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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 / DMC-FS30

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 is a compact digital camera designed with 14.1 effective megapixels, 8x DC Vario optical zoom lens with wide angle setting of 28-224mm equivalent, and true optical image stabilization system for reducing camera shake. Apart from having a 2.7-inch LCD display, its screen also support up to 230,000 dots of high resolution, plus also a nine-point multi-area auto-focus system which includes a single-point high-speed focus mode and it is also equippe…

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 is a compact digital camera designed with 14.1 effective megapixels, 8x DC Vario optical zoom lens with wide angle setting of 28-224mm equivalent, and true optical image stabilization system for reducing camera shake. Apart from having a 2.7-inch LCD display, its screen also support up to 230,000 dots of high resolution, plus also a nine-point multi-area auto-focus system which includes a single-point high-speed focus mode and it is also equipped with a face detection function. The Lumix FH20 is available in blue, black, red, and violet enclosure.

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 features 14.1-megapixel resolutions with 8x DC Vario optical zoom having a wide angle setting of 28-224mm equivalent, 1/2.33-inch Optical sensor size, a built-in flash, 2.7-inch LCD monitor with 230,000 dots of colour high resolution that comes with LCD viewfinder, Auto Power LCD mode and a two-steps aperture that ranges from a maximum aperture of f/3.3 up to f/10 at wide-angle, or f/5.9 to f/18 at telephoto. It also comes with an Intelligent Auto (iAuto) mode that recognizes and adjusts scene conditions and lighting, enhance natural skin tones, and reducing blurring effects. The iA mode will activates six detection and correction functions also known as the MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer which include the i-Portrait, i-Scenery, Macro, i-Night Portrait, i-Night Scenery, and i-Sunset feature, to compensate any hand-shake error, an Intelligent ISO sensitivity control ranging from 80 to 1,600 (maximum of 6,400), shutter speeds from 1/1,600 to 60 seconds, capable of recording HD movie with 1,280-by-720-pixels at 30 fps in format of Motion JPEG and Face Detection AF/AE to focus on faces in the frame and remove unwanted red-eye. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 is also equipped with SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card and SDXC Card to cater its storage capability. It has a total built-in memory of 40 MB and in terms of interface connectivity it is compatible with USB2.0 full-speed connections, an AV output of either NTSC/PAL or NTSC. It is powered by custom Lithium-ion CGA-S/106B 3.6V 740 mAh rechargeable battery and has a battery life of up to 300 pictures and it comes with a dimension that measures at 3.9-inch-by-2.2-inch-by-1.1-inch (100mm-by-57mm-by-28mm) and weighs in at 159grams (5.6 ounce) including its battery and card.

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  • Red disc on the right side of the screen Panasonic DMC-FH20

    Recently I began noticing a red disc on the screen when I turn on the camera. Never saw it before. Someone said I may need to format the memory, but my manual does not tell me how to do that. Ideas?

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2014-01-05

  • Why does the camera not focus correctly.

    The camera has been worked on in the MacAllen TX facility and still will not focus correctly. It all looks good on review screen but when pics are downloaded they are all out of focus. I will be attempting to return this camera for something that actually works. I have traded cards SD HC - SD and nothing works to get clear pics - Really disappointed with this product and the service I've received. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS CAMERA TO ANYONE.

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-12-18

  • Image size

    Need image size compaible with Windows XP -- 350+KB, not 14MB

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-09-16

  • Memory Card Size

    Is the 2 GB memory card enough for this camera or should I get a bigger card? If so, what size? Thanks

    Answered by seh03 2010-09-04:

    Hi, With the 2GB you can shot 783 (14Mpix) photos but for video, of course it is memory consuming. But, assume that you are going on short two days trip are you going to consume more than 2 GB? because if you do so you will easily full your PC hard disk in a couple months! but in terms of speed, 2GB and below are SD cards and are slower than SDHC (4 GB and more) memory

    Answered by inclark 2010-10-11:

    I use an 8GB in mine-- and keep a spare since I take a zillion pix. I also bought a second battery off ebay-- some last longer than others, so I bumped up the new one to max available. Between the two upgrades- it speeds it up and lasts longer. Inexpensive enhancements + good travel

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