Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 Video
This compact camera combines good photo quality, optical image stabilization, and a long 6X zoom for a bargain price.
Image stabilization, a 6X zoom lens, and solid image quality make this a versatile snapshot camera.
High-quality optics and two image stabilization modes deliver good image quality in an ultracompact package.
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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10 is a very good compact megazoom as long as you don't mind paying more for features and speedy performance than photo quality.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 has a broad set of manual controls, image stabilization, and a wide lens and sensor crammed into a compact package.
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Though we still really like Panasonic's GF series, there are several trade-offs to take into account before you buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. Its raw-format images look extremely good, but JPEG shooters looking for best-possible photo quality may get frustrated by image artifacts. And while lots of photographers will appreciate its relatively compact but functional design and zippy performance--though still not for action shooting--there's nothing special about its feature set, including underpowered video capture.
The best interchangeable-lens compact we've see thus far, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 delivers great photo quality and performance in an enthusiast-friendly shooting experience. Like competitors, however, the lack of an optical viewfinder limits its usability for photographing action.
After spending a few quality hours with the camera, we think it should deliver better image quality and performance than its predecessor, and we welcome the updates to the design.