DigicamReview have recently published a reviewe 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.
“The buttons are fairly easy to use, and they are in a good position and in easy reach for using the camera with one hand. There seems to be the right amount of buttons. The buttons feel okay, the shutter release is quite decent. The buttons are labelled fairly well. I thought the camera felt very good ergonomically, and was the correct weight. The hand grip seemed good, with a decent sized front grip and a decent sized thumb grip on the back, I was quite impressed considering the small-ish size of the camera. All of the compartments and covers seem well positioned and are easy to open. The only design problem, which is a fairly minor one, is the location of the plastic tripod mount, which is quite close the the edge of the camera – this could cause problems if your tripod is quite small and light.”
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