This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

We go hands on with the feature-packed Panasonic Lumix SZ7: CES 2012

About Video Transcript

CES 2012: We go hands on with the feature-packed Panasonic Lumix SZ7

1:35 /

At CES 2012 in Las Vegas, Senior Editor Josh Goldman gives us a First Look at the Panasonic Lumix SZ7, a tiny compact camera with a powerful lens.

Hey there. I am Josh Goldman, Senior Editor with CNET here at CES 2012 and this is the first look at the Panasonic Lumix SZ7. Given its slim size, you probably wouldn't think it has much of a zoom in it but it's packed in a 10x LEICA lens. Starts off at a ultra wide angle, 25 millimeters, goes out to 250. Thankfully, this camera doesn't just stop at that lens. You get a fast 14 megapixel CMOS sensor. It records in AVCHD, at full HD or you can also record in MPEG 4 if you want. You get one touch record on that too. So along with that lens and all the movie stuff I just mentioned, you get a lightning speed AF System allowing you a better chance at capturing the shot you want. And one last cool feature, in years past the Lumix, you need it to pop out the battery to charge it but now you can charge by USB. So no longer having to worry about finding that charger. You just need to plug it in to a USB cable and you're done. So if you're looking for a fast, lightweight, ultra compact without sacrificing zoom, the Panasonic Lumix SZ7 looks like a safe bet. I am Josh Goldman here at CES 2012 and that's the Panasonic Lumix SZ7.

New releases

All the things Apple Watch can do without an iPhone nearby
1:33 April 18, 2015
You still need an iPhone to set up and use the Apple Watch, but it can do things on its own, too! Fitness, music, Apple Pay, and a...
Play video
The WD Elements portable drive is a great deal
2:23 April 17, 2015
CNET editor Dong Ngo sort of explains the difference between bravery and courage using the high-capacity low-cost WD Elements portable...
Play video
Forget maps and let leg electrodes guide you there, Ep. 200
4:54 April 17, 2015
Crave celebrates its 200th episode with a human cruise control system that's, well, pretty shocking. We check out a bicycle that claims...
Play video
Send Frigidaire's Professional Fridge back to the minors
2:24 April 17, 2015
The Frigidaire FPBC2277RF is priced in the big leagues, but fails to perform up to expectations.
Play video
Star Wars droid BB-8 is real, powered by Sphero
2:40 April 17, 2015
Get ready for rolling BB-8 toys. The droid in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is a real robot, based on the technology in Sphero's toy...
Play video
CNET Top 5 - Crazy looking smartphones
3:36 April 17, 2015
Round, curvy and two-faced: five phones that broke the mold and dared to be different.
Play video
Faster Roku 2 masters the streaming universe
1:45 April 17, 2015
A nearly perfect mix of speed, features, price and ecosystem make the Roku 2 our favorite streaming device yet.
Play video
The Garmin Vivoactive is an ultra-slim smartwatch with a few hiccups
2:15 April 17, 2015
CNET's Dan Graziano gives you a first look at Garmin's first smartwatch
Play video