Summary: This purchase has not arrived, but I am replacing an identical model with screen damage. The camera is small, light and easy to use. On the auto setting it takes very nice pictures and you can record video footage with the touch of a button. The simplicity of the camera pleases me a lot.
Summary: Mine was purchased as a IR conversion P&S camera. As such, the image quality isn't too bad. I don't see blowing the images up to large prints but as an 11x14 they look very good. The IR files are not noisy and have good detail in them. Very happy for what I paid for it.
Summary: Was a great camera, then it died after 9 months. The lens will not go in or out and it happened randomly, not under any kind of unusual or extreme conditions, and the camera had not been particularly heavily used.
Summary: I have many digital cameras. Most have far more features than my SZ7 and produce somewhat better shots. BUT I use this little camera for 90% of my picture taking. For me the size and ease of use trumps all the Bridge and 4/3rd. cameras I have hands down. The video is darn good too.
Summary: It should be said that I have owned three Panasonic Lumix cameras and this is by far the best of the lot. The high-def videos are incredible, the photos I take are wonderful and the features on the camera...well, I'll never use them all.
Summary: I have owned this camera for about a year and a half. I expected it to last longer but the LCD display has suddenly turned dark making the camera unusable. Panasonic says send it in to their repair shop in Texas. I guess I expected a better quality camera when I purchased this item.
Not as good as my old camera. Low light picture quality is terrible.
29 December 2013
Summary: I am very disappointed with the picture quality. I owned Panasonic before and was very happy with it. It look great pictures both outside in full light as well as indoors. This camera's picture quality outside on a sunny day is very good but low light and indoors pictures are terrible.