Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FH7 digital compact camera features a Leica 4x zoom lens starting at 28mm and 720p HD video recording. The 16MP FH7 comes with a similar feature set to the previously released DMC-FH5 but boasts a 3" touch-sensitive LCD screen. In out tests, we found that the FH7 is a perfectly capable camera, which combines impressively hassle-free handling with impressively reliable metering and white balance systems. You shouldn't expect to make large prints but if you're just looking for a capable point-and-shoot the FH7 is definitely worth considering.
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Effective pixels||16.1 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, Hi Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28–112 mm|
|Min shutter speed||60 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/1600 sec|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||126 g (0.28 lb / 4.44 oz)|
|Dimensions||95 x 56 x 19 mm (3.74 x 2.2 x .75″)|
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 is a well-made, easy to use camera which is capable of delivering great pictures with a minimum of fuss. Image quality is very good in optimal conditions, but even when the light gets low, the FH7 can deliver acceptable results.
Good for: Grab and social shots, and carry-everywhere photography, where a long zoom or manual control aren't necessary.
Not so good for: Anything more critical, where the FH7's relatively low detail resolution at high ISOs, or restricted manual control, might be problematic.