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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Red) 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 High-Resolution CCD: The DMC-FH20 features a 1/2.33" CCD with effective 14.1-megapixel high-resolution.
  • 2.7" 230,000-Dot High-Resolution LCD: The DMC- FH20 features a 2.7" 230,000-dot high-resolution Intelligent LCD and High-angle Mode.
  • 28mm Wide-Angle 8x Optical Zoom Lens in a Compact Body: The DMC-FH20 features a newly developed 28mm wide-angle high-quality LUMIX DC VARIO lens
  • Up to 16.9x Extra Optical Zoom: The Extra Optical Zoom uses the center of the CCD to further extend the powerful 8x optical zoom
  • Sonic Speed AF: The Sonic Speed AF system in the DMC-FH20 has a maximum speed of approx. 0.35 second for auto focusing.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Red) 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 (Red) 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/51s6pbRlNyL._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 (Red) 14.1”

  1. Mountainman Says:

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    First off. I’m not a professional photographer. I’m an average joe that loves to take pictures.Before I left on my trip to Jackson Hole Wyoming I knew I wanted a point and shoot camera. So, being a Nikon man, I looked at the Coolpix but when I started reading all of the great reviews on the FH20, I decided to give it a shot. The battery life, the 8x optical zoom, intelligent auto, 14 megapixel all make this camera remarkable. But it’s the ease of use (I never opened the manual) and the fact that there is abosolutely no shutter delay.I shot with this camera 10 to 12 hours per day and still had juice left at the end of the day. To give it to you in a nutshell.This little camera that I carried around in the front pocket of my trek pants for 6 days, packs one hellava wallup!!!…Panasonic has done it!! And the FH20 is by far top of the line in point and shoot. I’m completely sold. Get this camera and I promise you will come back here and rave about it!! I just wish that I could somehow attach a couple of pics that I shot with this camera so as to show you just how stunning your pics will be.

  2. Tom Cat Says:

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    I ended up returning this camera because it had a tendency to push red colors for indoor flash photos. Perhaps mine was a bad unit – but I’m not sure. My daughter’s hair looked slightly red. Our maple cabinets had a slight redish color only when using the flash. There was also more grain (noise) in the photos than I would have liked for indoor. Outdoors this camera did and excellent job. I wanted to keep it, but I decided on the ZS7 instead (it did not push red color). This camera could use a little stronger flash as well.

  3. L. Flaman Says:

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    Bought this for my foreman at work based on Consumer Reports ratings on a similar but discontinued model. Took it out of the box to charge it, put in the SD card and tweak settings, and from what I could tell it seemed fairly user friendly which is good for someone who is almost technologically illiterate (like my boss). Once you’ve got the picture quality and resolution the way you like it, the auto-intelligent settings pretty much handles itself for you and turns the camera into a point-and-shoot camera in any situation. Viewing/deleting pictures on the camera are also easy, and transferring pictures to a computer is as easy as sticking the SD card into a media card reader.

  4. NuLook Says:

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    This is an excellent point and shoot camera, I have ever had. I have owned canon point and shoot cameras. Initially I was reluctant buying panasonic camera, considering canon and nikon to be the best players in cameras world. But ever since yesterday, when I got this camera in mail, I am thoroughly enjoying this camera. All pictures taken in dark or day light are awesome. No complaints. I would highly recommend this to anyone buying point and shoot for less than $200.

    BTW, I also own Nikon DSLR D80 and I wanted a smaller one so it can be taken to the places where you don’t want to look like a ‘camera-man’ :-) .

  5. DV_Editor Says:

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    Purchased camera for an upcoming trip. Wanted a point and shoot that was pocket sized and took good pictures. I was going to get a Canon Powershot but then started looking at Panasonic. I feel like I got more for my money. Maybe because Panasonic is not yet a household name in cameras. A few clicks online will reveal they are “joined at the hips” with Leica.

    Using the iA mode delivered great pictures everytime. Did not take a bad picture yet, the smarts built-in really work! Focusing time is short, but you have to let the camera focus before pressing all the way. Zoom is great for such a small package, but image stabilization is a must without tripod. Also has wide angle lens which is a plus, not readily available in competing models. Have not played with any of the scene modes, I let iA handle that. And when I’ll need the manual modes, I’ll be reaching for the dSLR where I can play with buttons.

    Played briefly with the video mode and was happily surprised. It is not a camcorder replacement, but it is better than expected. Sreen is large and bright under all experienced conditions so far. It does have a mode that adjusts LCD brightness to ambient light automatically. I do miss the viewfinder but I would trade a bigger LCD for a poor viewfinder anytime. Great point and shoot camera so far, good optics, it does what it should. Will probably look for a second battery soon, but I am a little confused at moment on which one to buy.

  6. WayfarerK Says:

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    There are a lot of good things about this litte camera.

    1. It’s little. I purchased this for a hiking trip to California, so I needed it to be easily stowable. It is.

    2. Ease of use. My previous camera was a Cannon, and I did not find there was any learning curve in adapting to a different menu set-up. I love the quick menu- it is incredibly convenient.

    3. Ability to switch between file sizes easily. All on the quick menu.

    4. Very good picture quality. I’ve been spoiled by Cannon, but Panasonic did OK.

    My biggest complaint: the zoom. I wanted to upgrade my zoom from the 4x I had on my Cannon to something with a little more…Ooomph. I figured the 8x would be great. Except for the fact that this camera can’t seem to be able to focus between 3x and 6x. If I’m set to one extreme or the other (either zoomed all the way back or all the way in), it’s fine. But as I zoom in the camera can’t seem to find a spot to focus on. I’ve tried pushing down the button slightly, getting the zoom box and trying to show the camera where I wanted it to focus on, but that doesn’t work either. I’ve tried other cameras with high zoom and have not run into the same issue. As the camera zooms, the focus stays true. The FH20 starts off focused, gets blurry, and then focuses again. Pretty disappointing performance when you’re trying to shoot landscapes, and everything seems to be in that middle range.

    All in all this camera was an OK purchase. I like the burst shooting and the video recording, although I think it would have been better to add the video feature to the quick menu.

  7. Line Dancing Mom Says:

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    This is an awesome little camera. Little only in size. I have been a loyal Canon owner, and have several point and shoots as well as a Rebel D SLR. I wanted a new camera for a wedding and graduations and this camera caught my eye..mainly because it was red.

    This zoom is amazing, the scene modes give the user many options, from beach to snow. The low light option was what I really wanted since I have not found any P and S camera that can handle low light situations. This camera can!! No lie. The pictures are crisp and clear.

    I love the ease of the functions, I think this camera is “goof proof”. Very user friendly without sacrificing the high end features.

    I bought an extra battery, and a faster level 4 SD card which does make a difference with start up and rapid photography.

    Enjoy this camera!!

  8. George M. Allen Says:

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    Ordered the camera and did not realize it did not come with a memory card. No big deal as it has 40mb of built in memory. Took it for a weekend trip to Dumont Dunes. It took 8 photos (at max resolution) and I simply loaded them on my MacBook, deleted, and took more. Great pictures, fair video (with limited memory we had to take short ones)but overall a great little camera. The “automatic mode” makes using it a snap. A great value, in my opinion.

  9. Doris C. Moran Says:

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    I’ve used a Canon for many years, recently bought the ultra compact Canon SP790IS. My original Canon was slowly giving out. Did research and checked out the FH1,FH3, FP8 and the FH20 along with the Canon 790. Received this camera several days ago, this FH20 rocks. Pictures are really very, very good. I couldn’t believe it. The size is great, ease of use is beyond belief. I’m an artist and use my camera to take pictures of lighthouses, old barns and interesting buildings. This camera gives me what I’m looking for and more. So glad I took the plunge. As the first reviewer said she read a test of the FH20 by a pro photograher, I read the same article and it’s all GOOD. I’d receommend this camera above all others. Thanks Amazon, once again you came through for me as did Panasonic.

  10. PMunroe Says:

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    We got this camera and took it to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando. My daughter took hundreds of photos in the castle, which was nothing but low light situations. She also took hundreds of the village in the evening. Again, low light. I can count on one hand the pictures that didn’t work out, and those happened solely with attempts to photograph 3D holograms. Everything else came out perfectly.

    I bought an extra battery to be safe and it wasn’t necessary – one battery took us easily through a full day of picture taking.

    The camera is idiot proof: put it on intelligent auto, point and shoot, and you will get gorgeous photos. At this price, this camera is outstanding!

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