Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Blue) 14.1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Blue)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Blue) Rating:
List Price: $179.00
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Product Description

The 28mm wide-angle lens lets you easily capture large groups of people indoors or expansive architectural structures and scenes with dynamic width and rich perspective, even from short distances.The DMC-FH20 sports a powerful 8x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 28-224mm). This gives you highly natural expressions from people and animals that you can't get close to. And its slim, compact, pocket-sized body can easily go wherever you do for both everyday snapshots and traveling.When you don't know which mode will give you the best shooting results, or when a sudden photo opportunity pops up and you don't have time to make any settings, simply choose iA (Intelligent Auto) mode by simply pressing the dedicated button and let the camera do it all for you. You just choose iA mode, aim at your subject, and shoot. 4 detection and correction functions are simultaneously activated to optimize the settings, so you get stunning photos every time. The DMC-FH20 can record motion images in high-definition (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps in motion JPEG format). The pixel mixed readout method enables bright motion-image recording even in low-light settings. The DMC-FH20 can also record full-size motion images in WVGA (848 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) or standard motion images in VGA (640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels at 30 fps).The energy-saving Venus Engine IV image-processing engine and the efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery which has been slimmed down to fit into thinner camera bodies work together to extend the shooting time of the DMC-FH20. This lets users take approx. 300 shots on a single battery charge. FEATURES: 28mm Wide-angle Lens - The 28mm wide-angle lens lets you easily capture large groups of people indoors or expansive architectural structures and scenes with dynamic width and rich perspective, even from short distances. Powerful 8x Optical Zoom - The DMC-FH20 sports a powerful 8x optical zoom lens (35mm camera

Details

  • 14.1-megapixel effective recording
  • 8X optical zoom (4X digital zoom/32X total zoom)
  • 2-11/16" LCD screen
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Sonic Speed AF for quick focusing on moving subjects

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Blue) out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 953 user reviews
Panasonic Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Blue) The 28mm wide-angle lens lets you easily capture large groups of people indoors or expansive architectural structures and scenes with dynamic width and rich perspective, even from short distances.The DMC-FH20 sports a powerful 8x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 28-224mm). This gives you highly natural expressions from people and animals that you can't get close to. And its slim, compact, pocket-sized body can easily go wherever you do for both everyday snapshots and traveling.When you don't know which mode will give you the best shooting results, or when a sudden photo opportunity pops up and you don't have time to make any settings, simply choose iA (Intelligent Auto) mode by simply pressing the dedicated button and let the camera do it all for you. You just choose iA mode, aim at your subject, and shoot. 4 detection and correction functions are simultaneously activated to optimize the settings, so you get stunning photos every time. The DMC-FH20 can record motion images in high-definition (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps in motion JPEG format). The pixel mixed readout method enables bright motion-image recording even in low-light settings. The DMC-FH20 can also record full-size motion images in WVGA (848 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) or standard motion images in VGA (640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels at 30 fps).The energy-saving Venus Engine IV image-processing engine and the efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery which has been slimmed down to fit into thinner camera bodies work together to extend the shooting time of the DMC-FH20. This lets users take approx. 300 shots on a single battery charge. FEATURES: 28mm Wide-angle Lens - The 28mm wide-angle lens lets you easily capture large groups of people indoors or expansive architectural structures and scenes with dynamic width and rich perspective, even from short distances. Powerful 8x Optical Zoom - The DMC-FH20 sports a powerful 8x optical zoom lens (35mm camera $179.00 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41K8bWCCHIL._SL160_.jpg
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10 Responses to “Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Blue) 14.1”

  1. Kim Cheyenne Says:

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    I purchased this camera after needing to replace my other Lumix that died after just a year and a half. Since that time there have been alot of advances and prices have come down. I wanted the biggest zoom I could find and most megs at the cheapest price. First I bought a cheaper Samsung that had a tiny memory but returned it. This Lumix takes great pictures and I’m happy with the zoom. Simple to operate, nice and small so it’s easy to carry, and I hope it’s more reliable than my last one. Love the rechargeable battery that only takes a short time to recharge. I’m very happy with it so far!

  2. LANCE Says:

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    I bought this camera because I wanted a compact camera with more than 4x zoom and 8+ MP. I was going to buy the Panasonic DMC-Z1 (I think that’s the model); But that camera has been discontinued in favor of the DMC-FH20. I was not happy at first; but I sure am happy now. DMC-FH20 is a great don’t need to think camera. It’s everything I needed and it takes great pictures too. It’s small and light; comes in array of colors (I got cool blue). I would recommend this to everyone looking for a compact camera. I was also considering Canon cameras too; but you can’t get the 8x and up zoom for less than $250. Plus, the reviews on Canon’s haven’t been so great lately. I have a lot of friends who have Canons from a couple of years ago and they are happy. But the new Canons are the ones with the less than stellar reviews. This is a great camera and I have no regrets about this purchase. Oh yeah, the price is great too; I’ve seen it for as little as $160.

  3. Benson C. Look Says:

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    I wanted a small pocket camera for when I travel. I looked at several other cameras from Nikon, Fuji, Kodak, etc and decided to give the Panasonics a tried. Read so many positive reviews that I decided to give the DMC-FH20 a try. At first I thought the size was perfect. Small easy to hide in my pocket. Very light weight. But under use, I found it too small for my hands and the lens performance was not to my liking. I felt my fingers were getting in the way of the camera’s flash and sensors. Some of the pictures just weren’t sharp enough for me. I also forgot that with small cameras it is easy to mess a shot up when pressing the shutter release. You push down and that will move the camera downward. With slower shutter speeds, the picture comes out slightly blurred. After years of using large heavy cameras, you learn to compensate for the size. I find myself over compensating in movement. At any rate I exchanged it for the DMC-ZS5. A bit larger. Nicer hand grip and better lens. While the FH20 has a great lens, I have found the more glass up front translate into better image quality. It is not a bad camera, just didn’t feel right in my hands.

  4. Unsuspecting Customer Says:

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    This camera takes great pictures. We are coming from a long line of Canon Elph cameras. The one thing that is a hassle is switching back and forth between pictures and movies. On the Canon there is a thumbwheel so this is fast. On the Lumix you have to boot the camera, click through a menu and choose what you want. You only need to do this when you switch but with kids we are switching all the time.

  5. R. F. Smit Says:

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    I got this to replace a 3 MP Kodak bought 8 years ago.

    You need at least a class 6 card to take HD video, so I also bought a 16 GB Class 6 SDHC card made by Sandisk. (I don’t think there’s any additional benefit to buying Class 10 or SDXC with this camera, but it may speed up “Burst Mode” continuous shooting.)

    I added a Panasonic-branded high capacity second battery, and a suitable hard case. Got these through Amazon partners. There may be issues with non-Panasonic batteries. Read the reviews!

    I went for a Panasonic camera because they’re the only company using optical image stabilizing (OIS). I’ve used this previously in a camcorder and it’s nicer than digital image stabilizing. It’s a correction in the lens itself, not a cheap fudge. Given that it’s an optical correction, a shaky had doesn’t mean blurry images. I’ve used this camera handheld on full zoom with artificial light, and the image was still incredibly sharp right down to the pixel level.

    This camera takes great pictures. I love the speed it powers up. Taking multiple shots, if you press, release, press, & so on, the camera has to reanalyse, refocus, etc. between shots. By holding down the shutter release button, you activate “Burst Mode”, where the scene analysis is done only once, and the camera stores pictures every 1.5 s or so. This may be where a Class 10 SDHC or SDXC card comes in, but I don’t have the funds to test this theory!

    The battery lasts several sessions between charges. Before I used it, I was concerned that I’d have to have three or four batteries with me on vacation, but it turns out two will be more than enough; plus, as others have pointed out, they charge relatively quickly. (I was using high capacity NiMH AAs in the Kodak, and found I had to charge almost daily, and take alkaline backups with me.)

    I like the picture taking modes with automatic tagging. Quick access to flash and macro.

    Downsides:

    1. The decidedly stupid toggling between movie and photo mode — seriously, put another switch on there guys.

    2. The now ubiquitous nonstandard USB cable, so when (not “if”) you misplace the cable among all your other USB cables, you have to use a card reader to get pictures and movies off. Okay, so it doubles as an AV cable. So… seriously, who uses AV out from a camera? Drop the gimmick, or put MiniDP on there as well.

  6. Maggie A Says:

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    I did a lot of research on line before deciding on a new digital camera. We have pets and small children, and the auto-focus feature and quick response have been fantastic. I am impressed with the picture quality in all lighting situations – low, bright background, inside and outside… The price is right and the quality that I have experienced so far has been outstanding. I highly recommend this camera.

  7. Kimberly Says:

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    4 years ago when I purchased my very first camera, It was a Canon and it cost me above $400 bucks for everything and the camera was great for me at the time. When I was looking at the canon’s, they were still pretty pricey but the quality from before is lacking in the newer ones. A friend of mine has a Panasonic Lumix and I absolutely loved the quality of the camera and the pictures it took which led me to do some research on the Panasonic digital cameras and what I found was pleasantly surprising. All of their cameras have very good reviews (4 stars or higher) and they have a pretty decent selection of them as well. I decided on this Panasonic Lumix FH-20 blue(blue is my favorite color) and I am very glad that I decided to purchase this camera because this camera is amazing!! The quality of the pictures and videos is great! I have taken several pictures (I will upload a few) and I am beyond happy with the purchase. I’m still a little new when it comes to using all the features but when I get the hang of it and become a pro, I will upload some more pictures. Oh, and the HD video is great!! I saved the videos to my desktop which I have plugged into my HDTV and it was as if I was watching something that had been professionally video taped in 720p:-)

  8. BBL Says:

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    A great little camera for the price! Some features take a little getting use to, but overall, the clearity, simplicity, features and price make it a great camera.

  9. C. M. Deosdade Says:

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    This review comes from the end-user my granddaughter Maggie Alvarado…she says this is an excellent camera. She’s used it with her friends and cousins and it takes great pictures. She used it on her vacation to Corpus Christi on the Texas coast just weeks ago and she gives it a A-Max rating! She says it’s the “AWESOMEST” camera she’s used and she has had two other digital cameras. I bought this camera as an early birthday and I too am very happy with it. It delivers sharp pictures and is easy to use (she let me take a few shots at the coast). We both recommend this camera, but get at least a 2 GB storage card to go with it. You’ll go crazy taking some great pictures and a little storage helps!

  10. Linda Says:

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    Easy to use, fits in your pocket and takes good photos, not professional quality, but still good. Only complaint is “no view finder” makes it difficult to see the picture if it is bright and the sun is at your back.

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