Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (Lumix DMC-TZ10)

Announced Jan 26, 2010 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 300 mm (12×)
dpreview conclusion

The Lumix ZS7 is the top of the line of the 'original' travel zoom range, from Panasonic. As an all-purpose travel camera the ZS7 excels, and it's built-in GPS, despite being a drain on the battery, is great fun and very useful when travelling. It's not the best value camera in this group, but it does give some of the best results.

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72%
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Good for

all-purpose photography, especially travelling, where the built-in GPS is very useful.

Not so good for

GPS drains the battery, and the ZS7 isn't at its best in poor light.

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DCRP Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Mar 16, 2010)

With the Lumix DMC-ZS7, Panasonic has tried to improve on a camera that didn't need a whole lot of improving. In most respects, the ZS7 is better than the ZS3 that it replaces, offering manual controls, a built-in GPS, improved image stabilization, faster autofocus, enhanced image sharpening, and more. At the same time, I think that the ZS7 has taken a step backwards in terms of image quality....

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Panasonic's Lumix DMC-TZ10 / ZS7 continues to be one of the most flexible and convenient compact cameras on the market. Like its predecessor, it may not be the slimmest model around, but once again considering the sheer optical zoom range packed within, it seems churlish to complain – and besides, you'll still manage to squeeze it into most pockets. This is the key selling point of the TZ...

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