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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the price and portability are overall positive. The performance and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the flash and storage. There are some mixed views about the durability and exposure.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 from 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 Reviewers really like the size and performance. The zoom and portability also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the price.

image quality, portability, zoom, performance, size

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the color and image quality. The performance and portability also get good views, whereas there are some critical reviews about the price and shutter.

usability, portability, performance, image quality, color

shutter, price

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : David D. Busch (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ


Optical image stabilization; solid image quality; versatile burst modes; simple operation.

Few manual settings; low-res movie mode.

Image stabilization, a 6X zoom lens, and solid image quality make the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2K a versatile snapshot camera.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1


The LZ1 is not a bad buy, though speed and flash performance could be better.

Image stabilization noticeably improved our test shots, and 6X optical zoom is longer than that of most compacts. Competitively priced.

Some jaggies were present in the flash shots. Dynamic range could be better. No viewfinder. Video capabilities are extremely limited.

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Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1


Physical Views The DMC-LZ1 compared in size to a standard CD disc. The 5-megapixel LZ2 and the 4-megapixel LZ1. Besides resolution, the difference is the LZ2 can record audio, the LZ1 cannot. Continue to Features & Controls Lumix DMC-LZ1 Specifications...

May, 2005

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Digital Cameras - Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 is a pretty unique digital camera, there really isn't anything else like it on the market from any of the other manufacturers. It packs a 6x zoom lens into a surprisingly compact body, and throws in Panasonic's excellent...

Nice long (6x) zoom lens, Optical stabilization helps greatly for hand holding the camera in dim lighting, Despite oversaturation of bright colors, skin tones look good, Very good battery life, Accurate LCD viewfinder, Fairly fast startup/shutdown,...

High contrast, has trouble with harsh lighting, Bright colors are rather oversaturated, Images slightly soft for a four-megapixel camera, High image noise at ISO 400, High barrel distortion at wide angle, soft corners in images at telephoto, Flash has...

Fairly quick on the draw thanks to a smoothly operating retractable lens design, the Panasonic DMC-LZ1 is a convenient point-and-shoot digital camera with a handful of extra exposure features for further flexibility, plus the added bonus of an...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1/LZ2


With that in mind, this review will be a little different than most. I will be reviewing two cameras in one review, using the LZ2 as the "model" in the product photos. I will offer sample photos and some test shots from both cameras

Good quality, sharp photos (but see issues below) ; 6X optical zoom lens in a midsize body ; Optical image stabilization system ; Excellent performance ; Good continuous shooting mode ; Great battery life ; Histograms in record and playback mode

Images a little too sharp, leading to "jaggies"; some vignetting ; Redeye ; LCD doesn't "gain up" in low light ; No optical viewfinder ; Poor low light focusing; no AF-assist lamp ; Paltry 14MB of internal memory doesn't hold many photos at highest...

I like the concept of the DMC-LZ1 and DMC-LZ2 a lot. I just wish the execution was a little better (the LZ3 and LZ4, maybe?). The two cameras earn my recommendation, but mostly for outdoor shooting. Those taking indoor and low light shots will likely...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : David D. Busch (

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1


A compact camera that stands out from the competition with an optically stabilised 6X zoom.

Image stabilisation ; Large zoom range for its class ; Solid image quality ; Three burst modes ; Easy operation

Few manual settings ; No audio capabilities ; Low-res movie mode

This camera's images were almost as good as those produced by its 5-megapixel sibling. It suffered from the same cyan fringing but otherwise produced good-quality images with lots of detail in both shadows and highlights. We noticed a slightly greater...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by (

Panasonic DMC LZ1


Panasonic DMC LZ1 Review. This camera offers and extended zoom lens at a relatively inexpensive price. In terms of features it is really a point and shoot digital camera.

Ease of use ; Outdoor picture quality ; Longer optical zoom ; Layout and design ; Value for money

No viewfinder ; Below average shutter lag time

If you are looking for an easy to use digital camera with a longer than standard zoom lens then the Panasonic DMC LZ1 is an ideal choice. It is relatively inexpensive and offers great value for money.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 is a 4 megapixel digital camera with a 6x Optical Zoom and optical image stabilization. It runs on 2 AA batteries and comes with 14 megabytes of internal memory built in. Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 from the...

The optical 6x zoom is able to capture and magnify subjects located at a distance that cannot be captured enough by the 3x zoom of ordinary compact cameras. Normally, blurry pictures caused by hand shake is a major problem of compact cameras,...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (

Review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 - Digital SLR Reviews


Four megapixel compact boasting a 6x zoom and image stabilisation; enough to grab our attention...

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Not disappointed


I ordered this for an upcoming trip. I originally wanted to get the LZ2 5.0 mgp's, but Newegg was out of stock. So i got this one for the trip. I am not disappointed what so ever. Takes fantastic pics, and the video capture is well above expectations....

Oct, 2005

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