Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 16.1 megapixel CCD sensor
  • 10x optical zoom with 25mm wide-angle
  • 720p HD video recording with mono sound
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2012-01-09
  • Final Grade: 85 B

B

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1
16.1 megapixel CCD sensor; 10x optical zoom with 25mm wide-angle; 720p HD video recording with mono sound; Optical image stabilization; Lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

The SZ1 and SZ7, both under $200, are great travel zooms for those on a budget. Both have a powerful 10x zoom, optical image stabilization, and 3-inch LCD, but the SZ7 gains a CMOS sensor that does 1080p HD video at 60fps, stereo sound, and a higher resolution screen. Noise becomes a problem in the SZ1 early on and only gets worse as the light gets lower. The SZ7 does a little better, but there are better budget options from Sony and Nikon.

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