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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

PC Magazine
20 April 2007
  • Conclusion: With 12X optical zoom and excellent image stabilization, this addition to the Lumix line wins our Editors' Choice for a budget superzoom.
  • Pros: 12X optical zoom. Excellent image stabilization features. Decent video capabilities. Very inexpensive for a superzoom.
  • Cons: Some shutter lag. Nonarticulating LCD.
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
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. The Panasonic FZ7 has turned out to be a commendable digital camera that leaves only very little room for improvement.
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Overall 8
7.6
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
7.5
Ease of use 7
7.0
Performance 9
8.5
Photo quality 7
6.5

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 flexibility. The LCD is large, bright and has a wide viewing angle but still lacks resolution.
  • 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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Overall 8
7.6
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
7.5
Ease of use 7
7.0
Performance 9
8.5
Photo quality 7
6.5

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 flexibility. The LCD is large, bright and has a wide viewing angle but still lacks resolution.
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Review

Digitaltrends
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. With its amazing lens, compact package, optical image stabilization and manual options, this is a very solid mega-zoom–especially with a street price of less than $350.
  • Pros: 6MP; 12x optical zoom; optical image stabilization
  • Cons: Relatively slow response; manually operated pop-up flash
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Overall 8
7.8

Panasonic FZ7

Photoxels
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, flexible exposure control, and very fast operations.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

PhotographyBLOG
23 April 2007
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 is one of a handful of compact digital cameras with a 12x zoom lens, offering a versatile focal range of 36-432mm that will satisfy most photographers. The ability to zoom from 36mm up to 432mm and still get sharp results thanks to Panasonic's Mega O.I.S system is a revelation if you're used to a camera with a smaller zoom.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 review

expertreviews.co.uk
19 January 2007
  • Excerpt: When the DMC-FZ7 was first announced in January 2006, £299 was a remarkable price for such a well-specified camera. Today, only the relatively modest 80-400 ISO range and 114,000-pixel resolution of the 21/2in screen give any hint of a dated design. In fact, ISO 800 and 1,600 are available via a High Sensitivity scene preset. Image quality at high ISO settings isn't great, however.
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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic FZ7 review

TechRadar UK
30 June 2006
  • Summary: The latest instalment in the FZ series
  • Pros: 6MP sensor (max 2,816x2,112) 12x optical zoom 2.5in LCD joystick control EVF
  • Cons: TIFF and JPEG ISO800 and 1600 settings 16MB SD card
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Overall 9
8.5
Ease of use 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Build quality 9
8.5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

PhotoReview
1 March 2006
  • Summary: An easy-to-use, long-zoom digicam with an excellent menu system and effective image stabilisation.Available in silver or black, Panasonic's new DMC-FZ7 Lumix camera replaces the popular FZ5 and offers a higher-resolution sensor, larger LCD screen and a redesigned body that is slightly larger and heavier.
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