Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

Last update (25 June’09):
– Review by GoodGearGuide

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 is a 10.1 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera features 4x MEGA optical image-stabilized zoom (33-132mm in 35mm equiv.), Intelligent Auto (iA) mode, Face Detection, ISO 100-6400, and a 2.7-inch LCD screen. The camera measures 2.14” x 3.82” x 0.85” and weighs approx. 0.258 lb.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

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GoodGearGuide reviews the Panasonic FS7 and writes;
“The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FS7 has every feature that a novice user might require and its features work as advertised. It’s worth considering this digital camera if you don’t want to spend more money on a model with a bigger zoom lens or a higher megapixel count..”
Rating: ★★★★☆ reviews the Panasonic FS7 and writes;
“It offers good all round photo quality, ease of use and a price tag that gives very good value for money. The design is unfussy, but the camera is not unattractive. This is a very good choice for a mid priced pocket camera.”
Rating: ★★★★½

RegHardware reviews the Panasonic FS7 and writes;
“… it is very easy to use and many digital snappers will welcome this no-hassle camera…. Performance while good, is not exactly jaw-dropping, but we think few casual snappers will be disappointed. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Panasonic FS7 and writes;
“it offers superb build quality, stylish and ergonomic design, ease of use and acceptably quick performance, combined with excellent image quality. “
Rating: ★★★★½

ePhotozine reviews the Panasonic FS7 and writes;
“If I was to get a small, neat compact for days out or holidays, I really would consider this camera because I would more than likely use flash for dark situations meaning the noise wouldn’t be an issue.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

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Panasonic FS7 Press Release

SECAUCUS, NJ (January 16, 2009) – Panasonic today announced two new additions to its LUMIX FS-Series of digital cameras, the DMC-FS7 and the DMC-FS15. The FS models, a stylish sister line of the highly-acclaimed LUMIX FX-Series, combine easy operation with a slim and sleek look, enabling both beginner and advanced users to take beautiful digital photos with a model they can slip in their pockets.

The 10.1 megapixel DMC-FS7 features a bright F2.8 Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with 4x optical zoom and iA mode, comprised of four functions including Mega O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Face Detection. Like the DMC-FS15, the DMC-FS7 also include a newly-added independent iA button on top of the camera that lets the user enter directly into the mode without going into the menu.

“These new additions to the LUMIX FS-Series incorporate a number of enhanced quality and convenience features that provide consumers with simple-to-use, intuitive cameras at an affordable price,” said David Briganti, National Marketing Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “By combining Leica lenses, Intelligent Auto Mode and powerful image processing with a sleek and compact design, the FS Series cameras are ideal for consumers looking to take easy, high-quality photos on the go.”

Other features of both FS models include a Venus Engine IV processor, which enables an advanced processing system and quick response times. An intelligent LCD screen detects light conditions and automatically adjusts the brightness levels for viewing in sunlight and helps to preserve battery life. The new Photo Frame mode lets the user put attractive borders around photos, so when printed, they look like postcards in picture frames. Also, the new My Scene setting lets the user assign their most frequently used Scene modes to the setting, and with a simple switch, access that scene instantly. The FS-Series is also capable of recording WVGA (848 x 480) motion pictures at 30 frames per second in 16:9 wide-screen format, as well as standard VGA (640 x 480) format.

The DMC-FS7 will be available in silver, black, blue, pink and green at an SRP of $159.95. Both models will be available in late March 2009.

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