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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 is a long zoom digital camera with 5MP resolution, a 2.5-in. high resolution (207K pixels) LCD monitor (no viewfinder) and easy-to-use Scene Modes.

It features 10x optical zoom on a Leica lens with the image stabilization that has made Panasonic digital camera famous. The lens focuses as close as 5 cm (2 in.) in macro mode. Shutter speed ranges from 8 - 1/2000 sec. and, using Starry Sky mode, you can go down to 15, 30, or 60 sec.

You can display a live histogram or grid lines to aid in keeping the horizontal level. Scene Modes automate exposure setting for various situations.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 is targeted to Point-and-shoot photographers desiring an easy-to-use long zoom digital camera with image stabilization -- available in Black, Silver and Blue.

 
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QuickFact™ Sheet
  Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1US | CAN | UK  
  KEY FEATURES    
  Camera Effective Pixels 5.0 Megapixels  
  CCD (Image Sensor) 1/2.5"
6.37 Total Megapixel CCD
Primary Color Filter
 
  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)
 
  Focal Length f=5.2-52mm (35mm equivalent: 35-350mm)  
  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 Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )  
  PERFORMANCE FEATURES    
  Conversion Lens Compatibility No  
  Focusing Area Normal: Wide 40cm / Tele 200cm - infinity
Macro/Simple/Motion Image: Wide 5cm / Tele 100cm - infinity
 
  AF Metering 1 point
1 point high speed
3 points high speed
9 points
Spot
 
  Focus Auto Focus System
Normal/Macro (Dial)
Continuous AF On/Off
 
  AF Assist Lamp Yes  
  ISO Sensitivity 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)
 
  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  
  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
 
  Shutter Speed 8 - 1/2,000 sec.
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec.
 
  Self Timer 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  
  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
Motion Images: QuickTime Motion JPEG
 
  Image Quality Fine/Standard  
  Motion Image (Quick Time Motion JPEG)

4:3 Aspect Ratio:
30 or 10 fps (640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels) with monaural sound
Movies can only be captured using SD cards

 
  Recording Image Size (Pixels)    
  4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
 
  3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 2560 x 1712
2048 x 1360
 
  16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080
 
  Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio) 640 x 480, 320 x 240  
  Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) 848 x 480  
  CONVENIENCE FEATURES    
  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 *1 Yes  
  Still Image Recording with Audio 5 seconds  
  Audio Dubbing Maximum of 10 Seconds  
  Real-time Histograms Yes  
  Composition Guide Lines Yes  
  Built-in Memory 13.4MB  
  Scene Mode Help Screen Yes  
  Auto Angle Detection Yes  
  Flip Animation Yes  
  Travel Date Yes  
  Economy Mode Yes  
  STANDARD FEATURES    
  Built-in Flash Mode Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction,
Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Forced On/Off
Wide: 0.3 - 3.7m (ISO Auto)
Tele: 1 - 2.4m (ISO Auto)
 
  External Flash No  
  Viewfinder No  
  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
 
  OSD Language English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), German, Italian, French  
  Recording Media SD Memory Card
Multimedia Card
 
  Microphone Yes  
  Speaker Yes  
  Interface DC Input, Video Output (NTSC/PAL), USB  
  Direct Print PictBridge  
  Color Black, Silver or Blue  
  Power Supply Lithium-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 1000 mAh)(Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Optional)
 
  Battery Life *2 Up to 250 pictures (CIPA Standard)  
  SOFTWARE  
  ArcSoft® PhotoImpression™ Yes  
  ArcSoft® Panorama Maker™ Yes  
  ArcSoft® PhotoBase™ Yes  
  USB Driver Yes  
  Lumix® Simple Viewer Yes  
  ACCESSORIES    
  Battery Charger Yes  
  Battery Pack Yes  
  Battery Carrying Case Yes  
  SD Memory Card Not included  
  Cables AV & USB  
  Strap Yes  
  Dimensions (H x W x D) 2.29 x 4.41 x 1.58 in.  
  Weight 0.52 lbs  
  MSRP US $349.95 / CDN $429.99  

*1 Number of shots may vary depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression. The consecutive shooting speed varies depending on the memory card or the built-in memory.
*2 Shooting conditions: 73.4°F with 50% humidity;LCD On; Using the included SD Memory Card; Starting to shoot 30 seconds after turning on the power; Shooting once every 30 seconds with the flash in full operation for every other shot; Changing the zoom setting from telephoto to wide, or wide to telephoto, for each shot; Temporarily turning the power off after each 10 shots (long enough to lower the battery temperature. For DMC-LC1: Shooting once every 30 seconds, flash in operation for every shot, 77°F(25°C) ambient temperature.


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