The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 has a sensor resolution of 5.0 Megapixels, a CCD optical sensor with a size of 1/2.5 inches, 4x digital zoom and a built-in flash with five modes. It uses Joint Photographic Experts Group as the image recording format and QuickTime as the digital video format.
The digital camera has an effective flash range of 0.3 to 3.7 meters with supported red-eyes reduction. It also comes with an optical image stabilizer. Its 2.5-inch LCD screen has 207,000 pixels. The images produced have a maximum resolution of 2,560 by 1,920 pixels. The camera also features automatic aperture control and its aperture has a range of f/2.8 to f/7.1, depending on zoom position. It has the aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. Six white balance settings are offered, including a manual option. Its self-timer settings varies from 2 to 10 seconds. It comes with Secure Digital SD memory card storage and 13.4 Megabytes of built-in memory. The camera is PictBridge-compatible with a USB 2.0 interface. The International Organization for Standardization is adjustable from 80 to 800 with an 800 to1,600 high sensitivity option. The camera's shutter speed is 1/2,000 to eight seconds with 60-, 30- and 15-second options in Starry Sky mode. A Panasonic Lumix software CD is included in the package.