The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ1 digital camera combines a powerful 10x optical zoom with a 25mm ultra-wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens, within a slim and compact body designed for portability. Images can be reviewed on the three inch 460,000 dot LCD screen with an eleven step brightness adjustment for clear viewing in any environment. The 70MB built in memory provides additional image capture even after the memory card is full, so a shot is never missed.10x Optical Zoom and 20x iA ZoomThe Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ1K features a powerful 10x optical zoom lens, with a 25-250mm (35mm camera equivalent) range to capture landscapes at the wide setting, close up details and travel shots in the telephoto, plus everything in between. The 10x optical zoom is accessible for both still and video capture.The iA Zoom (Intelligent Zoom) draws the subject 2x closer using digital zoom, with a minimal loss of image quality. The combination of the iA Zoom and 10x optical zoom extends the total zoom range to 20x.25mm Ultra Wide-angle and Leica DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens SystemThe 25mm ultra wide-angle lens is ideal for all situations from photographing groups, shooting large structures or for sweeping landscapes.The Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens is comprised of nine elements in seven groups, plus four aspherical lenses with six aspherical surfaces. The ultra thin lens and optical system results in a compact design without affecting the image quality. The Leica standards for optical performance deliver final images with stunning clarity with minimum distortion and flare.MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)The LUMIX DMC-SZ1 minimizes blurred images through the MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), where each movement is sampled and detected over 4000 times a second using gyrosensors.The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) compensates for the blurring caused by hand-shake. Even slight hand-shake movement is accurately detected by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second, and compensated to produce sharp, clear images. MEGA O.I.S is ideal for night shots, low light situations or when the maximum telephoto is used.Versatile Video OptionsThe LUMIX DMC-SZ1 captures videos in either MP4 at record 1,280 x 720 HD videos at 30p (NTSC), ideal for editing videos through a computer or for uploading online. Also capture in AVCHD, which is optimal for viewing on a Viera TV or through Blu-ray disc players.The iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode and Scene Mode are available in video recording, plus the ability to simultaneously capture stills while recording. Single videos can also be divided in to two parts from within the camera.The Miniature Effect Mode, plays back the video capture at 10x fast-forward but without sound. Condense a ten minute total video recording down to a minute in length.Fun Functions and Auto RetouchThe LUMIX DMC-SZ1 features custom functions to enhance still captures. The Miniature Effect Mode defocuses parts of the image, while emphasizing saturation and contrast to create a diorama effect. Panorama makes it possible to shoot a horizontal or vertical panoramic image, combining consecutive shots and overlaying on to the previous image.Scene Mode offers eighteen total options, including nine that work in both still and video modes. Options cover virtually every subject, from people, pets, food and night shots. Also captured in HDR, high speed video and underwater mode (requires compatible housing). The Auto Retouch function adjusts contrast and brightness with a press of a button. The resulting images reflect the appropriate amount of camera applied retouching.Sonic Speed AF and AF TrackingThe Sonic Speed AF quick start-up gives the LUMIX DMC-SZ1 excellent response time to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities.The AF Tracking feature automatically tracks the subject until the shutter is pressed. Ideal for capturing active subjects like children or pets, it eliminates the need to press the shutter half way each time to adjust focus.Consecutive Shots and High-speed Burst ModeConsecutive shots can be captured in full 16.1 megapixel resolution at approx. 1.3 fps, up to 100 images depending on the card capacity. Select High-speed Burst Mode for approx. 10 fps at 3 megapixel resolution, capturing 15-100 images depending on card capacity and aspect ratio setting.iA (Intelligent Auto) ModeThe iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode allows the freedom to compose and capture still and video, while the camera does all the work. Features such as Intelligent Zoom and Intelligent Burst are always active in the iA Mode, so any shot or subject is captured without additional camera adjustments.Features include Intelligent ISO Control, which detects subject movement and automatically adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed based on movement and light conditions. The Face Detection function finds faces anywhere in the frame and automatically chooses the optimal focus and exposure, with Red-eye Correction for photo recording.PHOTOfunSTUDIO and LUMIX Image UploaderThe PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.0 Standard Edition makes it possible to sort and organize photos past and present, with quick start-up and fast read-in of images. Recorded videos can be edited with the Short Movie Story function and written into MPEG2 format for burning on to a DVD. Photo and video slideshows can be created, with a variety of effects available and the option to add background music straight from the author’s iTunes music library. The LUMIX Image Uploader allows fast and easy upload of photos to social media sites and videos to sharing sites.