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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 digital camera
Lumix DMC-FZ7
at a glance
3264 x 2448
12x optical zoom
2.5" lcd monitor
SD / MMC
Li ion rechargeable
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 review summary
camera date Mar 06  out of production
pixels / class 6.4M  SLR-like digital camera
overall rating good overall camera rating  9 reviews
image quality above average image quality rating  
ease of use above average usability rating  
camera body very good camera body rating  
digital features good digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls good photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography amateur
comments  
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 specifications
lens / zoom  36 mm - 432 mm (12x) (dig. 4x)
focus / macro  auto | manual / 30cm
metering mode  intelligent multiple / center-weighted / spot
aperture  auto | manual / F2.8 - F8 (W) / F3.3 - F8 (T)
white balance  auto, presets, color temperature adjustment
shutter  auto | manual / 60s - 1/2000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal -  5 modes
viewfinder  ttl electronic
iso ratings  Auto/80/100/200/400 High Sensitivity Mode: Auto / 800 / 1600
image size  2816x2112  / 2816x1880  / 2816x1584 / 2304x1728 / 2048x1536 / 2048x1360 / 1920x1080 / 1600x1200 / 1280x960
image format  tiff / jpeg (exif 2.2)
image compr.  fine / standard
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 10s / 2s
video options  Qt m-jpeg 640x480, 320x240, 848x480 (30fps | 10fps)
audio options  available
connectivity  usb / A/V  (PAL/NTSC)
storage  SD / MMC
platform  Windows, Mac
extra features  optical image stabilizer
histogram display
PictBridge compatible
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
20Jun06 Panasonic DMC-FZ7 review at PhotographyBLOG
13Jun06 Panasonic DMC-FZ7 review at Megapixel.net
13Jun06 Panasonic DMC-FZ7 review at Megapixel.net (fr)
24Feb06 Panasonic DMC-FZ7 review at Steves-digicams
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
21Apr06 Panasonic DMC-FZ7 review at Imaging-resource
15Mar06 Panasonic DMC-FZ7 review at DCResource
20Feb06 Panasonic DMC-FZ7 review at DPReview
Introductions, previews and other reviews
30May06 Panasonic DMC-FZ7 review at Digitaltrends
18Feb06 Panasonic DMC-FZ7 review at DigitalCameraInfo
News, guides, hints & tips
23Jan06 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 press summary
Forum discussions
steves-digicams.com Panasonic SLR Forum
dpreview.com Panasonic Talk Forum
steves-digicams.com Panasonic Forum
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 announcement clippings


Differing from the FZ30 with manual focus ring and manual zoom ring, the FZ7 is more compact and easy to carry while preserving the same powerful zoom capability and manual controllability. It enhanced its excellence 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 LCD monitor has become as large as 2.5 inch, gaining much brightness even in the low-lit situations thanks to the pixel-mixed readout method performed at the CCD. The 710 mAh battery enables up to 320 shots on a single charge. In the High Sensitivity mode the FZ7 will be shooting at ISO 1600 as another anti-blurring measure in addition to its MEGA O.I.S.


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