Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH7 / DMC-FS22
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wyoming, DP Review
2 September 2013
Excerpt: i bought this camera on a budget during a sale last year. i was looking for a very small cheap camera for my parents and i think the choice was correct. at 100-200 iso the pics are really nice: colors not oversatured, good details (at least better than i expected fro a sensor like this). very accurate wb and metering. but when it gets darker everything changes, at 400 iso small details are lost, and then it gets worse. nothing unexpected from the kind of camera though.
Summary: I am mentally challenged and this camera confuses me. Too many features within features. I needed just a "point and shoot" camera and this one is too complicated for me. I will probably have to give it to a relative who understands it. Camera seems to be fine. I just need one simpler.
Summary: It is a shame but I feel I've taken a step back from my old 4MP Olympus C480. The Panasonic Lumix FS22 takes reasonable pictures in bright daylight but in poor or even average light the results are very disappointing. Lots of noise and not very sharp. In all conditions I've found the sharpness of people's faces is poor unless the photo is taken up close. A whole host of software features fail to make up for a poor camera.
Summary: What a great little camera. It has taken me many years to go "digital" so I didn't want to spend too much on first purchase. This camera though is just what I wanted. Easy to use, easy to move pictures to a PC, and small enough for a handbag. Friens who have spent far more are envious of my little gem..