Adding to its award winning Lumix range of cameras, Panasonic is pleased to introduce the DMC-LZ7. Incorporating Panasonic's ever popular and indispensable Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S), 6x optical zoom lens and convenient AA battery operation, these are the perfect compact cameras to easily take clear, beautiful pictures.
The Lumix DMC-LZ7 and DMC-LZ6 are equipped with a 7.2 megapixel CCD and a Lumix DC VARIO lens featuring a 6x optical zoom (equivalent to 37mm to 222mm on a 35mm film camera) - among the most powerful available in this class. This 6x zoom captures and magnifies subjects located in the distance that cannot be captured by the standard 3x zoom featured in most compact cameras. To capture those special shots even further in the distance, the 6x zoom ratio can also be extended up to 9x in 3.0 Megapixel image recording mode thanks to the Extra Optical Zoom function with minimal deterioration. By using the central part of the CCD, this zooming function extends to a remarkable 36x, when combined with digital zoom, allowing you to easily capture and magnify subjects in distant locations. The Easy Zoom feature shifts the lens instantly to full 6x zoom power at the touch of a dedicated button, with a second touch, the lens is shifted to 9x by activating the Extra Optical Zoom funtion .
Intelligent ISO Control and Mega O.I.S for Clear, Beautiful, Blur-Free Images
Panasonic is the first manufacturer to have successfully incorporated Optical Image Stabiliser (OIS) into its compact cameras - a feature strongly appreciated worldwide and now considered to be a standard requirement of photography. O.I.S minimizes the jitter from shaky hands that causes many photos to look blurred by shifting the O.I.S lens unit to keep the optical axis aligned straight against the CCD, ensuring images are captured with supreme clarity and sharpness.
The DMC-LZ7 and DMC-LZ6 feature Panasonic's Venus Engine III, an advanced image processing engine that can record at a se