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PanasonicLUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 38 reviews)

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    (12)

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    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (35)
  • Easy to use (33)
  • Compact (32)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (29)
  • Zoom range/performance (28)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (6)
  • Short battery life (5)
  • Lag / shutter delay (4)
  • Poor flash (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (34)
  • Travel (30)
  • Landscape/scenery (26)
  • Low light (18)
  • Video (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (22), Photo enthusiast (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great camera.

User friendly and overall performance are great. Does do whatever was describe by the review of the product.

User friendly and overall performance are great. Does do whatever was describe by the review of the product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Movie mode upsets me!

It isso not easy to use the movie mode. I still do not know how to do it correctly and Ig also cannot see the few movies I did in my computer. Ig downloaded...Read complete review

It isso not easy to use the movie mode. I still do not know how to do it correctly and Ig also cannot see the few movies I did in my computer. Ig downloaded the images but I cannot figure outro what or where are the movies. Ig am só sorry I didnt pick up the Sony camera you guys scamera you guys showed me first

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5.0

A small miracle, I bought 2x of them ...

By systemBuilder

from San Diego, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Poor Photos In Low Light

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

These Elph-like cameras were gifts to my twin boys at Christmas. My wife and I shoot with the camera's big brother(s), the ZS3 and ZS7. HOWEVER, this camera gets software updates in tandem with the latest ZS-series travel zooms (ZS30), so you know it's got an amazing set of features : Full HD Video, 400K pixel display, 10x zoom, panoramic photos,superb build quality - in short, it's a miracle! The camera is not good in dim light, and although the lens is sharp, the sensor does not take pictures for blow-up beyond about 9x14, but if you can live with these two limitations, it's a miracle!

I find myself dreaming of owning one myself, but keep having to say, "No, the ZS3 takes slightly sharper pictures in low light, and zooms to 12x", otherwise I would be buying a 3rd !!!

Given that the ZS10 through ZS25 have been a disappointment in sharpness, you might be MUCH happier pocketing one of these, than stuffing a large blurry big-brother travel zoom into your pocket.

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5.0

Value for money camera

By Fran

from NY

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good in Low Light
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

    This camera is excellent for those who dont know much about photography. It takes great pictures and has a good zoom.
    It's also very light and thin so it's perfect to carry everywhere

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Highly recommended

    By Hello Kitty

    from Sweden

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    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

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

      Great product; small= easy to bring with you on every occasion.
      Great quality. Easy to find the various settings.
      Love the panorama feature setting! :-)

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 10
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great little camera

      By Mark

      from Evansville, IN

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Zoom
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

        I bought this for my son, who took it backpacking in Europe after college graduation. He knows nothing about photography, which made this point and shoot the perfect camera. The portraits of friends look good and the robust zoom captured far away scenery.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Good compact camera

        By Juwirunrat

        from Morgantown, WV

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Zoom
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Lag / Shutter Delay
        • Poor Flash
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

        I'm looking for the compact camera to use in everyday life. Usually I always use my NIkon D90 to take photo of my product. I searched though all compact camera in BandH and found out about this camera. it's cheap, and it's nice. It provide large-good quality image. Most of thing I love about this one is Leica lens.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        The second Lumix I have bought

        By Barber861

        from UK

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        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
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

          All products were good

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Great little camera

          By Howie

          from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Poor Image Stabilization

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Outdoors
          • Travel

          Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

          I am just a casual photographer. I like to take pictures of my family. This camera is very compact, but has a very large screen for its size. It looks great and so far has taken good pictures. I've had a little trouble with it going out of focus depending on how low the light is.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 8
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great little camera for the price!

          By Photo friend

          from Green Valley

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

            Casual use. Great magnification. Easy to use.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Present for Son who travels light.

            By Badboy

            from Colorado

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

              It take great pictures outside, the telephoto is great to keep his memories. He now how 3 memory cards. Easy to download and organize pictures. The Sales Person was great in explaining the differences between this camera and the Cannon.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Good One!

              By Planeme

              from Salisbury,Md

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Short Lag Time

              Cons

              • No Viewfinder

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

              Inexpensive and easy to use --- my kind of product.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Excellent Ultra compact Camera

              By serailan

              from Saguenay, QC, CANADA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Poor Flash

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

              Good resolution; Lot of features

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 7
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              So far, I'm pleased!

              By Michele

              from Oakland, Michigan

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Active Children
                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Video

                Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

                In my search for an affordable replacement to my 9-year-old Kodak EasyShare (which still takes great pictures), I was hoping to find a point-and-shoot that set up quickly after being turned on and between shots so I could capture my busy little ones before they move out of frame. Compared to my old camera and a [much] more expensive Nikon model I purchased (and returned) last year, the Lumix DMC-SZ7 sets up exceptionally quickly, takes great shots of my small children in motion (hooray!), and, in low-light, there is no blur. I have yet to find time to read the manual, so I am this pleased and I've only used the default settings! This camera was a perfect find for my needs and price-wise (even on the higher-end), it was a steal.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 9
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Fantastic

                By Liorpt

                from Haifa

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Lag / Shutter Delay

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel

                Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

                Got it for [$] and it shoots almost like my d lux5.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 10
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Very pleased with camera, easy to use an

                By joyce

                from australia

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                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
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Video

                  Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

                  The screen is excellent; clear large. The camera is easy to use and takes high quality photos without the fuss of a large camera.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 10
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Great Camera

                  By Lax Mom

                  from Rochester, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Large Display

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

                      My Nikon Coolpix started displaying vertical lines in the photos. I've had a couple of those over the years and they were ok, but decided to check on-line reviews. The Lumix seemed to be the best in my price range. So far, its great. I particularly like the switch to flip from photo to movie camera with out stepping through any menus. It also has a nice large display. The pictures I've taken to date are great. Only problem was putting on the wrist strap. I had to stick a bent paper clip in the opening to help pull it through.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      small package, big surprise!

                      By chrisry

                      from Dania Beach, Fl

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos

                        Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

                        Using the camera for our daughters yearbook commity photos. I'm just a beginer at cameras & this Panasonic point & shoot is super easy!

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 10
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Good camera for the money.

                        By JD

                        from Harrisburg, PA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Short Lag Time
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • No Battrery Charger
                        • Short Battery Life

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

                        I use this as a point and shoot camera. I haven't had a chance to use it much yet.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Good camera

                        By Waldo

                        from Itatiba, SP - Brasil

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • NOTHING

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

                        I bought this camera for my mother, and she loved it! nice pics, easy to use and very compact.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great camera

                        By RJ

                        from Seattle, WA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • No Viewfinder

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

                        It's great that they fit a 10x optical zoom in such a small camera! Bought this camera for my parents and it is an awesome all-around point and shoot for their general needs.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        2nd camera may become my 1st

                        By Brucifer

                        from Wheaton MD

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Short Lag Time
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • Will Want A 2nd Battery

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ7 Digital Camera (Black):

                        Bot this camera as a carry-along for times I don't want to carry my main camera. That one involves a fair-size bag and a bulky instrument that does take excellent fotos [Lumix FZ150]. But this one fits easily in a shirt or jacket pocket, can go anywhere. With 3-inch LCD, 10x optical zoom, low-lite capabilities, and a host of point-and-shoot features, it's a lot easier to wield and operate than the big one. So i take it with me more often now. And i get great fotos with it. Very happy buyer.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 8
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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