Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Reviews
Product Type: Panasonic digital cameras
Description:Model ID DMCFZ7BB / Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7BB - Digital camera - 6.0 Mpix - optical zoom: 12 x - supported memory: MMC, SD - black / ... more
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 ... Panasonic is introducing the incoming LUMIX model 6.0-megapixel DMCFZ7 Series with MEGA O.I.S., Optical Image Stabilizer that compensates the hand-shake, incorporating a 12x optical zoom (equivalent to 36mm to 432mm on a 35mm film camera) LEICA DC lens. Differing from the FZ30 with manual focus ring and manual zoom ring, which was already released and highly evaluated by prosumers, the FZ7 is more compact and easy to carry while preserving the same powerful zoom capability and manual controllability.
It is the heir to the 5.0-megapixel DMCFZ5, but enhanced its excellence not only with the total number of pixels but also with other innovative technical improvements such as incorporation of joystick which allows easy manual control on focusing in addition to the manual exposure setting. The 1.8-Inch LCD monitor for FZ5 has become large as 2.5-Inch for FZ7 gaining much brightness even in the low-lit situations thanks to the pixel-mixed readout method performed at the CCD.
Newest Review: ... modern cameras don't have this setting. 2. Nice and compact design. The camera is convenient to hold and use the main ... more
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Customer Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Reviews (7)
by - written on 11/09/07 (Useful, 115 readings)
After much internet surfing and comparison i purchase one of these from currys online for £229(couple of months ago now so prices have come down since) My main aim was to use this for wildlife photos as well as the usual family snapshots. The thing that drew me to this model was the 12x optical zoom and thanks to this i have taken some great bird pictures and even had a few published. The camera operates fantastically on the simple mode it even automatically focuses on moving subjects but focus but the biggest problem for me is that this is a really high spec camera and i am only using about a tenth of the functions. The main ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/03/10 (Very useful, 57 readings)
Having owned this camera since new for about the last three years I've come to know what this camera does best and also where it falls short in certain areas. The camera is what is known as a bridge camera, basically it's inbetween a normal point and shoot affair and a digital SLR..... It contains all the features of the simple point and shoot and most of the features of the SLR (it does fall short of some important points which I'll try and explain later). So what does it do and how good is it really? Well as a point and shoot it is good, very very good in fact! Having taken it on several holidays and many day trips I can say that ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/08/09 (Very useful, 44 readings)
I was tired of not having a decent digital camera (I was actually still using the old film cameras three years ago...) so, as usual, did a lot of net surfing to compare different models. I was definitely on the market for a bridge camera. That is to say, not a compact featureless camera, but not a professional reflex (and expensive) camera. After comparing many models I came across this one. It looked good on paper and the price of about £230 at the time seemed quite reasonable. The camera is not heavy at little more than 300g and does not feel cheap. I thought I was handling my friend's expensive Canon film camera. The buttons are nicely laid out and a large ... Read the complete review
by Art001 - written on 17/09/11, updated on 17/09/11
I inherited this camera from my husband over two years ago when he got a more advanced Nikon. At that time I had a simple 5Mpix Samsung, so was just in raptures to receive this one, a proper camera. Now, of course I would love to upgrade it to something more Nikony or Canony and with more megapixels. What I love about the more professional cameras is that they give a proper depth to photos, even in the auto mode. Now that you know my main quality requirement, let's talk about the camera itself. What's good: 1. A vast number of modes and settings. Not knowing much (= not knowing anything) about photography, I guess I am using no more than 10% of the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/09/06 (Very useful, 1342 readings)
I was looking for a 12 x camera with OIS, and I was considering a FZ5 when I come across the Panasonic DMCFZ7BS. For just £30 more, I thought it would be better to get a newer camera. This camera was great; a big improvement over my LZ1. The best thing (and selling point) about this camera is its 12 x zoom. What it did not say on the box is that it becomes 16.5 x zoom if the picture is taken below 6MP, which is over 450mm! The OIS works to cancel out hand shake at such huge zoom numbers. There are bags of controls for you to fool around with. You can even set/fine tune your own white balance, the weakest point of most digital cameras. Although having said ... Read the complete review
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