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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7K 6-Megapixel Digital Camera (Black)

Item # PNDMCFZ7K (Part # DMCFZ7K)
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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera (black) incorporates 6.0-megapixel resolution with a 12x optical zoom (36mm - 432mm equivalent) LEICA DC lens with MEGA O.I.S., Optical Image Stabilizer that compensates the hand-shake. The DMC-FZ7 features a joystick which allows easy manual control on focusing in addition to the manual exposure setting, making the camera more compact and easy to carry while preserving the same powerful zoom capability and manual controllability.

The DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera also has a large, 2.5-inch LCD which uses a pixel-mixed readout method, gaining much brightness, and allowing you to enjoy comfortable shooting even in low-lit situations. The display is also extremely easy to view from a bottom angle (e.g. when taking photos raising a hand upward to shoot the subject over the crowd) with the High Angle LCD function. The Power LCD function also supports clear view even in sunny outdoor by offering a brightness boost of up to 40%.
Key Features:

LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT Lens Achieves Stunning Image Quality - The Elmarit lens made by Leica Camera AG of Germany has earned the acclaim of top photographers everywhere. Now some of the same cutting-edge technologies that make this lens so exceptional have been adapted to the digital camera. Presenting the LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens that inherits the traits that make Leica a legend in the camera world. Small in size yet featuring a large, bright aperture, this lens meets Leica's stringent quality standards.

Large 2.5" Polycrystalline TFT LCD - This LCD is not only a good size for easy viewing, it is also comfortably bright. It lets you check images easily and clearly both indoors and in strong sunlight outdoors.

12x Optical Zoom and Extra Optical Zoom - This compact camera features a 12x Optical Zoom Leica DC Lens and 6-megapixel CCD.The Extra Extended Optical Zoom extends the zoom ratio to 16.5x* for even more dynamic close-ups.You'll find it easy to take versatile shots and get truly beautiful photos - even if you've never used a digital camera before.
*At 3-megapixel resolution.

Tele Macro Mode - Even 12x zoom, it is possible to take as near as 1 m from the subject. You can take macro shot with easy posture and beautifully soft focused background.

Smaller, Easier-to-Hold Body
- While providing the superb performance of functions like the 12x zoom, the camera body is extremely compact and lightweight (only .68 lbs.). The positioning of the control buttons and shape of the grip have also been improved to make operation even easier than in previous models.

MEGA O.I.S. + High Sensitivity Mode (Max. ISO 1600)
- Blurred images have two main causes. One is hand-shake, and the other is subject movement. Since the majority of blurry images are due to hand-shake, MEGA O.I.S. is effective in most shooting situations, such as zoom shots, dimly lit indoor shots, nighttime shots, or macro shots. However, when taking indoor shots of moving subjects, like children or pets, the movement of the subject tends to cause blurring. For this, you can use High Sensitivity Mode to prevent hazy motion effects and get great photos every time. By adding High Sensitivity Mode to MEGA O.I.S., LUMIX has further expanded your range of crisp, clear photo expression.

Venus Engine II LSI - With its high resolution, this LSI helps deliver the full potential of the high-definition CCD for stunning images with exceptional detail. The FZ7' improved Super-Fast Shutter Response (
0.008 second) and also shortened the shutter interval to around 0.5second will make this camera fun to use. Plus, the Venus Engine II offers fast, consecutive shooting at 3 frames per second with full resolution. The Unlimited Consecutive Shooting function lets you keep on shooting until the memory card is full. You can take a series of shots, then choose the one you like best and delete the rest.

Full Manual Operation with Joystick
- Equipped with a joystick for easy, fingertip operation of exposure settings, manual focus settings, and much more, the FZ7 makes sure you get the shot you want.

Mode Dial / Scene Mode - The mode dial makes it easy to take beautiful shots in almost any situation. Or choose Simple Mode and just aim and shoot. Even first-time users can take great photos. There are Scene Mode settings for portraits, parties, night scenery and more.You can also use Panning mode, which captures your subject in sharp focus against a streaming background.

Digital Fun and Flexibility - Enjoy functions that only a digital camera can offer, such as on-the-spot viewing of the images you take and moving-picture recording. You'll find new ways to explore the fun and creativity of photography.

Power LCD - You probably know how difficult it is to see an LCD image on a sunny day. When that happens with the DMC-FZ7, all you have to do is hold the DISPLAY/LCD button down a little longer and then select Power LCD mode from the screen. The LCD backlight brightens up an extra about 1.4 times brighter or so to produce clear, easy-to-see images even in bright sunlight.

Bright Live View - Panasonic's pixel-mixed readout method automatically increases the brightness of the LCD monitor according to the ambient darkness. This enables bright, easy framing of dimly lit scenes that previously would have just faded into darkness.

High Angle Mode for Easy Viewing - The new High Angle Mode makes the display extremely easy to view from bottom angle, for example, when taking photos raising a hand upward to shoot the subject over the crowd. This option can be set instantly by the independent button.

Selection of 3 Aspect Ratios - The aspect ratio is easily selectable between 16:9 wide, 3:2 and conventional 4:3 to shoot in the framing aspect that best suits the subjects' composition or the image's purpose of use. You can shoot images in the wide 16:9 format. Then insert the recorded SD Memory Card into a TV equipped with an SD card slot to view them in perfect, wide-screen size. Some TVs will display the image in stunning high definition.

9/25 Multi Display & Calendar Display - The large LCD allows the display of images even in tiny thumbnail size. Playback of 9 and 25 is possible on a multi-split screen in addition to the normal 1 frame playback. This helps you to search for the image you want out of a number of images stored on the SD Memory Card, even if the images are in bulk. The FZ7 also features the new Calendar Display. It shows the day that each shot was taken, and lets you easily group and playback all of the shots taken on a particular day.

Auto Angle Detection - This function detects and records whether the photo is being shot horizontally or vertically, then automatically rotates all vertically framed images during playback so they can be easily seen on the LCD monitor or TV screen.*
*By connecting FZ7 with an AV cable. Some TV models are not compatible with this function.

Motion Image Mode - The FZ7 lets you shoot smooth moving pictures at 30 frames/sec, complete with sound, in wide VGA (848 x 480 pixels) or VGA (640 x 480 pixels) size. You can also shoot at 10 frames/sec to reduce the file size.

Travel Date Setting - By setting the departure day when setting out on a trip with the FZ7, you can display which day of the trip each photo was taken on while viewing. Great for organizing your travel photos.

Flip Animation - Using up to 100 of your photos, you can create a "flip animation" clip up to 20 seconds long.

MEGA BURST Consecutive Shooting (3 frames per second) - Just keep the shutter button pressed to fire off consecutive shots of a moving subject or a person's changing facial expression. Then save only the best ones. With the FZ7, you can just delete any shots you don't want. In addition, the Unlimited** Consecutive Shooting function lets you continue shooting until the SD Memory Card is full.

Audio Recording - Add 5 seconds of sound to pictures, as you shoot. Or, if you prefer, add up to 10 seconds of sound after shooting.

Trimming & Resizing - Let you trim the image, or reduce the amount of image data.

TIFF format compatible - Saves image data without compressing it, so there's no quality degradation.

PictBridge compatible - The PictBridge standard lets you print directly on a compatible digital printer.Print size, layout, date and other settings can be made with the camera.



Total Megapixel: 6.37

Effective Pixels: 6.0 Megapixels      

CCD (Image Sensor): 1/2.5" Primary Color Filter

Image Processor: Venus Engine II LSI      


Recording Image Size: (Pixels )  

4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
2816 x 2112
2304 x 1728
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480

3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
2816 x 1880
2048 x 1360

16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
2816 x 1584
1920 x 1080

Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio) 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) 848 x 480



Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens: 11 Elements in 8 Groups (3 Aspherical Lenses/4 Aspherical Surfaces)

Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )      

Optical Zoom: 12x      

Digital Zoom: 4x

Combined with Optical Zoom without Extended Optical Zoom: 48x
Combined with Extended Optical Zoom: 66x


Extended Optical Zoom
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 14.7x for 4 Mega, 16.5x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega, 1Mega, 0.3 Mega
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 16.5x for 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 16.5x for 2 Mega


Focal Length: f=6.0-72mm (35mm equivalent: 36-432mm)
Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens: 11 Elements in 8 Groups (3 Aspherical Lenses/3 Aspherical Surfaces)
Aperture Wide: F2.8 - F8
Tele: F3.3 - F8

Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )

Focusing Area

Normal: Wide 30cm/ Tele 200cm - infinity
A/S/M: Wide 5cm/Tele 200cm - infinity
Macro, Motion Image, Simple (except for Tele): Wide: 5cm/Tele 200cm - infinity
Macro, Motion Image, Simple (Tele Macro Mode): 100cm - infinity


Focus Modes:  

Focus AF/MF Switchable
Manual Focus (Joystick)
Normal/Macro (Dial)
Continuous AF On/Off


ISO Sensitivity: Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 (High Sensitivity Mode: Auto/800/1600)


White Balance:

Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Halogen/ Flash/White Set 1/2
White Balance Adjustment (except for Auto WB)  



Exposure Program AE
Aperture Priority AE
Shutter Priority AE
Program Shift (P mode)    


Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV Step, +/- 2 EV

Backlight Compensation: Yes (at simple mode)        


Auto Bracketing (AE): +1/3EV-1EV Step, 3 Frames      


Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot      


Scene Modes:

P(Program) Mode, A(Aperture Priority) Mode, S(Shutter Priority) Mode, M(Manual) Mode, Macro Simple
SCN Mode: Portrait, Sports, Scenery, Night Scenery, Panning, Night Portrait, Fireworks, Party, Snow, High Sensitivity
Moving Image, Playback


Shutter Speed:
8 - 1/2,000 sec.: Program AE, Aperature Priority, Shutter Priority AE
Manual: 60 - 1/2000 sec.
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec. 


Self Timer: 10 seconds / 2 seconds      

Auto Review: 1 sec/3 sec/zoom

Review: 1x/4x/8x

Picture Adjustment: Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Noise Reduction


Color Effect Mode: Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia


Image Quality: TIFF/Fine/Standard      


Image Formats:

Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system), DPOF corresponding
Still Image with Audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system) + QuickTime
Motion Images: QuickTime Motion JPEG


Mega Burst Shooting Mode: (Full-resolution image)

Standard Mode: Up to 13 images at 3 or 2 frames/sec.
Fine Mode: Up to 7 images    

Unlimited Consecutive Shooting: Yes

Still Image Recording with Audio: 5 seconds


Audio Dubbing: Maximum of 10 Seconds


Built-in Flash Mode:  

Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction,
Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Forced On/Off
Wide: 0.3 - 6.0m (ISO Auto)
Tele: 0.3 - 5.4m (ISO Auto)



LCD Monitor: 2.5" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (114k pixels, Transflective Type)
Field of view: approx. 100%
Power LCD Mode, High Angle LCD Mode


Viewfinder: 0.33" diagonal Color EVF (114k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100%


Recording Media: SD Memory Card / Multimedia Card      


Microphone: Yes    


Speaker: Yes     


Interface: DC Input, Video Output (NTSC/PAL), USB      


Power Supply 

Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 710 mAh)(Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Optional)    


Battery Life:

Up to 320 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Up to 340 pictures with EVF


Playback Mode:
25 or 9-Thumbnail Display
Calendar Display, Zoomed Playback (16x max)
Image Rotation
Slide Show
Favorite Pictures
Trimming, Protection
DPOF Print Setting

AF Metering:
1 point
1 point high speed
3 points high speed
9 points


Included ArcSoft Software:

ArcSoft PhotoImpression
ArcSoft Panorama Maker
ArcSoft PhotoBase


Other Included Software:  

USB Driver
Lumix Simple Viewer
Photo Fun Studio


OSD Language: English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), German, Italian, French


Dimensions: 2.84'' (H) x 4.43'' (W) x 3.11'' (D)


Weight: .68 lbs 


Other Features:

Conversion Lens Compatibility
AF Assist Lamp
Real-time Histograms
Composition Guide Lines
Scene Mode Help Screen
Auto Angle Detection
Flip Animation
Playback Mode 25 or 9-Thumbnail Display
Calendar Display, Zoomed Playback (16x max)
Image Rotation
Slide Show
Favorite Pictures
Trimming, Protection
DPOF Print Setting
Direct Print PictBridge
Color Black


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