The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 / ZX1 is the first of a new series that combines a powerful zoom with a slim and compact body that makes it pocketable. It features a LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR 8x ultra wide-angle optical
zoom lens (25mm-200mm
equiv.) that conveniently retracts into the stylish body with an integrated lens barrier protecting it. The long zoom reach allows
you to bring distant subjects close while the
ultra wide-angle lens allows you to include all your
friends in the picture or capture an architectural
or expansive landscape in a single shot. POWER O.I.S.
(Optical Image Stabilizer) helps reduce
camera shake at the long focal lengths.
Panasonic's digital cameras are well-known for fast performance and the new Ultra High-Speed AF in the ZR1 is now about twice as fast as the one on the DMC-ZS3 / TZ7. Fast and accurate AF means you can catch the action at its peak moment.
The newly developed POWER O.I.S. also nearly doubles the hand-shake correction power of its previous MEGA O.I.S. Panasonic claims correctly exposed hand held night scenes are now possible with this new hand-shake correction image stabilizer technology.
Intelligent Auto Mode activates seven detection and correction functions simultaneously (POWER O.I.S., Face Detection AF/AE, Face Recognition, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent Exposure) to optimize camera settings.
Movie is at 848 x 480 pixels 30 fps with mono sound. [Though the Panasonic ZR1 records 1,280 x 720 HD video @ 30fps, the North American model will not output HD.] The 8x optical zoom is available during video recording.
A large 2.7-in. LCD monitor (230K dots)
has a wide viewing angle and the Auto Power LCD function automatically adjusts the backlight brightness according to the ambient light intensity.
If you are into underwater photography, the optional marine case DMW-MCZX1 is available and is certified to a depth of 40 meters.
If you always wanted a long zoom but thought they were too big, check out the Panasonic
Lumix DMC-ZR1. At 26mm (1.02 in.) thick, it easily fits into a large trousers or coat pocket.
Available in Black, Silver, Blue, or Red (in US); Black or Blue (in Canada); Black, Silver or Red (in UK). A White model may also be available in some countries.
If you want more zoom and don't mind a slightly (7cm) thicker body (32.8mm / 1.29 in.):
For about $20 more, you can purchase the DMC-ZS1 / TZ6 which has 12x optical zoom, a 2.7-in. (230K dots) LCD and records 848 x 480 movie @ 30fps with mono sound.
For about $120 more, you can purchase the DMC-ZS3 / TZ7 which has 12x optical zoom, a 3.0-in. (460K dots) LCD, and records 1,280 x 720 HD movie @ 30fps with stereo Dolby sound.
Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
Recording File Format
Still Image: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF corresponding
Image with Audio: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard) + QuickTime
Motion Picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
Recording Image Size
4:3 Aspect Ratio:
4,000 x 3,000 pixels (12M),
3,264 x 2,448 pixels (8M EZ),
2,560 x 1,920 pixels (5M EZ),
2,048 x 1,536 pixels (3M EZ),
1,600 x 1,200 pixels (2M EZ),
640 x 480 pixels (0.3M EZ)
3:2 Aspect Ratio:
4,000 x 2,672 pixels (10.5M),
3,264 x 2,176 pixels (7M EZ),
2,560 x 1,712 pixels (4.5M EZ),
2,048 x 1,360 pixels (2.5M EZ)
16:9 Aspect Ratio:
4,000 x 2,248 pixels (9M),
3,264 x 1,840 pixels (6M EZ),
2,560 x 1,440 pixels (3.5M EZ),
1,920 x 1,080 pixels (2M EZ)
Approx. 15 - 100 shots.
* Maximum is 100 shots.
・The number of consecutive shots is limited by the shooting conditions,
card type, and card condition.
・The number of consecutive shots may increase immediately after the card is formatted.
Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode
Max. 5 images (Standard Mode)
iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode
Optical Image Stabilizer
Photo & Movie
Intelligent ISO Control
Intelligent Scene Selector
Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Macro)
Photo & Movie
Digital Red-Eye Correction
Easy Zoom /
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture
Still Image with Audio Recording
Max. 10 sec
Composition Guide Line
Yes (2 patterns)
Approx. 40 MB
Scene Mode Help Screen
Travel Date /
Title Edit /
Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6 - 5.3 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.9 m (Tele / ISO Auto)
2.7" TFT LCD (230,000 dots)
Field of View : Approx. 100%, Wide-viewing Angle
Auto Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode
Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Travel Playback, Favorites Playback
12, 30 thumbnails /
Playback Still Images with Audio
Playback Motion Picture
Yes (Motion JPEG)
All / Still Images Only / Motion Picture Only / Category / Travel / Favorites
BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
DPOF Print Setting /
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the OSD languages on the products that are available in your market.
AV Output (NTSC / PAL), HD AV Output (Component)*2, USB2.0 High Speed, DC Input
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the AV Output on the products that are available in your market.
*The time for start-up varies depending on the shooting condition.
Release Time Lag (Approx.)
Shutter Interval (Approx.)
1.1 sec (minimum) *Not including the time for AF.
Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Case, AV Cable*2, USB Connection Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the standard accessories on the products that are available in your market.
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 4.0, ArcSoft (MediaImpression / Panorama Maker) (Not available on ZR1 for Americas), QuickTime
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
97.8 x 54.6 x 26.0 mm /
3.85 x 2.14 x 1.02 in.
138 g (0.30 lb)
160 g (0.35 lb) with Battery and SD Memory Card
*4 CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. Temperature: 23°C (73.4°F)/Humidity: 50% when LCD monitor is on. Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). Using the supplied battery. Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [AUTO].) Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording. Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording. Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery decreases. The number of recordable pictures decreases in Auto Power LCD Mode and Power LCD Mode.
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