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Panasonic Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Silver 12.1MP Digital Camera w/ 12x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD, High Definition

The Panasonic DMC-ZS7 12.1MP Digital Camera has an amazing 12x optical zoom for great close up shots. In addition to MPEG images, the DMC-ZS7 can record high-definition motion images in AVCHD Lite. It features almost double the recording time in HD quality compared with the conventional MPEG format. Note: Memory card not included. The purchase of a memory card is highly recommended.
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Customer Recommendation100%6 out of 6reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Silver 12.1MP Digital Camera w/ 12x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD, High Definition

This is an amazing camera!

01/02/2011
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I'm not even going to say this is amazing for the money, it's better than some of the higher priced models. We checked out many before making this our final decision. We also bought a $300 Olympus SP800UZ with a 30x optical zoom and 2 gb internal memory, but the Panasonic won out.
Here are the features that made this camera our choice:
Pictures just amazing at 12 megapixals. Clarity, sharpness, and detail even with digital zoom.
Although the optical zoom is 12x the digital adds up to 63.8x zoom.
720p HD video is sharp and clear. The sound is great using stereo microphones.
Just press the video button and you are taking a movie.
mini hdmi connection (this lets you plug it into an HD tv)
15 mb built in memory
there are 29 scene modes. You've got to check them out. (modes like baby, pet, beauty, starry sky...all I can say is the effects are great)
Built in GPS gives you the exact location of where you shot the picture or movie (long and latitude)
Very sharp and large screen.
Color, without even adjusting, is accurate
Image stabilization works very well.
Manual modes let you get creative and make more decisions for yourself. But the auto mode is great if you don't want to think.
Face recognition and tracking. You won't believe the features.
It has a macro setting which allows you to get 3 cm from your subject. These pictures are so detailed. My son took a picture of his jeans and you can see each individual thread.
It's incredibly portable. The Olympus was bigger and looked more impressive, it just wasn't better.
I love the switch between camera and play back mode because you don't have to go through menus to see your pictures. Also easy to delete pictures.
So as you can see, we are thrilled with this purchase and hope you can try it out. Walmart was generous in giving us time to try as we bought which was what we needed. Some stores don't make it easy to return if you are not satisfied.
Just for your information:
There is no view finder. I'm not sure if we'll miss it.
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Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
+2points
Review 2 for Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Silver 12.1MP Digital Camera w/ 12x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD, High Definition

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

11/27/2010
By ,
Near Austin, TX
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Camera seems to be very solid. Pics so far have been about 95% spot on. The only issues have been operator error or some in very low light. The zoom is amazing compared to other digital cameras I have used. The only other nit might be that it is a little bigger than I am accustomed. I have enthusiastically recommended this to friends already.
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Product Attributes:
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Meets Expectations
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every few days
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Review 3 for Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Silver 12.1MP Digital Camera w/ 12x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD, High Definition

Quality Camera w/One Minor Flaw

09/28/2010
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
This camera takes great shots, loved the large screen, and the GPS feature. But I was looking for a camera that had little to no delays between shots, and this one takes a full second or longer. If you can live with that, this is an excellent camera. Lightweight and great for traveling.
Product Attributes:
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Meets Expectations
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
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Review 4 for Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Silver 12.1MP Digital Camera w/ 12x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD, High Definition

Best choice for the money

09/21/2010
By ,
Punta Gorda, FL
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Researched many brands of digital cameras and finally settled on the Panasonic DCM ZS7.It has very good image stabilization, very good in focusing with sharp photos, video that is easy to activate with outstanding sound quality, it is also good im dim light situations. Good zoom range for such a small camera.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every few days
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Review 5 for Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Silver 12.1MP Digital Camera w/ 12x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD, High Definition

Finally got a good pocket camera

12/31/2010
By ,
SC
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Very nice camera with so many features. I can not believe I suffered with my Canon Powershot SD750 for so long. The pictures and videos are very good. You will need a large memory card to take videos of any useful length. There is a small amount of shutter lag, but that is because I'm using a memory card with a 15mbs speed and haven't purchased a 30mbs version yet. My only complaint is that Panasonic has decided to play games with their batteries and tries to prevent you from using any other brands. Their proprietary battery games may start with firmware v1.3 (IIRC) but v1.2 on my camera still allowed me to use larger 1200mah aftermarket batteries.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Once per week
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Review 6 for Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Silver 12.1MP Digital Camera w/ 12x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD, High Definition

Excellent Camera!

10/14/2010
By ,
Canandaigua, NY
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This camera takes beautiful pictures and is easy to use! Highly recommend!
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Female
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every few days
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