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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 review

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Verdict:

Incredibly slim for a 10x zoom camera, and image quality and performance are up to scratch. Only the screen's poor viewing angles keep the SZ7 from an award

Review Date: 8 Mar 2012

Price when reviewed: £222

Buy it now for: £157
(see more store prices)

Supplier: http://www.amazon.co.uk

Reviewed By: Ben Pitt

Our Rating 4 stars out of 5

User Rating 4 stars out of 5

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Basic Specifications

Part Code DMC-SZ7EB-K
Review Date 8 Mar 2012
Rating **** stars out of 5
CCD effective megapixels 14.0 megapixels
CCD size 1/2.33in
Viewfinder none
Viewfinder magnification, coverage N/A
LCD screen size 3.0in
LCD screen resolution 460,000 pixels
Articulated screen No
Live view Yes
Optical zoom 10.0x
Zoom 35mm equivalent 25-250mm
Image stabilisation optical, lens based
Maximum image resolution 4,320x3,240
Maximum movie resolution 1920x1080
Movie frame rate at max quality 25fps
File formats JPEG; AVCHD, MP4 (AVC)

Camera Controls

Exposure modes auto
Shutter speed auto
Aperture range f/3.1-9 (wide), f/5.9-16 (tele)
ISO range (at full resolution) 100 to 3200
Exposure compensation +/-2 EV
White balance auto, 4 presets, manual
Additional image controls i.Exposure, i.Resolution
Manual focus No
Closest macro focus 5cm
Auto-focus modes multi, centre, face detect, tracking
Metering modes multi, face detect
Flash auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, red-eye reduction
Drive modes single, continuous, self-timer

Physical

Memory slot SDXC
Mermory supplied 70MB internal
Battery type Li-ion
Battery Life (tested) 250 shots
Connectivity USB, AV, mini HDMI
HDMI output resolution 1080i
Body material aluminium
Lens mount N/A
Focal length multiplier N/A
Kit lens model name N/A
Accessories USB cable
Weight 133g
Size 60x99x21mm

Buying Information

Warranty one-year RTB
Price £222
Supplier http://www.amazon.co.uk
Details www.panasonic.co.uk
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