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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. Reviews about the zoom and performance are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. The shutter and color get mixed reviews, while many are negative about the memory and storage.

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. Reviewers really like the performance and durability. The zoom and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions 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 : 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

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix FZ7 Test

 

Panasonic Lumix FZ7 Test : Anfang dieses Jahres hat Panasonic das Nachfolgemodell für die FZ5 eingeführt: die Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ7 Digitalkamera. Neben der Erweiterung von 5 auf 6 Megapixel, hat die Panasonic Lumix FZ7 viele zusätzliche...

May, 2006

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ7 review

 

Early this year Panasonic introduced the successor of the FZ5: the Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ7 digital camera. Besides the upgrade from 5 to 6 Megapixels, the Panasonic Lumix FZ7 is equipped with several extra settings. The entire camera has in fact...

With the introduction of the Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ7, Panasonic offer a truly worthy successor of the FZ5 camera. Its predecessor was already well received, but did leave room for improvement in certain areas. The Panasonic FZ7 has turned out to be a...

Expert review by (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Review

 

The Panasonic DMC-FZ7 offers a 12x ultra-zoom lens, equivalent to a focal length of 36-432mm, in a relatively compact and stylish body. The DMC-FZ7's Leica-branded lens doesn't just offer a...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera - Full Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

Generally good image quality, very crisp-looking photos, Long 12x zoom lens, Very effective optical image stabilization, Large 2.5" LCD display, LCD/EVF viewfinders work better than average in low light, "High Angle" mode for LCD display is great for...

Significant chromatic aberration in the corners of the image at full telephoto, Higher than average image noise at ISO 400, some noise present even at low ISO settings, Tiny 16MB memory card that's included is pointless - Buy a large card right along...

Not too long ago digital cameras with advanced features and SLR-mimmicking long zoom lenses were considered "chunky" or bulky. But with the public's increasing demand for smaller and smaller cameras with longer and longer zooms--and with manufacturers'...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

 

One thing that hasn't changed is the excellent optical image stabilization system, which is found on all of Panasonic's cameras

Very good photo quality (though see issues below) ; 12X optical zoom lens ; Optical image stabilization system ; Large 2.5" LCD display is visible in low light (though see issues below) ; AF-assist lamp, good low light focusing ; Superb performance,...

Images noisier than they should be, especially at high ISO sensitivities ; Some average redeye ; LCD resolution isn't great ; High sensitivity scene mode does not impress ; Can't remove memory card while camera is on tripod ; Tiny memory card included

Despite a few flaws (most notably noise in images), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 is a very likable ultra zoom camera, and one that I can recommend. It combines high quality optics, image stabilization, manual features, and performance, without breaking...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : LRY (photographyreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

 

In the good old days you could carry around a gigantic 400mm lens and people thought you were cool. If you tote around such big glass now, you're likely to be considered a low-life paparazzo - plus you'll throw out your back after a day or two.

Nov, 2006

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