Express Review posted for Panasonic ZS1!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, November 13, 2009 - 21:09 EST)
Small and inexpensive, the Panasonic ZS1 looks like a simple pocket digicam, but when you turn it on you find a very wide-angle 25mm lens that zooms optically 12 times, out to 300mm equivalent.
That makes using the Panasonic ZS1 a pleasant surprise. In terms of optical and sensor quality, the Lumix ZS1 is essentially identical to the very popular and more expensive ZS3, but without a few niceties that you may or may not want. If still photography is your only requirement, the Panasonic ZS1 does better than fine, and offers VGA and WVGA video as well. The Panasonic ZS1's optical image stabilization is rock solid, and images print well up to 16x20-inches without sharpening. Click here for our Express Review of the Panasonic Lumix ZS1.