As well as being compared against other travel zooms and digicams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 is also often compared to pro digicams, compacts, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TZ5 and the Lumix ZS25) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-RX100)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ1 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (207k dots vs 460k dots), is much larger (mid size (112×58×40 mm) vs compact (105×59×28 mm)) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ5 (vs the DMC-TZ1)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much smaller: Compact (103×59×36 mm) vs Mid size (112×58×40 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ5 (vs the DMC-TZ1)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TZ5 and DMC-TZ1

  • Very small: Compact (103×59×36 mm) vs Mid size (112×58×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 250 g

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25
6 years newer
$430

Significant advantages of the ZS25 (vs the DMC-TZ1)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Mid size (112×58×40 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the ZS25 (vs the DMC-TZ1)

  • None found

common strengths of the ZS25 and DMC-TZ1

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Mid size (112×58×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 193 g vs 250 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ1 compared to other digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 37 mm), has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 2") and has a slightly higher resolution screen (207k dots vs 85k dots).

However, on average it much shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3
similar age
$482

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ3 (vs the DMC-TZ1)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ3 (vs the DMC-TZ1)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the DMC-LZ3 and DMC-TZ1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 230 g vs 250 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, compared to pro digicam competitors the Panasonic DMC-TZ1 has a much smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (207k dots vs 1,229k dots).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
6 years newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-TZ1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DMC-TZ1)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DMC-TZ1

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ1 compared to compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), is much larger (mid size (112×58×40 mm) vs super compact (95×56×19 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 9.6 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22
5 years newer
$225

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS22 (vs the DMC-TZ1)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×56×19 mm) vs Mid size (112×58×40 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS22 (vs the DMC-TZ1)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FS22 and DMC-TZ1

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the DMC-TZ1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the DMC-TZ1)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and DMC-TZ1

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-TZ1 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (mid size (112×58×40 mm) vs prosumer size (124×81×95 mm)), is thinner (1.6" vs 3.7") and is slightly lighter (250 g vs 539 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (207k dots vs 460k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (4.9 MP vs 9.8 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 11 fps).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100
4 years newer
$360

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ100 (vs the DMC-TZ1)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ100 (vs the DMC-TZ1)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ100 and DMC-TZ1

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×81×95 mm) vs Mid size (112×58×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 539 g vs 250 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.6"