'Combine those with good HD video options, a 25mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with a 12x zoom, and a couple of new image enhancements and you've got a flexible camera for those who don't always want to lug a digital SLR with them. '
'Panasonic's TZ series has received world wide acclaim as an excellent travel companion because of a wide shooting range and hybrid recording capability of high quality photo and movie. '
'The long-range optical zoom, decent image quality and good handling are some of the highlights.'
'If you can afford the outlay, the TZ10 is an ideal camera for those looking for a versatile, compact shooting solution.'
'The ZR1 is shockingly small considering its lens specifications.'
'A few subtle features help the ZR1 rise above ho-hum status: an ultraquiet zoom lens that reaches to 25mm on the wide-angle end, lightning-fast autofocus in video mode, great image stabilization at high ISO levels and fast shutter speeds, and a few unique scene modes. '
'The build quality too is exceptional, with a very solid feel that's not permeated with flimsy plastic or cheap components â?? it's all metal here. '
'the camera feels fairly sturdy with the exception of the right side, which is capped by plastic with part of it being a door covering the mini HDMI and USB/AV port.'
'Shadow detail is somewhat limited, due mostly to the camera's noise suppression efforts.'
'consumers a great compact camera'
'Screen brightness is manually adjustable (five steps), though even with the brightness maxed, there's too much glare off the display's coating to effectively use the camera in bright, direct sunlight.'