Panasonic DMC-FZ7 ReviewPosted on 2006-06-14 00:29:50 by LSDsmurf
Shaped like a small SLR, the FZ7's tough plastic body provides a small but useable rubber-wrapped grip on the front and a sculpted thumb rest on the back, which together provide a secure and comfortable hold on the camera. The grip is topped by the 2-stage chromed Shutter Release, itself ringed by the zoom control. As is standard, when the camera is in Playback mode, the zoom control also provides a means to review photos as thumbnails when pushed towards the W side, displaying first 9 images on the screen, then 25, then presenting photos in a calendar view. Or a part of an image currently on screen can be magnified up to 16X when the control is pulled towards the T side.