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9 September 2012
Excerpt: I am proud to be the owner of this fine camera. The overall quality and the great lens make this an exceptional digital camera for the thousands of pictures I have taken with it. The zoom and stabilizer feature make it easy to take great pictures. Motion picture ability is another plus! Shuts off automatically if you fail to turn it off, to conserve battery life. For the price (check WalMart) it is the best buy you can make.
Excerpt: I have had this camera for about a year and have taken about 3000 pictures with it, most of the sports photos of my boys. The zoom is great for getting that close up on the football field and I use the burst shooting mode all the time. I get great action shots. The camera is very easy to operate and the feel in you hands is great.
Excerpt: Panasonic Lumix DMC-F27, is the best camera that I have ever had. I have had it for years now and I am not sure how much I paid when I bought it, but I remember it was like 3 or 4 hundred dollars. So a little pricey but worth it. All the pictures I take are such great quality, many look like they were professionally taken. The flash is really bright too, I have used it in our backyard at night and majority of the pictures still turn out great.
Robert Christopulos - United States, LetsGoDigital
22 November 2011
Excerpt: I've owned numerous cameras, both film and digital. I've also owned several cameras with digital OIS including an FZ5, FZ20 and two FZ7's. Over the last year the Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ7s have become my cameras of choice. Yes, they are light weight, but not toys at all. Rather, they are impressive working tools. The results are impressive, and if you learn to use its features, including noise suppression, it performs wonderfully.
Summary: This camera is excellent; I cannot believe i get it at that price. It is worth three time the price i pay for it; it's just a phenomenal camera, regarding the quality of the pictures you can take. Thanks a lot. I decided to buy it because i was looking for a camera to replace mine i gave to my daughter; but i was not excpecting something that great for the price
Summary: Spectacular control for the price. Great image processor and a lens that is hard to beat...especially at the price. I use this camera primarily when I want to travel light (normally I use a Nikon D80)...this camera meets all my needs when I want a great image without carrying all my usual gear.
Summary: Loved this camera to death. Used it almost every day. Only thing I hated was that you could not zoom nor autofocus in video mode. Doesn't matter anyways cause if I wanted those features I would have bought a video camera. I had to give this camera to my young brother so he would learn the basics of adjusting shutter speeds and f-stops.