
Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 6.9 (T) to f/22
Zoom Optical: 5x
Digital: 4x
Intelligent Zoom: 8x
Focus Range Wide: 1.97" (5 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 39.37" (100 cm) - Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-1600 (High Sensitivity Mode: 1600-6400)
Shutter 8 - 1/1600 sec
15 - 60 seconds in Starry Sky Mode
Exposure Metering Multi
Exposure Modes Modes: Programmed Auto
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Burst Rate Up to 1 fps at 16.1 MP
Up to 10 fps at 3 MP
Self Timer 2 Sec, 10 Sec
Interval Recording No
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: 1.31 - 14.44' (0.4 - 4.4 m)
Telephoto: 3.28 - 5.58' (1.0 - 1.7 m)
External Flash Connection None
Memory
Built-in Memory 90MB
Memory Card Type microSD
microSDHC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Resolution 1280 x 720: 30 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps
320 x 240: 30 fps
Video
Audio Recording With Video, Mono
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 2.7" LCD Rear Screen (230,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi None
Power
Battery 1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6VDC, 690mAh
AC Power Adapter 110-240V AC (Included)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.7 x 2.1 x 0.7" / 93.8 x 53.5 x 17.6 mm
Weight 3.10 oz / 88 g camera only
Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 Digital Camera (Black)
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    PanasonicLumix DMC-XS1 Digital Camera (Red)
     
    4.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Good image quality (5)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (4)
    • Image stabilization (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (5)
      • Family photos (4)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      4.0

      Smaller than a pack of cigarettes

      By The Loose Cannon Studio

      from Tampa Bay, FL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel

      Comments about Lumix DMC-XS1 Digital Camera (Black):

      I have big hands and long fingers, so I was a little concerned with awkwardness of a camera this small. So far, not a problem. Easy to use, fairly easy to program ... my only complaint so far is the lag time seems a bit long ..Plus, all the directions were on a DVD...I had to hunt to find a non-BluRay DVD player ...

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      4.0

      Lots of convenience in small package

      By kjoiner3

      from Arlington, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Flash
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Lumix DMC-XS1 Digital Camera (Black):

      Takes good pictures under lots of circumstances. Optical viewfinder would be handy but would not compromise its size for optical viewfinder. The camera you have with you that takes usable pictures beats the camera you left at home because because it's just too honkin' big to carry even if it takes better pictures. Love it for its "handyness" factor! Limitations acceptable in trade-off against convenience and intended use.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent small camera

      By Kingfish

      from Midland, MI

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Limited Zoom

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Lumix DMC-XS1 Digital Camera (Black):

      Small size makes it ideal to carry with, and have available for unexpected opportunities.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 8
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      • No

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      5.0

      Works great

      By MadRussian

      from Boulder CO

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel

        Comments about Lumix DMC-XS1 Digital Camera (Red):

        Works great, easy to use, light, easy to carry, I love it. Now if only we could improve the photographer.

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

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Slimmest 5x ZoomCamera

        By Jack

        from Boca Raon, FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No Panasonic Belt Case

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Lumix DMC-XS1 Digital Camera (White):

        Slimmest 5x zoom camera available, and with great lens. Very easy to carry in regular-sized pocket. Easy to take with anywhere. Does not stint on features despite ease of use. Big negative is that Panasonic no longer makes belt cases available for new cameras, requiring users to buy third party ill-fitting belt cases.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        super small, so I carry it all the time

        By Dan

        from Taos, NM

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Small Nice Optics

        Cons

        • No raw
        • Slow Image Process Time

        Best Uses

        • Carry it all the time
        • Knocking around
        • Spontaneous shots

        Comments about Lumix DMC-XS1 Digital Camera (Black):

        I wanted an inexpensive, small camera to carry around all the time, and something with better optics and resolution than my iPhone 4S. This camera is smaller than my iPhone, and only a tad thicker so it slips easily into a pocket. The camera powers up quickly, though is a tad slow in processing images so you'll have a couple seconds between shots. Images are sharp enough, especially given the camera's tiny size. No RAW file format, so you're working with JPEGs. But hey for the price, this one's a keeper. If I know I'm headed out for a shoot, I'll take the NEX-7; this camera is for those unprepared times.

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