Photo quality is very good for its class. Its still fairly typical of compact cameras with detail clarity dropping off above ISO 200, the ZS1 produces sharp photos
2 of 5 Joshua Goldman/CNET
Panasonic's in-camera processing corrects for lens distortion, automatically resulting in shots that have little to no barrel distortion typically caused by wide-angle lenses such as the ZS1's 25mm-equivalent one.
3 of 5 Joshua Goldman/CNET
Bunny!!! Taken at ISO 400, this 100 percent crop is showing some signs of detail and sharpness degradation from noise reduction, but the photo overall is nice for its class.
4 of 5 Joshua Goldman/CNET
Sharp with excellent detail, the ZS1 does well in Macro mode. Although shots do get softer out toward the edges of photos, it's minimal compared to competing models.