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Panasonic Lumix ZS1
Panasonic Lumix ZS1

Hey! You should know that Panasonic has released a newer version of this product: the Panasonic Lumix ZS5.

Panasonic Lumix ZS1

We've given the ZS1 a grade of B+.

Editor's Review

The Panasonic ZS1 is an excellent option for buyers looking for a good entry level point and shoot. Featuring a 12x MEGA optical image-stabilized zoom and stunning 10.1-megapixel resolution, you're sure to get pictures that are full of color and sharpness. Additionally, Intelligent Auto and Face Detection technology make sure that your portraits always look great. The Panasonic ZS1 utilizes SD/SDHC memory cards, so storing and sharing your pictures with friends and family has never been easier.


  • 10.1-megapixel resolution captures enough detail for poster-size prints
  • 12x MEGA optical image-stabilized zoom
  • 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens
  • Intelligent Scene Selector
  • Face Detection
  • Intelligent Auto (iA) mode
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
  • Part Number: DMC-ZS1S
  • UPC: 037988988426
  • Release Date: Apr 01, 2009

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Panasonic Lumix ZS1 Reviews

Panasonic Lumix ZS1 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
Highly Recommended! (michael brandt — 08/04/2009)

I have been through many digital cameras over the years, and I'm putting my new Lumix zs1 at the top. The lens is amazing, love the wide angle and super zoom....the pictures are just perfect every time it seems, rarely do i get a blurry picture, even on full zoom! I dont care about manual controls, the Intelligent Auto setting has been great for 99% of my shots. Others have complained the settings wheel bumps easily now that its moved to the outside, but i've only had it happen a few times in a month, a non-factor for me. That was my only concern in purchasing this camera after reading other reviews, and i was annoyed they took away the great screen of the tz5 and only passed it on to the zs3. This screen is perfectly fine, and no HDvideo doesnt bother me either. I almost purchased the tz5, but felt the 25mm lens and newer venus IV processor were worth the few extra bucks. Only cost me $250 w tax, was a no-brainer for me to get the newer model. Absolutely satisfied with my purchase, would highly recommend this camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Lumix ZS1 - excellent (BL — 06/27/2009)

I tried out the Cannon SX 200IS for about a week and then the Panasonic Lumix ZS1.

The only minus about the Lumix is that the manual controls are a bit flimsy and change easily and inadvertently. The camera will alert the user when that happens. With the price difference I found it tolerable. If it had been the same price as the Cannon, it would have been an important minus. The Lumix is a little bit slower than the Cannon in pics/sec, which didn't bother me for the pictures I was taking. The Lumix was faster focusing, which made it easier to use.

Me being new to both, the Lumix was more intuitive and easier to use. The battery lasted longer than the Cannon's and the flash is built in and not the awkward pop-up that the Cannon has. The picture quality from my first week of shooting was beautiful and much better with the Lumix. The Lumix is also just a bit smaller, but that difference is barely noticeable. The biggest difference is the price, with the Lumix right now about $100.00 less expensive than the Cannon (at Costco). That definitely makes it a great pocket camera and a real deal. Great point and shoot entry camera.