- Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 9.9 x 5.9 cm ; 113 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 399 g
- Item model number: DMC-SZ1EB-K
- ASIN: B006U98IDQ
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Jan. 2012
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (220 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,009 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Panasonic DMC-SZ1EB-K Compact Digital Camera - Black (16.1MP, 10x Optical Zoom, 25mm LEICA Lens and HD Movie)
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- 25mm Wide-angle 10x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens
- 16.1MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
- iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode with MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
- 20x Intelligent Zoom with Intelligent Resolution Technology
- Intuitive Touch-control Shooting with 3.0-inch Intelligent LCD
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Compact Digital Camera SZ1 - Powerful 10x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens in Slim, Compact Body. The DMC-SZ1 features powerful 10x optical zoom LEICA DC lens from 25mm ultra wide-angle that fits in the slim, compact body (35mm camera equivalent: 25-250mm). The new lens system makes the units overall length short to fit in the slim body despite its versatile zoom range from ultra wide to telephoto. The 10x optical zoom increases its power to 20x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function. This is an extensive zoom function using digital zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. With DMC-SZ1, there are two options to record spur-of-the-moment scenes 16.1-megapixel high-resolution photos and HD videos. In still image recording, the Sonic Speed AF helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities.
Compact Digital Camera SZ1 - Powerful 10x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens in Slim, Compact Body
The DMC-SZ1 features powerful 10x optical zoom LEICA DC lens from 25mm ultra wide-angle that fits in the slim, compact body (35mm camera equivalent: 25-250mm). The new lens system makes the unit’s overall length short to fit in the slim body despite its versatile zoom range from ultra wide to telephoto. The 10x optical zoom increases its power to 20x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function. This is an extensive zoom function using digital zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology.
High Quality, High Speed Recording
With DMC-SZ1, there are two options to record spur-of-the-moment scenes – 16.1-megapixel high-resolution photos and HD videos. In still image recording, the Sonic Speed AF helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities. In video recording, the DMC-SZ1 can record HD (1280 x 720) videos in MP4 format. This format has high compatibility with computers. A separate button lets you instantly start recording video without the need of extra settings. The 10x optical zoom is available in video recording.
MEGA O.I.S. Anti-blur Technology
The MEGA O.I.S. compensates for blurring caused by hand-shake. Even slight hand-shake movement is accurately detected by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second, and compensated to produce sharp, clear images. The Venus Engine controls the shifting of the blur-stopping lens to further increase the detection accuracy and correction effect of MEGA O.I.S. It works for zoom shots and macro shots, which are especially susceptible to hand-shake, and lets you shoot in dimly lit rooms or evening illumination without losing the mood.
16.1-Megapixel High-resolution CCD
The DMC-SZ1 features a 16.1-megapixel high-resolution CCD. Combined with the Venus Engine, 16.1-megapixel CCD sensor enables the recording of beautiful photos and high-definition videos with higher quality signal processing.
The Miniature Effect Mode in which the peripherals are defocused while saturation and contrast is emphasized to make the picture looks like a diorama. The video recorded in this mode is played back in 10x fast-forwarding making it more comical to watch. The Panorama Shot in the Scene Mode makes it possible to shoot horizontal / vertical panoramic images by overlaying consequently shot images. The Auto Retouch function adjusts contrast and brightness to give different impression to the photo with just a press of a button.
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The camera has a range if settings from automatic to a range of pre-settings. Many are as you'd expect (sports, night scene, soft-focus portrait etc) but there's some interesting new or newish options - auto-settings for photos of food (!), photos through glass (which may just be a way of switching off the flash - haven't checked that out and two baby settings. Using these the camera will recognise up to two individual faces (and one for a pet!) Enter their date of birth and if you wish the photos can show the age of the child in question every time a photo is taken! Oh, and a panorama setting which makes taking panorama photos as easy as pie.
I bought mine in Bangkok last week and paid about the same as Amazon are now quoting (£166) but had a leather belt purse (Panasonic DMW-PSS13KK Leather Case) and 4GB card in that price. The 4GB card allows you to take about 650 - 800 photos at 6-6.5MB each, but double that number for 2-3MB photos. And for the record, it worked well in 40 C temperatures.
So lots of plusses, but the HD video tops the bill for me.
The new model has improved specification and the discount price is significantly lower than the original cost of the earlier camera.
The new camera has slightly different dimensions to the earlier one and doesn't feel quite as " solid " but it still fits into the case I bought with the earlier model so that meant no need for the expense of a new case.
The battery charge system is different - the battery remains in the camera for charging - but the charge lead is rather short.
The different systems of taking pictures ( Auto Focus etc.) have to be accessed through the menu or a small, mode button - the new camera design has done away with the "cog" wheel on the top, which the earlier camera had for this purpose and which I found perfectly convenient. The viewing screen is still a pretty good size but, compared with the previous model, I find I have to tilt the camera forward much more, to be able to view taken pictures without them seeming too light in colour.
The camera has behaved fine, so far, and, of course, the relatively wide angled lens is the real plus on this camera, as it was on the earlier one.
PS. I'm only an " Auto Focus - point and click " person so don't make use of the sophisticated menu settings or the video facility. It's the wide angle lens which I wanted to replicate and that is still great.
Hope the camera goes longer than 2 years without failing though !
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