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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 / LZ6


Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 / LZ6 has 7.2MP resolution and is equipped with 6x optical zoom (equivalent to a 37mm-222mm zoom on a 35mm film camera). An Easy Zoom button provides immediate access to the maximum 6x power of the optical zoom.

The LZ7 / LZ6 features the MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) system to fight against hand-shake, the major cause of blurry images. In addition, the LZ7 / LZ6 compensates for the other major cause of blurry images --subject movement -- with the Intelligent ISO Control function which detects subject movement and adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed to best suit the movement and light conditions automatically. Together, they form Intelligent Image Stabilizer.

Venus Engine III in the LZ7 / LZ6 allows high-sensitivity recording up to ISO 1250 at full resolution with an improved noise reduction system which maintains high resolution.

Like dates on your pictures? A new Date Stamp feature allows you to select from Baby and Pet mode to print the age of a child or pet by inputting the birthdate in advance.

The LZ7 and LZ6 run on two AA batteries, and the supplied Oxyride batteries have a CIPA rating of 260 photos (LZ7) and 260 photos (LZ6). Optional rechargeable NiMH batteries have a CIPA rating of 460 (LZ7) and 470 (LZ6).

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 / LZ6 is an easy-to-use entry-level compact digital camera with image stabilization and 6x zoom. It s affordable and can be used by the whole family.


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Panasonic LZ7 / LZ6
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7US | CAN | UK | Lumix Site  
  Camera Effective Pixels 7.2 Megapixels  
  Image Sensor 1/2.5", 7.38 Mega Total Pixels CCD, Primary Color Filter  
8 elements in 7 groups
(2 Aspherical lenses / 3 Aspherical surfaces)
  Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Mode1 / Mode2)  
  Focal Length f = 6.1 - 36.6 mm (35 mm Equivalent: 37 - 222 mm)  
  Optical Zoom 6x  
  Extra Optical Zoom 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 7.2x for 5 Mega, 9.0x for 3.0 / 2.0 / 1.0 / 0.3 Mega
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 9.0x for 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 9.0x for 2 Mega
  Digital Zoom 4x
(Max. 24x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
(Max. 36x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
  Aperture Wide: F2.8 / F8.0 (2 steps)
Tele: F4.5 / F13.0 (2 steps)
  Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm (1.64 feet) / Tele 120 cm (3.94 feet) - infinity
Macro / Simple Mode / Intelligent ISO / Motion Picture: Wide 5 cm (0.16 feet) / Tele 50 cm (1.64 feet) - infinity
  AF Metering 1-point / 1-point high speed / 3-point high speed / 5-point / Spot  
  AF Assist Lamp Yes  
  Focus Auto Focus System, Normal / Macro (Dial)  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1250
(High Sensitivity Mode: 3200)
  White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set  
  Exposure Program AE  
  Scene Modes Dial: Normal Picture, Simple, Macro SCN (Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Self-Portrait, Food, Party, Candle, Fireworks, Starry Sky, Beach, Aerial Photo, Snow, High Sensitivity, Baby1, Baby2, Underwater, Sunset, Pet), Motion Picture, Playback, Print, Intelligent ISO  
  Light Metering Intelligent Multiple  
  Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, -2 - +2 EV  
  Backlight Compensation Yes (at Simple Mode)  
  Auto (AE) Bracketing ±1/3 EV - 1 EV step, 3 frames  
  Shutter Speed 8 - 1/2,000 sec
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
  Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec  
  Auto Review 1 sec / 3 sec  
  Review 1x / 4x / 8x  
  Color Mode Black & White, Sepia, Natural, Standard, Vivid  
  Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF corresponding
Motion Images: QuickTime Motion JPEG
  Image Quality Fine / Standard  
  Recording Image Size Still Image
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 3,072 x 2,304 pixels,
2,560 x 1,920 pixels,
2,048 x 1,536 pixels,
1,600 x 1,200 pixels,
1,280 x 960 pixels,
640 x 480 pixels
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 3,072 x 2,048 pixels,
2,048 x 1,360 pixels
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 3,072 x 1,728 pixels,
1,920 x 1,080 pixels

Motion Picture*
(QuickTime Motion JPEG)

4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 848 x 480 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps
(Max. recording time depends on Memory Card Capacity, Max. 2 GB for a motion picture)
  Unlimited Consecutive Shooting Yes  
  Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume Yes / -  
  Real-time Histogram Yes  
  Composition Guide Lines Yes (2 patterns)  
  Built-in Memory 27 MB  
  Scene Mode Help Screen Yes  
  Auto Angle Detection Yes  
  Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes  
  Date Stamp Yes  
  Built-in Flash Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off
0.5 - 5.4 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 0.5 - 3.3 m (Tele/ ISO Auto)
  Viewfinder No  
  LCD LZ7: 2.5" Polycrystalline TFT LCD (115 K Pixels)
LZ6: 2.0" Polycrystalline TFT LCD (86 K Pixels)
Field of View : approx. 100%
High Angle Mode
  Playback Mode 25 - thumbnail display, 9 - thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Image rotation, Slide show (duration is adjustable, also manual controllable), Playback of favorite pictures, Resizing (selectable number of pixels), Trimming, Protection, DPOF print setting  
  OSD Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese  
  Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMedia Card  
  Microphone Yes  
  Speaker No  
  Interface DC Input, AV Output (NTSC / PAL), USB  
  Direct Print PictBridge  
  Power AA Oxyride Battery (Included),
AA Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery (Optional)
AA Alkaline Battery (Optional),
AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240 V AC) (Optional)
  Battery Life (Approx.) 250 pictures (CIPA standard**) with included AA Oxyride Battery  
  Included Accessories

- AA Oxyride Battery x 2
- AV Cable
- USB Connection Cable
- Strap
- CD-ROM: LUMIX Simple Viewer, PhotofunStudio -viewer-, ArcSoft (PhotoImpression / PhotoBase), USB Driver

  Dimensions (Approx.) (W x H x D) 98.5 x 62.3 x 33.1 mm /
3.88 x 2.45 x 1.30 in.
  Weight (Approx.)

LZ7: 184 g (0.40 Ib)
230 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.51lb)

LZ6: 180 g (0.39 Ib)
226 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.50 lb)

  MSRP LZ7: US $199.95 / CDN $299.99
LZ6: US $179.95 / CDN $269.99

* In Motion Picture Mode, when you set the picture quality to [30 fps VGA], we recommend using a high speed SD/SDHC Memory Card with "10 MB/s" or greater displayed on the package.
** Shooting conditions: 23 °C (73.4°F) with 50 % humidity; LCD on; using Panasonic SD/SHDC Memory Card; starting to shoot 30 seconds after turning on the power; shooting once every 30 seconds with the flash in full operation for every other shot; changing the zoom setting from telephoto to wide, or wide to telephoto, for each shot; and temporarily turning the power off after each 10 shots (long enough to lower the battery temperature).

•The battery life differs depending on the condition stored or used or environment.
•The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording interval time. If the recording interval time becomes longer, the number of recordable pictures decreases. •Operating Temperature:32 °F– 104 °F(0°C–40°C)
•Operating Humidity: 10%–40%
•Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
•Design, functions, and specifications are subject to change without notice.
•Some sample images [on the Panasonic website] are simulated.
•Some accessories are not available in some countries.
•Availability of models and colors may differ depending on the country.
•Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the LUMIX models, colors, and optional accessories that are available in your market.

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- Optional Accessories

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