The DMC-XS1 digital camera boasts the world's slimmest body profile, for a digital camera with optical 5x retractable zoom lens and Optical Image Stabilizer as of January 7, 2013, thanks to Panasonic's advanced optical design and development technology. Photo and video data are recorded in ultra-small microSD/SDHC Memory Cards, the same cards accepted by most major smartphones. Achieve high quality pictures and video from a super slim stylish camera with a 5x optical zoom and 24mm ultra wide-angle lens. Enjoy the versatility of shooting near and far making it great for travel.
Bring your subject in closer to capture the action of sports or nature photography, or a beautiful portrait with the Panasonic XS1's powerful 5x zoom. When you need to get even closer to your subject, the Intelligent Zoom is an extensive zoom function that uses digital zoom technology with minimum deterioration of image quality. The 5x optical zoom can virtually extend to an incredible 8x zoom equivalent (35mm camera equivalent: 192mm).
Panasonic is ready to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary by fueling your creativity with the in-camera Creative Control feature (in the recording mode) and the Creative Retouch feature (in the playback mode). These features take simple or complicated scenes and make them easy to capture in a great photo. Simply set the camera to match your scene and it uses sophisticated presets to optimize the camera settings resulting in photos you'll be proud of.
Jump into the word of movie making with the press of a button. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-XS1 compact camera records HD video in Motion JPEG format (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps). Video recording can be easily started with the press of the Motion Picture Button making it convenient for switching between photo and video shooting instantly. In Motion Picture Mode, recording time depends on the capacity of the SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card. Video can be recorded continuously up to 2GB. Use a card with SD Speed Class, the speed standard regarding continuous writing, with "Class 6" or higher for best results. Some lens movement sounds may be recorded when shooting video.
The DMC-XS1 camera packs a 24mm ultra wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-120mm) into a slim, compact body for the ultimate shooting experience. The convenience of a pocket-able camera with the power of a 24mm lens gives you a wider range of composition possibilities with approximately 213% larger viewing space compared to that of a 35mm camera.
The Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) compensates for hand-shake that causes blurred photos. Even slight hand-shake movement is accurately detected and compensated for to produce sharp, clear images even in tricky lighting conditions. Bring on the night portraits or scenes, shoot in dimly lit rooms, and even hand-hold a macro shot with confidence that the MEGA O.I.S. will keep your pictures sharp.
With the Panasonic DMC-XS1 digital camera behind you, your photography will soar to new levels with state-of-the-art features and technologies like the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode. The digital camera does the technical setting work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. Simply aim, press, and shoot. The detection and correction functions go to work to give you beautiful photos and videos. Keep in mind the iA Mode functions vary with photos and videos.
You'll always be ready for the next shot with the convenience of recharging on the go. The Panasonic DMC-XS1 will charge in a USB Port or with the AC USB Adapter keeping you powered up and shooting. Take approximately 260 shots on a single battery charge, based on the CIPA standard, with the efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery.