Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Review

Overall Score

39

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 25-300 mm (12x) F3.3-4.9 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 2 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 103 x 60 x 33 mm, 218g.
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  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-ZS8

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 Overview


First introduced in July, 2011, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-ZS7 with Panasonic ZS8. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic ZS7 with Panasonic ZS8


Panasonic ZS7 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Sensor resolution of Panasonic ZS7 ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Panasonic ZS7 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic ZS7


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
11 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
4.9 Lens at Tele
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.3
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.9
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 has an Overall Score of 39/100 and ranked #400 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #802 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic ZS7 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
37
Value for money score
56
Portability score
95
Overall score
39
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic ZS7


Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 weighs 218g and has external dimensions of 103 x 60 x 33mm (4.06 x 2.36 x 1.3"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Panasonic ZS7 is 174 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic ZS7 is less by 10mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic ZS7
218g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic ZS7
33mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-ZS7 Dimensions Lumix DMC-ZS7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Panasonic ZS8 210 g 218 g 105 x 58 x 33 mm 103 x 60 x 33 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 218 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 103 x 60 x 33 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Panasonic ZS50 243 g 218 g 111 x 65 x 34 mm 103 x 60 x 33 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 Panasonic ZS60 282 g 218 g 112 x 64 x 38 mm 103 x 60 x 33 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 218 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 103 x 60 x 33 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 Panasonic ZS100 312 g 218 g 111 x 65 x 44 mm 103 x 60 x 33 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Panasonic LF1 192 g 218 g 103 x 62 x 28 mm 103 x 60 x 33 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Panasonic LX7 298 g 218 g 111 x 68 x 46 mm 103 x 60 x 33 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-ZS7
Announced July, 2011
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 3
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 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.30
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats AVCHD Lite
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 218 g
Physical Dimensions 103 x 60 x 33 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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