Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 Review

Overall Score

37

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 25-250 mm (10x) F3.1-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 99 x 59 x 21 mm, 133g.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 Overview


First introduced in January, 2012, Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Panasonic SZ7 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

Sensor resolution of Panasonic SZ7 ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Panasonic SZ7 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,860 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic SZ7


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
133g Light Body
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
5.9 Lens at Tele
23 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1600s
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.1
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1600s
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Low Battery Life: 220 shots
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 has an Overall Score of 37/100 and ranked #480 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #876 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic SZ7 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
40
Value for money score
55
Portability score
98
Overall score
37
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic SZ7


Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 weighs 133g and has external dimensions of 99 x 59 x 21mm (3.9 x 2.32 x 0.83"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Panasonic SZ7 is 42 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Panasonic SZ7
133g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Panasonic SZ7
21mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-SZ7 Dimensions Lumix DMC-SZ7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 133 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 99 x 59 x 21 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 133 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 99 x 59 x 21 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Panasonic ZS50 243 g 133 g 111 x 65 x 34 mm 99 x 59 x 21 mm
Casio Exilim EX-10 Casio EX-10 384 g 133 g 120 x 68 x 49 mm 99 x 59 x 21 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 Sony WX350 164 g 133 g 96 x 55 x 26 mm 99 x 59 x 21 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 133 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 99 x 59 x 21 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Panasonic LF1 192 g 133 g 103 x 62 x 28 mm 99 x 59 x 21 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Panasonic TS5 214 g 133 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 99 x 59 x 21 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-SZ7
Announced January, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 4
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 23
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/8 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.60
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4320 x 3240
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 220 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 133 g
Physical Dimensions 99 x 59 x 21 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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