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.
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.
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.
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.
Best ultra zoom for sports and wildlife photography
mitch t., Newegg
9 February 2007
Summary: The FZ-7 definitely takes advantage of the ultra fast sd cards. Buy a 133x card to take full advantage of the FZ-7's speed. All digital cameras have noise. the fz-7 has only slightly more noise than other cameras in it's class but also much better image quality than most others.
Pros: This camera has a fast start-up and shot-to-shot is fast. It takes high quality photos equal to if not better than my FZ-10. It's light weight and can be easily handled with one hand for a quick shot if needed.
Cons: Noise is slightly noticeable at the lowest ISO setting but does not effect the quality of the prints. The noise reduction in the camera does not work all that good.
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.