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Panasonic DMC-FH7 Review

Posted by on September 19, 2011


New DMC-FH7 digital camera from Panasonic is a sleek, fashionable camera that comes with 16 megapixels CCD sensor and optically stabilized lens of 4x that captures 28 to 112mm or similar range. This new model is almost similar to its antecessor FH5 in many aspects. The features of FH7 includes a LCD screen with new touch sensitivity, it enables Touch AF, Touch AF is a feature that has crawled down from high-end Lumix cameras, this feature helps you to concentrate and release the shutter just by tapping the display.

Panasonic is fairly targeting the consumers of point and shoot market with its new model FH7. Apart from being minimal in design and stylish, the camera is also filled with lifestyle and amateur friendly features. Makeup and Aesthetic filters, beauty retouch are all specially created to polish portrait photographs quickly, and the main intention of built-in Image uploader is to make it convenient to add captured files to YouTube or Facebook when memory card or camera are attached to a computer that is Internet enabled. Talking about connectivity, the FH7 does not come with HDMI connection, it only has USB 2.0 to connect with television or computer.

Specifications of FH7: Effective 16.2MP, 3inches touch sensitive LCD screen with dot resolution of 230k, 720p video mode, 28-112 equivalent lens with optical stabilization, built-in image uploader, ISO sensitivity up to 1600 and more, the street price of this gadget is $179.


Key Features and Design: The FH7 comes with sleek metal body, which is free from the excessive buttons. To be exact, it only has two buttons that is power on/off button and the shutter release on top, and there is nothing on the rear. The only thing that you can find on the rear of FH7 is the touch screen of 3 inches, and it is the main control point of this camera. All the aspects of operating camera can be controlled through the screen with the help of touch. You can even reassign the shutter release to touch operation if you need.


FH7 is absolutely a normal consumer level small camera except that it has a touch-sensitive screen. Operation of the camera is very easy, you just have to follow the concept of point and shoot, there is also an option of manual control on white balance ISO sensitivity, and it also has AF/flash modes.