|The DMC-ZS7 features a 25mm ultra wide-angle 12x optical zoom f/3.3-4.9 Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens. Incorporating Panasonic's advanced optical technologies, this lens system is comprised of 10 elements in 8 groups, with 2 ED (Extra Low Dispersion) lenses and 2 aspherical lenses/3 aspherical surfaces while preserving compactness. This lens system enables a remarkable 25 to 300mm range of focal length in this compact body. The powerful zoom of the DMC-ZS7 can be freely controlled even when shooting motion images. Inheriting the fine rendering and outstanding quality of the Leica Elmar lens, this easy-to-carry camera delivers beautiful images any time, any place.Thanks to the newly incorporated intelligent resolution technology, the intelligent zoom is available with the DMC-ZS7 which extends the zoom ratio by approximate 1.3x maintaining the picture quality even combining a digital zoom. This means the 12x optical can virtually extend to 16x equivalent. Furthermore, the extra optical zoom function that extends zoom power to 23.4x by using the center part of the large CCD to bring subjects even closer.|
|UPC||4260200850751, 4260200850768, 5025232385003, 5025232556601, 5025232556632, 5025232556724, 628586148031, 628586148048, 628586148062, 628586148086, 628586148109, 628586148116, 628586148123, 628586148130, 814967018769, 845251016123, 845251016130, 845251016161, 885170004054, 885170004078, 885170004092|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||12.1 MP|
|Macro Focus Range||3cm|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||25 - 300mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||60 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto, ISO auto (1600-6400)|
|Light Sensitivity Max||6400|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.6 m - 5.3 m|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Integrated Memory size||15 MB|
|Supported Flash Memory||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - stereo|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Connector Types||1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Digital Video Format||AVCHD Lite, MJPEG, QuickTime|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||1280 x 720|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||720p HD Movie Recording, Audio Recording, Auto Backlight Compensation, Automatic Brightness Adjustment, Automatic Face Tracking, Backlight Compensation, Built-In GPS, Built-In Help Guide, Built-In Speaker, Contrast Control, Cropping An Image, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Digital Image Rotation, Digital Noise Reduction, Direct Print, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) Recording, Exif Print Support, Histogram Display, Intelligent Resolution Technology, Intelligent Scene Selector, Motion Detection, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Red eye Fix, Resizing an Image, Saturation Control, Scene Detection Technology, Sharpness Control, Text Input To Exif Header, USB 2.0 Compatibility|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Aerial photo, Baby1, Baby2, Beach, Candle, Clipboard, Film grain, Fireworks, Flash-burst, Food, Hi-speed burst, High dynamic, High sensitivity, Night portrait, Night scene, PET, Panorama assist, Party/indoor, Pet, Photo frame, Pin hole, Portrait mode, Scenery, Self-portrait, Snow, Soft skin, Sports mode, Starry sky, Sunset, Transform, Underwater|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Cool, Happy, Natural, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid, Warm|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||10 frames per second, 10 frames per second (3MPix), 2.3 frames per second, 6 frames per second, 6 frames per second (3MPix)|
"Lots of features to experiment with; manual, semimanual controls; built-in GPS."
Disappointing low-light photos.
"A very good, fully loaded compact megazoom, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 offers a lot of shooting flexibility and a built-in GPS."
Average review score based on 49 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I bought this because I like all of Panasonic products. I was especially attracted to the Leica lens. I also have the Lumix Leica LX-5. These lenses take superbly detailed images. The 12X zoom is just about right and I've not seen any falling off at the edges. The iA function, like on most new Panasonics, takes the guesswork out of shooting. I'd recommend this ZS-7 to anyone.
This camera is amazing. I haven't had time to play with all the settings but right out of the box its easy to use and takes crystal clear pictures. I'm jealous that I have to send it to my husband to use on his deployment - wish I could keep it for myself :) I would NOT hesitate to purchase again!
A big reason I chose this camera was for the available underwater housing to purchase separately - its hard to find a regular camera with the underwater housing available also. I have owned Panasonic digital cameras in the past and have always been happy with their performance. This camera is not quite small enough to slide in a pocket but is still compact enough to not feel weighed down when taking to the zoo, etc. when there are a ton of other things to carry on a family outing.
I read a lot of reviews and decided this camera woudl be the best value for the money and finding it on ebay just made it that much better of a deal! I highly recommend the Panasonic Lumix!
It's actually a ZS6, the one that hasn't got the gps built in, but the other features are similar to the ZS7.
I was looking for this type, since I had read reviews that questioned the usefulness of the gps and outlined it's large needs of power.
My overall impression of the device is very good. (Already more than 3000 pics taken.) It has a great bunch of features, many of them very useful. The manual options are also very beneficial, I like to use them very much. I'm satisfied also with the accessibility of the features. The content of the quick menu changes when rotating the mode dial, it usually gives quick access to the most important things.
The quality of the pictures is great, taking pictures under low light conditions can be problematic, but as far I know this is quite usual among this category of compact cameras. After some practice, better understanding of the manual modes can have surprisingly good results.
As a bad point I'd outline the "ia" intelligent auto mode, which I find useless after having gotten used to the camera. It sets unnecessary high iso values, and uses pre set programs I' didn't want to.
The camera has a great video equipped with stereo sound. It doesn't suck the battery. In general the endurance of the battery is very ok.
Zoom range is very useful.
The camera has a well built metal body.
Quickly these were the things came into my mind.
In general I would recommend this camera, very good in the category and has a good value for the price.
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. I bought an over the shoulder cell phone holster for it, and there's room to keep the charger in the case for travel. The zoom works quickly, and the camera suits my needs perfectly. Oh, I added a 16 gb chip, so I can take 3,000+ pictures.
Cool camera, nice HD movie, good zoom, easy to use.
Compact, makes nice photoes, i would recommend this product to a friend.