Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7K 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom, 3.0 inch LCD, AVCHD Lite Movie, Manual Controls, Black

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The Panasonic 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.

The DMC-ZS7 features a powerful 12x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-300mm). This gives you highly natural expressions from people and animals that you can't get close to. It is also available in movie recording with the mechanism designed to minimize the noise of auto focusing or zooming. And its slim, compact, pocket-sized body can easily go wherever you do - for both everyday snapshots and traveling.

The DMC-ZS7 features a large 1/2.33-inch CCD. Conventional cameras generally use almost the entire CCD area when recording an image. The DMC-ZS7, however, employs a 1/2.33-inch CCD with a total resolution of 14.5-megapixel. n addition to Motion JPEG images, the DMC-ZS7 can record high-definition motion images in AVCHD Lite. P

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Compact (4) , Good image quality (4) , Zoom range/performance (4) , Easy to use (3) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (3) , Good in low light (3) , Image stabilization (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (5) , Family photos (4) , Landscape/scenery (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (3) , Pro photographer (1) , Semi-pro photographer (1)

Key Features

  • 25mm Ultra Wide-angle 12x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens
  • Powerful 12x Optical Zoom
  • Face Detection AF/AE with Face Recognition
  • 12.1-megapixel with 1/2.33-inch CCD
  • Multiple Aspect Ratios / Multi Aspect Mode
  • 16x Intelligent Zoom / 23.4x Extra Optical Zoom
  • Sonic Speed AF
  • Fast Start-up Time
  • Venus Engine HD II
  • Intelligent Resolution Technology
  • 16x Intelligent Zoom
  • High Image Quality in High-sensitivity Shooting
  • Extended Battery Life - Approx. 300 Shots on a Single Battery Charge
  • MEGA Burst Consecutive Shooting in Full Resolution
  • HD Movie in AVCHD Lite
  • High Quality Sound
  • Wind Cut
  • Motion Picture Button
  • iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode for Movie
  • Scene Mode for Movie
  • Color Mode
  • Video Divide
  • Seamless Slideshows with Still and Motion Images
  • Cut Animation
  • VIERA Link / HDMI Compatibility

Technical Specs

10 elements in 8 groups (2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical Surfaces / 2 ED Lenses)
Optical Image Stabilizer POWER O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
Zoom Optical: 12x
Extra Optical: 14.7x (4:3 / 8M), 18.8x (4:3 / 5M), 23.4x (under 3M)
Intelligent: 16x
Digital: 4x
(Max. 48.0x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
(Max. 124.0x combined with Extra Optical Zoom and Intelligent Zoom)
2-Speed Zoom Yes
Focal Length f = 4.1 - 49.2 mm (25 - 300 mm in 35 mm equiv.)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm (1.64 feet) - infinity / Tele 200 cm (6.56 feet) - infinity
Macro / Intelligent Auto / Clipboard: Wide 3 cm (0.10 feet) - infinity / Tele 100 cm (3.27 feet) - infinity
Focus Range Display Yes
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 11-area / 1-area high speed / 1-area / Spot
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels
Image Sensor 1/2.33", 14.5 Mega Total Pixels CCD, Primary Color Filter
Focus Normal / Macro, Macro Zoom, Quick AF On / Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On / Off, AF Tracking
Focus Icon Select Yes (in Face Recognition only)
ISO Sensitivity Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity Mode: Auto (1600 - 6400)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self Portrait, Sports, Panorama Assist, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Hi-speed Burst, Pin Hole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic, Underwater)
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, -2 - +2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent Auto Mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing ±1/3 EV - 1 EV step, 3 frames
Multi-Aspect Yes
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Mode Switch [Recording] / [Playback]
Rec Mode (Mode Dial) Intelligent Auto, P (Program) Mode, A (Aperture Priority) Mode, S (Shutter Priority) Mode, M (Manual) Mode, Custom, My Scene Mode 1, My Scene Mode 2, Scene Mode, Clipboard
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Hi-speed Burst (Image Priority / Speed Priority), Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Pin Hole, Film Grain, High Dynamic (Standard, Art, B&W), Photo Frame, Underwater
Shutter Speed Still: 60 - 1/2,000 sec
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
Aperture F3.3 - 4.9 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 - 6.3 (W) / F4.9 - 6.3 (T))
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec
Auto Review 1 sec / 2 sec / Hold
Quick Menu Yes
Picture Adjustment Contrast: ± 2 steps
Sharpness: ± 2 steps
Saturation: ± 2 steps
Noise Reduction: ± 2 steps
Color Effect Mode Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy (only in iA Mode)
Recording File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif 2.21)
Image with Audio: JPEG (DCF / Exif 2.21) + QuickTime
Motion Image: AVCHD Lite / QuickTime Motion JPEG
Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
Recording Image Size - 4:3 Aspect Ratio 4,000 x 3,000 pixels (12M),
3,264 x 2,448 pixels (8M EZ),
2,560 x 1,920 pixels (5M EZ),
2,048 x 1,536 pixels (3M EZ),
640 x 480 pixels (0.3M EZ)
Recording Image Size - 3:2 Aspect Ratio 4,176 x 2,784 pixels (11.5M),
3,392 x 2,264 pixels (7.5M EZ),
2,656 x 1,768 pixels (4.5M EZ),2,048 x 1,360 pixels (2.5M EZ),
640 x 424 pixels (0.3M EZ)
Recording Image Size - 16:9 Aspect Ratio 4,320 x 2,432 pixels (10.5M),
3,552 x 2,000 pixels (7M EZ),
2,784 x 1,568 pixels (4.5M EZ),
1,920 x 1,080 pixels (2M EZ),
640 x 360 pixels (0.2M EZ)
Image Quality Fine / Standard
Motion Picture Recording 4:3 VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Motion Pic Recording 16:9 Aspect Ratio WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
HD Movie: 1,280 x 720 pixels,
AVCHD Lite (GSH, SH: 17 Mbps / GH, H: 13 Mbps / GL, L: 9 Mbps):
[NTSC] 60p CCD output is 30p.
[PAL] 50p CCD output is 25p.
Motion JPEG: 30 fps
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 2.3 frames / sec
Max. 5 images (Standard Mode), Max. 3 images (Fine Mode)
Hi-speed Burst Mode: Approx. 10 frames / sec (Speed Priority), Approx. 6 frames / sec (Image Priority)
(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode Max. 5 images (Standard Mode)
Face Recognition Photo
Optical Image Stabilizer Photo & Movie
Intelligent ISO Control Photo
Face Detection Photo and Movie
Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro) & Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)
Intelligent Exposure Photo & Movie
AF Tracking Photo
Dig Red-Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo
Intelligent Resolution Technology Photo and Movie
Zoom Resume / Optical Zoom in Motion Pic Yes / Yes
Macro Zoom Yes
Still Image with Audio Recording 5 sec
Real-Time Histogram Yes
Composition Guide Line Yes (2 patterns)
Built-in-Memory Approx. 15 MB
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
Orientation Detector Yes
Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6 - 5.3 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.6 m (Tele / ISO Auto)
LCD 3.0" TFT Screen LCD Display (460,000 dots), AR Coating
Field of View: Approx. 100%, Wide-viewing Angle
Auto Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12, 30 thumbnails / Max. 16x
Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, GPS Playback, Travel Playback, Mode Playback, Favorites Playback
Calendar Display Yes
Set Favorites Yes
Playback Still Images with Audio Yes
Playback Motion Picture Yes (AVCHD Lite / Motion JPEG)
Slideshow Mode All / Still Images Only / Motion Picture Only / GPS Area / Travel / Category / Favorites
BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / Off)
Show Histogram Yes
Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize/Cropping/Aspect Cnvrsion/Leveling Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes
OSD Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Microphone Stereo (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator)
Speaker Yes
Interface AV Output (AVCHD Lite: NTSC or NTSC / PAL), mini HDMI, USB2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
Startup Time (Approx.) 1.28 sec
Release Time Lag (Approx.) 0.006 sec
Shutter Interval (Approx.) 1.0 sec (minimum)
One-Touch Movie Button Yes
Continuous Recordable Time(Motion Pics) AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [GSH / SH]: Approx. 100 min
Motion JPEG with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 100 min
Actual Recordable Time(Motion Pictures) AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [GSH / SH]: Approx. 50 min
Motion JPEG with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 50 min
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
VIERA Link Yes
HDMI Output Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p for PAL)
Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo Creator
Movie Rec Guide Yes
Wind-Cut in Motion Picture Yes
Battery Life (Approx.) 300 pictures
Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 895 mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Optional)
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.1 HD Edition (5.0 HD Edition for China), QuickTime, Adobe Reader
Dimensions (Approx.) (W x H x D) 103.3 x 59.6 x 32.6 mm (4.07 x 2.35 x 1.28 inch)
Weight (Approx.) 218 g (0.48 lb) with Battery and SD Memory Card
196 g (0.43 lb) without Battery and SD Memory Card
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