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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 10MP Digital Camera with 4x MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Black)


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  • 10.1-megapixel resolution captures enough detail for poster-size prints
  • 4x MEGA optical image-stabilized zoom; F2.8 Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens
  • Intelligent Auto (iA) mode
  • 2.7-inch LCD screen
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model: FS7 Black
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 10.1 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 4 x
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 3.8 x 2.1 inches ; 4.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001QFZM8I
  • Item model number: FS7 Black
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,097 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

The 10.1-megapixel Lumix DMC-FS7 features a bright F2.8 Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens with 4x optical zoom and iA mode, comprised of four functions including Mega O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Face Detection. Like the DMC-FS15, the DMC-FS7 also include a newly-added independent iA button on top of the camera that lets the user enter directly into the mode without going into the menu.

Other features of the FS7 include a Venus Engine IV processor, which enables an advanced processing system and quick response times. An intelligent LCD screen detects light conditions and automatically adjusts the brightness levels for viewing in sunlight and helps to preserve battery life. The new Photo Frame mode lets the user put attractive borders around photos, so when printed, they look like postcards in picture frames. Also, the new My Scene setting lets the user assign their most frequently used Scene modes to the setting, and with a simple switch, access that scene instantly. The FS-Series is also capable of recording WVGA (848 x 480) motion pictures at 30 frames per second in 16:9 wide-screen format, as well as standard VGA (640 x 480) format.

Product Description

Panasonic DMC-FS7K Lumix 10.1 Megapixel Compact Digital Camera, 4x optical zoom in Black With iA mode, focus indicator options, and Photo Frame modeColorful designs with a playful, fashionable look. A camera that is easy to carry, easy to use, and easy to enjoy.Features:* With iA Mode, taking a beautiful shot is as easy as pressing a buttonJust press the iA button, aim and shoot. The camera does all the rest, automatically activating four detection and correction functions. These include MEGA O.I.S., which helps prevent blurring due to shaky hands, and Intelligent ISO Control, which helps prevent motion blur when the subject won't stay still.* MEGA O.I.S. helps prevent blurring when the camera shakes: Intelligent ISO Controlhelps prevent blur caused by subject motion; Intelligent Scene Selector selects the optimal scene mode for the situation; Face Detection AF/AE helps deliver clear portraits.* Choose the focus indicator you like most: In addition to the ordinary mark that indicates when the shot is in focus, you can choose a flower, star, or three other designs.* Put borders around your photos, without a PC:In Photo Frame mode, you can compose your shot while displaying one of the frames registered in thecamera. This is a quick, easy way to produce photos with attractive borders.*The picture size is automatically resized to 2M (or below).Specifications:Camera Type: CompactIntelligent Auto (iA) Mode: Optical Image Stabilizer;Intelligent ISO Control; Face Detection;Intelligent Scene Selector (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Macro)Digital Red Eye Correction; iA Direct ButtonCamera Effective Pixels: 10.1MegapixelsOptical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (Auto/Mode1/ Mode2)Optical Zoom: 4xImage Sensor: 1/2.5", 10.35 Total Megapixels CCD, PrimaryColor FilterImage Sensor Size: 1/2.5-inchExtra Optical Zoom: 5.7x (4:3 / 5M), 7.1x (under 3M)Digital Zoom: 4x( Max. 16.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without

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Customer Reviews

large screen, long zoom range, menus well designed with typical choices easily available, and of course sharp pictures. Great for traveling. Read more ›
This is a great camera, small but full of power. Takes excellent pictures and the charge lasts for a very long time. Read more ›
(DMC FS7) It is 33 rather than a 28 lense like most of the new cameras. The depth of fi ld, sharpness, and quality of color (I USE VIVID always) is just fantastic. It feels… Read more ›
It has a very solid feel compared to many products these days, it takes very clear pictures and has an excellent macro which will zoom in at very close range and still give… Read more ›
I am greatly pleased with the FS7. It takes clear sharp pictures and the colors indoors and out are wonderful. I really would like to have more zoom but for the price I am… Read more ›
I have only had this camera for a couple of days now but I am very happy with it so far. It takes great fast pictures of my squirmy 2 year old. If you are looking for an… Read more ›
The GOODS 1) Drop dead easy to use. Took me 3 minutes to figure out. Read more ›
This is an easy to use camera. It is not as good as my big Nikon SLR but my Nikon will not fit in my pocket. Read more ›
Every picture I take is always better than someone right by me…It's easy to use, the battery holds a charge for a long time...Don't hesitate on purchasing this camera. I… Read more ›
I just love this camera. It's easy to use. It takes great pictures even if you aren't a photographer. Read more ›
She loves it, and I like it also (im usually the one caring it). It is very thin, gets great pics, and is very easy to use. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star is… Read more ›
It captures the exact picture I'm shooting for and I have even gotten great shots of my older child…easy to use, nice big display, great for short recordings- love, love. Read more ›
I haven't experimented much in other modes, cause I have so much more…Macro mode is good on the FS7 - but can't compare to the excellence of close-ups the FZ10 gives. I… Read more ›
Hardly taken a bad photo with it. Controls are easy to reach, and easy to use. Keeps popping up with new features - like the night photo setting which allows up to 60… Read more ›
I…The Intelligent Auto function is great for stability of pic's that are unstable, I even tried this while moving the camera while shooting and the pic's came out clear. Read more ›
I am an accomplished amateur photographer and have several film SLR's and another digital camera,…The video function also works well with a couple of different resolutions. Read more ›
What stands out about this camera is the quick access to controls. Exposure compensation is one click away. Read more ›
Face detection works very well, and iA mode with dedicated button is useful. Particularly like the Extended Optical Zoom feature, and WVGA motion picture mode (848x480,… Read more ›
I have always been pleased with the Lumix quality and this Panasonic rates 5 stars on quality alone...toss in a reasonable price and quick delivery and it you vae one sweet… Read more ›
This is a very good camera,and the price was unbeatable. I was so happy to order this,and even happier to receive it. Read more ›
The camera takes good snapshots and has a nice (initial) price point for its performance. But the camera firmware needlessly prevents aftermarket batteries. Read more ›
its compact, easy to use, takes great pics (even in moving subway), & long battery life; what more could you ask for? oh, great price! Read more ›
In summary, the DMC-FS7 is a well thought out camera with decent performance, some compromises in exposure, and amazing value. I can literally buy two of these for the… Read more ›
It is perfect - small (You can hide in a pocket), many settings, great image stabilizer, very good…I highly recommend it and 150$ is a really good price for Leica lens. Read more ›
It's pretty durable because it fell once from waist height onto a tiles floor and still works (this is what broke my canon). The color is beautiful. The intelligent image… Read more ›
This camera takes great pics for its size, and it's SO cute. The color is absolutely beautiful, and it is very durable and well-built. Use is easy and very intuitive for… Read more ›
Anyone used to the boosted color of Canon point-and-shoots will find this underwhelming. STANDARD is the factory setting, and VIVID is for color junkies. I've since learned… Read more ›
Got up before the sun and started shooting. I am Blown away by the crispness, sharpness and color this little compact was able to deliver. The fact that you can manually… Read more ›
Set the anti-shake feature to "auto" and I'd be surprised if they took a single blury picture all day. It also comes in really cool colors.. The blue one is my favorite. Read more ›
i like it, because has difference color. i like blue color. Read more ›
Panasonic DMC-FS7 = THE BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK…the still photos and WVGA videos are amazing and AUTO setting for Panasonic is much more effective than Canon's technology. Read more ›
None of my other panasonics are as noise free or sharp at iso400 as this one is. I will give this my highest rating, video is great as well. In addition I believe this is… Read more ›
You only have the digital zoom to work with and I'm happy to see that they have removed…The quality of the video recording has been improved a little and it's pretty good. Read more ›
Response is fast. Good to get the higher quality SD card - will take up to 32MB - always get the SDHC or the Ultra ll - for faster response and writing - and for good video. I… Read more ›
It captures the exact picture I'm shooting for and I have even gotten great shots of my older child…easy to use, nice big display, great for short recordings- love, love. Read more ›
The HD video is amazing, but the auto focus never seems to work for stills, the PROGRAM mode is a royal pain in the *ss, the flash always seems to be too bright for indoors… Read more ›
When the camera is off the lens has it's own cover - which is a plus. Battery life is excellent - comes with a charger. Some reviews say the charger should have a cord… Read more ›
I love having this camera! The battery is a neat little thing. You have a battery charger that you charge the battery they give to you and the battery plugs right into the… Read more ›
It allowed…It has excellent battery life, as well as many different features and modes that let you take the best picture regardless of environment or available lighting. Read more ›
Easy to use, good battery and pictures. Panasonic could do well if they don't change the battery type with each new camera (I have 4 camera's and each has a different… Read more ›
I have a NIKON D90 with all the attachments and use that on professional shoots - and where i can get the best shots - but having the LUMIX allows me to ALWAYS to get the… Read more ›
Also much slimmer and lighter. Speed of startup is very good and flash is adequate when I need it. Read more ›
At social occasions, it makes up for the not-so-wide…In fact, at a distance where people fill the frame waist-up, this camera takes some very pleasant indoor flash photos. Read more ›
To sum things up, this camera takes great pictures, the flash is an improvement over the TZ4 for sure, but not as intense and the weight of the camera is amazing. One… Read more ›
I really like the zoom and image-stabilization on the Panasonic Lumix and the compact, flat shape. It also has a much faster flash cycle than the Nikon. So far, I like all… Read more ›
The menu is easy to navigate, the buttons are simple to use. The LCD screen is a nice size. Read more ›
- Available in black - LDC screen is very clear like the iphone Read more ›
It captures the exact picture I'm shooting for and I have even gotten great shots of my older child…easy to use, nice big display, great for short recordings- love, love. Read more ›
It is perfect - small (You can hide in a pocket), many settings, great image stabilizer, very good optical zoom (4x), high quality of pictures (10MP), big LCD screen, 50MB… Read more ›
They have added more color modes like vivid which looks warm and energetic (unfortunatley it's missing from the movie mode) but I'm…I like the zoom option for macro too. Read more ›
I also have a Nikon Coolpix that I have had a few years. I really like the zoom and image-stabilization on the Panasonic Lumix and the compact, flat shape. It also has a… Read more ›
I love the small size (smaller than my wallet), light weight, and sturdy metal construction. The menu is easy to navigate, the buttons are simple to use. The LCD screen is… Read more ›
Face detection works very well, and iA mode with dedicated button is useful. Particularly like the Extended Optical Zoom feature, and WVGA motion picture mode (848x480,… Read more ›
Clicking display button will…- No quick button to switch between shooting modes and had to go into menu/mode option to switch from still picture to vid mode and vice versa. Read more ›
I do not…When I copy pictures to my computer I always use the SD slot on my laptop; it gives transfer speeds that are significantly faster than those I get with the cable. Read more ›
We were preparing to go to Belize for vacation, and I wanted a camera that I could just "aim…I wanted something with a fast shutter speed, so I could take pictures quickly. Read more ›

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89 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Caramalizer on October 6, 2009
Color Name: Black
After my overwhelmingly positive experiences of owning Canon PowerShots (SD700 and SD800), I was was pretty sure I wanted another. I looked at three:
SD1200: only 3x zoom, 35mm not wide enough
SD980: 24mm wide, f/2.8, 5x zoom, touch screen. Wow! But no thanks to focus problems.
SD780: 33mm wide, 4x zoom. Almost, but since I take a lot of no flash shots, f/3.2 is a handicap.

After some more searching I came across the DMC-FS7 with f/2.8, 33mm wide, and 4x zoom. Not a lot has been written about this model in either official or user reviews. Amazon.com has not linked the reviews for the various colors of this model, but even combined there are fewer than 20 at the time of writing, despite being available for most of 2009. Based on Panasonic's track record for building decent cameras such as the DMC FX37, DMC-ZS1/ZS3, DMC-LX3--and the irresistible price--I ended up buying this one. No it does not have the hefty 'quality' feel of Canons. After a couple of days, I'm actually preferring the lighter weight because I usually shoot one-handed. I only miss a contoured grip to stabilize the lateral motion required to operate the zoom lever.

What stands out about this camera is the quick access to controls. Exposure compensation is one click away. Forcing FLASH ON is available universally whereas my Canons allowed this only in MANUAL mode. In PLAYBACK mode, you can delete while zoomed in--also unavailable on my Canons. And when you are shooting with a special setting such as a scene mode, MOTION PICTURE, 16:9, etc., one press of the red button switches you instantly into iAUTO ready to take a regular still picture--and another press gets you back to the setting you were in. Much faster than a dial, especially if you like to switch back and forth.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By B-Rad on December 5, 2009
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
On the heels of another reviewer, I just spent an hour going through years of archived photos having used the following cameras.

And to keep it short and sweet, I was shocked that the $137 Panasonic Lumix outperformed every camera EXCEPT for the HD Video of the new Canon SD780IS. However, the Panasonic family allows WVGA which takes up a LOT less disc space and perfect for Mac/PC viewing.

Canon SD200 = My first Elph camera worked perfectly in all conditions for over 3 years; ahead of its time. Under 1MB photos stored, but red eye reduction never worked.

Canon SD500 = Bought as upgrade with slightly noticeable difference for still & video, always kept photos in about 1MB size, worked like a charm before 2008 but red eye reduction never worked either.

Canon SD1100IS = the BEST Canon I have owned, but stolen last year. indoor, outdoor and video on AUTO were great! no complaints. Looking back, this camera outperformed the photo quality (all conditions) of the 12MP new SD780IS.

Panasonic DMC-FS7 = THE BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK PERIOD. the still photos and WVGA videos are amazing and AUTO setting for Panasonic is much more effective than Canon's technology. I was told the Leica lenses are far superior to Canon lens technology as well. This was also stolen overseas, so I bought the pricer FX48 below.

Panasonic DMC-FX48 = The still photos were NO different than the lesser priced FS7 and I tested all light conditions, speed etc. However, oddly, the HD video was terrible as compared to the Canon HD. It was very grainy and the motion sensor didn't work well. Sadly, I returned it.

Canon SD780IS = WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! I am overseas now again after tossing the box and papers, and now stuck with this this lousy camera.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Carl S. on June 26, 2009
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I bought this camera over a month ago and have taken and printed several pictures. I am very pleased with the quality of the photos and the ease of using and carrying the camera. It fits easily in a pocket. I also have a Nikon Coolpix that I have had a few years. I really like the zoom and image-stabilization on the Panasonic Lumix and the compact, flat shape. It also has a much faster flash cycle than the Nikon. So far, I like all the features that I have used on this camera.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Grant Anderson on September 10, 2009
Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
I purchased this camera after selling my fairly new but discontinued Panasonic Lumix TZ4 ($235 from the Egg). It was 8mp and 10x optical. I love Panasonic cameras and the TZ4 was the best compact camera on the market at the time. I'm planning a backpacking trip to Scotland in October so after weighing in all my options I decided the TZ4 was just too bulky and heavy to keep in my coat pocket. I wanted to stay with Panasonic and so began a search for a Panasonic ultra-compact. The first camera to find was the Lumix DMC-FS15 which runs about $180 which is what I sold my TZ-4 for. It gets great reviews and is 12 megapixels. Then I stumbled upon it's little brother, FS-7. It was only $130 with free ship. It's only 10 megapixles and when shooting in widescreen 16:9 it drops to 7.5 megapixles (I'll explain this later so bear with me).

I had a feeling the FS7 would be much less quality than my old TZ-4 but having such a good feeling about Panasonic cameras I was encouraged to take a chance. So I crossed my fingers and made the purchase. I received the camera and started taking pictures right away. Much to my surprise, the image quality is stunning. The macro mode is far superior to the TZ4. The pictures look great with a realness the TZ-4 lacks. Image stablization has an added "Auto" feature and it works superbly! Also, the focus problems TZ4 had are gone. A firmware update helped it a little but didn't cure it. I do miss the 10x optical and you can't focus in and out while shooting video, but this camera is amazing for it's size, weight and price.

I've uploaded some pictures of Ben Lomond Mountain so you can compare my old TZ-4 and the new FS-7.
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