Written on: 01/09/2011
Bought this based upon a recommendation and not regretted it at all. Easy to use and the pictures are astounding. So much that I bought the water proof casing to take it diving - brilliant, even the vidoe worked well under water. Camera is small, easy to use and very user friendly and the battery lasts a long time, the longest was about 1100 photos including flash! (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2011
I'm still fairly new to using this camera, to be honest it is quite difficult to grasp the features because there are so many (which isn't a bad thing)!
Best thing about this camera is the video. The quality is phenomenal, just as if you were there.
Only down side to this camera is the battery life. I took it to a weekend trip and the battery died by the afternoon of the 2nd day! If you want to buy a new battery it won't come cheap either - around £35!
Accessories don't come cheap either... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2010 by John OCallaghan (1 review written)
I have SLRs all my life but they are too cumbersome to carry with you when playing Golf,Fishing or just out for a stroll.My TZ7 however is ALWAYS with me, so I don't miss any opertunity whenever it presents itself to take shots of wild life ,Flora /Fauna. In the Concert Hall you can Video Record both Sound /Image without distracting other concert goers.
All in all I am delighted with my TZ7.
Written on: 13/06/2010
Brilliant camera, great pics and zoom - Caution- YOU MUST KEEP THE RECEIPT! I didn't and after 2 months the camera has developed an intermitant system error that will not allow the flash to work and locks the camera. Panasonic will not authorise repair even thought this model has only been out 12 months.
Live & learn - keep receipts time warranty expired. (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2010 by Loobylou666 (3 reviews written)
Brilliant camera, easy to use, really happy with the picture/video quality. Love the added versatility of both wide angle and zoomed in shots, dolby sound on the HD video, all in all purely belter and if you research online you can get great deals. I got a bundle which included case, 16 gig memory card, spare battery etc for less than your run of the mill local stores can sell the basic camera-don't hesitate go buy one now! (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2010 by METHUSALA (16 reviews written)
I wanted a pocket camera, something that would go anywhere just to take snaps and snippets of video.
After looking through every compact digital camera on the market, I chose the Panasonic DMC-TZ7.
I was astounded by the features available on this camera, and the image quality, user-friendliness - everything. My last compact was a chunkier Canon G9, which was good and allowed for more manual control, but it had problems with dust that couldn't be avoided due to a design flaw. The... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2009 by kingofreviews (89 reviews written)
Bought this to replace a previous Panasonic (which it turns out doesn't appreciate being dropped in the sand at the beach). So far this is a big improvement. The biggest issues with the previous model were the autofocus which I think never worked properly, and the quality of the zoom. This new camera seems to have these two things well coevered. Controls are exactly the same so there was no learning curve at all, and the lense is a real improvement. Optical zoom has increased considerably,... (read more)