Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 Driver
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 is a brand new entry in the travel-zoom camera category. Sporting a 12x, mm lens with optical image. Unfortunately, it's taken almost six months since we first experienced the Lumix DMC-TZ7 at Panasonic's Asian Region launch in Singapore for a review camera. The latest generation of Panasonic's popular 'travel zoom' compact camera range gets a longer 12x zoom with a true (25mm) wide angle, a resolution boost to Screen size: 3″.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 Driver
Design From the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 we can tell that Panasonic hasn't wanted to trifle with a winning formula as the TZ7 at least stylistically shares a lot in common with the TZ It has Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 same shaped body and lens barrel that slightly protrudes from the front as the TZ15, but a sleek and slimline metal grip on the right-hand side rather than the chunky plastic.
You can't miss the movie recording button. Panasonic At the back, controls are similar to what we've seen before except for the addition of an instant-on movie record button. You can't miss this one as it's big and red.
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You can prevent this by switching off Continuous AF in the Movie menu along with the main Pre-AF options, but then you may find the image subsequently drifts out of focus as you adjust the zoom. Either way, just remember to copy the MTS files out of this folder before reformatting your card. In terms of image quality, both the AVCHD and Motion Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 modes start with the same raw Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 stream, and end up recording roughly the same degree of detail, although the former is punchier, with greater contrast and Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 the clip here was recorded in AVCHD, but we had to convert it into MP4 in order to upload it to Vimeo for hosting.
So once again no substitute for a dedicated HD camcorder, but a good quality movie mode none-the-less, especially if you can work around the panning and optical zooming issues. First up are two burst modes available from the Q. In Normal mode, we fired-off three Fine frames in 1.
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Note both modes employ high sensitivities with Image and Speed Priority typically selecting and ISO respectively. We fired-off 94 pictures in Menu button and iA mode being specific to Panasonic and requiring a quick read of the user guide. As mentioned above, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 a traditional dial on the top Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 the camera that lets you select the various shooting and scene modes.
This dial is a typical feature of SLR cameras, and enables you to quickly change between the various modes too quickly most of the time! Interestingly there are two Scene modes available, both of which offer exactly the same Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7, but which can be set independently of each other, allowing a little customization of the camera setup. When used in combination with the new Wind Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 menu option, this makes a real difference to the sound quality in movies - check out the sample movie on the Sample Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 page.
Zoom button, which allowed you to zoom to the full telephoto focal length at a much faster speed than normal, has unfortunately bitten the dust to make way for the repositioned mode dial. Indeed, this feature has been completely removed. The Extra Optical Zoom function is still available though. This basically works by digitally increasing the zoom from 12x up to a maximum of To achieve that increase, though, a smaller image size has to be selected by the user.
Choosing the 3 megapixel mode means that you can zoom up to Fairly useful if you don't mind the decrease in resolution, but you do have to set the camera to the right picture size before the extra zoom function works. It would have been a much better system if the camera intelligently increased the zoom and then decreased the size of the image. When activated, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 is displayed next to the horizontal zooming scale.
The dedicated Movie button on the rear of the camera is a brand new addition, and a very useful one at that.
As you'd expect, it allows you to start recording a movie with a single push of a button, and then stop recording by pressing the same button - a lot more intuitive than having to select Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 movie mode then press the shutter button, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 on most compacts. Also on the rear of the camera is the Q. Menu button which provides quick access to most of the principal controls, including ISO speed, image size, image quality and white balance there are 9 settings in total.
You can still access all of these Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 from the main menu system too. The very large 3 inch LCD screen is the only way of framing your shots, so if you have to have an optical viewfinder, look elsewhere now, but I found that the K pixel, high-resolution screen coped admirably with the majority of lighting conditions, even being nice to use in low-light.
There's a clever function called High Angle, accessible from the Quick Menu, which essentially Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 the LCD screen when the camera is held over your head so that it is perfectly viewable, which is great for shooting over the heads of a crowd. Panasonic have tried to make things as easy as possible for the complete beginner by providing this shooting mode, which allows you to point and shoot the camera without having to worry about choosing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 mode or settings.
Intelligent Auto Mode automatically determines a number of key criteria when taking a picture, including selecting the most appropriate scene mode from 5 commonly used presets and ISO speed, and turning face detection up to 15 facesimage stabilization and quick auto-focus on. Intelligent Exposure Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 the exposure only in the under-exposed areas of the image, and Digital Red-eye automatically detects and removes red-eye.
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Intelligent Exposure can also be turned on in the Normal Picture mode but strangely not Digital Red-eye. Front Front AF tracking continually tracks a moving subject and keeps it in focus, without you having to hold the shutter button halfway down as on most other cameras. Face Recognition is a fun and genuinely useful new feature, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 "remembers" up to 6 registered faces and then always prioritizes the focus and exposure for that person in future pictures.
Very useful for group shots where you want your loved ones to Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 the centre of attention.
You can specify the age of the registered subject, stamp the age of the subject onto your Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7, change the focus icon for a particular person, and playback only the photos that contain a certain face. The camera will even automatically switch to Baby mode if someone registered as less than 3 years old appears in the frame! In practice the Intelligent Auto Mode system works very well, with the camera seamlessly choosing the most appropriate combination of settings for the current situation.
The 5 available scene modes are Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Night Portrait and Night Scenery, so obviously not all situations are covered by Intelligent Auto Mode, but Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 does work for the majority of the time.