Product Type: Panasonic digital cameras
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Panasonic Lumix FS7
Member Name: GrayWizard
Panasonic Lumix FS7
Advantages: 10mpx 16x zoom
Disadvantages: Display feels laggy sometimes
I had bought this digicam back in 2009 and it still works to this day. The Lumix FS7 is an attractive little camera. It will fit in your pocket easily and is moderately thin. It is also packed with a Lecia lens. I don't know much about lenses, but I assume they are the Panasonic equivalent of Carl-Zeiss.
What it has is a 10mpx photo chip, 2.7" TFT Screen, 4x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom (total 16.0 x combined with Optical Zoom) and it comes with standard 50mb of memory - not a lot for pictures. However it houses SD, SDHC and MMC cards. I bought a SDHC as it is the faster and smaller format of SD card.
Using the camera feels light and very easy to take pictures with. The large display shows a clear picture although when moving the camera too fast, it lags behind. Theres quite a decent viewing angle and the brightness adjustments can help take pictures in various lighting conditions.
I found the camera to start up quickly; although not the fastest it was still under 5 seconds. I haven't really noted how quickly it does shot-to-shot but I believe it to be fast enough and probably between 2 to 3 seconds.
The Intelligent Auto or iA is a unique feature to the Lumix and can identify the subject in the frame. There are a wide range of iA sets one of which was my favourite; Flower. I photograph quite a lot of flowers and the intelligent autofocus and image stabilisation meant that I could take pictures even in windy conditions.
Images are of excellent quality. Really you can't differentiate between this and higher priced digital cameras with the naked eye. Even in poor lighting the camera will repeatedly take beautiful pictures thanks to its LED flash. There are various ISO settings to play with and each setting helps to adjust to various lighting conditions.
Lumix FS7 menu is pretty simple to use. The 4 buttons at the back with a central Select allowes for easy navigation and each item is well layed out and clear to understand.
In terms of its reliability, this camera has been faultless and I would have expected no less from Panasonic. The materials used feel very solid and there is an air of class around the black matte finish.
I can't really say much else but would like to finish with how good the camera looks and feels. For this price you really can't go wrong with the Panasonic Lumix FS7.
Summary: Beautiful and very usable camera
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