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27th July 2009
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1 hands on preview and image samples
by Ian Burley
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A smaller, lighter, and less expensive alternative to a TZ7

Panasonic Lumix has today announced a batch of new compact and superzoom camera models today. I was able to spend a couple of days in sunny Lisbon, Portugal, earlier in the month using two of the new models, perhaps the pick of the crop; the DMC-FZ38 bridge camera, and the DMC-ZX1 compact with 8x zoom and AVCHD Lite HD video recording.



In this article, we'll preview the ZX81. You can see our FZ38 preview in the following article. Both articles offer a captioned pictorial tour of the camera in question, plus a gallery of 30+ sample images taken with the respective cameras. We have been asked by Panasonic to restrict the size of the sample images to 640x480 (VGA) because the cameras we used were pre-production units. I personally feel that this was an unnecessary precaution on the part of Panasonic as the pictures look very good in full resolution, and printed to A2, but you will just have to trust me on that!

 

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1 hands on preview and image samples

DPNow Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1 hands on preview and image samples
Here is a summary or excerpt from an article that has just been published on DPNow: The result of t... (more)

ucdcrush Re: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1 hands on preview and image samples
Does the camera indeed have AVCHD lite? It's listed as having only Motion JPEG on Panasonic text (th... (more)

Ian Re: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1 hands on preview and image samples
I'm sorry, this is indeed our mistake. The FZ38 has AVCHD Lite, but the ZX1 has MJPEG, though at t... (more)

ucdcrush Re: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1 hands on preview and image samples
Thank you for the clarification, even though it's not the information I had hoped for *LOL.... (more)

 
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