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PanasonicLumix DMC-XS1 Digital Camera (Red)
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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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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  • No

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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
  • Was this a gift?:
  • 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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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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