Super Zoom LUMIX DMC-ZS7

Lately, since we have the four kids, the only camera I’ve been travelling with has been my Lumix (Panasonic) DMC-ZS7 CLICK HERE!.

When we were on the Ferry to go visit Grandpa Scott and Great Grandma Scott, I took these two pictures to demonstrate the power of the digital superzoom that the camera has.

This first shot is zoomed out all the way to the 35mm equivalent of 25mm, which is a really wide angle for a single lens camera, and wider than most DSLR kit lenses.

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Notice, you can barely see the barge and tug off in the distance in the middle of the frame beneath the white cloud. In this next shot, I zoomed in to the end of my 12x optical zoom which would be 300mm 35mm equivalent. Which is pretty impressive.

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In the next shot, since it was so bright and  just to experiment, I zoomed in on the tug, all the way to the end of what LUMIX calls its intelli zoom, which maxes out at 16x/23.7x. I’m not sure why sometimes it zooms farther. It does this obviously by cropping in on an already miniscule 12mp sensor. Still, the results are impressive at web resolution.

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I find that to be amazing… Cropping in on this picture gives the expected results…

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This is all the more impressive when you can buy this model camera on Ebay for around $160, buy-it-now, like I did.

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6 Responses

  1. impressive, matt. i especially liked that you specified that it was the tug boat “under the white cloud.” you’re adorable.

  2. That really IS impressive! I loved that you broke it down so well for us… you would make a great teacher. 😉

  3. Great stuff. I like that camera. Dad has one that is similar. I chose the Canon G12 because it is much more rugged and should hold up to our lifestyle better.
    andy

  4. You forgot to mention the lens is made by Leica, always a great selling point.

  5. Wow! It sure beats my phone camera, for sure. haha Really, a great camera is sooooo fun. Thanks for the post.

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