Written on: 24/10/2009 by GemGirl (2 reviews written)
The TZ7 is a gorgeous little point-and-shoot 12MP camera. I wanted something light to pop in my pocket or a small handbag at weekends, rather than carting my heavy DSLR and lenses around. This does the job brilliantly; nice big screen, image and (HD) video quality is really good and it has a whacking great 12x zoom.
If you want to produce videos on a Mac with this, please note the AVCHD file format isn't compatible unless you've got iLife 09 and Snow Leopard, which could cost you up to £200... then it's a simple drag-and-drop into iMovie. Or you could save your pennies and use the Motion JPEG format instead. If you use a PC you'll be OK whichever format you use.
Hope this helps, and happy snapping!