LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic ZS1 has a Fixed Type 2.7" LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7", the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
ZS1 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider (Compare) or (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic ZS1 can shoot continuously at max speed of 3 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec
Unfortunately ZS1 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Panasonic ZS1 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 11 points to choose from. Panasonic ZS1 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic ZS1, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 640 x 480 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 640 x 480 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution
ZS1 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Panasonic ZS1 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic ZS1 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Panasonic ZS1 Features Compared to Main Competitors