LAS VEGAS--The slim Panasonic Lumix SZ7 is intended to grab snapshooters back from the convenience of their smartphones. The main lure: an ultrawide-angle Leica lens.
The long-zoom-in-the-skinny-body thing is nice and all, but I'm more interested in the new AF system. Dubbed Light Speed AF, it promises a "superfast focus response time of approximately 0.1 second." I was able to briefly get my hands on the SZ7 and it really is impressively fast to focus and shoot. Hopefully, it won't slow down much in low light.
Other highlights include a fast, 14-megapixel MOS sensor that … Read more