CNET Asia have recently reviewed the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1, the world’s smallest point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 14.02.06) with 10x optical (equivalent to 35-350mm) Leica DC zoom lens, featuring a 5.0 megapixels (CCD), Image Stabilizer, and a 2.5-inch LCD screen.
“Overall, image quality from the Lumix TZ1 was acceptable though colors turned out to be slightly muted in some of our pictures. We didn’t have significant problems with purple fringing, though blooming could be noticed in some heavy backlit images.
Noise, however, was an issue especially beyond the ISO 800 range. Though it was still relatively contained between the selectable ISO 80 and ISO 400, we’ve seen other compact cameras performing better.”