Panasonic DMC-FZ7 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: DMC-FZ7
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $399.95
Street Price: $290.07
Date Available: 2006-03-31
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 12.6 oz (357 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.4 x 2.8 x 3.1 in.
(113 x 72 x 79 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 6.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.5 inch
Sensor size: 24.7104mm2 (5.76mm x 4.29mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.05 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score:  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, 3:2),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 1728 (4.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.2), TIFF
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 848x480 (30.00)
640x480 (30.00)
Movie File Format: QuickTime (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 36.0 - 432.0 mm
Zoom Ratio: 12.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/3.3 (tele) - f/8.0
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 1, 3 or 9-point
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: EVF type, 0.33" 114K pixel color LCD
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 114,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: 80, 100, 200, 400, 800*, 1600* (High Sensitivity mode only)
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Halogen, Flash, White Set
Shutter Speed Range: 8 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center Weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Sports, Scenery, Night Scenery, Panning, Night Portrait, Fireworks, Party, Food, Candle, Starry Sky, Baby1, Baby2, Snow, High Sensitivity
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced On/Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide: 0.3 - 6.0m (ISO Auto) Tele: 0.3 - 5.4m (ISO Auto)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support:
Uncompressed Format: TIFF
Movie File Format: QuickTime (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 1.1
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control:
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC input
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.83
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.2
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 7
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.58
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.60
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.310
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.017
Shutter Lag (notes): This camera has alternate high-speed AF modes (not tested)
Startup Time: 2.5
Play -> Record Time: 1.6
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 4.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1x Proprietary 710mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 320
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: LUMIX Simple Viewer, PhotofunStudio -viewer-, ArcSoft PhotoBase, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft Panorama Maker, USB Driver
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features:

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