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Panasonic DMC-XS1 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 5x Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good brand
Has an image stabilizer
Has a built-in flash

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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 9,075 owner and expert reviews (including 790 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium megapixel digital camera has been on the market since July 2013.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-XS1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 which both of have better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DMC-XS1 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the DMC-XS1 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera. Similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8".

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Canon 135, and the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 are also worth considering.

If this digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Casio EX-ZR400 (3" and higher rated), the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 (£80) (3" and higher rated), or the Nikon P600 (£204.99) (3" and higher rated).

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the DMC-XS1 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic DMC-XS1 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include the Nikon L120, or the GE J1455 which both of have better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-XS1 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of this type and age. Most medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Panasonic camera also have still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The best still image resolution of all medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16.1MP digital cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Nikon 320, and the Sony NEX-3NL (£293.90) are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP and higher rated).

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Camera

Features Calendar

The Panasonic DMC-XS1 features calendar, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 5 times zoom factor, the DMC-XS1 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. The smallest optical zoom of cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera is 0.34x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Samsung DV150F, or the GE E1450W which both of have better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x and higher rated), or the Coolpix S5300 (8x and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-XS1 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The average digital zoom of medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago is 6.6x, and the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Nikon L120, the Canon ELPH 115 IS, or the Olympus VR-340 (£75.99) which all of have better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the WB250 (5x and higher rated), or the 150F (5x and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) (5x and higher rated).

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 6.9, the DMC-XS1 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Across all the medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,500mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 120 millimeters, the DMC-XS1 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Panasonic DMC-XS1 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera range from 1.7 to 22. The Panasonic DMC-XS1 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst cameras of this age.

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera the internal memory range from 8MB to 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB. The DMC-XS1 has one of the bigger internal memory (90 megabytes) amongst cameras of this age.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The DMC-XS1 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DMC-XS1 has a hand strap, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DMC-XS1 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The DMC-XS1 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The DMC-XS1 features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DMC-XS1 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The DMC-XS1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Light

When compared to other digital cameras of this age and type, the Panasonic DMC-XS1's weight of only 88 grams is one of the lightest. The weights of comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera range from 20g to 1.3kg.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcxs1ebv, paasonic dmcxs1rbdl, panasonic dmcxs1kr, ebasket dmcxs1kk1, panasonic dmcxs1w, ebasket dmcxs1rk3, picsio card161mp, picsio dmcxs1ebv, panasonic 161mp, dmcxs1egv, dmcxs1ep
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 00616348050487, 00617689593305, 00617689593350, 00799475385544, 00885170117266, 00885170117273, 00885170117280, 00885170117303, 05025232725083, 05025232725090, 05025232725106, 05025232725120, 05025232725137, 05025232725144, 05025232725175, 05025232725182, 05025232725199, 05025232729890, 05025232729906, 05025232729913, 05025232729920, 05025232729951, 05053973900551, 08851701172662, 08851701172730, 08851701172808

Panasonic DMC-XS1 Review Sources

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