Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Review

 
Camera Reviews / Panasonic Lumix Cameras i Full Review
Links
Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 
Prices: Compare Prices
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
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, Other),
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, 3:2),
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 Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 36 - 432 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
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
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 In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
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
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, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: 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):  
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
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: TIFF
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: QuickTime (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 1.1
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC input
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.83
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 0.91
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 3.16
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 7
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.580
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.310
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.600
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.017
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.640
Shutter Lag (notes): This camera has alternate high-speed AF modes (not tested)
Startup Time: 2.50
Shutdown Time: 3.30
Play -> Record Time: 1.58
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 2.10
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 747
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1x Proprietary 710mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External 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:

Panasonic DMC-FZ7

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Panasonic DMC-FZ7

Print the specs page for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 digital camera reviewPrint this Page

Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.

Follow Imaging Resource

Purchase memory card for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 digital camera
Enter this month to win:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate