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Panasonic DMC-SZ7K
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Panasonic DMC-SZ7K Digital Camera

14.1MP 10x CCD Dec 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
The DMC-SZ7 features powerful 10x optical zoom LEICA DC lens from 25mm ultra wide-angle that fits in the slim, compact body (35mm camera equivalent: 25-250mm). The new lens system makes the unit's... More
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 4,743 expert and owner reviews for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DMC-SZ7K supports Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support Full HD video.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DMC-SZ7K supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-SZ7K do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-SZ7K has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-SZ7K.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-SZ7K has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Light

The DMC-SZ7K is quite light (only 0.116 kilograms) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-SZ7K. The weights of compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DMC-SZ7K range from 0.097kg to 180kg, and the average weight is 4.1kg.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Panasonic DMC-SZ7K is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-SZ7K. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the DMC-SZ7K is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Panasonic camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DMC-SZ7K. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DMC-SZ7K has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536 and 2592 x 1936 and 3648 x 2736. The worst still image resolution of all cameras that came out more than two years ago is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Has One Camera Playback

The number of camera playback modes found on the DMC-SZ7K is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly found camera playback is Movie, but this camera playback is not found on this camera. The camera playbacks Slide show are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 70 megabytes, the Panasonic DMC-SZ7K has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The smallest internal memory of compact cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-SZ7K is 6.9MB and the biggest is 8.2GB.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The DMC-SZ7K supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Panasonic camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DMC-SZ7K.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The DMC-SZ7K has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-SZ7K.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Light

The lightest compact camera digital camera that is a similar age to the DMC-SZ7K is 20g and the heaviest is 840g. With a weight of only 116 grams, the DMC-SZ7K is quite light compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DMC-SZ7K.

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TFT Display

The DMC-SZ7K has a better display than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Panasonic digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The best display of all cameras of a similar age and type to the DMC-SZ7K is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The DMC-SZ7K is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DMC-SZ7K, the DMC-SZ7K does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-SZ7K, the DMC-SZ7K is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the DMC-SZ7K is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Panasonic digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-SZ7K. The flash modess "Forced off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DMC-SZ7K is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Panasonic digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the DMC-SZ7K is more than most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DMC-SZ7K. The shooting modes "Scene" is also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Only Features One Light Metering

The DMC-SZ7K has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently featured light metering is Centre-weighted, but this light metering is not featured on this camera. The light meterings Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DMC-SZ7K the battery capacitys range from 170mAh to 1,700mAh. At only 680 milliamperes * hour, the DMC-SZ7K has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Panasonic DMC-SZ7K has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Panasonic digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-SZ7K.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-SZ7K

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Panasonic camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Display Diagonal

The DMC-SZ7K has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DMC-SZ7K.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-SZ7K has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DMC-SZ7K.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-SZ7K has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-SZ7K.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on digital cameras of this type and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Megapixel

The DMC-SZ7K has a pretty standard megapixel (14.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Connection to PC
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Multi-Shot
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
Lens System
Audio Output

Expert Reviews

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 14,1 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 10x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1920 x 1080 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S 7 delivers fast shooting performance and very good photo and movie quality in a slim package with a wide, long lens
Picturequality, smallsize
Very slim form factor for a 10x optical zoom
Simple user interface and menu navigation
Leica Lens offers good sharp images
The S 7's battery life could be better, and its pictures probably won't thrill pixel peepers
There is a blue tint to pictures taken under artificial lighting
Obvious JPG artifact at 100 magnification
Video quality average at best
Loss of detail at ISO 1600 and above

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmcsz7, dmcsz7k, dmcsz7e, dmcsz7ef, mcsz7egw, dmcsz7egw, dmcsz7egt, dmcsz7eft, panasonic 14, panasonic 14m, panasonic 14me, panasonic 14meg, panasonic 14mega, panasonic dmcsz7, panasonic 14megap, panasonic dmcsz7k, panasonic 14megapi, panasonic 14megapix, panasonic 14megapixe, panasonic 14megapixel
Barcodes 00885170071001, 00885170116788, 05025232662715, 05025232662722, 05025232662746, 05025232662760, 05025232662821, 05025232662838, 05025232662845, 05025232662869, 08887549456626
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