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25mm Ultra Wide-angle Powerful 12x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens Featuring Intelligent Resolution Technology and Built-in GPS
  • Ultra Compact 25mm Lens and 16X Intelligent Zoom - Easily bring your images closer without losing picture quality in an ultra compact camera
  • AVCHD Lite HD Movie Recording - Record HD quality movies
  • Travel Mode with GPS - Access your images easier by automatically recording location and time of each photo
25mm Ultra Wide-angle Lens
The DMC-ZS7 features a 25mm ultra wide-angle* 12x optical zoom f/3.3-4.9 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-300mm). 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.
* Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent, at the maximum wide position. The 25mm ultra wide-angle lens* has about twice the shooting area as a standard 35mm lens. This enhances all kinds of shooting situations, like when you're photographing a group of people at an indoor party or shooting a large structure or sweeping landscape while traveling.
* Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent, at the maximum wide position.

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.
* At 3-megapixel resolution or less.

HD Movie in AVCHD Lite
In addition to Motion JPEG images, the DMC-ZS7 can record high-definition motion images in AVCHD Lite. It features almost double the recording time in HD quality compared with the conventional Motion JPEG format. Also, with the DMC-ZS7, it is possible to use the GPS (Global Positioning System) function to record data on the shooting location. You can view images for each geographical location by using the included software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.1 HD Edition to manage the images by date and location.

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 position.

High Quality Sound
A stereo microphone, featuring Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, on the upper body records dynamic, true-to-life stereo audio that brings out the power of your HD movies.
* Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

Travel Mode with GPS for both Photos and Movies
By simply turning on the GPS function, the location data and time are automatically updated. Great for travel recordings. The DMC-TS7 camera is acclaimed as an excellent travel companion because of a wide shooting range and hybrid recording capability of high quality photos and movies. The DMC-ZS7 further enhances its value by adding a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) unit into the camera.

The DMC-TS7 features special Playback Modes

  • Place name information (Country, State, City and Landmark*2) is displayed on the shooting screen real-time and recording them on the photo/movie.
  • The area information: 173 countries or regions!
  • The landmark information: More than 500,000!
  • The area information covers 173 countries or regions for global use. Plus, more than 500,000 of landmark information covers 73 countries or regions.

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 Edition.

Connect to a TV with an HDMI cable*3 to view your memories on a large screen.
*1 The information of movie is recorded in EXIF for the Motion JPEG files and in the maker note for the AVCHD Lite files.
*2 The information of Landmark may not be displayed depending on the country or region.
*3 Requires the optional RP-CDHM15/CDHM30 mini HDMI cable. The output resolution of the DMC-ZS7 can be selected as 1080i, 720p or 480p. 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.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.8 stars
(based on 4 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Compact(3), Easy to use(3), Good in low light(3), Image stabilization(3)
Best Uses:
Low light(3), Travel(3)
Describe Yourself:
Photo enthusiast(3)
 
Top camera for small price
By quinkingfrogVerified Purchaser from San Fernado Valley , CA on 1/24/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Face detection software, Fast Auto focus, HD Video recording, High-speed shooting
What do you do with your digital images?:
Print using an in-store photo service via kiosk or live person, Save to disk, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
9
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
9
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
9
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
8
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact
Cons:
Short Battery Life
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Travel, Video, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Panasonic Panasonic DMC-ZS7 Lumix Digital Camera (Black):

Compact, can be in a pants pocket ready to shoot.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great at what it does!
By BobVerified Purchaser from Apex, NC on 1/18/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Built-in GPS, Built-in photo editing software, Face detection software, Fast Auto focus, HDMI or component video output, HD Video recording, Hi-resolution display / AMOLED display, Image stabilization, Low-light shooting, Programmed scene shooting modes
What do you do with your digital images?:
Display on television, Email to friends and family, Print using a home printer, Save to disk, Upload to online photo sharing sites, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
8
Ease of Operation:
10
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
8
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
9
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
8
Overall Experience:
9
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Small / Compact
Cons:
No Viewfinder
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Travel, Video
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
Yes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Panasonic Panasonic DMC-ZS7 Lumix Digital Camera (Black):

I wanted a pocketable "idiot camera" for times when it just isn't practical to lug around my 3-pound DSLR, and times when I just don't want to think about settings. It delivered!
I keep it set on "IA" (intelligent auto) 99% of the time, with the flash turned off. It seldom fails to capture better images than I could have imagined...as seen on its little screen or printed at 4x6 or so. Above that size, though, the many, many computer enhancements start to show. Not a problem for snapshots, though.
It can shoot well exposed images in very low light without a tripod. The GPS is great for long trips abroad. And the video amazes...very stable, shake-free, and with beautiful clarity and detail.
For nature shots, the autofocus can be maddening and sometimes sends me running for my DSLR. The Lumix is not at its best when I'm trying to focus on the pileated woodpecker feeding on black gum berries or the brown creeper on the bark of the pine tree.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera
By RMSVerified Purchaser from Nashville, TN on 11/11/2010
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Built-in GPS, Digital zoom, Face detection software, HD Video recording, Image stabilization
What do you do with your digital images?:
Display on digital picture frame, Email to friends and family, Print using an in-store photo service via kiosk or live person, Save to disk, Upload to online photo sharing sites, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
10
Ease of Operation:
10
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
10
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
10
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
10
Overall Experience:
10
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Panasonic Panasonic DMC-ZS7 Lumix Digital Camera (Black):

The zoom is great and I have used it at sporting events and at indoor comedy acts without a flash.
Used trip setting and liked that feature.
Outstanding lense quality and picutre clarity.

[23 of 23 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best Digital point and shoot!
By David Eric Photography from Ellicott City, MD on 7/14/2010
Pros:
Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Panasonic Panasonic DMC-ZS7 Lumix Digital Camera (Black):

There is no better choice for a point and shoot. This camera is perfect for vacation and travel if you dont want to take a DSLR. The leica lens is the best lens you can purchase for a point and shoot. The wide anlge is 24mm, this makes for great scenic portraits. Buy this camera.

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