Panasonic LUMIX G Micro DMC-GH4 Review

Panasonic LUMIX G Micro DMC-GH4

Panasonic LUMIX G Micro DMC-GH4

The Panasonic LUMIX G Micro DMC-GH4 is the first consumer compact system camera to deliver 4k video at pro-level quality. The Panasonic GH4 can shoot 4K at 30/25/24fps at 100Mbps and 1080p way beyond broadcast standard to 200Mbps. Extremely impressive.

It can perform this mighty feat thanks to the brand new 16MP Live Mos sensor & Venus Engine IX, which is much more powerful than the previous version. The electronic viewfinder has also been improved, and is now a 2306k dot OLED panel.

The new Live Mos sensor has a brand new autofocus system, known as DFD – depth from defocus – for optimum performance with Micro Four Thirds lenses, had has an increased 49-point focus system. These work together seamlessly, and provide accurate focusing that feels instantaneous.

The Panasonic GH4 can shoot stills at up to 12fps, or 7.5fps with continuous autofocus. Focus peaking & zebra pattern are available in both still & video recording modes for manual focusers.

The new Live Mos sensor has an improved signal, providing better noise reduction, resolution detail, graduation and a wider dynamic range. 4k video is shot in a straight “pixel for pixel” capture system, as it uses a significant portion of the camera sensor, making the output crystal clear. When shooting 4k video, there is a 17% increase to the equivelant focal lenght of the lens – so if you are using a 50mm Micro Four Thirds lens, it gives you a 100mm equivalent for still shooting & 117mm equivelant for 4k video shooting.

The impressive list of specifications combined with the outstanding image quality and incredible 4k video make the Panasonic GH4 an extremely worthy contender for both serious photographers and videographers.

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX300 Review

April 13th, 2013 127 Comments   Posted in Digital Compact Cameras

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX300 Features
The Sony Cybershot DSC-WX300 has an 18.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and 20x optical zoom lens, a 35mm equivalent of 25-500mm, and can be extended to 40x with Clear Image Zoom. There is Optical SteadyShot to reduce blur when shooting handheld and you can also shoot at 10 fps.
Intelligent Auto recognises the scene and automatically adjusts the camera settings, with Superior Auto recognising when your subject is moving. Other shooting modes include iSweep Panorama and artistic picture effects which can be applied to both images and videos. When shooting portraits the WX300 will automatically remove skin blemishes, brighten teeth, widen eyes and cut forehead shine.
The built-in Wi-Fi allows you to transfer your images and videos to a smartphone or tablet and allows your mobile device to act as a remote control.
Videos are recorded in full 1080p HD with Optical SteadyShot Active Mode to ensure they are as smooth and steady as possible
The WX300 has an extremely compact, metal body. It’s a pocketable camera and isn’t overly heavy, despite housing a 20x optical zoom lens. To aid grip there is a vertical groove on the front on the camera.
Measuring 21.6mm at the thickest point and weighing a mere 105g, the WX300 is portable despite housing a 20x optical zoom lens. The company claims that the WX300 is the smallest 20x shooter in its class.
This point-and-shoot features a versatile 25-500mm focal range which is useful for covering a variety of scenarios–from wide-angle group shots to faraway subjects. The WX300′s lens is also supported by an enhanced optical image stabilization mode which helps you get sharper stills and steadier videos in low-light conditions or when shooting at telephoto ranges.
Like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 we previewed, the WX300 is Wi-Fi-enabled which means you get to wirelessly transfer photos and videos to smart devices such as smartphone and tablets. In addition, shutterbugs have the ability to control the camera remotely using a proprietary app.
Based on its specifications, the WX300 is capable of recording up to 500 images on a fully charged battery, which is pretty impressive considering that typical long-zoom compacts average at about 260 shots
The LCD is a good size at 3 inches, resolution is also good and it is easy to view in varying lighting conditions. Alongside the screen are playback, movie record, menu and delete buttons, as well as a rotating wheel which also acts as a d-pad, giving quick access to the flash, continuous shooting and the photo creativity mode. The latter allows you to change the brightness, colour, vividness and choose a picture effect. The top of the camera hosts the on / off switch, zoom rocker, shutter release and mode dial. The buttons are generally small, but easy to press.
The menu system is easy to navigate, press the menu button the enter the shooting options, if you want to amend the camera settings, scroll down the bottom and you’ll find an option represented by a briefcase which gives access to them.
To use the Wi-Fi you need to install the free PlayMemories app. Pairing the devices and using the app is easy. You can transfer images and videos, as well as use the app to capture them as well. You can control the zoom and set a self-timer with the app.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 G Review

July 16th, 2011 122 Comments   Posted in Digital SLR Cameras

The Panasonic GF3 is even smaller than its predecessor, the GF2, by approximately 16.7% in size and 16.2% in weight, measuring 107.7 x 67.1 x 32.5mm and weighing 222g without a lens attached or battery inserted. With a pancake lens like Panasonic’s own 14mm f/2.5 fitted, the GF3 is about the same size as a typical fixed-lens compact camera, even though it boasts a much bigger sensor. The GF3 is not much bigger than the LX5 compact, mostly through the lack of a shooting mode dial and several other external controls, and the adoption of touchscreen technology.

Importantly this significant reduction in size makes the GF3 smaller than the diminutive Sony NEX 5 and 3 compact system cameras, which additionally suffer in comparison by not having a built-in flash unit. Indeed, Panasonic claims that the GF3 2 “breaks the record of being the world’s smallest and lightest system camera”, although the newly-announced Olympus E-PM1 gives it a run for its money. If you’re looking for the smallest possible compact system camera, then the Panasonic GF3 certainly fits the bill.

The main changes versus the GF2 – apart from the obvious size/weight reduction and design overhaul – include the omission of the flash hot-shoe / accessory terminal and the rear-mounted thumb-wheel, and the inclusion of a scroll wheel around the four-way pad, a first on a Panasonic Lumix G Micro System camera. Another change to the user interface is that the Up button is now dedicated to exposure compensation rather than ISO sensitivity, which may dismay some enthusiasts.

The mechanical button for the pop-up flash has also been retained, although its position changed somewhat along with that of the flash itself. The top-mounted controls – including the shutter release, movie record button, power switch and dedicated intelligent Auto button – have been reshuffled and grouped more tightly together, but otherwise remain essentially the same both in appearance and functionality. The GF2′s stereo microphones have given way to a more modest monaural mic.

The DMC-GF3 has a significantly raised and curved vertical area on the front-right of the body which acts as a handgrip, allowing you to hold the camera with three fingers whilst operating the shutter button with your forefinger. This works in tandem with the useful rubberized thumb-rest on the rear. The GF3 sports a new design characterised by clean lines, gentle curves and a polished exterior. Whilst still not as charismatic as the retro Olympus Pen models, the GF3 is a handsomely futuristic camera with more of an obviously electronic feel to it, and is also extremely well-built despite its mid-range price-point, with a high quality aluminum body, lens mount and tripod socket.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Review

July 31st, 2010 110 Comments   Posted in Digital Compact Cameras

The LX5 has a 3.0-inch LCD screen, Face Recognition / Detection, 720 high definition video capture and and the new Venus Engine FHD image processor. The LUMIX DMC-LX5 comes in either black or white and it’s slightly larger than the LX3 in width and depth.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX5 features include:
  • 10.1 megapixel, 1/1.63-inch CCD image sensor
  • F2.0 Leica DC-Vario-Summicron 3.8x optical zoom wide-angle with 24-90mm (equivalent) focal range
  • ISO 80-1600 (up to 12800 high sensitivity at lower resolution)
  • 3.0-inch TFT LCD with 460K pixels  (backlight LED)
  • 720p HD video capture (AVCHD lite)
  • Face Recognition and Detection technologies
  • Venus Engine FHD image processor
  • POWER Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.)
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
  • A/V, USB 2.0, HDMI outputs
  • Stereo Microphone with Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
  • Powered by a Li-ion battery pack (rated up to 400 shots per charge)
  • Accessories include External Optical View Finder, Wide Conversion Lens, Live View Finder, ND Filter, MC Protector, External Flashes and Leather Case

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix TZ10 Review

February 13th, 2010 95 Comments   Posted in Digital Compact Cameras

Panasonic Lumix TZ10 Review

The Panasonic Lumix TZ10 is a photo/movie hybrid compact camera that features intelligent resolution technology, 16x intelligent zoom and built-in GPS. The GPS function makes the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 an ideal travel companion for all!

Panasonic Lumix TZ10 camera features

The new image processing technology “Intelligent Resolution” is incorporated in the Venus Engine HD II for Panasonic TZ10. By detecting the signals whether they are at edges of the subjects, they compose detailed texture or just a soft gradation first and give appropriate enhancement to the edges and textured areas respectively. Unlike the uniform enhancement of sharpness, it is possible to perform the optimum signal processing to give a whole image outstandingly natural clearness with fine details. Panasonic’s iA mode – a hallmark of Lumix cameras – includes POWER O.I.S. which features double the repression power compared to the conventional image stabilization system, MEGA O.I.S. The hand-shake, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed, is effectively compensated by the new POWER O.I.S. to enjoy blur-free photography. The iA mode is also available in movie recording mode. It automatically selects the most suitable Scene mode and helps to correct handshake, focus and brightness problems – making iA mode your one-stop solution to capture beautiful still and motion images.

Panasonic DMC-TZ10 equipped with Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens
The Panasonic TZ10 features a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO ELMAR 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens with a 12x optical zoom. A lens like this, with a range from 25mm to 300mm, is almost inconceivable in such a small, lightweight camera. Comprising 10 elements in 8 groups, including 2 ED lenses and 2 aspherical lenses with 3 aspherical surfaces, and utilizing new lens material in its design, this advanced lens unit realizes the outstandingly slim and compact body while passing Leica’s stringent standards to deliver exceptional optical performance. Thanks to the newly incorporated Intelligent Resolution technology, the Intelligent Zoom is available with the Lumix DMC-TZ10 which extends the zoom ratio by approx.1.3x maintaining the picture quality even combining a digital zoom. This means the 12x optical can virtually extend to 16x equivalent. Furthermore, the Extra Optical Zoom function that extends zoom power to 23.4x (at 3-megapixel resolution) by using the center part of the large CCD to bring subjects even closer.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 GPS camera
On the other hand, manual control of shutter speed and aperture is available with A/S/M mode for advanced users to choose to enjoy the creativeness of photography. Now the GPS is finally built-in the world-renowned travel companion Panasonic DMC-TZ10 not only just to record the latitude and longitude but also to display the location information real-time while shooting or playing back the images with the information to increase the fun of travel photography. The Panasonic Lumix TZ10 features a 3-inch, high resolution 460,000-dot Intelligent LCD with a wide viewing angle and AR (Anti-Reflection) coating, boasting excellent visibility during recording and playing back the photos and movies. Despite of the pocket-sized compact body, the truly “hybrid”, versatile digital camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 will surely satisfy every user at any level of photography with its ultimate performance and offer a rich experience like never before.

12.1 megapixel Panasonic Lumix TZ10 camera
The Panasonic Lumix TZ10 has a 14.5-megapixel CCD and shoots with up to 12.1-megapixel resolution. This is because the CCD on the TZ10 is multi-aspect that can reproduce images shot with the lens set from 25mm to 300mm in any of three aspect ratios – 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 – so you can always capture dynamic, richly expressive shots with a wide perspective. The Multi Aspect mode lets you take an image in all three aspect ratios simultaneously then choose the one that best suits your scene after shooting.

Panasonic Lumix TZ10 incorporates the Venus Engine HD
The high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine HD has been re-engineered to compile the new image processing technology “Intelligent Resolution”. It enables the recording of beautiful photo and high-definition movie with higher quality signal processing. With the Intelligent Resolution technology, 3 areas – outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation areas are automatically detected. The outline parts are enhanced effectively to give edges more clearness while giving a moderate accentuation to the texture areas to look more finely detailed. To the soft gradation part, superior noise reduction system of the Venus Engine HD II is applied to make it smoother. Apart from the uniform enhancement of sharpness, the innovative technology Intelligent Resolution precisely performs signal processing pixel by pixel in the most effective way for it. As a result, images are naturally clear and crisp in both photo and movie recording.

Panasonic Lumix TZ10 features Intelligent Resolution technology
The Intelligent Resolution technology also realizes the Intelligent Zoom, which virtually extends the optical zoom ratio to its 1.3x equivalent maintaining the picture quality even combining the digital zoom. Details of an image in high sensitivity recording tends to be lost in the noise reduction process, however, the Intelligent Resolution works to keep them. At the same time, the multi-task image-processing engine Venus Engine HD II supports a super-fast response time. The shutter release time lag is as short as approx. 0.006 second and the camera’s quick response makes it easier to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities together with the Sonic Speed AF (Auto Focus) that lets you lock on the subject minimum in approx. 0.35 (wide-end) / 0.41 (tele-end) second and the short startup time of approx. 1.1 second. The high performance Venus Engine HD II is also energy efficient to feature an extended the battery life up to 300 shots (CIPA) per a single charge.

Panasonic TZ10 records motion pictures in AVCHD Lite
In addition to Motion JPEG images, the Panasonic DMC-TZ10 can record high-definition motion picture in AVCHD Lite. It features almost doubling the recording time in HD quality compared with the conventional Motion JPEG format. The picture quality is greatly enhanced thanks to the newly added Intelligent Resolution technology. The Panasonic Lumix TZ10 also features Dolby Digital Stereo Creator to record high quality audio, so you can match the beautiful motion images with outstanding stereo sound.

Panasonic TZ10 digital camera offers movie recording function

The hand-shake component, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed, is recognized as a low-frequency vibration, for which the new POWER O.I.S. is particularly effective. This greatly improves the quality of shots taken at night or indoors where a flash cannot be used, or where the photographer doesn’t want to use a flash because it would spoil the mood. It captures beautiful photos in situations that previously resulted in blurring. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 features the Face Recognition, a function that is popular in the previous TZ7, with several upgrades.

Intelligent auto mode on the Panasonic DMC-TZ10
Panasonic incorporated the iA(Intelligent Auto) mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of misshots. In the iA mode the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose shots and capture moments. Just press, aim and shoot.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 scene modes
Lumix functions continue to evolve. Scene modes, which are optimized for a variety of still-image shooting situations, are now available for motion images as well. Thanks to a rich variety of 28 scene modes for still image and 18 for motion image (Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self portrait, Scenery, Low light, Food, Party, Candle light, Sunset, Beach, Snow, Aerial, High Sensitivity, Pin hole, Film grain, High Dynamic and Underwater), capturing beautiful videos is effortless.


Metrics Dimensions (W x H x D) 103.3 x 59.6 x 32.6 mm
(4.07 x 2.35 x 1.28 inch)
Weight ZS7 (TZ10):
Approx. 218 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.48 lb)
Approx. 196 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.43 lb)
Optics Pixels Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels
CCD Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-inch / 14.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Lens Aperture F3.3 – 4.9 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 – 6.3 (W) / F4.9 – 6.3 (T))
Optical Zoom 12x
Focal Length f = 4.1 – 49.2 mm (25 – 300 mm in 35 mm equiv.)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 14.7x (4:3 / 8M), 18.8x (4:3 / 5M), 23.4x (under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 16x
10 elements in 8 groups
(2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical Surfaces / 2 ED Lenses)
2-Speed Zoom Yes
Optical Image Stabilizer POWER O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
Digital Zoom 4x
(Max. 48.0x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom )
(Max. 124.0x combined with Extra Optical Zoom and Intelligent Zoom)
Focus Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm – infinity / Tele 200 cm – infinity
Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Clipboard: Wide 3 cm – infinity / Tele 100 cm – infinity
Focus Range Display Yes
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Normal / Macro, Macro Zoom, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off, AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 11-area / 1-area high speed / 1-area / Spot
Shutter Shutter Speed Still: 60 – 1/2000 sec
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
Shutter Interval ZS7 (TZ10): Approx. 1.0 sec
Recording iA Face Recognition Photo
Optical Image Stabilizer Photo & Movie
Intelligent ISO Control Photo
Face Detection ZS7 (TZ10): Photo & Movie
Intelligent Scene Selector ZS7 (TZ10): Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro) & Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)
Intelligent Exposure Photo & Movie
AF Tracking Photo
Digital Red-Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo
Intelligent Resolution Technology ZS7 (TZ10): Photo & Movie
File File Format ZS7 (TZ10):
Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.21)
Image with Audio: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.21) + QuickTime
Motion Picture: AVCHD Lite / QuickTime Motion JPEG
AVCHD Lite REC ZS7 (TZ10): NTSC / PAL (Depends on Region)
Interface Mode Switch [Recording] / [Playback]
One-Touch Movie Button ZS7 (TZ10): Yes
Recording Modes Mode Dial ZS7 (TZ10):
Intelligent Auto, P (Program) Mode, A (Aperture Priority) Mode, S (Shutter Priority) Mode, M (Manual) Mode, Custom, My Scene Mode 1, My Scene Mode 2, Scene Mode, Clipboard
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Hi-speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Pin Hole, Film Grain, High Dynamic (Standard, Art, B&W), Photo Frame, Underwater
Movie Scene Mode ZS7 (TZ10):
Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, Beach, Snow, Aerial, Pin Hole, Film Grain, Underwater, High Sensitivity, High Dynamic (Standard, Art, B&W)
(Activated by selecting Still Image Scene Mode then pressing movie button. Still Image Scene Modes without corresponding Movie Scene Mode is recorded in Normal Mode)
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 2.3 frames/sec
Max. 5 images (Standard Mode), Max. 3 images (Fine Mode)
Hi-speed Burst Mode: Approx. 6.0 frames/sec (Image Priority), Approx. 10 frames/sec (Speed Priority)
(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode Max. 5 images (Standard Mode)
Motion Picture Recording
VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
HD Movie
1280 x 720 pixels,
NTSC model: 60p (CCD output is 30p) / PAL model: 50p (CCD output is 25p) (AVCHD Lite, GSH, SH: 17 Mbps / GH, H: 13 Mbps / GL, L: 9 Mbps ) / 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Continuous Recordable Time (Motion Pictures) AVCHD Lite with Picture Quality Set to [GSH / SH] ZS7 (TZ10): Approx. 100 min*2
MOTION JPEG with Picture Quality Set to [HD] ZS7 (TZ10): Approx. 100 min*2
Actual Recordable Time (Motion Pictures) AVCHD Lite with Picture Quality Set to [GSH / SH] ZS7 (TZ10): Approx. 50 min*2
MOTION JPEG with Picture Quality Set to [HD] ZS7 (TZ10): Approx. 50 min*2
Exposure Parameters Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO Mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing +/- 1/3 EV – 1 EV step, 3 frames
Multi-Aspect Yes
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity (ISO 1600 – 6400)
Image Parameters Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
Still Picture Recording 4:3
4000 x 3000 (12M) / 3264 x 2448 (8M) / 2560 x 1920 (5M) / 2048 x 1536 (3M) / 640 x 480 (0.3M)
4176 x 2784 (11.5M) / 3392 x 2264 (7.5M) / 2656 x 1768 (4.5M) / 2048 x 1360 (2.5M) / 640 x 424 (0.3M)
4320 x 2432 (10.5M) / 3552 x 2000 (7M) / 2784 x 1568 (4.5M) / 1920 x 1080 (2M) / 640 x 360 (0.2M)
Image Quality Fine / Standard
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set
(Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self Portrait, Sports, Panorama Assist, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Hi-speed Burst, Pin Hole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic, Underwater)
Quick Menu Yes
Color Effect Mode Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy (only in iA Mode)
Picture Adjustment Contrast +/-2 steps
Sharpness +/-2 steps
Saturation +/-2 steps
Noise Reduction +/-2 steps
Others Still Image with Audio Recording 5 sec
GPS ZS7 (TZ10): Yes
Real-time Histogram Yes
Composition Guide Line Yes (2 patterns)
Auto Review 1 sec, 2 sec, Hold
Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume ZS7 (TZ10): – / Yes
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Macro Zoom Yes
Orientation Detector Yes
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec
Focus Icon Select Yes (in Face Recognition only)
Playback Display Playback Mode ZS7 (TZ10):
Normal Playback, Slideshow, Mode Playback, GPS Playback, Travel Playback, Category Playback, Favorites Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12, 30 thumbnails / Max. 16x
Calendar Display Yes
Set Favorites Yes
Playback Still Images with Audio Yes
Playback Motion Picture ZS7 (TZ10): Yes (AVCHD Lite / Motion JPEG)
Slideshow Mode ZS7 (TZ10):
All / Still Images Only / Motion Picture Only / GPS Area / Travel / Category / Favorites
BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
Show Histogram Yes
Delete Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
Edit DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize / Trimming / Aspect Conversion / Leveling Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation ZS7 (TZ10): Yes
Video Divide ZS7 (TZ10): Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
Setup OSD Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek
Movie REC Guide ZS7 (TZ10): Yes
Wind-Cut in Motion Picture ZS7 (TZ10): Yes
Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes
Others Monitor LCD Monitor ZS7 (TZ10):
3.0″ TFT Screen LCD Display (460,000 dots),
Field of View: Approx. 100%, Wide-viewing Angle
AUTO Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode
Flash Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6 – 5.3 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 – 3.6 m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Media Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory ZS7 (TZ10): Approx. 15MB
Audio Microphone / Speaker ZS7 (TZ10): Stereo (Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator) / Yes
Interface Interface ZS7 (TZ10):
AV Output (AVCHD Lite: NTSC or NTSC / PAL)*, mini HDMI, USB2.0 High Speed
Network VIERA Link ZS7 (TZ10): Yes
HDMI Output ZS7 (TZ10):
Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p for PAL)
Audio: Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
Power Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 895 mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110 – 240V AC) (Optional)
Battery Life (Approx.) ZS7 (TZ10): 300 pictures (CIPA standard)*1
Standard Package Included Software ZS7 (TZ10):
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.1 HD Edition (5.0 HD Edition for China), QuickTime, Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Case, AV Cable, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM

Recording conditions by CIPA standard
· CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].
· Temperature: 23 °C (73.4 °F) / Humidity: 50% when LCD monitor is on.
· Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB).
· Using the supplied battery.
· Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [AUTO].)
· Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording.
· Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording.
· Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery decreases.
· The number of recordable pictures decreases in Auto Power LCD Mode and Power LCD Mode.
· These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 °C (73.4 °F) and a humidity of 50%.
· The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use.
· Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON] / [OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc.
· Motion picture recorded continuously in [MOTION JPEG] is up to 2 GB. Only the maximum recordable time for 2 GB is displayed on the screen.
· Motion pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds in European PAL area (ZS7/TZ10).