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Panasonic DMC FZ7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 592 reviews of Panasonic DMC FZ7. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and performance. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. The memory and storage get less positive opinions. There are some mixed views about the shutter and color.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, zoom

flash, viewfinder, storage, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic DMC FZ7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DMC FZ7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Panasonic DMC FZ7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the performance and durability are overall positive. The zoom and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive comments about the image stabilizer and design.

portability, image quality, zoom, durability, performance

design, stabilizer

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 review

 

When the DMC-FZ7 was first announced in January 2006, £299 was a remarkable price for such a well-specified camera.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Panasonic DMC FZ7

 

The Panasonic DMC FZ7 is a mid priced super zoom digital camera. This model has six megapixels and a 12x optical zoom lens. It has a range of more advanced features that you would expect to find on this type of camera.

Indoor photos ; More compact than similar models

Very small memory card supplied

The Panasonic DMC FZ7 does not quite hit the mark for me. There are many good features and the camera is compact and relatively easy to use when you take into account the features it has. There were a couple of disappointing test shots in my set and...

May, 2006

Expert review by (photoxels.com)

Panasonic FZ7 Review

 

The Panasonic FZ7 has a quality Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 12x optical zoom lens with a maximum aperture of F2.8 at wide-angle and F3.3 at telephoto. Usually you need to use a tripod with such a long telephoto, but thanks to the effective optical image...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by (digicamreview.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

 

Announced on the 23rd of January 06, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 is a new 6 megapixel digital camera with a Leica 12x optical zoom lens with built in "Mega Optical Image Stabilisation". The cameras 12x optical zoom lens is equivelant to 36 - 432mm in...

Very good image quality ; Sharp Leica 12x optical zoom lens ; Image stabilisation ; Large 2.5" screen ; Joypad allows you to easily and quickly change options (aperture / shutter etc) ; Large rubber handgrip ; High-resolution / 16:9 video modes ; High...

This is a very good digital camera, a definite improvement over the older Panasonic FZ series digital cameras - with a 6 megapixel sensor, a high quality Leica 12x optical zoom lens, and a 2.5" screen - albeit with a low resolution. The camera has a...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

 

Sharp pictures, Lots of features

Poor colour representation, Fickle lighting response

A bit of a let down compared to Panasonic's earlier models. If they could fix the camera's colour response they'd have a winner on their hands, but as it stands this mode isn't quite up to the high Panasonic standard.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic Lumx DMC-FZ7

 

To employ an already grossly overused cliche, size does matter. Being that you already know this is a camera review and that the site is family frien...

Sharp pictures, Lots of features

Poor colour representation, Fickle lighting response

A bit of a let down compared to Panasonic's earlier models. If they could fix the camera's colour response they'd have a winner on their hands, but as it stands this mode isn't quite up to the high Panasonic standard.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Thomas Ricker (engadget.com)

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FZ7 reviewed

 

PC Magazine just laid-out a postivie review on Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FZ7 six megapixel superzoom shooter. The reviewer fawned over the "excellent image" produced by this "very inexpensive" cam's "outstanding" VARIO-ELMARIT 12x optical zoom lens...

Apr, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

 

Megapixels: 6, Included Memory Amount: 16 MB, Included Memory: Media Card, Media Format: Secure Digital, Maximum Re...

12X optical zoom. Excellent image stabilization features. Decent video capabilities. Very inexpensive for a superzoom.

Some shutter lag. Nonarticulating LCD.

With 12X optical zoom and excellent image stabilization, this addition to the Lumix line wins our Editors' Choice for a budget superzoom.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Review

 

Almost a year to the day since the introduction of the hugely popular FZ5 (and 4MP sibling the FZ4) - itself an upgrade to the FZ3 - Panasonic has announced its successor, the 6 megapixel DMC-FZ7. As well as a design facelift and an extra megapixel,...

Excellent resolution & sharp results Good, natural color and excellent exposure Superb 12x optical zoom Effective image stabilization Small and light, but well built Comprehensive range of controls Very fast operation Very fast (and accurate) focus...

Higher than average Noise at ISO 80 Strong color noise at ISO 200+ Mild Chromatic aberration and corner softness in macro mode Mild vignetting at widest zoom setting / widest aperture New LCD is bright, but resolution is lower Occasional focus hunting...

Over the last few years we've been spoilt - cameras have seen huge leaps in capabilities from one generation to the next, whilst at the same time prices have steadily been falling. I think it's safe to say that for the time being we've got to accept...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

 

Physical Views The DMC-FZ7 compared in size to a standard CD disc. The 6-megapixel 12x Konica Minolta Z6 and the DMC-FZ7 Continue to Features & Controls Lumix DMC-FZ7 Specifications Image Sensor 1/2.5" CCD, Primary Color Filter 6.37 Total Megapixels...

Feb, 2006

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