Pansonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Red
One of the most mentioned features of the Panasonic DMC-ZS7 is the crystal clear picture quality that is acheived unlike most point and shoot cameras.
We believe the reason the picture quality is so great is because the DMC-ZS7 used a Leica Elmar Lens.
Also included with this camera is the ability to shoot high quality movies at the touch of a
button. The panasonic DMC-ZS7 is really a great camera for the person wanting high quality photographer quality
pictures with a smaller budget.
The design is very sleek and elegant and is available in 4 colors. The Pansonice Lumix DMC-ZS7 red is a very popular choice . This 12.1 MP camera with 12x optical zoom
has a bright 3" LCD screen and a built in GPS for when you need it.
Movies can be recorded at 720p AVCHD mode which looks like full 1080 HD quality. It is also accepts the new SDXC
huge capacity memory cards as well as standard SD/SDHC. If you liked the ZS3 you will definitely love the new
features in the DMC-ZS7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Red
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 delivers AVCHD Lite HD movie recording
capability, 25mm ultra wide-angle and powerful 12x optical zoom lens in a compact body to cover virtually any
shooting situations. This 12.1-megapixel powerhouse performer ZS7 further advanced to comprehend attractive
features including the Intelligent Resolution technology as well as the built-in GPS (Global Positioning
System) unit and manual exposure. An abundance of functions for both photo and movie recording are organized
in the well-considered operational command including an independent movie recording button achieving smooth,
easy operation in both recording modes.
16x Intelligent Zoom/23.4x Extra Optical Zoom
Thanks to the newly incorporated Intelligent Resolution technology, the Intelligent
Zoom is available with the DMC-ZS7 which extends the zoom ratio by approx. 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.
Powerful 12x Optical Zoom
The addition of AVCHD
Lite HD movie recording doubles the appeal of the DMC-ZS7. This single camera lets you capture virtually all
images in their natural beauty. It gives you both motion and still images, and ranges from 25mm ultra
wide-angle* shots of sweeping
landscapes to powerful 12x optical zoom shots (35mm camera equivalent: 300mm) that pull distant subjects
right up close. The mechanism design minimizes the noise of auto focusing or zooming.
* Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent, at the maximum wide
Special Playback Modes
- Place name information (Country, State, City
and/or Landmark) can be displayed on the shooting screen real-time and recording them on the
- The area information covers 173 countries or
regions for global use. Plus, more than 500,000 of landmark information covers 73 countries or
- You can playback the geo-tagged photo/movie
by the recorded place names either in the camera or on computer via the included software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.1 HD
- Connect to a TV with an HDMI
cable* to view your memories on a large
*Requires the optional RP-CDHM15/CDHM30 mini HDMI cable. The output
resolution of the DMC-ZS7 can be selected as 1080i, 720p or 480p (576p in PAL system). Please confirm that the TV
you are connecting to has an HDMI input terminal compatible with the selected signal. Depending on the cable used,
this function may not be possible. Panasonic HDMI cables are highly recommended.
"After a couple months of online research I purchased a black Panasonic ZS7
about a week ago. So far it's surpassed my expectations.
It has all the manual controls I like to experiment with, but also allows my wife
to just point-and-shoot when she uses it. Photo quality is excellent as is the video (better than the video from my
Kodak Zi8) . I've only used AVCHD Lite so far with video. It outputs the video file in *.mts format which several
software players (I use GOM) recognize. The image stabilization works better than any camera I've owned before. The
GPS database is more extensive than I expected also. Was playing golf this last weekend at a nearby course I'd
never heard of and that didn't even have a web site. The name of the course came up on the screen a minute after I
turned the camera on, impressive...."
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I bought this camera because it claimed to have a larger lens than most point-and-shoots,
quick burst picture taking (the time it takes to take a picture after you press the button) and manual
override on aperture and f-stop and shutter speed.
I have not been disappointed. The pictures are clear and
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