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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the price and performance. The lens and zoom also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the viewfinder and portability. Some have doubts about the battery and memory.

usability, zoom, lens, performance, price

low-light, focus, optics, memory, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Jeff Keller (pcworld.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1

 

Manual white balance ; Amazingly fast, stabilized 12x lens ; Lots of fun to use ; Good picture quality

No manual controls except white balance ; Low resolution for its price ; Electronic viewfinder hard to see in low light ; No AF illuminator

Oct, 2003

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1

 

Physical Views The DMC-FZ18 compared in size to a standard CD disc. The DMC-FZ18 and the 8-megapixel (also 18x Wide zoom) Olympus SP-560 UZ . Continue to Features & Controls Lumix DMC-FZ18 Specifications DMC-FZ18 Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 117.6 x...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Dc Resource (dcresource.com)

Expert Review

 

Oneof the most interesting digital cameras of 2003 comes from arather unexpected source: Panasonic. After a string of so-socameras, Panasonic has come up with a camera unlike anythingelse on the market at this time: the LumixDMC-FZ1. The FZ1 ($449)has...

Ohhh, that lens, Responsive performance, Nice movie, playback modes, Easy and fun to use, Nice electronic viewfinder, except in low light, Generally good photo quality (though see issues below), Good continuous shooting mode for a point-and-shoot

No manual controls, except for white balance, Vignetting, noise, purple fringing in some images, Poor low light focusing, Redeye, EVF impossible to see in low light, Only 2 Megapixel

May, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great first digital

 

Leica 12x zoom cannot be beat ; great color ; fast burst mode ; ease of use

Very limited manual control

Feb, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Panasonic Lumix FZ1

 

I bought this camera mainly for outdoor photography and it does the job perfectly. You need lots of light to get good results. The weight and feel of the camera are good, with all the buttons in the right place and easy to reach. I find the focus...

x12 optical zoom/image stabilizer. f2.8 Leica Lens. SD media

Needs lots of light for good results. Autofocus not very fast

Feb, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Panasonic Lumix FZ1

 

x12 optical zoom/image stabilizer. f2.8 Leica Lens. SD media

Needs lots of light for good results. Autofocus not very fast.

Feb, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1

 

Great indoor shots without flash. Awesome Leica lens. Powerful 12x optical zoom.

Not pocket-friendly, merely-adequate 2 megapixels, not many manual settings.

Jan, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1

 

Great for low-light shots, no flash shots. I received this camera as a sort of hand-me-down. My primary digital camera, and point of reference as I write this review, is a Canon S45. Having read (and believed) all the raves and reviews ...

Great indoor shots without flash. Awesome Leica lens. Powerful 12x optical zoom

Not pocket-friendly, merely-adequate 2 megapixels, not many manual settings

Jan, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Panasonic Lumix® DMC-FZ1 Digital Camera

 

How about an inexpensive camera that features a 12x optical zoom, Leica optics with f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the 12x zoom range, optical image stabilization and is easy to use to boot? ...

Easy to use, monster 12x f2.8 Leica zoom with optical image stabilization, performance

Could have more manual control (available with firmware update), only 2-Megapixel resolution

Nov, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Panasonic Lumix is Fantastic!

 

Picture quality, lens, 12x, focus stability, excellent value, light for full size.

2 MP (great for normal pics!). Must take battery out to charge.

Jul, 2004
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