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The Best Camera I've Ever Owned!

  • Jan 13, 2011
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I've been through a handful of point and shoot cameras over the past few years and I've been pretty disappointed with most of them but I finally found one that I love! The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 is awesome. It does everything I need it to. It takes great pictures in any light and even takes HD video. I attend a lot of basketball games and sporting events and I like to be able to zoom. The 12x optical zoom takes care of that.

  • Affordable
  • 12x zoom
  • HD video
  • Quick load time
  • Big, clear display
  • Intelligent Auto setting
  • Face Recognition
  • It's a little bulky
As i mentioned above, I attend a lot of sporting events (Clipper games mainly). Here are some photos I took from my near-courtside seat:

I also sat near the top of Staples Center for a Los Angeles Kings game and here's the 12x optical zoom at work:

The most impressive feature is the HD video. The videos surprising come out better than this youtube linked video but nevertheless come out extremely well when posted on youtube.

I'm not really a camera/photography guy but I like taking pictures and like the idea of having a point and shoot to carry around with me. I highly recommend this camera for anyone who is looking for an affordable, high quality camera. I just wish I would have discovered this camera sooner!

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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.

Lumix DMC-ZS7 Highlights

Panasonic Lumix digital camera highlights

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.
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Resolution: 12.1 Megapixel
Model: DMC-ZS7
Camera Type: digital
Memory Type: Built-in • SD Card
Brand: Panasonic
Category: Digital Cameras
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