Great camera for those who don't need top of the line
6 December 2010
Summary: My wife and I love this camera. So much so that we bought a second one (used) after our first one was damaged. I like the use of SD cards, and the availability of lens adaptors, etc. Very nice quality camera that was really great about 3 years ago. It can't compete with the newest models, but a second-hand model would be a great value.
Summary: It has been 5 years since I have bought a digital. After WEEKS of research and ALOT of backtracking on reviews, specs etc. I narrowed my options between this and a Canon PowerShot Pro Series S3 IS. Let me begin by saying that for the price, you can not beat this camera. If you want a SUPER awesome camera that is TRUE professional quality, then you HAVE to go with a $800.00 and above SLR. THIS camer however comes pretty close.
Summary: I especially like the zoom - it's like having a zoom and macro all in one. The stabilization feature works well. There's lots of features, so I still am exploring the depth of features. Would buy this one again.
Summary: Muy buena camara, Buen zoom y excelente para captar objetos en movimientos. claro esta que no es la mejor camara, pero tienes muy buenas caracteristicas por el precio que pagas, es un buen ejemplo de bueno y economico.
Summary: There is much to learn about this camera so this is an early review. Absolutely delighted with results - well what do you expect from Leica lenses? My early outdoor shots were rather blue, read the manual, checked the white balance and changed from tungstan to outdoors - result great. The menu is really intuitive. So if the results are off, check your settings. Only 4 stars because I need to learn more and also check reliability but for now very pleased with this camera.
Summary: Having had this camera for 2 months now, I have had a chance to take several hundred photos, including a trip to the Bahamas. It's so small and light you hardly know it's around your neck. It takes very little time to start shooting from the moment you turn it on. The plastic construction seems to be very sturdy and doesn't show fingerprints. I love the 12X zoom lens.
Summary: I have looked into Canon's IS2 series,but found the LCD screen way too small and the pivoting system for that screen a totally useless gadget. The design of the Canon camera is very inferior to this Panasonic. I like the look and feel of the Lumix FZ7. It is compact enough to carry around (fits in my smallest camera bag) Its controls are fairly simple, although I still haven't learned to use them all.
Summary: I've been happy with the camera, its pictures in general, the great zoom features and the number of picture I can take before charging the battery. My previous camera would need to be charged or the batteries replaced halfway thru a family event and this camera does not.
Summary: I puchased this camera after looking at other more expensive digital cameras. This one fits my needs just right. Planning on taking it on overseas trips and it lightweight and small enough to fit in a regular purse or tote, without being cheaply made. Love the larger screen it has for viewing. The battery that comes with it lasts long enough for most regular shoots, but I recommend getting an extra battery or two if you plan on using it on a long vacation just in case.