Probably the Biggest Reason to get the SZ7 is its Shooting Performance
Digital Camera offers an impressive 14.1 Megapixel MOS sensor for
beautiful image quality. It boasts a powerful 10x optical zoom and a 25mm
ultra-wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens in a compact body for easy,
convenient portability. A 3.0" (7.6 cm) Intelligent LCD monitor
automatically adjusts the backlight depending upon the environment's
lighting. Record 1920 x 1080i HD video via a dedicated video record button,
allowing you to instantly begin recording without selecting any extra
settings. The full range of the 10x optical zoom is available in video
recording mode. Light Speed AF delivers a super-fast focus response time of
about 0.1 sec - making it simple to capture those spur-of-the-moment,
Take advantage of 2 new shooting modes: Miniature Effect and Panorama Shot.
Miniature Effect makes the peripherals defocused while emphasizing saturation
and contrast to make the image resemble a diorama. When you record video in
Miniature Effect mode, it's played back at 10x fast-forward speed, making it
comical and fun to watch. Panorama Shot enables you to shoot a horizontal or
vertical panoramic image by taking consecutive shots and then overlaying the
pictures to give the effect of a panoramic photo.
Also enjoy Creative Retouch, which includes 6 filters: Toy Effect, Soft Focus
Dynamic Monochrome, Expressive, High Key and Retro, each of which lend the
picture a more artistic appearance. The Auto Retouch function adjusts contrast
and brightness to lend the photo a different look. Both retouch functions work
their magic with ease at a single press of a button.
Enjoy iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, which employs a whole suite of technologies to
automatically select the optimal camera settings for natural, gorgeous images.
Included under the iA umbrella are High Dynamic Range, Intelligent Handheld
Nightshot, Motion Deblur, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, MEGA O.I.S. /
image stabilization, Face Recognition, Intelligent Scene Selector and
3D Photo Mode enables you to capture 20 panning shots and then have the camera
automatically choose the 2 most suitable images - one for the right eye and one
for the left - to synthesize a 3D composite.
High-quality stereo sound courtesy of Dolby Digital Stereo Creator accompanies
your gorgeous HD video. The stereo zoom microphone includes a zoom noise
reduction system, and the Wind Cut function assists in blocking noise caused by
The SZ7 is compatible with SD/ SDHC/ SDXC memory cards. It offers USB power
charging in addition to the traditional AC power supply (USB cable included).
Note! Sound is not recorded with Miniature Effect in Creative Control Mode, and
roughly 1/10 of the time period is recorded. If you record for 10 min, the
resulting motion picture recording will be about 1 min long. - Jan 10, 2012