- 10MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Display
- ISO 80 - 1600 (Raise to 6400)
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 640 x 480 video
- 33-132mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
- 139g - 97 x 54 x 22mm
- Launched January 2009
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- Size Comparison
Panasonic FS7 overview
Panasonic FS7 is Panasonic's Ultracompact camera first introduced on January of 2009. The camera features a 10MP, CCD 1/2.5" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The FS7 stands at #139 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all around #1230 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. Remember to test our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your personalized requirements.
Here is a diagram of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Panasonic FS7 family
The Panasonic FS7 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the complete list underneath.
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Panasonic FS7 Gallery
You can view the FS7 from various angles in the gallery here.
Panasonic FS7 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of pros and cons of the Panasonic FS7 based on aspects which are usually viewed as crucial in a camera.
Panasonic FS7 Sensor features
The sensor dimension in the Panasonic FS7 is 5.744mm x 4.308mm (1/2.5"). The 25 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CCD sensor boasts 10MP and includes a native ISO range of 80 - 1600. The ISO can also be widened digitally to a maximum of 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported which means that you have less margin for error.
The image underneath displays the FS7's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The FS7 sensor comes with a crop factor of 6.3 and is outlined in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Panasonic FS7 dimensions
Panasonic FS7 weighs about 0.31 lbs (139 gr / 4.90 oz) and the size of the camera is 97mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.1" x 0.9"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121 gr so the Panasonic FS7 is more heavy compared to other competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Here is a image of the Panasonic FS7 beside a softdrink so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view just below will provide the button design on the FS7.
Panasonic FS7 Lens features
The FS7 is equipped with a built in lens giving a focal range of 33-132mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which may not be very good nevertheless it will definitely be helpful in a few conditions.
At it's widest 33mm, the lens will have an aperture of f2.8 and that's really sluggish and not great in low light occasions and you will find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You might also have to increase your ISO setting which results in noisy photographs. With the long end, 132mm comes to f5.9 making it very sluggish and you may have to use slow shutter speeds.
Panasonic FS7 Connectivity
The FS7 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and usually alter settings without connecting physically with the camera.
Many apps also enable a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB socket.
Panasonic FS7 Video features
The maximum video quality in the Panasonic FS7 is 640 x 480 and it can save in Motion JPEG format. 480p is terrible by today's requirements. You should really try to get a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The body doesn't feature a mic and headphone port which means you get zero control over your audio. It is probably best to shop for another model if you require decent audio in your video clips.
Panasonic FS7 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Panasonic FS7 so you have to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.
Panasonic FS7 Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic FS7 features a 2.7 inch fixed display with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display screen offers no touch support.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder specs regarding Panasonic FS7 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very handy for sunny outdoor conditions which might make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Panasonic FS7 Shutter features
Panasonic FS7 continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Panasonic FS7 Flash and Hot shoe features
Panasonic FS7 boasts just integrated flash lacking external flash ability.
Panasonic FS7 Autofocusing features
Panasonic FS7 boasts only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & exact compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
It features 9 focus points to select from. Panasonic FS7 has not got manual focus. Manual focus ability is good for low light or you want more exact focus control.
Panasonic FS7 Battery life
The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has got the highest possible (320) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Following is a collection of Ultracompact cameras that have the strongest battery life:
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Panasonic FS7 for various categories of photography
The following diagram displays a overview of the Panasonic FS7 for various categories of photography. To find out more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Panasonic FS7 Portrait photography highlights
The Panasonic FS7 receives a score of 19 which is low, meaning that it is not really acceptable for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW files plus the potential to utilize external lighting.
Panasonic FS7 Street photography information
Having a modest score of 56, the Panasonic FS7 is relatively suitable to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of image quality and portability.
Panasonic FS7 as a Sports photography camera
A low sports photography score of 24 suggests the Panasonic FS7 is not really acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have good autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic FS7 Travel photography features
Portability is pretty crucial in choosing a travel camera. All round, the Panasonic FS7 gets a decent 51 for a travel camera which makes it relatively adequate to take with you on your vacations.
Landscape photography with Panasonic FS7
When you are planning to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Panasonic FS7 and it's low score of 27 as a landscape camera is not really acceptable within the current market.
Panasonic FS7 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera preferably should come with a articulating display screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Panasonic FS7 is not really acceptable as a vlog camera as it comes to a low score of 25.
Panasonic FS7 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the FS7, here is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall under the family of Ultracompact.
The chart here shows you a bird's eye view of the FS7 compared to it's highest rated rivals shown earlier.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may see as alternative options. To check out a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.