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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 441 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the performance and image quality. The portability and value for money are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the viewfinder and features.

usability, value for money, portability, image quality, performance

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 First Impressions Digital Camera Review


The DMC-FS7 is a new entry in Panasonic's Lumix line-up, featuring a 10.1-megapixel sensor and a fully automatic mode called iA - for Intelligent Auto mode - that adjusts every last setting without requiring any user input. Optical image stabilization...

With a retail price of just $159.95, this could prove to be a solid value for users who want the least possible fuss and bother when it comes to taking pictures, thanks to the sophisticated Intelligent Auto mode. While there are a few controls you can...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 Review at Trusted Reviews


Overall image quality is also excellent. Exposure and colour reproduction are spot on, and auto white balance is reliably accurate. The lens is superb, with excellent sharpness even in the corners of the frame, and there is virtually no distortion at...

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Panasonic DMC-FS7 and Panasonic DMC-FS6


These two entry level point and shoot cameras have 4x optical zoom lenses (33mm at their widest focal length) with optical image stabilization.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7


This review is for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS6. I bought this camera after I dropped my Canon Powershot A510. I wanted something really inexpensive and something I could always carry (primarily to take pictures when and where I didn't plan to) to replace...

Flash weak for my liking (But cannot complaint looking at the price) ; While shooting indoors, try shooting 2 stops plus (Exposure value +2/3) I found I like this the best as camera tends to under expose ; No Aperture/Shutter speed control. This can...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7


I have had this a few days and I like it. I got it to save me havig to haul my heavy dslr around and keep handy in my pocket or bag.

None. Very strudy

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7


Didn't expect much from this so I wasn't disappointed. This is not an expensive camera and I got it free with points. Compared to the Canon SD780 which costs $100 more, it competes nicely. The SD780 produces better images but not by much. This is...

Very noisy at low ISOs

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7


An excellent little camera in it's class. What I wanted was a small light pocket sized camera which I could pop in my pocket and take photos of friends and places at clubs and pubs, tourist bus trips etc. This camera fills the bill nicely. I liked the...

The Menu/Set button on the back of the camera can be easily accidentally pressed when taking a picture. This is a nuisance when you give the camera to a friend to take a photo. The button needs to be a bit harder to press to make it less vulnerable

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7


alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, value for money, usability, performance, image quality

shutter, features

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 10MP Digital Camera with 4x MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Blue)Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 10MP Digital Camera with 4x MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Blue)Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 10MP Digital Camera with 4x MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Black)

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love it!


I had a camera very similar to this, that just got old... and i just love this new one its so easy to use all its features!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

Product Specifications

Slim and stylish with simple operation, DMC-FS7 makes every photographer a good photographer thanks to Intelligent Auto. Panasonic incorporated Intelligent Auto mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of misshots, comprising of four major functions (MEGA O.I.S, Intelligent ISO Control, Face Detection and Intelligent Scene Selector) that work together to provide the best possible shooting results every time. The two most advanced countermeasures against blurring - MEGA O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer) to compensate for hand-shake and Intelligent ISO Control to detect and suppress motion blur - are built into the FS7. The MEGA O/I/S conventionally has mode 1 and mode 2, and now it has AUTO mode to select the suitable one between the modes according to the zoom ratio being used. Both image stabilizing technologies have been further advanced in detection accuracy and correction effect thanks to the image-processing LSI, Venus Engine IV. In addition to these two paramount anti-blurring technologies, the Face Detection system helps the camera to recognize human faces and to focus and set the exposure automatically. Up to 15 faces can be recognized simultaneously. Face detection accuracy has also been increased, allowing continuous AF/AE adjustment even if a face moves or turns sideways to the camera. Not only that, the unwanted red-eye effect caused by the use of flash can be digitally corrected. The Intelligent Scene Selector of the DMC-FS7 automatically sets the appropriate scene mode according to the scene you're going to take from among the most frequently used scene modes, such as Portrait, Scenery, Macro, Night Scenery and Night Portrait mode. It now features an automatic backlight compensation function that activates whenever the camera detects that the light source is behind the subject. The Quick AF system allows the camera to keep focus on the subject while the camera is in recording mode even before pressing the shutter. The user can activate all of these useful, convenient functions by simply pressing an independent iA button on the top of the camera, which is newly equipped for direct activation of the mode.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aerial photo / Baby1 / Baby2 / Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Food / Hi-speed burst / High sensitivity / Night portrait / Night scene / Party/indoor / Pet / Portrait mode / Scenery / Self-portrait / Snow / Soft skin / Sports mode / Starry sky / Sunset / Underwater


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Lumix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.9
Max Focal Length:22mm
Min Focal Length:5.5mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens


Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (MEGA O.I.S.)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):6400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto / ISO auto (1600-6400)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cool / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid / Warm
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None