Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 is a six megapixel superzoom bridge digital camera that utilizes Panasonic's Venus II Engine. It features a 12× zoom lens and several modes of operation. It was replaced in 2007 by the DMC-FZ8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7
TypeBridge digital camera
Lens36-432 mm equiv., F2.8-8.0
Sensor1/2.5 in CCD
Maximum resolution2816×2112 (six megapixels)
Film speedISO 80-1600
Storage mediaSD and MMC cards
Focus modesAutomatic or Manual
Focus bracketing±2.0 EV in ⅓ EV steps
Exposure modesSimple, programmed, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual, movie, scene, macro
Exposure metering30-44
Metering modesMatrix, center weighted, spot
FlashBuilt-in pop up; Range: Wide 0.3-6.0 m, Tele 0.3-5.4 m
Flash bracketing±2.0 EV in ⅓ EV steps
Shutter speed range60-1/2000 sec
Continuous shooting3 or 2 frame/s
Viewfinder0.33 in color LCD (114,000 pixels)
Image processing
White balance2 custom modes
BatteryLi-Ion 7.2 V, 710 mAh
Weight310 g (without battery)

The main improvement over its predecessor, the FZ5, is a thumb joystick that can be used for manual focusing and for changing the exposure (shutter speed and aperture values) for a full manual shot.

The lens is manufactured by the German company Leica Camera. An optical image stabilization system is embedded in the lens, reducing blurring by compensating for camera shake.

Video recording is available at either 10 frames per second (frame/s) or 30 frame/s in VGA (640×480), QVGA (320×240) or wide-screen 16:9 (848×480) resolutions. The image can be directly made output to a TV via a provided RCA cable.

The camera was reviewed in April 2006 by PC Magazine and was awarded Editor's Choice.[1] The camera also won a Gold award in 2006 from DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association).[2]

The features are comparable to the ones offered by the Canon PowerShot S3 IS, among other cameras.

Among the main disadvantages is high noise in low-light conditions.[3]


  1. ^ Sullivan, Terry (April 19, 2006). "Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7". PC Magazine. Retrieved February 26, 2008.
  2. ^ "Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ7 Wins DIWA Gold". Pixel Perfect Digital. November 17, 2006. Archived from the original on February 2, 2007. Retrieved February 28, 2008.
  3. ^ "Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Review". Retrieved May 16, 2016.

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Preceded by
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7
Succeeded by
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8