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 did my research on compact cameras and decided that I would buy this camera for my wife. We just came back from vacation using this camera. It performed wonderfully! I really liked how quick the camera was ready to shoot once the power was turned on. Also, the shutter lag did not affect the picture taking processs. I highly recommend this camera for anyone who wants an ultra compact!
Gives Canon a Run for the Money. Some Compromises in Exposure
17 August 2010
Summary: After my overwhelmingly positive experiences of owning Canon PowerShots (SD700 and SD800), I was was pretty sure I wanted another. I looked at three: SD1200: only 3x zoom, 35mm not wide enough SD980: 24mm wide, f/2.8, 5x zoom, touch screen. Wow! But no thanks to focus problems. SD780: 33mm wide, 4x zoom. Almost, but since I take a lot of no flash shots, f/3.2 is a handicap. After some more searching I came across the DMC-FS7 with f/2.8, 33mm wide, and 4x zoom.
Summary: I bought this camera over a month ago and have taken and printed several pictures. I am very pleased with the quality of the photos and the ease of using and carrying the camera. It fits easily in a pocket. I also have a Nikon Coolpix that I have had a few years. I really like the zoom and image-stabilization on the Panasonic Lumix and the compact, flat shape. It also has a much faster flash cycle than the Nikon.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace an Olympus pocket digital camera that broke when I dropped it. Now I tell friends I'm glad that it broke! This is a super little camera that takes high resolution shots. Its easy to set up and use. I am an accomplished amateur photographer and have several film SLR's and another digital camera, and this one has enough features to do specific shot setups and good automatic settings as well.
Summary: I had the older version of this that just one day gave up, it worked very hard, so it was no surprise. Looking for something equal and priced the same didnt happen in any of the stores. between the price, the features and the lens , this is a SUPER deal!
Summary: This is only my initial review since I have only lived with the camera for about 2 days. Lets start out with the background. I am a professional photographer with a couple big boy DSLR's (NIKON D200 and D300s)so I know my way around a camera. The GOODS 1) Drop dead easy to use. Took me 3 minutes to figure out. Handed it to my not so tech savy girl and she got it within 15min. Press this to do this, press this to do that..SIMPLE 2) The iA button is a dream.
Summary: This a very good portable camera for day time photography. Built in flash is not that powerful. Photos are in natural colors. Sharpness and contrast are really good too. I'm a happy buyer...if you are looking for portable camera this is a good choice with good battery life.
Summary: I bought this camera for my wife for her bday. She loves it, and I like it also (im usually the one caring it). It is very thin, gets great pics, and is very easy to use. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star is because it does not zoom very much. But overall I would def recommed this camera to a friend.