Panasonic Lumix TZ10 / ZS7

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 / TZ10 has a compact superzoom and GPS. It has a ‘Power O.I.S’ image stabilization system, the Full P/A/S/M control modes increase its photographer appeal. The 12x optical zoom enables shooting pictures from a distance.

Dimensions (W x H x D) 103.3 x 59.6 x 32.6 mm
Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-inch / 14.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
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
2-Speed Zoom Yes
Optical Image Stabilizer POWER O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
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 Interval ZS7 (TZ10): Approx. 1.0 sec
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
AVCHD Lite REC ZS7 (TZ10): NTSC / PAL (Depends on Region)
Mode Switch [Recording] / [Playback]
One-Touch Movie Button ZS7 (TZ10): Yes
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
Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode Max. 5 images (Standard Mode)
AVCHD Lite with Picture Quality Set to [GSH / SH] ZS7 (TZ10): Approx. 100 min
MOTION JPEG with Picture Quality Set to [HD] Approx. 100 min
AVCHD Lite with Picture Quality Set to [GSH / SH] Approx. 50 min
MOTION JPEG with Picture Quality Set to [HD] Approx. 50 min
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
Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
Image Quality Fine / Standard
Quick Menu Yes
Color Effect Mode Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy (only in iA Mode)
Still Image with Audio Recording 5 sec
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 Mode 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)
Show Histogram Yes
Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
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
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
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx. 15MB
Microphone / Speaker Stereo (Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator) / Yes
Interface AV Output (AVCHD Lite: NTSC or NTSC / PAL)*, mini HDMI, USB2.0 High Speed
VIERA Link ZS7 (TZ10): Yes
Battery Life (Approx.) ZS7 (TZ10): 300 pictures (CIPA standard)
Included Software 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


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