Panasonic announced the new Lumix DMC-ZS7 (aka DMC-TZ10), the world’s smallest photo/video hybrid superzoom digital camera. As the successor to the Lumix ZS3, the ZS7 features 12.1 Megapixel image sensor, a 25mm ultra-wide-angle Leica lens with 12x optical zoom and built-in GPS that embeds photos and videos with the latitude and longitude location details.
The Lumix DMC-ZS7 us equipped with the Venus Engine HD image processing technology and includes the Sonic Speed Auto Focus that enables a super-fast response time, and a shutter release time lag as short as 0.006 second. The camera is able to record AVCHD Lite HD video and gets a 3-inch LCD display.
Panasonic’s ZS7 features also iA (Intelligent Auto) mode that incorporates Power O.I.S, Face Recognition, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent Resolution and Intelligent Zoom, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control and Intelligent Exposure. It supports SD/SDHC and SDXC memory cards. The ZS7 will come in Silver, Black, Red and Blue.
Also announced is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5 (aka DMC-TZ8) that also gets a 25mm wide angle lens with 12x optica zoom, but lacks GPS geotagging. It has a 2.7-inch LCD, Venus Engine 4 and records HD video in Motion JPG at 30fps. The digicam will be available in Silver and Black.