Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 / DMC-ZS7
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
23 November 2010
Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 is the most expensive pocket superzoom of the pack, but it does deliver solid shots, even in low light, along with a handsome feature set for the discerning photographer.
Pros: Solid image quality, even in low light. Wide and long zoom (25-300mm). GPS for geotagging photos. High-res 3-inch LCD. Stereo audio recording in video mode. Fast shot-to-shot speeds.
Cons: Price is on the high side. Offers shorter focal length than less-expensive competitors. Proprietary USB port.
Excerpt: The ZS7 is a 12.1MP camera with 25mm wide-angle lens and 12x optical zoom. It can record 720p HD video using AVC HD Lite and there is built-in GPS for geo-tagging shots. The full specifications are available from Panasonic .
Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 megazoom camera review The Panasonic TZ10 camera has had to allow a few generations to pass by, and that brings us to the fact that Panasonic has little left to improve with such successful models as the TZ7 and TZ5 cameras, both predecessors to the Panasonic DMC-TZ10.
Excerpt: The GPS-enabled Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 is a great camera to bring with you on the road. No it won’t lead you to safety if you’re lost in the Himalayas — it might not even get you home from a trip the mall — but it will geotag your shots so you can digitally place them on a map in programs such as...
Pros: Embeds location details in HD videos too. Landmarks library spans 73 countries. Long 300-shot battery life prevents GPS drain.
Cons: Occasionally misidentified landmarks. Make sure camera resets GPS coordinates, or you’ll get info from your last trip. Have to dig through menus to turn GPS on.
Excerpt: The super zoom compacts roll on: now with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (also known as the TZ10) Panasonic offers a 12x Leica optical zoom that puts into your hands focal range that matches a 35 SLR camera’s 25-300mm lens. Some lens!
Excerpt: Panasonic's Lumix DMC-TZ10 is a high-end point-and-shoot and retails for $490. The biggest feature on this Lumix is its built-in ‘Travel Mode with GPS'. The feature takes advantage of GPS and a built-in database, so that pictures you capture are tagged with the name of the location.
Summary: It wasn’t that long ago that “superzoom” – or “ultrazoom,” if you prefer – digital compacts hovered in the vicinity of the 10x optical zoom multiplication factor that defined the starting point for the class.
Pros: Very good image quality, Great lens performance, Fast AF, shutter speeds
Excerpt: The Lumix DMC-ZS7 ($399) is the follow-up to Panasonic's very popular "travel zoom" DMC-ZS3 . The ZS3 (and the TZ5 that came before it) were already very good cameras, and Panasonic still found a way to make the new ZS7 even more appealing. Some of the new features on the DMC-ZS7 include:
Summary: It's certainly a compelling proposition, and one which Panasonic has further enhanced with full Manual control over exposures, improved stabilisation and a built-in GPS to record the position on your photos along with local time.
Pros: 12x zoom with 25mm wide angle., HD movies and choice of formats., Built-in GPS with landmarks database., Good-looking 3in / 460k screen., Manual exposure controls.
Cons: No altitude or compass details from GPS., Landmark database not upgradeable., Pressing shutter won't exit playback. Need to switch.