Excerpt: Panasonic has always kept a low profile when it came to their cameras, especially when compared to the likes of Canon, Nikon and Sony. However, there is no doubt that Panasonic has earned quite a reputation in the imaging product segment, especially with the likes of the FZ-150.
Summary: Here is where we conclude this analysis. 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.
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...
Pros: 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
Cons: Obvious JPG artifact at 100% magnification , Video quality average at best , Loss of detail at ISO 1600 and above , Short battery life (Only 220 pictures) , The battery / memory card cover is flimsy , AVCHD Lite not in wide use , Flash may be too close to grip for some hands , Zooming is too jerk...
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
The Lumix DMC-SZ7 is small, yet comes with a 10x zoom lens and features very good image quality
Good Gear Guide.au
26 April 2012
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.
Pros: Easy to carry and use, Good lens, Very good image quality
Excerpt: The SZ7 has a 14.1 megapixel sensor with Intelligent Noise Reduction to allow shooting in low light conditions possible using ISO settings up to 3200. There is a 10x optical zoom lens, a 35mm equivalent of 25-250mm, which can be extended to 20x using Intelligent Zoom.
Pros: Full 1080p HD video recording, Good amount of zoom in compact body, AWB performs well, Fast focusing, Panoramic mode
Cons: Limited number of shots in continuous shooting modes, One of the more expensive 10x optical zoom compacts