Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (Lumix DMC-TZ10)

Announced Jan 26, 2010 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 300 mm (12×)
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Excellent all rounder in a compact body. I use mainly as a back up to my DSLR and for when the full kit won't fit. Great zoom reach and very usable (just don't creep into the digital zoom!), good quality video, limitations are really only those of any compact - relatively slow AF, difficult to use manual settings, can't easily attach a polariser for landscapes etc.. these are all only when compared with an interchangeable lens camera, accepting the limitations of its form & type I couldn't ...

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I bought the camera as a carry along for business trips and for hiking with when I didn't want to carry all the weight of my DSLR cameras and lenses. After 5 or six months I began to notice spots on some of the images. After sending the camera back to Panasonic for repair, they said there was some evidence on the body that the camera had been dropped and therefore the warranty was void. After I got the camera back I googled the DMC ZS7 and "dust" and found a litany of complaints which was ...

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Lupti
 
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I have the TZ10 for some months now and like the camera. Image quality is good, even at higher ISOs usable. Sharp and crisp. Colours are overall ok. Build quality is excellent, full-metal. Battery life is acceptable and spares cheap. Movie mode is good, not only a gimmick and captures good quality films. No rolling shutter because it has a CCD sensor. Hackable with Vitalys firmware mod for improving movie quality. Set it into test mode for NTSC framerate if you have a PAL camera. Problems: Bl ...

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This camera is a good all rounder. Good points. Very versatile GPS useful Excellent images in good light Lens excellent with sharp images and little distortion. Still small enough to fit in your pocket. Bad points Not great in low light Noisy above 400 ISO Battery life not great even with GPS off. I bought this as a backup to my DSLR, obviously images are not as good as on that, but for a compact in good light they are excellent. Performance in poor light is the biggest let down, the flash ...

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Just downsized my camera from a Pentax K10 which was an excellent camera but because of the size I found I wasn't using this camera as much as I should so I took my K10 and sold it and took my Panasonice DMC-2 and traded in on this ZS7 . So far I'm very impressed at the ease of use although I miss being able to take good night time pictures that it seems all point and shoots have a problem with . I love the zoom and being able to carry this camera with me where ever I go .

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Another user said there were issues importing and using the HD video on a MAC. Not so ! We just returned from Italy where we took 1500 pics and an hour of AVCHD HD video. Imported and processed the still pics with Aperture and iPhoto, no problem. I also imported the AVCHD movies into iMovie, where I was able to edit them, no problem. Then I produced Slideshows, and burned to DVD with iDVD. The only suggestion I have is that you need to import the files from the memory card via a card ...

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In my life and over 25 years of photography as a hobby I can only say that this is probably the best P&S camera ever made, at least of those I have tried. The lens is awesome, sharp, zoom works exceptionally well, the wide angle helps a lot, processor is fast and pictures are coming out as close to perfection as possible. Had no issues with video as well. The only true complaint I have is the battery life - way too poor and short. Everything else works exceptionally well. Problems: Battery ...

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I bought this camera just before a trip abroad: I was pretty happy with using the camera and taking photos, other than the fact that I didn't find the user interface very intuitive, for several reasons (strange way of switching stills to video, not obvious how to adjust aperture or shutter speed in manual modes, bizarre re-use of keys). However, I was shocked when I got home and plugged the camera into my Mac. You can't download video at all (at least, not without going deep into the file ...

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The camera is not perfect, but in my opinion one of, or maybe THE best compact camera in the world today when it comes to overall functionality. PROS: * Excellent 12x zoom range. * 25 mm wide angle (35 mm eqv.), even @16:9. * HD video (1280x720/30p). * HD-video format selectable: .mov or AVCHD Lite * Full optical zoom range (+digital) during video recording. * Continuous focus during video recording. * Very good macro (@25 mm). * GPS. * Individual face recognition (yes, it works!) * SDXC ...

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