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Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-ZS1 Silver 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMC-ZS1S

Abt Model: DMCZS1S | UPC Code: 037988988426
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10.1 Megapixels/ 12x Optical Zoom/ 2.7 " TFT Screen LCD/ Digital Red Eye Correction/ 25MM Wide-Angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens/ Silver Finish
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Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-ZS1 Silver 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMCZS1S

Enjoy stunning photos from 25mm wide-angle to 12x telephoto

iA mode, for beautiful photos and movies - automatically
Just set the camera to iA mode, aim and shoot. The camera does all the rest. It automatically determines the most suitable Scene mode and helps correct blurring, focus, and brightness problems. With iA mode, it's easy to get beautiful, clear results. *In the ZS1, iA mode cannot be used when shooting motion images.

25mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with 12x optical zoom
The ZS1 packs a LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with 12x optical zoom into a compact body. This versatile photographic tool lets you shoot everything from sweeping vistas at the 25mm wide-angle setting to dynamic 300mm telephoto shots. And the lens system's exquisite rendering ability lets you capture even the subtle nuances of the sights and scenes in your travels.

Specifications:

  • Camera Type Super Zoom
  • Camera Effective Pixels 10.1 Megapixels
  • Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Auto/Mode1/ Mode2)
  • Optical Zoom 12x
  • Image Sensor Size 1/2.5-inch
  • Extra Optical Zoom 14.3x (4:3 / 7M), 17.1x (4:3 / 5M), 21.4x (under 3M)
  • Digital Zoom 1
    • 4x
    • ( Max. 48.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom )
    • (Max.85.6x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
  • Focal Length f=4.1-49.2mm (25-300mm in 35mm equiv.)
  • Lens
    • LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR
    • 10 elements in 8 groups
    • (2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical surfaces, 2 ED lens)
  • Focusing Area
    • Normal: Wide 50cm/ Tele 200cm - infinity
    • Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Clipboard : Wide 3cm / Max 200cm / Tele 100cm - infinity
  • AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / Multi (11pt) / 1pt HS / 1pt / Spot
  • AF Assist Lamp Yes
  • White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set / White Balance Adjustment (+10steps, except for auto set)
  • Exposure Program AE
  • Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
  • Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
  • Auto Bracketing (AE) +/- 1/3 EV ~ 1EV step, 3 frames
  • Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
  • Dedicated Button/Mode Switch [Recording] / [Playback]
  • Self Timer 2sec, 10sec
  • Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Zoom, Hold
  • Review Yes
  • Color Mode Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
  • Recording Format
    • Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.21)
    • Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
  • Image Quality Fine/Standard
  • 4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3648 x 2736 (10M) / 3072 x 2304 (7M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ) / 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) / 1600 x 1200 (2M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ)
  • 3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3648 x 2432 (9M) / 3072 x 2048 (6M EZ) / 2560 x 1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048 x 1360 (2.5M EZ)
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3648 x 2056 (7.5M) / 3072 x 1728 (5.5M EZ) / 2560 x 1440 (3.5M EZ) / 1920 x 1080 (2M EZ)
  • Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio)
    • VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
    • QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
  • Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
  • Unlimited Consecutive Shooting 2 2.0 frames/sec
  • Digital Red Eye Correction Yes
  • Zoom Resume Yes
  • Still Image Recording with Audio 5 seconds
  • Audio Dubbing Maximum of 10 Seconds
  • Real-time Histograms Yes
  • Composition Guide Lines Yes (2 patterns)
  • Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
  • Travel Date/World Time Yes/Yes
  • Text Stamp/Date Stamp Yes
  • Built-in Flash Type/Mode Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off 0.6 - 5.3m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.6m (Tele/ISO Auto)
  • LCD Monitor
    • 2.7" TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots)
    • Field of View : approx. 100%
    • AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High-Angle LCD
  • OSD Language English, Spanish
  • Recording Media
    • Built-in Memory
    • SD Memory Card
    • SDHC Memory Card
    • MultiMediaCard (Still image only)
  • Microphone Mono
  • Speaker Yes
  • Color Black
  • Battery Life 3 Up to 320 pictures (CIPA Standard)
  • Included Software
    • PHOTOfunSTUDIO v3.0
    • ArcSoft (MediaImpression / Panorama Maker)
    • USB Driver, QuickTime
  • Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery carrying case, AV Cable, USB Connection Cable, AC Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM
  • 2-Speed Zoom Yes
  • Aperture F3.3 - 4.9 / Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 - 6.3 (W) / F4.9 - 6.3 (T))
  • Focus Range Display Yes
  • Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 2.5 frames/sec Max. 5 images (Standard mode), Max 3 images (Fine Mode), High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6 frames/sec (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
  • Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
  • Macro Zoom Yes
  • Orientation Detector Yes
  • Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
  • Thumbnails/Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Max 16x
  • Calendar Display Yes
  • Set Favorites Yes
  • Playback Still Images with Audio Yes
  • Playback Motion Picture Yes (Motion JPEG)
  • Slideshow Mode All Still Images / Favorites / Category BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
  • Show Histogram Yes
  • DPOF Print Setting/Set Production Yes / Yes
  • PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.35"
  • Width: 4.07"
  • Depth: 1.29"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.45 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb
More reasons to buy the Panasonic DMC-ZS1S from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Panasonic DMC-ZS1S is Brand New.
  • The Panasonic DMC-ZS1S Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels12.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoNo
Height (inches)2.35"
Width (inches)4.07"
Depth (inches)1.29"
Optical Zoom12x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length4.1-49.2mm
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7"
LCD TypeTFT
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2sec, 10sec
Storage MediaBuilt-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, White Set , White Balance Adjustment
  

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Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-ZS1 Black 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
4.4

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (36)
  • Compact (33)
  • Convenient (23)
  • Exceeded expectations (23)
  • Durable (17)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (4)
  • Travel (4)
  • Family photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Compared this to a Canon A2000

The Canon A2000 took brighter pictures in low light. Panasonic flash seemed weak, leaving pictures a little on the dark side. During zoom, the Panasonic was critical of the zoom area only,...Read complete review

The Canon A2000 took brighter pictures in low light. Panasonic flash seemed weak, leaving pictures a little on the dark side. During zoom, the Panasonic was critical of the zoom area only, and lost quality of things within a few feet, whereas the Canon was able to also pick up the immediate area with decent clarity. Panasonic zoom was not very clear in low light situation, but okay in good light(see attached image). For the most part, when enough light was present, the Panasonic was a good choice, and the colors were very good. The Panasonic was easy to use out of the box. I did not try many of the features that were available on it. All pictures were taken in 'auto' mode, as all I need is a point and shoot. I was doing an apples-to-apples comparison of photos that I would normally take, and the Canon was slightly superior. Both have good and bad, so it was a tough decision. Canon was available for $50 less, so this plus the issue with low light photos, such as the normal inside shot, I went with the Canon.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Loveed it except....

I actually really liked this camera allot, It took very nice pictures and had lots of great features. However I returned it because of one unacceptable flaw...the lousy display screen. Although...Read complete review

I actually really liked this camera allot, It took very nice pictures and had lots of great features. However I returned it because of one unacceptable flaw...the lousy display screen. Although nice and big, it was to poorest screen I have ever seen. You need to look at it directly square to see the screen properly. From any slight angle, particularly up or down, the brightness and colors change radically. Trying to take a picture over a crowd of people, or out a window was very difficult because you can't see what you're aiming the camera at. It made previewing pictures almost impossible to judge exposure because slightly tilting the camera would make the picture look over or under exposed. Except for that one huge flaw, I loved the camera but I just couldn't accept it. If they offered the exact same camera with a better screen, I would gladly pay $50 more for it.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poor Quality, Great feature camera

By 

from Boston

Pros

  • Convenient
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • automated repair line
  • Poor quality
  • repair shipping costs
  • w/o camera for 3 weeks

Best Uses

    Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-ZS1 Black 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

    Video/Camera diff't f(x) Not working @5 months

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    (9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Unusable AF Macro Zoom â€"" 6 ft at Tele end!

    By 

    from Boston, MA

    Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-ZS1 Black 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

    Overall SZ7 is a good compact camera. However its “AF Zoomâ€� is completely useless! 3 ft is usually the industrial standard for the minimum required focusing distance from the subject at its maximum optical magnification. On this camera “AF Zoomâ€� the minimum focusing distance from subject requirement increases exponentially and nonlinearly with the optical magnification: 1X â€" 0.16’ 2X â€" 0.98’ 4X â€" 3.3’ 7X â€" 4.9’ 9X â€" 6.6’ 10X â€" 4.9’ At 9X magnification it needs a minimum distance of 6.6 ft (not a typo!) and then it drops back down to 4.9 ft at 10X. No wonder one user commented “Macro Zoom garbage.â€� There is no workaround with this limitation. So if you need to use “AF Zoomâ€� feature quite a bit, this camera is obviously NOT for you.

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    (14 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Loveed it except....

    By 

    from So-Cal

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Convenient
    • Easy to use
    • Great Pictures
    • Inexpensive
    • Nice features

    Cons

    • Did not meet expectations
    • very bas lcd screen

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-ZS1 Black 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      I actually really liked this camera allot, It took very nice pictures and had lots of great features. However I returned it because of one unacceptable flaw...the lousy display screen. Although nice and big, it was to poorest screen I have ever seen. You need to look at it directly square to see the screen properly. From any slight angle, particularly up or down, the brightness and colors change radically. Trying to take a picture over a crowd of people, or out a window was very difficult because you can't see what you're aiming the camera at. It made previewing pictures almost impossible to judge exposure because slightly tilting the camera would make the picture look over or under exposed. Except for that one huge flaw, I loved the camera but I just couldn't accept it. If they offered the exact same camera with a better screen, I would gladly pay $50 more for it.

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      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lumix rocks

      By 

      from maryland

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Convenient
      • Durable
      • Easy to use
      • Exceeded expectations
      • Inexpensive

      Cons

      • Delay in shipping

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-ZS1 Black 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

        I'm totally satisfied with this camera features like auto mode,3d, glass shot , video sound effect and image depth.. Every thing in one piece of camera :) .. Planning to buy another 2 camera for my friends ..

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        (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for non-techi!

        By 

        from Davie, Florida

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Convenient
        • Durable
        • Easy to use
        • Exceeded expectations
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-ZS1 Black 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

            Great zoom, auto mode makes me feel like genius, movies are crystal clear with great audio when I import into my iMac27. As user friendly as a camera can be!

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            (34 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great pocket camera - convenience and performance

            By 

            from Oregon

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Convenient
            • Easy to use
            • Exceeded expectations
            • Inexpensive
            • no card reader needed
            • No charger needed
            • usb charging and downloads

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-ZS1 Black 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                This camera slips easily into my pocket or my wife's small purse. Weighs next to nothing, is super-easy to use, has great definition, long zoom range, bright display, good low-light performance, and more available features than we are likely ever to use taking our "happy snaps." Using medium definition we take pictures that blow up to fill my 25" PC monitor with clarity. I can clip out even small areas of our pictures and print them 5 x 6 with no blur, no pixelation. Best of all, unlike some earlier models, we can manage & download pictures and charge the camera over a single USB connection. No separate charger needed, no pulling the memory card in and out. You don't have to be a photo-hobbyist to enjoy this camera's features and performance. We've had it for only a couple of weeks, taken 1,000+ holiday pics of people and places, have no regrets and would highly recommend this camera for ordinary family usage.

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                (19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great camera for the price

                By 

                from Parker, CO

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Convenient
                • Easy to use
                • Inexpensive

                Cons

                • Battery life

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-ZS1 Black 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                  I looked around at every retail store and online to fine a camera for mother's day for my wife. I've had Panasonic camera's in the past. This one is great so far. The size and the amount of features for the price are amazing. The only issues I've seen are the following: -The zoom makes a little brrrrrpp noise when extending at a certain place during the zoom. I tried 2 different cameras and both had this noise, so I can assume this is normal. Hopefully it doesn't turn into an issue. -Battery life seems a little low.

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                  5.0

                  I have been on several ...

                  By 

                  from Pa

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to use
                  • Exceeded expectations

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-ZS1 Black 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                      I have been on several vacations with scenery & the pictures are beautiful. It looks as if a professional took the pictures. It took the most beautiful sunsets.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Panasonic Rocks !!!!

                      By 

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                      • Convenient
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to use
                      • Exceeded expectations
                      • Inexpensive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-ZS1 Black 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                          We have owned this camera for about a year. Bough it prior to a visit to Europe (Paris, Netherlands, UK); Leica lens is amazing. I owned a canon and this is by far a better and simpler product. We love it. Takes photo contest level of pictures. I used to be a pro photographer, and now I have a real job. This is an amazing package. It takes high speed volleyball pictures indorrs with limited light, the beach panoramics, portraits and scenery are amazing. Fireworks at the Mouse Trap came out awesome. In doors during parties, you can caths the lights, and candids. Shopping for a new camera for my daughter and haave eliminated the plastic Canon line for a new panasonic. Probably should ad a few cons, just so I don't come across like a TV commercial. Scene mode menu is hard to see in the daylight. My guess is that thereis a setting to change the backlight, but I really don't care. Second, could not find a cool case for it.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Pocket Camera

                          By 

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Convenient
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to use
                          • Exceeded expectations
                          • Inexpensive

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Panasonic Lumix Series DMC-ZS1 Black 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                              The controls are laid out well and easy to use. The best part of this pocket camera is the 25mm wide angle with 12X telephoto, plus 10 MP is just right. The anti-shake is good to go. I don't think any other camera company offers a camera with these specs in this price range, so this camera is a bargain. No it won't compete with a G11 or a DSLR, but then the price difference is substantial. Highly recommend for every day shooting. I have no idea why another reviewer was having trouble with the battery, as with one charge I can shoot close to 400 pix at max resolution. Good luck and have fun out there.

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