Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

Last Updated (02 April’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ CNET

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 is a 14.1 MP High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom. It offers Full HD Video Recording in AVCHD/MP4 Format with Stereo Microphone, 20x iA Zoom (Intelligent Zoom), 25mm Ultra Wide-angle Lens, MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), Venus Engine, Intelligent Noise Reduction System, Miniature Effect, Panorama Shot, 3D Photo Mode, and has 3.0-inch Intelligent LCD. The camera measures (W x H x D) 99.0 x 59.4 x 21.0 mm / (3.9 x 2.4 x 0.9 inch) and weight Approx. 133g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.30 lb).

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Expert Reviews

Panasonic Lumix SZ7 Reviews

CNET reviews the Panasonic Lumix SZ7 and writes;
“I was impressed by the still shots produced by the DMC-SZ7, which were both realistic and demonstrated an impressive level of detail, right into the corners and edges of each frame.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Expertreviews reviews the Panasonic Lumix SZ7 and writes;
“Comparing image quality with the similarly specified Canon Ixus 500 HS, the Panasonic delivered sharper focus into the corners of frames – a remarkable achievement considering that the Canon doesn’t even try to focus light onto the edges of its sensor.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitalcamerareview reviews the Panasonic Lumix SZ7 and writes;
“Video fans get a camera that produces nice movies and has a fairly seamless one-button interface to initiate video capture from nearly any shooting mode.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Trustedreviews reviews the Panasonic Lumix SZ7 and writes;
“Image quality is very much on a par with other ultracompacts of a similar price. Used in good light outdoors the results are generally quite pleasing with relatively punchy colour, good levels of detail and sharp edges.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Pocket-lint reviews the Panasonic Lumix SZ7 and writes;
“In the case of the SZ7 the lower ISO shots are smooth and clear, though a little too “smooth” in some cases because of processing. For day-to-day snaps this is no problem at all, and the 14.3-megapixels of resolution is more than you’ll need for online use, A4 or even A3 prints.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Ephotozine reviews the Panasonic Lumix SZ7 and writes;
“The zoom can be extended using intelligent zoom and the camera takes a decent picture, shoots up to ISO 3200 at full resolution and records full 1080p HD videos.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Reviews Video

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 Reviews

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Samples

Panasonic Lumix SZ7 Sample Photos

- Panasonic Lumix SZ7 Sample Photos @ Flickr.com

- Panasonic Lumix SZ7 Sample Photos @ Amazon

- Panasonic Lumix SZ7 Sample Photos @ Digitalcamerareview.com

- Panasonic Lumix SZ7 Sample Photos @ Trustedreviews.com

- Panasonic Lumix SZ7 Sample Photos @ Ephotozine.com

Manual

Panasonic Lumix SZ7 User Manual (PDF)

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Features

Panasonic Lumix SZ7 Features

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 has designed in a slim and compact body which equipped with a powerful 10x optical zoom and a 25mm ultra-wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens lets you capture close exceptional pictures from afar subject. The optical zoom also offer 20x iA Zoom (Intelligent Zoom) that lets you get 2x closer than the original optical zoom on your subject. Equipped with 25mm ultra wide-angle lens, the camera has about twice the shooting area as a standard 35mm lens that make it perfect to capture images of a group of people, large structure or landscape photos while traveling.

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The camera also has MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) which effectively reduce the blur effect on the images caused by hand-shake resulting you will get sharp and clear images. With Venus Engine which offers high-speed images processing, the camera is able to give super-fast response time to capture images. While the the Intelligent Noise Reduction system in the Venus Engine ensure you can get clear images even in high ISO sensitivity.

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Featuring 14.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 give high-speed signal output and high-sensitivity image recording to produce high quality images. This sensor also lets you capture images up to ISO3200 in full resolution.

Moreover, the Panasonic Lumix SZ1 has capabilities to record beautiful full HD 1,920 x 1,080 videos in AVCHD (MPEG-4 / H.264) format / MP4 format. It also allows you to capture a beautiful 3D image with less distortion instantly by use 3D Photo Mode on the camera menu. You can view your images and video easily on a 3.0-inch 460K-dot LCD with a 100% field of view.

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