Summary: When I went on a study trip to Germany and my camera was destroyed by airport baggage handlers, the first thing I did upon arriving was seek out a new one. I was just looking for a hold-me-over until I could afford another high-end camera, but after finding this one in a tiny tech shop in the town of Prien, I haven't even considered it. This camera is amazing.
Summary: I love my first Lumix, the FZ10, so the comparison is against that. I bought the FS7 for my wife to use, and when I need something 'pocket-size.' The FS7 takes great pictures in auto mode. The image stabilization is better than I expected. I haven't experimented much in other modes, cause I have so much more comfort with larger size of the older camera (I have limited use of one hand).
Summary: I only used it for a month...one battery recharge..then i got the error code for zoom. I took out the battery and put it in another lumix dmc-FS7 and got the same error code. then i charged the battery. the charge light went off right away and neither camera will turn on. I like the camera..
Summary: large screen, long zoom range, menus well designed with typical choices easily available, and of course sharp pictures. Great for traveling. Hi-end camera phones still have lousy zooms and few exposure choices. If this Lumix could evolve into a smart phone -- wow !
Summary: This is a very good camera,and the price was unbeatable. I was so happy to order this,and even happier to receive it. It was delivered in good time,condition was as said "good as new" and it is by far,1 of the best cameras,especially for the price...thanks so much for a great job..
Excerpt: This Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 Digital Camera is an exellent camera for the casual, or serious photographer! At such an affordable price, this camera is definitely the best choice in this price range. The pictures look crystal clear and can easily look epic with the artistic touch of a good photographer. The buttons are easily arranged and you can learn the basics and some complex things in just the first day of having the camera!
Excerpt: The panasonic lumix dmc-fs7 digital camera has definitely been a great new camera I received over the holidays! I was looking for an upgrade to a vivitar digital camera I purchased years ago that still performed well but only had 5 megapixels of resolution with 3 times optical zoom. Looking at current vivitar models, they did not match up to what I was looking for so after reading reviews about the panasonic line, I decided I would try one of the lumix cameras.
Excerpt: I can't afford to buy a $1000+ fancy DSLR right now, so this is what's I'm rockin' in the mean time. Amazon sells this camera for about $160 (price goes down sometimes though if you watch carefully) and I think it's a great mid-priced point and shoot. It's easily comparable to Canon point and shoots (Canon makes the best point and shoots in my opinion).
Excerpt: I am so incredibly happy with this purchase. After years of just okay Canon and Kodaks, I finally got this camera as a result of the good reviews online. And I am another happy consumers. The pros: All in all, a great camera for the money.
Excerpt: My husband surprised me with a new camera this Christmas and it was awesome. This camera made by panasonic is a wonderful point and shoot camera and I am able to take so many pictures so fast. I have only had the camera for a week but I think I will have a lot of fun with it. The pictures are really clear and they have several different functions in attempts to capture the best picture. One of things I find hard to find, at first, is all the different functions.