DCRP’s Jeff Keller has posted a review of the 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.
“Camera performance was excellent. The TZ1 starts up in a second, focuses very quickly (especially if you’re using the high speed AF modes), and there’s no shutter lag to speak of. Low light focusing was very good, thanks to the camera’s AF-assist lamp. If you’ve got a high speed SD card then you’ll be able to take full advantage of the TZ1’s great continuous shooting mode, which lets you shoot indefinitely at 2 frames/second. The one downer in the performance department is battery life: the expensive CGA-S007 battery lasts for 250 shots, which is below average these days.”