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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7K 5MP Digital Camera with 3x Image Stabilized Optical Zoom (Black)

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  • 5-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 13-by-17-inch enlargements
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 3x zoom lens combines with a 4x digital zoom for 12x total zoom
  • MEGA optical image stabilization; Mega Burst shooting mode; PictBridge compatible
  • Store images on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards (16 MB SD card included)
  • Powered by lithium-ion battery pack (included with charger)
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Technical Details

Product Description


Product Description

Panasonic DMC-FX7K LUMIX Digital Camera - At less than 1-inch deep, this Panasonic Lumix digital-camera has a metal body for dependability and a Leica Elmarit Vario lens for optic excellence. A rather remarkable new feature is OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) that helps keep images stable despite the jitter from normal hand movements - a really popular feature that was introduced on camcorders. Speaking of camcorders, this camera can shoot still pictures as well as video/movie images - with or without sound. All images are stored on replaceable and reusable SecureDigital SD memory. 2.5 LCD Viewer built-in Burst Shooting Mode - 3.3fps Selectable Shooting Modes including Simple Mode Exposure Compensation with Auto Exposure Bracketing Audio Dubbing Light Metering - Intelligent Multiple / Spot Mode Self Timer (2, 10 seconds) Motion Image Recording QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) Built-in Multimode Automatic Electronic-Flash Is PictBridge compatible for printing images without requiring a computer Unit Dimensions (H x W x D) - 1.97'' x 3.70'' x 0.95'' / Weight - 0.30 lbs We advise buying an optional 256MB or higher SD card for more flexible use.

Optics and Resolution
Featuring a 5-megapixel CCD sensor, the DMC-FX7 delivers a wide range of detail and color with images up to 2560 x 1920 pixels--enough information to make photo-quality prints up to 13 by 17 inches. Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 3x zoom lens, with 3 aspheric elements, combines comfortably small size with superb image rendering. By combining with a 4x digital zoom, users will have an equivalence of a 12x zoom lens in a very compact body, though users should note that digital zoom degrades picture quality.

Movie Mode
The DMC-FX7 lets you shoot QuickTime Motion JPEG video at resolutions up to 320 x 240 pixels with sound. The amount of video you can capture is limited by space on the memory card; you'll fit more at low quality (10 frames-per-second) than at high quality (30 frames-per-second). The movies aren't camcorder quality, but they're fun and convenient, and they're perfect as e-mail attachments. You can also record audio comments, up to five seconds in length, for your still pictures.

More Features

  • Flip Animation: Allows you to create your own frame-by-frame animations.
  • Unlimited Consecutive Shooting: Allows consecutive shooting up to the capacity of the SD memory card.
  • 2.5-inch diagonal polycrystalline TFT LCD display (114k pixels)
  • Mega Burst Shooting Mode: Shoot up to seven images at three or two frames-per-second in standard resolution, or up to four images in fine resolution. This option is designed to provide you with the best selection of photos during action, such as a sporting event.

Storage and Transfer
Images and video are stored on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards. A 16 MB SD card is included. Files can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB connectivity, which means it can be connected to any USB-based Windows 98/Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.

This camera supports the PictBridge standard. PictBridge is a technology that lets you transfer pictures from a digital camera to a compatible printer, without a PC or image-editing software. Because PictBridge is an industry standard, users can connect PictBridge-compatible devices made by many different manufacturers. Learn more about PictBridge.

Power and Size
The camera is powered by lithium-ion battery pack (included with charger). It measures 1.97 by 3.70 by 0.95 inches and weighs 0.30 pounds.

What's in the Box
DMC-FX7 digital camera, battery charger, battery pack, battery carrying case, 16 MB SD memory card, lens cap, lens hood with adaptor, A/V and USB cables, strap, and CD-ROM

Product Details

Color: Black
Product Manual [7.28mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 0.9 x 2 inches ; 5.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0002R284C
  • Item model number: DMC-FX7PP-K
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,423 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at July 26, 2004

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Hide Harashima on November 27, 2004
Color: Silver
Before I bought this camera, I used one of the tiny Casio Exilim cameras. My biggest complaint about the small digital cameras are that the small size makes it easy to shake and therefore take blurry images. With the Panasonic DMC-FX7, its still a small camera but with the image stabilization, pictures are very sharp. Initially, I thought it would bother me that there's no optical viewfinder, but I don't notice it at all now.


- huge 2.5" screen

- image stabilization works and takes sharp pictures

- small form factor

- 5.0 megapixels

- uses SD cards (a 1GB card is about $70 or less now)

- solid construction (feels solid and metal finish is high quality)


- weak flash (which is common to many small digital cameras)

- more expensive than other cameras

- battery life is OK. (I'd get an extra battery if you're taking this camera with you on vacation)

- no optical viewfinder (but as mentioned, it's not an issue for me)

overall I love this camera for the size and the quality of pictures it takes!
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59 of 65 people found the following review helpful By J. Wang on November 8, 2004
Color: Silver
I bought this camera after much research. It is superior to its Sony counterpart T-1 in almost every way:

+It is about 50 g lighter than the T-1, which is quite substantial. It weighs no more than my cell phone when I put it in my pocket.

+Image stabilization!

+The material the camera is made of is better looking than the dull T-1.

+Cheap memory cards, it uses SD cards, not the Sony Memory Sticks, which is 1/2 the price of the Memory Sticks


+LCD screen is bigger than the T-1

+Cheaper batteries than the Sony T1

One thing I have to warn you though, the movie mode spits out .mov files, which is only compatible with Apple QuickTime. Personally, I much prefer the .avi format other cameras offer, but it's a worthy tradeoff, I never use the video mode anyways.

Overall, I highly recommend this camera, I've gotten countless "oohs and ahhs" from people, which is more than I can say about the Sony T1, as way too many people have that.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A. Johnston on July 3, 2005
Color: Black
The battery life is poor. Don't let this be too distracting, however. A second battery is about the same size as the plastic cases that come with SD cards. It's too bad Panasonic couldn't design a battery that could better handle the large LCD and OIS but I still feel that the extra features are worth it.

Images taken without flash in low light conditions are GRAINY. If you mainly want a fun pocket camera for taking non-invasive shots of people in dimly lit locations without a flash, DON'T buy this camera.

Given decent lighting, the image qualty is really great. The images have a nice, filmic level of contrast right out of the barrel that I usually have to perform minor Photoshopping to achieve with other cameras. Leica optics!

The OIS is amazing. I used an FX7 (as a passenger) in a moving car on a semi-bright day driving over hills and shooting through a dirty windshield (without flash, obviously) and came up with a few traffic shots that really presented well. There was no blur whatsoever even considering the motion of other vehicles captured in the frame.

If you're interested in this camera it should be because you specifically want a super compact and feel that the unique Leica lens and available OIS outweigh the battery and grain problems. Don't compare this to a mid-size camera and don't expect it to produce mid-size results in a cellphone-sized package. It will produce reliable image quality. It will not serve as an all-purpose camera for people seeking semi-pro results.

Artistic photographers looking for a good pocket black-and-white solution for shooting 8x10s (or smaller) should pay particular attention to the FX7. Casual snapshot takers may just as well be better off with one of the Canons.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By fotofan on December 8, 2005
Color: Silver
I agree with a lot of the things already said in the reviews, but just wanted to add that this is a great compact one to have as back-up to your more heavy duty digital or 35mm camera. I have always been a huge fan of Leica and the lens on the panasonic lumix models just can't be beat. Other manufacturers like Canon or Nikon may make smaller, cooler looking digital cameras, but the picture quality cannot be matched. I had a Panasonic Lumix DC40 (discontinued now) for a couple of years before buying this one, and knew the lens contributed a lot to the quality of my photos. When I began shopping for a more compact model, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get one with Leica lens. Plus the image stablization system is unique to this line. For most people, 3 to 4 MB is plenty for picture quality but having 5 MB didn't hurt, of course. I compared this to Casio Exilim Z-50, which is also a good compact camera for average shoppers - took pictures of the same object and compared color, texture, depth, etc. - and you can tell clearly that Panasonic takes a more true-to-life, three dimensional colors. People often describe this as a negative factor, saying that Panasonic's color is less than vivid, but I would say this is because we are too familiar with electronically adjusted color schemes. In other words, Panasonic colors are what they are in nature. You can see more texture and depth to them because they are not overly saturated.
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