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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7
4.9 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

6-Megapixel Digital Camera with MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer, Read more

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DP Review
21 June 2007
  • Conclusion: Over the last few years we've been spoilt - cameras have seen huge leaps in capabilities from one generation to the next, whilst at the same time prices have steadily been falling.
  • Pros: Excellent resolution & sharp results, Good, natural color and excellent exposure, Superb 12x optical zoom, Effective image stabilization, Small and light, but well built, Comprehensive range of controls, Very fast operation, Very fast (and accurate) focus using 'High Speed' option, Well designed ...
  • Cons: Higher than average Noise at ISO 80, Strong color noise at ISO 200+, Mild Chromatic aberration and corner softness in macro mode, Mild vignetting at widest zoom setting / widest aperture, New LCD is bright, but resolution is lower, Occasional focus hunting at long end of zoom in low light, Macro ...
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Overall 10
Design 10
Value for money 10
Ease of use 9
Picture quality 9
Durability 9

Expert Review

5 January 2007
  • Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ7 digital camera With the introduction of the Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ7, Panasonic offer a truly worthy successor of the FZ5 camera. Its predecessor was already well received, but did leave room for improvement in certain areas.
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Overall 8
Design 8
Features 8
Ease of use 7
Performance 9
Photo quality 7

Panasonic Lumix FZ7

Digital Photography Interface
24 September 2006
  • Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix FZ7 features 6 megapixels, 12X zoom, a large 2.5 inch LCD, an ISO 1600 high sensitivity mode and optical image stabilization. The FZ7 has a nice 12X lens which is slightly faster than on other cameras while the optical image stabilizer gives you 3 to 4 stops of handheld shooting...
  • Pros: Fast 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilization, Large LCD with good visibility, Powerful flash, Full manual controls with an array of accessories, Unlimited, fast continuous shooting, Fast performance, Good movie mode, Fairly good image quality
  • Cons: Low LCD resolution, Startup and shut down time could be faster, No jog dial and bad positioning of tripod mount, Fairly high noise, color fringing levels a little high, No focus or zoom available while recording movies
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 / "vsestranski popotnik"

12 July 2006
  • Excerpt: Panasonic je zamenjal svojo uspešno kompaktno kamero FZ5 ( primerjalni test ). Veèjih razlik med FZ5 in novejšo FZ7 ni. Tako oblikovno kot uporabniško je samo evolucija predhodnjih modelov.
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Overall 8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Review

30 May 2006
  • Conclusion: Vacationers should put the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 on their packing lists. How high on the list depends on your shooting style. If you’re one for pushing ISOs, the FZ7 is not for you. However, if you’re going to stick to ISO 200 and below, by all means give this camera a try.
  • Pros: 6MP; 12x optical zoom; optical image stabilization
  • Cons: Relatively slow response; manually operated pop-up flash
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Overall 8

Panasonic FZ7

24 April 2006
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 remains the ultra zoom digital camera with the best bang for the money. It has pretty much everything a beginner to serious amateur photographer could wish for: very good to excellent image quality, superb 12x optical zoom with an effective optical image stabilization,...
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Digital Camera Review
20 March 2006
  • Summary: Prosumer digital cameras fall into a gray area somewhere between consumer point & shoot digicams and entry-level dSLR cameras. Typically, prosumer digicams provide shooters with a broader array of exposure options and more input into the picture making process than standard P&S models.
  • Pros: SLR style body, 12x Leica zoom, Image stabilization, Manual controls
  • Cons: Noisy images, Minor chromatic aberration, LCD screen is grainy
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Steve's Digicams
24 February 2006
  • Summary: Panasonic's latest addition to its Lumix "super zoom" line is the six-megapixel DMC-FZ7. This compact and lightweight camera features a high-quality Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT 12x optical zoom (equivalent to 35mm to 430mm on a 35mm film camera) with Panasonic's MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer.
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Digicam Review
5 June 2007
  • Summary: : This is a very good digital camera, a definite improvement over the older Panasonic FZ series digital cameras - with a 6 megapixel sensor, a high quality Leica 12x optical zoom lens, and a 2.5" screen - albeit with a low resolution. The camera has a very good wide aspect ratio video mode.
  • Pros: Very good image quality, Sharp Leica 12x optical zoom lens, Image stabilisation, Large 2.5" screen, Joypad allows you to easily and quickly change options (aperture / shutter etc), Large rubber handgrip, High-resolution / 16:9 video modes, High speed continuous shooting (3fps), Very good macro mo...
  • Cons: Low-resolution screen (114k pixels), Larger than the FZ5 / FZ3 (although not much), High noise / high noise reduction at ISO200+ can cause images to look overly processed and like a watercolor painting, Slightly higher than average purple fringing
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Overall 6

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Good Gear Guide.au
24 April 2007
  • Summary: A bit of a let down compared to Panasonic's earlier models. If they could fix the camera's colour response they'd have a winner on their hands, but as it stands this mode isn't quite up to the high Panasonic standard.
  • Pros: Sharp pictures, Lots of features
  • Cons: Poor colour representation, Fickle lighting response
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