Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (Black) comparison

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (Black)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 (Black)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (Black)
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 (Black)
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Price $684 at 1 store $349 to $421 at 2 stores $169 to $219 at 2 stores $189 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 14 reviews 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 1.0 stars out of 1 review 5.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date February 25, 2010 March 19, 2013 April 01, 2012 March 27, 2013 January 08, 2012
The Bottom Line A very good, fully loaded compact megazoom, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 offers a lot of shooting flexibility and a built-in GPS. A fully loaded travel zoom that's fun to use, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 has a lot to offer both advanced and casual snapshooters. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20's 20x zoom lens might be the main attraction, but the camera is all-around excellent. Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries. A speedy little camera with a long lens, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 performs beyond its tiny price tag.

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Flash Memory 15 MB Flash - Integrated
Info unavailable 12 MB Flash - Integrated
Info unavailable 70 MB Flash - Integrated
Type LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.1 in x 1.3 in x 2.4 in
4.3 in x 1.1 in x 2.3 in
4.1 in x 1.1 in x 2.3 in
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
3.9 in x 0.8 in x 2.3 in
Lens System 12 x x Zoom lens - 4.1 mm - 49.2 mm - F/3.3-4.9
20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 86 mm - F/3.3-6.4
20 x x Zoom lens - 4.3 mm - 86 mm - F/3.3-6.4
20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
10 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 45 mm - F/3.1-5.9
Optical sensor type CCD
MOS
MOS
CMOS
MOS
Light sensitivity ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO auto (1600-6400)
ISO 3200
ISO 400
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO auto
Memory storage capacity 15 MB
Info unavailable 12 MB
Info unavailable 70 MB
Video capture AVCHD Lite - 1280 x 720 -
QuickTime - 848 x 480 -
QuickTime - 640 x 480 -
QuickTime - 320 x 240 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
MJPEG - 640 x 480 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
MJPEG - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD -
MPEG-4 - 1920 x 1080 -
1280 x 720 -
640 x 480 -
Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
4 x
4 x
4 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
Info unavailable Lithium ion
Info unavailable Lithium ion
Weight 6.9 oz
6.1 oz
6.5 oz
7.4 oz
4.1 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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