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Panasonic DMC-TZ1 Black 5.0 MP 10X Optical Zoom Digital Camera

  • 1/2.5" CCD 5.0 MP
  • 10X Optical Zoom
  • MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 2.5" 207K LCD
  • 848 x 480
  • Up to 250 pictures (CIPA Standard)
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The Panasonic DMC-TZ1 Black is an affordable, sleek easy to use camera. It comes packed with 5.0 Megapixels, the MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer and 10X Optical Zoom, combined to give you close, blur-free detail. The light sensitivity, randing from 80 to 800, covers shooting modes from Sports to Night Scenery to Babies.

Using the 2.5" 207K LCD, you can review your shots and decide what to keep. File formats include JPEG, Still Image with Audio and Motion Images. It contains a continuous drive, at a speed of 5 images at 3 or 2 fps. No worries if you fill up the SD/MMC card before the action stops-there is 13.4MB of Internal Memory to help with the overflow. Take this compact affordable camera with you to your next family reunion-with its formats and features, it will help you remember which one is Cousin Marvel.

  • newegg 5.0 Megapixel The DMC-TZ1 features a newly-developed 5.0 megapixel high resolution CCD sensor which produces unbelievable images with accurate color and crisp detail.
  • newegg MEGA Optical Image Stabilization This system uses built-in gyrosensors to detect even the tiniest of camera movements and performs lens shifting in the opposite direction to compensate. The system is completely optical and does not affect the CCD or image processing so you get sharp, clear images with next to no degradation to picture quality when you are in motion.
  • newegg 10X Optical Zoom Equipped with a remarkable 10X optical zoom, equivalent to a 35 to 350mm lens on a 35mm film camera closes the gap between you and your subject.
  • newegg 2.5" LCD with High Angle Mode The DMC-TZ1 features a large, 2.5" LCD with Power LCD function. The big screen makes menu access a treat and identification of onscreen icons and adjustment settings a snap. The Power LCD function boosts brightness by 40% for an ultra-clear view even in the sunny outdoors.

Learn more about the Panasonic DMC-TZ1

General

Brand
Panasonic
Series
LUMIX TZ Series
Model
DMC-TZ1
Color
Black
Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.41'' x 2.29'' x 1.58''
Weight
0.52 lbs.
Type
Compact

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.5" CCD
Gross Pixels
6.37 MP
Effective Pixels
5.0 MP
Resolution
2560 x 1920
Image Stabilization
MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer

Lens

Optical Zoom
10X
Digital Zoom
4X
Focal Length
5.2 - 52mm (35mm equivalent: 35 - 350mm)
Aperture
Wide: F2.8/F5.0 (2 steps)
Tele: F4.2 - F7.1 (2 steps)

Shutter

Shutter Speed
60s - 1/2,000s
Self-timer
2s or 10s

Focus

Focus Type
Auto Focus System
Continuous AF On/Off
Auto Focus
1 point
1 point high speed
3 points high speed
9 points
Spot
Manual Focus
Yes
Normal Focus Range
Wide 40cm / Tele 200cm - infinity
Macro Focus Range
Wide 5cm / Tele 100cm - infinity

Flash

Flash Mode
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction Forced On/Off
Flash Range
Wide: 0.3 - 3.7m (ISO Auto)
Tele: 1 - 2.4m (ISO Auto)

Exposure

Exposure Control
Program AE
Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Metering System
Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Sensitivity
Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 (High Sensitivity Mode: 800 - 1600)

White Balance

White Balance
Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/
Halogen/Flash/White Set
White Balance Adjustment (except for Auto Set)

Viewfinder & Monitor

Viewfinder
N/A
LCD
2.5" 207K

Functions

Continuous Drive
Full-resolution image:
Standard Mode: Up to 5 images at 3 or 2 frames/sec.
Fine Mode: Up to 3 images
Tripod Mount
Supported
Shooting Modes
Dial: Simple, Normal Picture, Economy, Macro
SCN1, SCN2:(Portrait, Sports, Food, Scenery, Night Scenery, Night Portrait, Fireworks, Party, Snow, Baby, Soft Skin, Starry Sky, Candle, Soft Skin, Baby1, Baby2), Moving Image, Playback

Recording System

File Formats
Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system), DPOF corresponding
Still Image with Audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system) + QuickTime
Motion Images: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Internal Memory
13.4MB
Storage Media
SD / MMC Card

Movie

Movie Format
MOV (QuickTime Motion JPEG)
Movie Recording
640 x 480, 320 x 240
848 x 480
Max. Recording Resolution
848 x 480

Interface

USB
Yes
A/V Out
Yes
Mic
Yes

Battery

Battery
CGA-S007A Lithium-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 1000 mAh)
Battery Life
Up to 250 pictures (CIPA Standard)

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Timothy D.
  • 4/24/2007 1:50:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice for the price; image quality not 1st-rate

Pros: Much smaller than my SLR-sized 8MP; SD media works with all of my computers, PDAs and cell phone; 10x optical zoom; menu navigation very easy to use; entire camera very easy to use; good battery life.

Cons: Noticeable grain and blue/purple artifacts, particularly at high ISO-equivalences; bit bulkier than I'd expected; zoom control is a bit laggy; basic retail box doesn't come with SD media unless NewEgg is running a combo special (go Egg go!)

Other Thoughts: I have an A200 for when I want to take better pictures. I got this for carrying around to use in normal point-and-shoot circumstances. While a bit larger than I'd wanted, it's still reasonably small; the real ultra-compacts don't come with a 10x optical zoom. Heck, my SLR-sized model is only 7x

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/5/2007 2:52:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsExceeds expectations

Pros: The options are simple to figure out, the pictures are excellent quality, the battery life is great, and it is faster than any other camera I've seen. I am amazed at what this camera can do for the price I paid.

Cons: None, I love this camera

Other Thoughts: I've had a few other digital cameras & all left me frustrated and disappointed. This one however, keeps surprising more everytime I use it with what a great camera it is.

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  • Brian S.
  • 3/16/2007 9:39:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Camera

Pros: --Great Zoom
--Great Video, combined with the zoom is even better
--Good battery life
--With the 1GB combo, is a great deal
--Easy to use
--Up to this point, very sturdy
--Has an easy to use bracket function

Cons: Doesn't take AA
Kind of big

Other Thoughts: Be sure to get a fast SD card. The camera with take pictures quickly, you don't want your SD slowing you down.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/27/2007 12:22:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGood Little Camera, Huge Zoom

Pros: Excellent super-zoom lens in a compact body, fast focusing, image stabilization works very well, easy to use, good price for what you get. A great outdoor camera and useful for wildlife in relatively bright light.

Cons: Not a lot of manual control, weak flash, high ISOs are just about useless, no built-in lens cover, battery life is mediocre.

Other Thoughts: I picked this camera up primarily for its combination of small size and big zoom. I wanted something compact that I can use for backpacking and yet still zoom in on elusive birds and other critters. I own a Nikon D70 as well, but am not always thrilled about lugging it around the bush for days at a time.

This little Panny fits the bill nicely. Outdoor photo quality is great, and the long reach of the zoom is really astounding for such a small camera. The image stabilization works well. It won't ensure perfect results every time, but certainly increases your odds of a sharp picture. Not the best choice for landscapes since it has a relatively high focal length at the wide end, but it's OK.
Indoor/low light shots are a mixed bag. It's useless above ISO 200 and the flash is pretty weak, so plan on some muddy and noisy shots. I'd steer you away if you take most of your shots indoors and/or under low light. Otherwise, a good camera and priced right.

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  • Brian S.
  • 2/5/2007 2:20:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Camera

Pros: This is a great camera. The zoom is very impessive. When used in video mode the zoom works wonderful and captures quality video for a digital camera.

Easy to use
Good camera settings
Amazing pictures quality
Great price (as always w/ newegg)
Shipped quickly

Cons: -It is big

Other Thoughts: Know what you want to buy, this camera has specific features to meet specific needs.
This camera is not for your 16 year old daughter.

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  • Chance C.
  • 2/2/2007 9:21:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBought it Got it Love it!

Pros: Great price. Great pictures. Great Shipping.

Cons: Nil

Other Thoughts: This is my second order from New Egg and again I am amazed how how little effort I had to expend in the process. I found it, ordered it, and received it. That's it. Thanks New Egg.

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  • Brian A.
  • 2/2/2007 2:55:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood specs Bad pics

Pros: The camera has a good feel and is built well. Impressive array of features. Good pics when the lighting is perfect.

Cons: Zoom is worthless indoors. Poor photos in low light.

Other Thoughts: Spend your money on a camera that takes better pictures. I bought the camera to take pictures at my kids' sporting events. I'm going back to my 1999 Kodak 2.0 MP. It takes better pics.

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  • David M.
  • 1/10/2007 1:42:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Camera

Pros: * The 10X Optical zoom works as I had hoped. Pitcures turned out beautifully.
* The video function turned out to be quiet a surprise. I took as many videos as I did still shots for Christmas. (...and you can zoom in video capture mode)
*The LCD panel is large and brite.
*The few cons pale in contrast to the overall quality of the camera
*The battery is light and lasts a long time.

Cons: *Buttons on the back are easily pressed by mistake.
*Doesn't work too well outside the lower "film speeds"

Other Thoughts: This is a solid camera. It has the weighty feel of a good quality camera and pictures to match. It turned out to be an excellent choice for a sub $300 camera

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  • Ashley W.
  • 1/1/2007 7:50:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent for the price

Pros: What attracted me to this camera is the excellent zoom capabilities. I am taking some really good close-up shots of birds and wildlife with it as well as everyday photos. It is excellent quality.

Cons: My main gripe is I don't like the manual lens cap. It would be nice to have an automatic lens cover on it. Also, I'm not that fond of the Quicktime movie format - but file converters are available.... excellent movie quality however.

Other Thoughts: Judging by some of the negative reviews, I wouldn't recommend this camera for those who just want a 'point and shoot' camera. It is a little more complicated than that, but easy to operate if you take time to read the manual and practice for a week or so. The focus and other features are easy to use once you learn how.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/1/2007 1:17:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe Smallest 10x Optical Zoom camera!

Pros: Where to start....10x optical zoom, Mega OIS, you CAN zoom in and out while recording a movie; not many digital cameras can do this at any price! Automatically displays shots taken with camera in vertical position into the viewer horizontally for viewing on the camera or displayed on a TV so you won't need to turn your head sideways anymore. Takes great pictures, movies are pretty good if there is not a lot a fast movement of the subject or you see compression artifacts on playback. The best Hi-zoom digital camera out there for the price. I got it with the free 1GB SD card and free case so it was an even better deal!

Cons: There is no filter threading on the lens so you can't keep a skylight filter on it to protect the lens from damage. The lens cap is manual and on a tether cord so it dangles when not on the lens, this may distract children or animals you try to photograph. The control panel on the rear seemed sparse but once you get used to the functions they work just fine. That's about the only downsides I can find.

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