For the third scenic shot I have zoomed in as far as the lens lets me. Image quality is decent. Even in bright shade, the display was a tad difficult to see, thanks to the highly reflective window. There is a raised grip area on the front to help you hold the camera steady when taking a shot. Good for the money I bought this to have a small, light camera. Really quite slow, especially given the camera’s bias toward family photos. Nikon Coolpix L Review.

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I don’t like taking pictures with my camera. Top Rated Cameras in this Category. High Sensitivity mode sets ISO to 3, which sounds like it would be a real help, but resolution is significantly cut down, making for a smudgy image.

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That, combined with the camera’s Mega O. Zoom speed is a little sluggish with the Zoom lever, but the Easy Zoom button jumps to full telephoto pretty quickly. Still, I got some wonderful pictures, much better than I expected for the low price.

This is especially noticeable in the darker shaded areas, for example where an area of boat is facing away from the sun. In Playback mode, the LCD monitor display was about accurate in terms of what the actual exposure was, as I wasn’t surprised when viewing the images on my computer.

Autofocus performance is also on the slower side, though closer to average, at about 0. That said, if you plan on making small prints 8×10 inches or less on average or simply posting photos on the Web, the DMC-LZ7 offers a lot for its small price.


The Cmc-lz7 LZ7 offers a 6x optical zoom lens, equivalent to a mm lens on a 35mm camera, which is quite generous considering the camera’s low price point.

Control layout is good and well-thought-out, with the main needs on the top panel, and easily accessible with a thumb or index finger.

Baby Mode Mega O. Really quite slow, especially given the camera’s bias toward family photos.

Intelligent ISO mode bases the sensitivity on the movement and conditions of the subject. This camera is a good choice if you are looking for simple operation and a powerful lens. Simple mode is more like a full auto mode, and limits user options to a reduced offering of resolutions and minor setup utilities. See all 5 pre-owned listings.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 produced slightly soft corners at wide angle, though the effect was stronger on the left side of the frame. Save on Digital Cameras Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7: Digital Photography Review

Still, I like that the camera opted to slow down the shutter rather than crank up the ISO all the way, saving the image from too much noise. The Panasonic Oxyride alkaline cells that come with the camera are slightly above average alkalines, at shots. Pixel binning, put simply, is the practice of combining four or more pixels into one, and averaging the value. Optical Image Stabilization Large 2. dmclz7

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The DMC-LZ7 comes in black or silver, and both models feature shiny silver accents around the lens barrel and on the side and top of the camera.


Although picture quality is not perfect it is a cut above that offered by many entry level models. Noise and noise suppression are both evident, however, limiting detail in shadows and gray areas. What’s more, this Panasonic 7. The macro shot is another that works well for xmc-lz7 level of camera. I bought this to have a small, light camera. A good-sized bump on the front panel provides a nice handgrip, balanced by a sculpted ridge on the rear panel that secures your thumb as you hold the camera one-handed.

Overall performance times are a little slow, however, beginning with a slow startup time of 2.

Dmc-zl7 the noise and noise suppression, detail was still fair in the shadowed areas of the tree trunk above. In both modes, I set the maximum ISO to 1, you can choose between, and 1,but the camera opted to go only as high asminimizing noise.

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With its range of scene modes, the DMC-LZ7 handles just about any common exposure situation you can think of. There is a small amount of red eye showing in the indoor portrait. A little bit more than I thought it worth, however.