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Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 208 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and performance. The size and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and low light performance, and reviews are divided on the lens.

portability, usability, size, performance, price

reliability, shutter, energy, low-light, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the image quality and size are generally positive. The price and usability also get good reviews. The viewfinder and energy efficiency get less positive views. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

portability, usability, price, size, image quality

energy, viewfinder

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and price. The size and usability also get good reviews. There are some mixed views about the storage. There are some critical opinions about the reliability and durability.

portability, usability, size, price, image quality

performance, durability, reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 is small and cute, we go hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The big problem with most cameras, and why you end up just using the camera on your phone, is that you haven't got the pocket space to carry around something

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 review

 

With compact cameras often too big to be pocketable, and smartphone sensor and lens technology still limited, Callum McInerney-Riley asks whether the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 strikes a happy medium. Read the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 review...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 was announced in January 2013 and is an ultra-thin entry level camera. It has a 16.1 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom and available in white, black, violet and red for £86.52.

Well made, compact metal body, Respectable battery life, Decent noise performance at higher ISO settings, Available in a variety of colours, Lots of effects and panorama effects

Image quality isn't great, Buttons may be a little too small for some, No optical zoom when shooting videos

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 earns points for its amazingly slim design and low cost, but it's not the best pocket camera out there.

Ultra-slim design. 5x zoom lens. 24mm wide-angle coverage. Reasonable shutter lag. Inexpensive.

Lens could be sharper. Images suffer at high ISOs. Slow to start and shoot. Low-resolution LCD. Lacks Wi-Fi. In-camera battery charging.

Performance and Conclusions The XS1 lives its life in the slow lane. It requires about 3.3 seconds to start and shoot a photo and it's limited to capturing full-resolution images at about 1 frame per second. But it does focus and fire in a decent...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 Preview

 

For those who demand a camera that they can easily tuck into their pocket or handbag, Panasonic has answered with the new Lumix DMC-XS1. While not official, the XS likely means Extra Small, as that's an accurate way to describe this tiny gem. At its...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Matt Grayson (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 is a slimline point and shoot digital compact camera. Designed primarily for the happy snapper, this super thin camera sports a 16 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, 24mm wide-angle lens and a new Creative Panorama function...

If you're a happy snapper type of photographer, then the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 is going to suit you down to the ground. It has an extremely simple operation to it and an easy to use UI. It nails the “point and shoot” term perfectly.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Digit Digital Cameras (digit.in)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

May, 2014

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Doesn't meet expectations.

 

Stylish. Very compact. Quite tough. Good sized LCD screen.

Shutter lag. Confusing menus. Poorly positioned controls.

Aug, 2013

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