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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 484 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the responsiveness and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the contrast, and the shutter and viewfinder get negative reviews.

portability, screen, usability, image quality, responsiveness

battery, value for money, flash, viewfinder, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 Preview


Panasonic's SZ-series just added two new models to its lineup. First up, we have the LUMIX DMC-S7, which exclusively features a 14.1 megapixel MOS sensor, 1080i HD video recording, Light Speed Auto Focus (focus in 0.1seconds), 3D photo mode, and three...

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX1 Preview


Panasonic announced today the latest addition into its G-Series line of compact digital cameras with an interchangeable Micro Four Thirds lens system. Ergonomically designed to fit in the palm of your hand, the LUMIX DMC-GX1 features a 16.01 megapixel...

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF3X Preview


Panasonic today announced the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF3X, which is essentially a DMC-GF3 plus an "X" and an all new retractable power zoom lens; the LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm (F3.5-5.6). Billed as the company's smallest and lightest compact camera with...


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3X


The GF3 uses the same 12-megapixel Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine FHD processor as the GF2, but incorporates some of the enhancements from the G3, including the Light Speed autofocus system and focusing options like pinpoint and a picture-in-picture...

Relatively compact for its class, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 delivers excellent performance and good-to-great photo quality

It's missing features like a tilting LCD, EVF option, and stereo audio capability that some competitors offer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 offers the type of performance and photo quality in a relatively small design many point-and-shoot graduates will like.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Preview


Panasonic continues to build up their FX-series of compact and powerful digital cameras, with the introduction of the all new Lumix DMC-FX78. The most appealing model in this line-up yet (as of 1/2011), the DMC-FX78 is packed with some interesting...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 review by PC Magazine


With ultracompact cameras, performance and optical compromises are inevitable. Still, we expected more from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7. ...

Beautifully crafted. Image stabilization feature is unique in such a small camera. Large 2.5-inch LCD.

Images were noisy and unremarkable. Too much shutter lag if you don't prefocus.

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Panasonic DMC-FX7


As with the recently reviewed Canon PowerShot SD300 (IXUS 40i) the DMC-FX7 is the perfect pocket camera as long as you don't expect miracles and are prepared to accept a certain amount of compromise on features and image quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 Ultra Zoom review


Panasonic's pocket-sized Lumix DMC-FX7 looks to be just another 5-megapixel digital camera, but it has a big trick up its sleeve: it comes with a built-in optical image stabilizer, which helps you eliminate the blurry photos by letting you use slower...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7


The Panasonic DMC-FX7 5-megapixel Lumix digital camera packs a wealth of advanced technology and easy-to-use features in a sleek, compact package. It's the first compact digital camera to feature both an Optical Image Stabilizer, and 2.5" LCD. Incorporati

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7


The camera is available in black and silver bodies

Very good photo quality ; Compact, stylish metal body; available in two colors ; Image stabilization system ; Huge LCD display (but see negatives below) ; AF-assist lamp ; Robust performance, especially with a high speed SD card ; Good continuous...

Redeye ; No optical viewfinder ; LCD resolution isn't great; screen can be hard to see in low light ; Flimsy plastic door over battery/memory card slot ; A VGA movie mode would've been nice ; Below average battery life ; Small memory card included

There are a couple of things that I didn't like about the FX7, and I mentioned a few of them above. Other things include the lack of an optical viewfinder, major redeye in flash shots, below average battery life, and a so-so movie mode. Despite all...

Product Specifications

You might be wondering why a camera that is only 3.7" wide has a 2.5" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD. Well, you not only want to get the picture, but you want to be able to see the picture as well. That's why almost two-thirds of the DMC-FX7's back portion is dedicated to the LCD screen. This high-quality, 114,000-pixel display makes it easy to see what you're shooting. You can even boost the backlighting by 33% by pressing the Power LCD button when shooting outdoors on a sunny day. Jitter from shaky hands is one of the main reasons why cameras produce blurry images - that's why Lumix cameras help solve the problem of unsteady hands with advanced MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer technology. The DMC-FX7 has a built-in gyro sensor that detects any hand movement and relays a signal to a tiny microcomputer inside the camera, which instantly calculates the compensation needed. A linear motor then shifts the Optical Image Stabilizer lens as necessary to guide incoming light from the image straight to the CCD. You won't even notice it working - all you'll see are the outstanding results! The DMC-FX7 is not much wider than a standard business card, yet it puts an amazing 5-Effective Megapixel CCD and a 3x optical zoom right in your pocket. You can even use the 4x digital zoom together with the 3x optical zoom to enjoy up to 12x zoom power. Thanks to the high-performance Venus Engine II LSI, shutter release time lag is reduced to approximately 0.008 seconds and the shutter interval to only around 0.4 seconds. This gives the DMC-FX7 a super-fast response that lets you snap off consecutive shots at 3 frames per second with full resolution. And the Unlimited Consecutive Shooting function allows unlimited consecutive shooting up to the capacity of the SD Memory Card in the camera - ideal for capturing fast-moving objects in high resolution.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Panasonic CGA-S004E

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach/snow / Fireworks / Landscape / Macro / Night landscape / Night portrait / Panning / Party/indoor / Portrait mode / Sports mode/Beach/snow / Fireworks / Landscape / Macro / Night landscape / Night portrait / Party/indoor / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sports mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:16MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Lumix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.0
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens



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:5Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):200/400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO auto/ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 80
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cool / Sepia / Warm
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None