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Panasonic DMC-XS1EP Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CCD Jul 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
The New DMC-XS1 Features A Stylish Flat Body Profile With An Eye-catching Two-colored Design, And The World 's Slimmest Body Profile Thanks To The Panasonic 's Advanced Optical Design And... More
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19 Reasons For

Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,645 expert and owner reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other manufacturers.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Quite High Megapixel

The DMC-XS1EP has one of the higher megapixels (16.1 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average megapixel of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-XS1EP is 14MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

There are a number of other 16.1MP cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Panasonic DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price] which has better reviews.

If this digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP and higher rated), the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] (16.2MP and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (16.2MP and higher rated).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-XS1EP has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price], or the Olympus Stylus SZ-15[plb_1721132_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-XS1EP has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DMC-XS1EP also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the EX-ZR700[pl_1722253_price], or the EX-ZR300[pl_1713952_price] both from Casio which has better reviews.

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Has Five White Balances

The Panasonic DMC-XS1EP has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of a similar spec and age to the DMC-XS1EP. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DMC-XS1EP has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of this age and type. Most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)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 digital cameras of this age and type is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The Panasonic DMC-XS1EP has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DMC-XS1EP. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 90 megabytes, the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The smallest internal memory of cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-XS1EP is 6.9MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 290MB.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Panasonic DMC-XS1EP has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (6.9) amongst digital cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-XS1EP is 1.8, the smallest is 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The DMC-XS1EP supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-XS1EP. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Panasonic 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 compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DMC-XS1EP the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The Panasonic DMC-XS1EP has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Panasonic camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The DMC-XS1EP has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Panasonic digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras that were released more than two years ago. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The DMC-XS1EP has a better display than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all compact cameras that have been available for more than two years the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The DMC-XS1EP has a quite small minimum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to the DMC-XS1EP the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DMC-XS1EP.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Light

The lightest digital camera of this age and type is 20g and the heaviest is 840g. When compared to other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DMC-XS1EP, the DMC-XS1EP's weight of only 88 grams is one of the lightest.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most cameras of this spec and age do not support video capability. The Panasonic DMC-XS1EP is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

Other digital cameras which also support video capability that you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the DMC-XS1EP does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The Panasonic DMC-XS1EP is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-XS1EP, the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of this age and type do not have a GPS (satellite). The DMC-XS1EP is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-XS1EP are not waterproof. The DMC-XS1EP is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The DMC-XS1EP has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Panasonic digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DMC-XS1EP. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Only Features One Light Metering

The DMC-XS1EP has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently featured light metering is Centre-weighted, but this light metering is not featured on this camera. The light meterings Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DMC-XS1EP have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3 and 26,000. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600, the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Very Small Extra/Smart Zoom

With an extra/Smart zoom of only 8 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP has one of the smaller extra/Smart zooms amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DMC-XS1EP the extra/Smart zooms range from 1.3x to 96x.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The smallest combined zoom of cameras of this spec and age is 3x, the biggest is 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 49x. At only 20 times zoom factor, the DMC-XS1EP has a quite small combined zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Panasonic DMC-XS1EP has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DMC-XS1EP.

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Very Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

Cameras that were released more than two years ago have normal focusing ranges (wide) of between 0.01m and 0.8m. With a normal focusing range (wide) of only 0.05 meters, the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP has a fairly small normal focusing range (wide) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-XS1EP.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the DMC-XS1EP over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DMC-XS1EP has a fairly average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price].

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S5200[plb_3179968_price] (6x), or the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x).

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the DMC-XS1EP has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Canon ELPH 115 IS[plb_1547918_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price] (3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Ultra-slim design
5x zoom lens
24mm wide-angle coverage
Reasonable shutter lag
Inexpensive
Lens could be sharper
Images suffer at high ISOs
Slow to start and shoot
Low-resolution LCD
Lacks Wi-Fi

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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