I’m selling my three-year old Panasonic Lumix FZ7 camera.
It’s a 6 megapixel prosumer – in between a point and shoot and a DSLR, both in size and function. It’s got manual controls (shutter, aperture) but I never really used them; the automatic settings (aperture-priority, shutter-priority, scene settings) were more than enough for me.
I’m selling it because I want a smaller cam (this makes people laugh, that I am _downgrading_) – but really, I’ll be traveling a lot, and I want a cam I can fit into my pocket. The FZ7 isn’t big though – just not pocket-sized.
A serious technical review can be found here. But here’s how I experienced this camera. The things I love most about it are:
- A great OS – everything is ridiculously easy to use. Histograms, custom white balance, self-timer, etc – everything is a click away. It can be as simple or as powerful as you’d like it
- The optical (not digital) zoom is 12X – super useful for concerts
- Great video and sound, surprising for a still cam – also useful for concerts
- The Hi-Sensitivity mode ramps up your ISO for low-light – useful for gigs or fast-moving toddlers
- It feels good in my hands – there’s a stability in cupping a lens that I will miss when I move to a point-and-shoot
The things I didn’t like about it are:
- Almost impossible to shoot in really low light – but I suppose you get that with any camera
- It doesn’t fit into my pocket. Hah.
I’m selling it for P10,000. The package includes:
- The camera
- Battery charger
- Lens hood (to shield the lens from the sun)
- Lens adapter (you screw it onto the camera so you can attach lenses)
- UV lens filter (to remove UV light)
Everything is in pristine condition, though you should probably clean the outside of the camera – it’s been everywhere. (I’d do it myself, but knowing me, I’ll go ruin something.) Its value in the market, used, is P10 to P13K; you could probably get a brand-new one for P15K, but if you are reading this you are probably my friend and want to support me 🙂
Here are some of the pics I’ve taken w/ this camera (usually just on automatic mode). Click on the links for individual pictures. Or check out my Flickr photostream here.
If you are interested, please e-mail me at deathcabcutie, on gmail. If no one is interested, I’ll just keep the camera 😀 Thanks for reading!