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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS7 / DMC-TZ10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2463 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the image quality and performance are generally positive. The responsiveness and usability also get good views. There are some critical views about the viewfinder and features.

portability, usability, responsiveness, performance, image quality

features, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS7 / DMC-TZ10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (Blue)


Panasonic has proven before that it knows how to make a top-notch compact megazoom. The 2010 Lumix DMC-ZS7 builds on 2009's ZS3 by adding two features: manual and semimanual shooting modes and an integrated GPS receiver. Combine those with good HD...

Lots of features to experiment with; manual, semimanual controls; built-in GPS.

Disappointing low-light photos.

A very good, fully loaded compact megazoom, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 offers a lot of shooting flexibility and a built-in GPS.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7


Solid image quality, even in low light. Wide and long zoom (25-300mm). GPS for geotagging photos. High-res 3-inch LCD. Stereo audio recording in video mode. Fast shot-to-shot speeds

Price is on the high side. Offers shorter focal length than less-expensive competitors. Proprietary USB port

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Lumix DMC-ZS7


Those are in addition to all the features which made the DMC-ZS3 so appealing, namely the 12X, 25 - 300 mm zoom lens, extra-sharp 3-inch LCD display, handy Intelligent Auto mode, and HD movie mode -- just to name a few things

Very good photo quality at low ISOs ; Packs a 12X, 25 - 300 mm lens into a small, well-built package ; Optical image stabilization (new and improved) ; Beautiful 3-inch LCD display with excellent resolution and outdoor / low light visibility ; Manual...

Image quality, especially at higher ISOs, is not as good as its predecessor ; Heavy noise reduction smudges fine details, even at low ISOs, and especially at ISO 400 and above ; Highlight clipping is fairly common ; Redeye a problem, though I'm not...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 is a compact ultra zoom camera that does most things very well. I like its great zoom lens, beautiful LCD, auto and manual controls, well-implemented GPS, and HD movie mode. I wasn't as impressed with the ZS7's image...


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Review: Panasonic Lumix ZS7 digital camera


Panasonic's Lumix DMC-ZS7 has been around since the end of January but has been in the news a lot as of late. That's because Leica rebranded this camera for its new V-Lux 20 point-and-shoot (after giving it a significant price premium). The ZS7 is a...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10


The Lumix DMC-TZ10 packs what Panasonic calls 'Travel Mode with GPS' and a price tag of US $490

While the TZ10 is somewhat expensive it delivers in terms of quality and features. A decent buy.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Review


Panasonic has built a good reputation for their popular TZ and ZS series ultrazooms.

Very good image quality ; Great lens performance ; Fast AF, shutter speeds

AVCHD Lite not in wide use ; Cost

The ZS7 is a great little camera, due in part to the "little" factor. You can pack around a 25 to 300mm zoom in your shirt pocket and hardly anyone will notice. Remove it from your pocket and it will focus quickly, shoot when you press the shutter...

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Panasonic Lumix ZS7


Overall, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 lives up to the Panasonic name and delivers quality pictures and enhanced video capturing for a point and shoot digital camera. Its larger size makes it less portable but gives it the extra quality in the zoom...

The Panasonic Lumix ZS7 has the highest powered zoom and amazing picture quality

Low light pictures are quite poor and could use some work

This camera stands out as one of the top cameras for quality picture, long battery life and overall performance.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7/TZ10 Review


The super zoom compacts roll on: now with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (also known as the TZ10) Panasonic offers a 12x Leica optical zoom that puts into your hands focal range that matches a 35 SLR camera's 25-300mm lens. Some lens!

Quality: I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but this little camera produced pictures that exceeded any I've seen from a compact camera. Very high quality.

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"Broken right after the warranty expired"


I purchased this camera from Costco for a reasonable price after comparing several different manufacturers and deciding this was the superior choice. The camera took great pictures and was easy to use. I was very happy with it. At my daughter's...

Great pictures, lots of features, easy to use

battery life. The lense failed to retract after shut down and would not focus or zoom a couple of months after the warranty expired.

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"Great value, lots of options, poor night photos"


GPS, big screen, plenty of options for the professional user, underwater housing available, great zoom in compact body.

Poor night shots. With plenty of light, the photos are dazzling. As soon as the sun starts to set, however, watch out! The images become pixelated and blurred. I didn't think it would be that big a deal, but it's enough to keep it from a 5 star rating

Product Specifications

The DMC-ZS7 features a 25mm ultra wide-angle 12x optical zoom f/3.3-4.9 Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens. Incorporating Panasonic's advanced optical technologies, this lens system is comprised of 10 elements in 8 groups, with 2 ED (Extra Low Dispersion) lenses and 2 aspherical lenses/3 aspherical surfaces while preserving compactness. This lens system enables a remarkable 25 to 300mm range of focal length in this compact body. The powerful zoom of the DMC-ZS7 can be freely controlled even when shooting motion images. Inheriting the fine rendering and outstanding quality of the Leica Elmar lens, this easy-to-carry camera delivers beautiful images any time, any place. Thanks to the newly incorporated intelligent resolution technology, the intelligent zoom is available with the DMC-ZS7 which extends the zoom ratio by approximate 1.3x maintaining the picture quality even combining a digital zoom. This means the 12x optical can virtually extend to 16x equivalent. Furthermore, the extra optical zoom function that extends zoom power to 23.4x by using the center part of the large CCD to bring subjects even closer.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
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:SDXC Memory Card / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Baby2 / Baby1 / Soft skin / Starry sky / High sensitivity / Snow / Transform / Beach / Candle / Sunset / Sports mode / Underwater / Night scene / Panorama assist / Fireworks / Food / Scenery / Pet / Self-portrait / Night portrait / Party/indoor / Portrait mode / Aerial photo / Hi-speed burst / Clipboard / Film grain / Flash-burst / Pin hole/Photo frame / Baby2 / Baby1 / Soft skin / Starry sky / High sensitivity / Snow / Transform / Beach / Candle / Sunset / Sports mode / Underwater / Night scene / Panorama assist / Fireworks / Food / Scenery / Pet / Self-portrait / Night portrait / Party/indoor / Portrait mode / Aerial photo / Hi-speed burst / Film grain / Flash-burst / Pin hole / High dynamic


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Lumix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.3-4.9
Max Focal Length:49.2mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm
Optical Zoom:12
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33 / 1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:12.1Megapixel

Optical System

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVCHD Lite / MJPEG/AVCHD Lite / QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):6400
Light Sensitivity:ISO auto / ISO 1600 / ISO 80 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO 100 / ISO auto (1600-6400)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Natural / Vivid / Sepia / Black & White / Warm / Cool / Happy/Neutral / Sepia / Black & White / Warm / Cool / Happy
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None