Summary: The camera is an excellent example of point-and-shoot ability. It takes high-def pictures or movies. So I only have one camera to carry. I used it at the San Diego wild animal park, and didn't miss a shot. Took it to Sea World and used some of the manual settings, and took movies of Shamu.
Dueling pocket super zooms: DMC-ZS7 versus Fuji F300EXR
R. Guilmette "ronbaby", Amazon
31 July 2011
Summary: Hummm... where to begin. I'm a very experienced amateur photographer. My dad and I used to develop and print our own color film & prints in our basement darkroom, back 40 years ago when essentially zero amateurs even attempted this. I even worked for a short while (and got paid) as a photographer.
Summary: I cherished my 7 year old Canon A95 camera for its swing-out LCD screen, easy handling, image quality, manual options and standard AA battery power (I maintain a stash of low cost AA rechargeables). Then it broke down, and I replaced it with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 about 6 weeks ago.
High End Point/Shoot Camera That Keeps Up With The Big Boys!
J. Chae, Amazon
1 April 2011
Summary: As a semi professional photographer and an avid Nikon fan, I have a collection of dSLR and gear that goes along with it. With recurring day trips to local amusement parks, dinner occasions, birthday parties and so on... lugging my bulky dSLR and lenses becomes cumbersome and laboring.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 is a very capable camera with a high quality wide angle to 12X zoom lens. It has excellent features and numerous fun and useful mode settings. The pinhole and the film grain effects are two of my favorites.
Summary: First off, this is a fantastic camera. I've owned the TZ5 and loved it (it met an unfortunate demise at the hands of my 2 year-old son). This camera follows and improves upon the Lumix DMC line splendidly.
Summary: I have been a Canon user all the time, worn up 3 Canons since 2001. This time, I thought to get a change. The Lumix zs7 caught my attention because of raving reviews by others and the built-in GPS tracking capability. The first surprise I got is that Lumix ZS7 doesn't have a viewfinder.
Summary: I don't know much about photography and how the quality of the photos should be. But our old camera is a Kodak Easyshare which is 4-5 years old. We rely much on our phone cameras which is not that great either. I don't also know how long it should take you before you charge your battery again.