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Panasonic Lumix XS1 Hands-On Preview

Panasonic Lumix XS1 Hands-On Preview - We have a look at the ultra compact Panasonic Lumix XS1 - a new and extra small compact camera that fits in your pocket.

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Category : Compact Cameras
Product : Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1
Price : £50
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Panasonic Lumix Xs1 (8)

Designed to be smaller than a modern smart phone, but delivering higher image quality and a 5x optical zoom lens, the Panasonic Lumix XS1 has been announced, with an ultra thin body, just 14mm at the thinnest point, and built in optical image stabilisation. The XS1 is due to be available in February in red, black, white or violet.

Key Features:

  • 16.1 megapixel sensor
  • 5x optical zoom lens, 24mm wide-angle
  • Mega Optical Image Stabilisation
  • 2.7inch screen
  • 720p video recording
  • 17.6mm thin
  • Creative panorama
  • Sonic speed AF
  • MicroSD card slot

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 Hands-On Photos of Equipment



Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 Specifications

ManufacturerPanasonic
Lens
Max Aperturef/2.8 - f/6.9
35mm equivalent24mm - 120mm
Optical Zoom5x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels16.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeCCD
Sensor Size1/2.33
Sensor Size (width)6.16mm
Sensor Size (height)4.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor2.7in
Screen resolution230k
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Min Focus5cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/1600sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Scene modes
Metering
  • Multi Pattern
ISO sensitivity100 - 1600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting1fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1280x720 720p
Video FPS30fps
Stereo SoundNo
Optical Zoom with VideoNo
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMINo
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiNo
Storage
Card Type
  • Micro SD
  • Micro SDHC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-Ion
CIPA Rating260
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data
Dimensions
Weight88g
Width93.8mm
Height53.5mm
Depth17.6mm

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