Panasonic DMC-TZ1K Lumix Slim Point & Shoot 5 MP Digital Camera, 10x Retractive, Folded Optical Zoom, 4x Digital Zoom, 2.5" LCD Screen, Color Black


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About Panasonic

A Slim 10x Optical Zoom Using a Unique Prism - LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT LENS
The world's first integration of retractive lens with folded optics technology allows the zooming to occur horizontally within the camera. This makes it possible to pack a powerful 10x optical zoom equivalent to 35 to 350mm lens on a 35mm camera into a compact camera.

The Extended Optical Zoom function, which magnifies the image with minimal deterioration boosts the zoom power to a maximum 12.5x. The Venus Engine III provides a high sensitivity ISO 800 setting that captures images with minimal noise at full resolution.

This lets you use higher shutter speeds to minimize motion blur when you're shooting a moving subject, particularly in dim lighting. Even indoors, you can get crisp, clear, beautiful shots of subjects that won't hold still.

The most common cause of blurry shots is hand movement. Digital cameras are wonderfully light & compact, but for the same reason they can also be hard to hold still. Even pressing the shutter button can cause the camera to move.

And most people use the LCD monitor, arms outstretched to frame a shot, great for getting the shot you want, but adds to hand movement. & is a real concern when you're taking handheld telephoto, macro or self-portrait shots, or when shooting in dim lighting.

The answer to the poroblem? An advanced optical image stabilizing system called MEGA Optical Image Stabiliization which uses built-in gyrosensors to detect camera movement & then shifts in the opposite direction to compensate. The system is completely optical, it does not affect the CCD or image processing so you get sharp, clear images with minimal degradation.

It lets you reduce the shutter speed more than 3 steps below the conventionally accepted hand movement limit. It greatly expands what you can do with a handheld digital camera.

For "motion blur", the blurring that can result if your subject moves even a little in low lighting we added a High Sensitivity mode that allows you to shoot at up to ISO 1600 by using the pixel-mixed readout method, effectively raising the shutter speed. It minimizes motion blur, & also lets you take clearer, sharper shots in dim lighting without using a flash.

Choose from several auto focus modes, spot, 1-point (normal or highspeed), 3-point high-speed, & 9-point, to suit the scene you're shooting. The DMC-TZ1 also introduces a new Linear AF system, which has resulted in the achievement of an industry-leading fast auto focusing time.

The DMC-TZ1 has a release time lag as low as 0.006 seconds & can also fire off consecutive shots at a swift 3 frames per second, & offers Unlimited Consecutive Shooting, so you can keep shooting until the SD Memory Card is full.

With its 2.5" diagonal size, 207,000 pixels, this High-Res LCD monitor makes it easy to see text & small thumbnail images. The CCD increases the brightness level of the live image on the LCD.

Panasonic Features

  • A Slim 10x Optical Zoom Using a Unique Prism - Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens
  • Crisp, Clear Shots of Moving Subjects
  • Taking Hand Movement Out of the Picture with MEGA Optical Image Stabilization
  • High Sensitivity Mode Helps Reduce Motion Blur
  • Rapid Focusing with Linear AF
  • MEGA BURST® Consecutive Shooting
  • A Large, Bright 2.5" Diagonal High-Resolution LCD with High Angle Mode
  • Versatility to Take on the Road
  • World Time Setting, Travel Date Setting, Calendar View
  • Three new scene modes added especially for travel use: Aerial photo, Beach, and Underwater
  • Optional Marine Case Lets you shoot underwater at a depth of up to 130 feet

Panasonic Specifications

Image sensor
CCD (Image Sensor) 1/2.5"
5.37 Total Megapixel CCD
Primary Color Filter
Camera Effective Pixels: 5.0 Megapixels
Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens 12 Elements in 10 Groups (3 Aspherical Lenses/3 Aspherical Surfaces)
Aperture: Wide: F2.8/F5.0 (2 steps) Tele: F4.2 - F7.1 (2 steps)
Optical Zoom: 10x
Extended Optical Zoom: 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 12.5x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega, 1Mega, 0.3 Mega 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 12.5x for 2.5 Mega 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 12.5x for 2 Mega
Digital Zoom
4x (Max. 40x combined with Optical Zoom without Extended Optical Zoom) (Max. 50x combined with Extended Optical Zoom)
Optical viewfinder
LCD monitor
2.5" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (207k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100%
Power LCD Mode, High Angle LCD Mode
Playback Mode: 25 or 9-Thumbnail Display, Calendar Display, Zoomed Playback (16x max) Image Rotation, Slide Show, Favorite Pictures, Resizing, Trimming, Protection DPOF Print Setting
Focus method
Auto Focus System Normal/Macro (Dial)
AF Assist Lamp
AF Metering: 1 point
1 point high speed
3 points high speed
9 points
Focusing range
Normal: Wide 40cm / Tele 200cm - infinity
Macro/Simple/Motion Image: Wide 5cm / Tele 100cm - infinity
Shutter speeds
8 - 1/2,000 sec.
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec.
Exposure control method
Exposure: Program AE
Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
Backlight Compensation: Yes (at simple mode)
Auto Bracketing (AE): +1/3EV-1EV Step, 3 Frames
Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Continuous shooting
Burst Shooting Mode: Full-resolution image: Standard Mode: Up to 5 images at 3 or 2 frames/sec. Fine Mode: Up to 3 images
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting: Yes
10 seconds / 2 seconds
Auto Review: 1 sec/3 sec/zoom
Review: 1x/4x/8x
Picture Adjustment: Natural, Standard, Vivid
Color Effect Mode: Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia
Sensitivity (equivalent film speed)
Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 (High Sensitivity Mode: 800 - 1600)
White balance
Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/ Halogen/Flash/White Set White Balance Adjustment (except for Auto Set)
Built-in flash operating modes
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction Forced On/Off
Flash range
Wide: 0.3 - 3.7m (ISO Auto)
Tele: 1 - 2.4m (ISO Auto)
Terminals for external flash
Storage media
Recording Media: Built-in Memory: 13.4MB
SD Memory Card
Multimedia Card
Image recording format
Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system), DPOF corresponding Still Image with Audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system) + QuickTime
Image-quality modes
Resloution Modes
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image):
2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image):
2560 x 1712
2048 x 1360
Movie Recording
Motion Image (Quick Time Motion JPEG) 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio): 848 x 480
Audio Dubbing: Maximum of 10 Seconds
Still Image Recording with Audio: 5 seconds
Microphone: Yes
Speaker: No
DC Input, Video Output (NTSC/PAL), USB
Direct Print PictBridge
Power Source
Lithium-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 1000 mAh)(Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Optional)
Battery Life : Up to 250 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Video Output
H x W x D: 2.29" x 4.41" x 1.58"
0.52 lbs
OSD Language: English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), German, Italian, French
Special features
Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )
Scene Modes: Dial: Simple, Normal Picture, Economy, Macro SCN1, SCN2:(Portrait, Sports, Food, Scenery, Night Scenery, Night Portrait, Fireworks, Party, Snow, Baby, Soft Skin, Starry Sky, Candle, Soft Skin, Baby1, Baby2), Moving Image, Playback
Real-time Histograms
Composition Guide Lines
Scene Mode Help Screen
Auto Angle Detection
Flip Animation
Travel Date
Economy Mode
Mfr #

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 2 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


TZ1 Great Zoom but Not All Around Use


from Richmond, VA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

The Tizzy does have an awesome zoom for a camera that easily fits in a purse or large pocket. And I've taken some very nice outdoor shots. But ultimately, I have way too many blurry photos and indoor shots are disappointing. I use it for specialty shots where a large zoom is critical, but for all-around use, it can't live up to the quality of my Canon SD500.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


The best of both worlds


from Atlanta, Ga  -  Casual user

The best feature is having a 10X zoom lens in such a compact camera. You can carry it in your pocket(even though it may stick out a bit) and have the advantage of such a powerful zoom lens with you at all times and at the same time the varied settings will cover most situations. Only drawback is the macro.

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