Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 (also known as the DMC-ZS7 in the USA) is in the market for more than a year. Panasonic persisting with this model in a very volatile camera market tells a lot about the performance of this camera.
Its comes under the category of "Travel zoom" camera's. That's probably cause of its 12x optical zoom. Normally the Point and shoot camera's dont come with this range of optical zoom. I am not going to any more spec details, but i would like to provide the review links which give a good description of this cam.
- DPReview for clear specs of the cam
- Photographyblog.com for detailed review.
- CNET for a dependable review.
I bought this cam sometime in October 2011 form flipkart online store. It cost me 13000 INR (approx 265$ ). Just a few months back it costed close to 400$. The price drop according to me is mainly cause its more than a year old. It still beats some of the cams in the same range from Nikon, Canon, Sony. Anyways that's my opinion. Would like to hear from you if you have a different opinion or query regarding this cam.