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Panasonic Digital Cameras

Panasonic Lumix LZ2 / LZ1


Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 features 5MP resolution and a large 2 in. LCD monitor in a compact body. Where most digital cameras in this category max out at 3x or 4x optical zoom, the Panasonic LZ2 packs 6x optical zoom with image stabilization!

Image stabilization is important when using long zoom and slow shutter speeds to help reduce camera shake, and hence reduce the chances of obtaining blurry images.

Though the Panasonic LZ2 is a point-and-shoot digital camera, it incorporates some features that more advanced amateur photographers will appreciate: a real-time histogram for determining optimum exposure, and composition guide lines to help keep your horizontal level. It also allows unlimited consecutive shooting up to the capacity of the SD Memory Card.

The Panasonic LZ2 is PictBridge-compatible and lets you print directly on a PictBridge-compatible digital printer without going through a computer.

The Panasonic LZ1 has 4MP resolution and retails at about US $50 less than the LZ2. Both feature 14MB of internal flash memory. Note that the LZ1 comes in silver body only.

Panasonic LZ2 / LZ1
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Image Sensor LZ2: 5.0 effective megapixels (2560 x 1920)
LZ1: 4.0 effective megapixels (2304 x 1728)
1/2.5 in. CCD
  Lens Lumix® DC Vario  
  Focal Length 6.1-36.6mm (37-222mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Aperture Wide: F2.8/F5.6 (2 steps)
Tele: F4.5 - F9 (2 steps)
  Optical Zoom 6x (MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer)  
  Focus Range Normal:
Wide: 1.64 feet; Tele: 3.94 feet - infinity
Wide: 0.16 feet; Tele: 1.64 feet - infinity
  Auto Focus Auto Focus System
Normal/Macro (Dial)
1 point, 3 points, 5 points, Spot
  Shutter Speed 8 - 1/2,000 sec.  
  Exposure Control Program AE  
  Shooting Modes

Simple, Normal Picture, Economy, Macro
SCN1, SCN2: Portrait, Night Portrait, Sports, Scenery, Night Scenery, Panning, Fireworks, Party, Snow
Moving Image, Playback;

QuickTime® Motion JPEG Movie: 30 or 10 fps (320 x 240 pixels);

Mega Burst: Full-resolution image:
Standard Mode: LZ2 - Up to 5 images at 3 or 2 frames/sec.; LZ1 - Up to 7 images at 4 or 2 frames/sec.
Fine Mode: LZ2 - Up to 3 images; LZ1 - Up to 4 images

Self-timer: 10 and 2 sec.

  Exposure Compensation
1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
AEB: +1/3EV-1EV Step, 3 Frames
  Light Metering Intelligent Multiple  
  White Balance Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/
Halogen/White Set
White Balance Adjustment (except for Auto Set)
  Viewfinder n/a  
  LCD 2.0" Diagonal TFT TRM LCD Display (85k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100%
  ISO Sensitivity

LZ2: Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400
LZ1: Auto / 64 / 100 / 200 / 400

  Storage Media Built-in Memory (14MB)
SD Memory Card
Multimedia Card
  Battery Included:
Two Oxyride™ AA Batteries
AA Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries
AA Alkaline Batteries
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)
  Included Accessories
No Memory Card supplied
Two AA Oxyride™ Batteries
A/V Cable, USB Cable
Software CD-ROMs: ArcSoft® PhotoImpression™, ArcSoft® PhotoBase™, SD Viewer for DSC, USB Driver
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.50 x 3.96 x 1.30 in.  
  Weight (Camera body only) 0.49 lbs  
  MSRP LZ2: US $299.95
LZ1: US $249.95

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

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