Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 Compact Digital Camera

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Elegantly Slim, Beautifully Slim

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 Digital Camera The Lumix DMC-XS1 Digital Camera from Panasonic is an elegant and very compact camera with an ultra wide-angle lens. Its 16.1MP CCD sensor and Venus Engine image processor provide sharp images, accurate colors and fast performance and its 5X optical zoom lens stretches from ultra wide-angle to telephoto length to capture most any shot you will need. This Lumix DC Vario lens offers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-120mm with a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 at the wide-angle end. This aperture is sufficient for clear low light photography and the camera's MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) will compensate for any camera shake to provide clear photos and videos when shooting at telephoto lengths. In case you need even further telephoto reach, an 8x Intelligent digital zoom is also available.

720p HD video recording is also supported by the XS1 and a dedicated one-touch button will take you instantly from photo mode to video. Continuous autofocus is supported in video mode so you will stay in focus as your subject moves. A 2.7" Intelligent LCD screen is provided for composition and playback, and it provides 11-step auto brightness that changes as lighting conditions change.

The XS1 offers fast autofocus and its Intelligent Auto mode allows the camera to set the optimal adjustments while you compose and shoot. If you want your settings to be even more specific, 14 individual Scene Modes, such as Portrait, Sunset or Sports offer predefined settings that correspond to the scene you are shooting. Four photo aspect ratios are available, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and square-shaped 1:1 and Panorama Shot Mode shoots both horizontal and vertical panoramas. Creative Control and Creative Retouch modes allow you to add expressive effects to your images either while recording or after you have shot them.

The DMC-XS1 provides 90MB of internal memory in case your memory card fills up and can be charged from your computer via its USB input as well as by a conventional AC charger. It is compatible with micro SD and micro SDHC memory cards. PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.0 image management software is included with your camera. Jan 8, 2013

Body type Compact  
Max resolution 4608 x 3456  
Other resolutions 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 3456 x 3456, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480  
Effective pixels 16.1 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 16.6 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)  
Sensor type CCD  
ISO Auto, Hi Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400  
White balance presets 4  
Custom white balance Yes (1)  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format Unknown  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24 120 mm  
Optical zoom 5  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4x)  
Macro focus range 5 cm (1.97)  
Lens mount None  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 2.7  
Screen dots 230,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Maximum aperture F2.8 - F6.9  
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 sec  
Aperture priority No  
Shutter priority No  
Manual exposure mode No  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 4.4 m  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro  
Continuous drive Yes (1)  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
Exposure compensation 2 EV  
Videography features
  • Motion JPEG
Microphone Mono  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal  
Storage included 90 MB Internal  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 260  
Weight (inc. batteries) 103 g (0.23 lb / 3.63 oz)  
Dimensions 94 x 54 x 14 mm (3.7 x 2.13 x .55)  
Other features
GPS None


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