"When using a small, lightweight camera such as this, zooming in can accentuate every little movement of the hand," said Monica Helmer, Marketing Manager for Panasonic. "That's why Panasonic incorporates its MEGA O.I.S into every Lumix camera. It enables you to take clear, distortion-free pictures, even ultra-telephoto or macro shots of distant or moving subjects, or shots taken in low lighting conditions." |
The new Panasonic LZ1 has a large 2-inch TRM (Transmissive with Micro Reflective) crystal-clear LCD display which is extremely easy to view, even outdoors on bright, sunny days. Even with the optical 6x zoom lens unit, the cameras' body size is as compact as an ordinary AA-battery operated 3x optical zoom camera.
Panasonic's Venus Engine Plus image processing LSI provides high quality and quick response with low energy consumption. In addition to a consecutive shooting function that allows users to take 4 frames per second at full resolution, the newly developed Venus Engine Plus enables unlimited consecutive shooting. Successive shots can be taken until the memory card or built-in memory reaches capacity.
Auto angle detection, a new feature, records whether an image was taken horizontally or vertically and displays it accordingly, whether viewed on the camera's LCD or on a connected TV.
Other features include Burst Shooting Mode, four spot focusing modes, Simple Mode for automatic settings, built-in flash and more.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ1 comes equipped with Panasonic's new, super-powerful Oxyride Extreme Power batteries.