Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 (Black)

The Good The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 delivers fast shooting performance and very good photo and movie quality in a slim package with a wide, long lens.

The Bad The SZ7's battery life could be better, and its pictures probably won't thrill pixel peepers.

The Bottom Line A speedy little camera with a long lens, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 performs beyond its tiny price tag.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 9.0
  • Image quality 7.0
8.0 Overall

Compare

Panasonic Lumix SZ7 (Black)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 (Black)
Panasonic Lumix ZS100 (silver)
Panasonic Lumix ZS100 (TZ100, TZ110)
Panasonic Lumix LX100 (silver)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Black)
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
Canon PowerShot G12
Canon PowerShot G12
Price $399 Amazon.com $598 Amazon.com $579 42nd Street Photo $560 Amazon Marketplace $590 Amazon.com
Design
8
8
9
7
8
Features
8
9
8
8
8
Performance
9
7
8
6
7
Image quality
7
8
8
7
8

Review

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 (Black)

For such a small camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 has a lot going for it.

The ultracompact point-and-shoot weighs about the same as a smartphone, but has a 10x zoom lens and a 14-megapixel MOS sensor that supports full HD movie capture at 60i in AVCHD (it'll shoot MP4, too), and it shoots fast thanks in part to Panasonic's latest autofocus system, which keeps shutter lag very low.

All of that, very good photo and video results, and a reasonably low price make it a nice choice as a grab-and-go camera for automatic snapshots.

Continue Reading

Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $200
  • Brand Panasonic
  • Digital Camera Type compact
  • Weight 4.09 oz
  • Sensor Resolution 14.1 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric) 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
  • Optical Sensor Type MOS
See full specs

Report errors

How To

10 things I wish I knew before shooting 360 video

10 things I wish I knew before shooting 360 video

How to set up your dSLR for beginners

How to set up your dSLR for beginners

How to extend your camera's battery life

How to extend your camera's battery life

Five tips for a perfect exposure

Five tips for a perfect exposure

Control camera playback using a TV remote

Control camera playback using a TV remote

How to buy a used dSLR

How to buy a used dSLR

Make Sony NEX-7 videos more natural

Make Sony NEX-7 videos more natural

Best picture styles for SLRs

Best picture styles for SLRs

How to buy a second-hand digital SLR

How to buy a second-hand digital SLR

How to create a retro stop-motion film with Instagram or Hipstamatic

How to create a retro stop-motion film with Instagram or Hipstamatic

Five tips for taking sports photos

Five tips for taking sports photos

Latest News