LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic FS7 has a Fixed Type 2.7″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
FS7 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (Compare) or Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic FS7 can shoot continuously at max speed of 3 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately FS7 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Panasonic FS7 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
With Panasonic FS7, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 640 x 480 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 640 x 480 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
FS7 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Panasonic FS7 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect FS7 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Panasonic FS7 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Panasonic FS7 is $159.95