Excerpt: I bought this digital camera in December 2010 as a Christmas gift to myself. I found the best deal in Amazon.com for $139. It features a 14.1 megapixel and 8x optical zoom which attracted me to buy the camera in the first place.
Summary: Great zoom, Great Portability, Absolutely Awesome macro closeups, good battery life. My only disappointment is that the zoom function cannot adjust while using the motion picture function. I've had this for a few years now. It has served me very well.
Very nice multi-feature compact, but people images are poor.
donstein "Don", Amazon
18 May 2012
Summary: Purchased the Panasonic Lumix FH20 for the multiple features and was especially pleased with the 'IA' mode, it's 28-144 mm equivalent 8X zoom, SD, SDHC, SDXC memory, long battery life and this camera's compact size. Numerous positive attributes of this Panasonic FH20 have been presented by other reviewers. Unfortunately all our attempts at capturing people images were uniformly disappointing. We considered buying the Panasonic SZ1, SZ3, SZ5, SZ6 and even the SZ7.
Summary: This camera is incredible for it's size! It shoots amazing pictures and the battery lasts forever! I bought a super fast 16gb memory card for it off Amazon at a steal of a price also. The pictures come out great with the flash ON OR OFF!! Only small complaint, and its minor...Is the videos cut off at like 8 minutes I think and you have to start a new clip.
Summary: This Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 Digital Camera measures 3-7/8" X 2-1/4" X 7/8" thick. It fits into my palm with room to spare, but it can do amazing things. You just point and shoot; the camera does the rest. The 100 or so pictures I had taken so far are sharp with vivid colors. I am pleased with them. This camera comes with optical image stabilization for those with shaky hands.
Summary: Perfect camera great pictures and video and sound quality. Only lacking a panorama shot. Blah Blah Blah ebay wants a 100 characters but I summed it up in just a few because reviews should be short and to the point its sturdy and doesn't break I used it at a music fest and it even got rained on and still works.
Summary: Bought this camera for my girlfirend for x-mas, takes ok pictures, not the best, somewhat complicated to use if you want to do anything other then take straight up pics, main problem is camera now has horizontal lines on the screen that also show up on the pics. Called pansonic and i have to send the camera back to them on my own dime, then wait 10 days, which will probably be more like a month, to get it back, also i may not even get back same type of camera they state,...
Summary: For the money, this is the best camera you can get. I am a sculptor of miniature fairies and needed a high-res camera for extreme macro shots. But I only had $180 in my budget. I paid quite a bit less than that for this Lumix. With a little learning curve, I am able to change exposure times, white settings, lighting, focus, etc.