Panasonic DMC-FH7 16.1 Megapixel Ultra Compact Reviews Roundup

Panasonic today announces the new 16.1 Megapixels LUMIX DMC-FH7 (aka DMC-FS22 in Europe), which features a slim and stylish design with intuitive touch-controls. It features a retractable high-quality 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC lens with a 4x optical zoom and HD video capabilities that record in 1280 x 720p at 24 fps. With a maximum aperture of f/3.1-6.5, the lens isn't terribly fast but it does feature Panasonic's Mega Optical Image Stabilizer. Additionally, the LUMIX FH7 features three modes that let users get creative by manually (with the touch of a finger) editing their photos on the digital camera. These modes include:

Beauty Retouch - allows users to retouch faces
Esthetic - creates effects on faces such as clearing skin texture and whitening teeth
Makeup - gives color options such as foundation, eye-shadow or coloring for the lips and cheeks

The touch-sensitive rear screen has 230,000 dots and provides Touch AF/AE and Touch Shutter functionality. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH7 will be available in black.

Panasonic DMC-FH7 Camera Reviews Roundup


Photography BLOG - Sep 21 2011
"It's another worthy camera to put the Panasonic name on the front. It looks good, has a great build quality, is dripping with new technology and innovation and above all takes great pictures. We think that the touch-screen could be a bit more responsive, we found ourselves jabbing at the screen every so often but if you're patient, it works just fine. ..." More »
90out of 100
Digital Camera Review - Sep 20 2011
"I expected the FH7's tiny 16 megapixel CCD sensor to produce either very noisy images (noise rises exponentially as more pixels are crowded on to tiny sensors) or smooth, flat, over-corrected images with little or no fine detail from the noise reduction system. When I reviewed the first batch of images I'd shot with the FH7 on my monitor I was pleasantly su..." More »
70out of 100
dpreview - Sep 11 2011
"In terms of its overall performance, the FH7 performs in pretty much the way we'd expect of a camera in this class, and at this price point. It is pleasantly responsive, turns on very quickly and didn't keep us waiting when out shooting, either. Shutter lag is minimal, and AF acquisition in good light is very fast. Images appear quickly on the rear LCD afte..." More »
62out of 100
Digital Camera Review - Sep 07 2011
"In use the FH7 is a very quick little camera with no discernible shutter lag and essentially instantaneous AF lock (in good light). The FH7 was designed to be used in point-and-shoot mode and Panasonic's iAuto mode is the very best intelligent Auto mode I've used to date. Put the FH7 in iA mode and the camera will select the appropriate scene mode for the s..." More »
Not Rated
ePhotoZine - Jul 20 2011
"The camera takes well exposed images with pleasing colour reproduction. At both ends of the lens, images have plenty of detail throughout, there is a hint of purple fringing in bright conditions on occasion, but generally the camera copes well. With a minimum focus distance of 3cm, the camera takes excellent macro images. Noise is handled extremely well at..." More »
70out of 100

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13 user reviews


User Review of the camera - Panasonic DMC-FH7

  • 2014-07-27 07:00
    Five Stars, Alejandro O.
    really nice!!
  • 2012-09-04 07:00
    Excelent camera!, Maria Eugenia Reyes
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    This camera is easy to work and take pictures son beautiful. If you aren't a photographer this camera does the work instead of you.Is really excelent!
  • 2012-09-04 07:00
    Excelent camera!, Maria Eugenia Reyes
    This camera is easy to work and take pictures son beautiful. If you aren't a photographer this camera does the work instead of you.Is really excelent!
  • 2012-08-31 07:00
    Fantastic Little Pocket Camera, kauf2947
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    This camera is small, light weight and easy to use. While I am walking through New York City or running in the Adirondack mountains I enjoy taking pictures. The quality is excellent and a 3GB memory card can hold more than enough pictures. The price of $100 is exceptional and the size makes it very easy to place it in my pants pocket for that quick picture. I highly recommend the Panasonic DMC-FH7 Lumix.
  • 2012-08-31 07:00
    Fantastic Little Pocket Camera, kauf2947
    This camera is small, light weight and easy to use. While I am walking through New York City or running in the Adirondack mountains I enjoy taking pictures. The quality is excellent and a 3GB memory card can hold more than enough pictures. The price of $100 is exceptional and the size makes it very easy to place it in my pants pocket for that quick picture. I highly recommend the Panasonic DMC-FH7 Lumix.
  • 2012-08-19 07:00
    excellent camera!, Sergio
    Verified Purchase(
    I'm very satisfied about it, is cheap and his features are excellent. the best option in the market for a hundred dollars!
  • 2012-08-19 07:00
    excellent camera!, Sergio
    I'm very satisfied about it, is cheap and his features are excellent. the best option in the market for a hundred dollars!
  • 2012-07-13 07:00
    A Great Deal, joseph roger porter
    Verified Purchase(
    Direct Deals came through for me. The Panasonic DMC-FH7K camera was just as specified. It's amazing how 21st Century tech can be packaged in such a small
    camera. Everything was in order and top-notch. If the need arises I would order again! Thanks.
  • 2012-07-13 07:00
    A Great Deal, joseph roger porter
    Direct Deals came through for me. The Panasonic DMC-FH7K camera was just as specified. It's amazing how 21st Century tech can be packaged in such a small
    camera. Everything was in order and top-notch. If the need arises I would order again! Thanks.
  • 2012-03-15 07:00
    Small size...Big features, Rosalie Mehrab "hamburgerologist"
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    I have a full size digital SLR camera but I just wanted something I could throw in my backpack to have with me always. This camera has a lot of the features that my DSLR has and much more than my cell phone camera has. The quality of the photos are really good. Sorry but I haven't used the video function of the camera yet. If you are looking for an inexpensive, full featured, easy to take along camera, this is the one for you.
  • 2012-03-15 07:00
    Small size...Big features, Rosalie Mehrab "hamburgerologist"
    I have a full size digital SLR camera but I just wanted something I could throw in my backpack to have with me always. This camera has a lot of the features that my DSLR has and much more than my cell phone camera has. The quality of the photos are really good. Sorry but I haven't used the video function of the camera yet. If you are looking for an inexpensive, full featured, easy to take along camera, this is the one for you.
  • 2012-02-05 08:00
    Worth every Penny!, homesweethome57
    My sister just got married, and wanted to make it low budget. Instead of buying a Rebel or Nikon DSLR, she said "16MP will take good pictures!" I told her she was crazy, but I have to say that I was really impressed by some of the shots she took. Will this ever stand up to a high level camera? OF COURSE NOT! Apples and oranges. But - this camera holds its own in this class and is phenomenal at sub $169.99
  • 2012-02-05 08:00
    Worth every Penny!, homesweethome57
    My sister just got married, and wanted to make it low budget. Instead of buying a Rebel or Nikon DSLR, she said "16MP will take good pictures!" I told her she was crazy, but I have to say that I was really impressed by some of the shots she took. Will this ever stand up to a high level camera? OF COURSE NOT! Apples and oranges. But - this camera holds its own in this class and is phenomenal at sub $169.99