For a small camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 is a camera to look out for. However, if you are getting it for a child with autism, you need to note that its size could be somewhat hard to use. The fact that it is small means that most of its features will be small and a little hard to use by most people, let alone a child with autism. Since the camera is small, it also weighs very little. Its weight is often compared to that of a Smartphone, which makes it easy to carry around. However, if you are looking for a reasonably priced camera, with good photo quality, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 might be just what you are looking for.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 has a 10x zoom function, which makes it ideal for shooting pictures and videos from any location. If your child does not like being in crowds or around strangers, he or she can still shoot photos from a safe distance by using the camera’s incredible zoom function. The camera has a 14 megapixel sensor and shoots really fast. With the new autofocus system, the camera’s shutter lag is low, which means that your child will be able to capture as many photos as he wants. The camera has a functional automatic function, which allows your child to capture photos and videos without making any unnecessary adjustments. The cameras auto function makes up for its small size, since your child will not have to make any adjustments. Photo and video quality has earned this camera a good reputation.
However, though photo and video quality is good, the camera does not produce good printable photos. When photos are viewed at 100 percent, they do not appear as good as they are when viewed on a screen. In other words, when the photos are blown out or cropped, they will not look as good as desired. The same is true for movies or captures made on the camera. However, as discussed in our opening to this second series, autistic children may not want to have their photos in print but prefer to view them on the camera.
It is essential to note is that the camera does not have a good battery life. If you intend to shoot a good number of photos, you need to charge your battery fully and possible even move with the camera charger. Otherwise you will be disappointed when the camera blacks out before you finish shooting your photos. The bottom line is that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 is a portable speedy camera that produces good quality photos and videos