- Panasonic DMC-TZ1 design and controls
- Panasonic DMC-TZ1 lens coverage
- Panasonic DMC-TZ1 screen
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 sensor and files
- Outdoor scene - Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 versus Fujifilm FinePix S9500 / S9000
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 resolution comparison
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 noise level comparison
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 real-life noise versus Fujifilm FinePix S9500 / S9000
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 corner sharpness comparison
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 purple fringing comparison
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 wide-angle geometry comparison
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 wide-angle uniformity comparison
- Panasonic DMC-TZ1 gallery
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 verdict
The Panasonic Lumix TZ1 is a 5 Megapixel compact digital camera which houses a massive 10x optical zoom. Indeed when it was announced in February 2006, it was the world’s smallest camera with these capabilities.
Sporting an equivalent range of 35-350mm, the TZ1 combines the lens power and flexibility of much larger super-zoom cameras with the convenience of a relatively pocketable form factor. It also features Panasonic’s Optical Image Stabiliser to ensure camera shake doesn’t become an issue at longer focal lengths.
All in all it sounds like the dream camera for those who want to travel light but still get close to their subjects, but can a lens with this range really deliver the goods when squeezed into such a small package?
Find out how the Lumix TZ1 compares to both compacts with shorter zooms and fully-fledged super-zoom cameras in our full review.