Summary: Here is where we conclude our review. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 does what it knows best and that’s quite a lot. You won’t have to fear it will embarrass you; it won’t, take our word for it. The price and the release date will be revealed sometime soon.
Summary: Panasonic have a bit of a problem here. There's no denying that the Lumix DMC-SZ7 is a very pretty camera. It has a decent build quality but could probably come down to £200 for what it offers in features. Yes, it has 3D, yes it has diorama and yes it has FullHD video but it's all been done before.
Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC SZ7 is a good choice if you are looking for a camera that you can take anywhere, has plenty of flexibility when it comes to picture taking and takes a good quality picture. Looking at its price it offers good value for money compared with cameras with similar features.
Pros: Good Points: Picture quality, small size, 10x zoom, Extra Zoom, Full High Definition Movies, Stereo Sound, 10 frames per second burst mode
Cons: Bad Points: There is a blue tint to pictures taken under artificial lighting, No 3D photos
Excerpt: The SZ7 looks like a typical ultra-compact camera, but Panasonic has somehow managed to cram a 10x zoom lens into its 21mm deep shell. This is a stunning achievement. Canon goes even further with the Ixus 500 HS , which measures 19mm and has a 12x zoom lens, but it uses a cropped sensor design to...
Summary: • Very slim form factor for a 10x optical zoom • Simple user interface and menu navigation • Leica Lens offers good sharp images • Fish eye support • Slim body • Extensive autofocus modes, include face recognition • Obvious JPG artifact at 100% magnification • Video quality average at best • Loss of...
Summary: The Lumix DMC-SZ7 is a small camera, but it has a big lens that makes it a versatile camera. Its picture quality is good, its ease of use is high and it's a great little compact camera to carry with you in your pocket for all sorts of events, and even on a daily basis.
Conclusion: The SZ7 delivers on its "stylish zoom" promise - it looks decent, takes good pictures for the most part and the sizeable 10x optical zoom is a credit to have in such a small body size. However the poor LCD viewing angle and limited battery life are issues that can’t be ignored.
Pros: 10x zoom, small size, point-and-shoot ease of use
Cons: Poor viewing angle on LCD screen, point-and-shoot, poor battery life