Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH22 / DMC-FS33
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Stick with an actual camera manufacturer
9 December 2012
Summary: This camera isnt very good, it takes lousy, grainy pictures. It tells you the SD card is full even when it has 13 MB of free space. Picture file sizes are huge: 5 + MB for pictures that are not even clear. Panasonic support is worthless, the rep told me to just have it repaired (this was on the first day I owned it!
Summary: I bought an FH22 to replace the my FH20 which broke after 6 months. Well big surprise, my FH22 broke in 3 days. "Zoom Error" Same as my FH20. Camera repair man says these things break all the time as the gear which drives the zoom lense is the tiniest, most delicate thing ever. This is my 3rd and probably last Panasonic. I LOVE the pics they take but durability blows. My FH20 died on a cold night (5 degrees) the FH22 crapped out on an 11 degree day.
Good Picture Quality; Durability and Support Sadly Lacking
Edward S., Amazon
27 August 2010
Summary: Bought an FH22 two months ago and took it on trips to Asia and NYC; definitely got some incredible pictures from it. The excellent optical zoom in particular is a great feature. The large touchscreen makes for beautiful image previews, but is a little less responsive than a typical button-based interface when zooming/panning/inspecting pictures in camera memory.
Summary: This is a very good specification camera for the money but the touch screen can be very annoying. It is far to slow to bring in immages having to touch the screen every single time you want to pan in, the touch screen icons get in the way of viewing and unfortunately it does not have alternative buttons to use instead of touch screen as I was initially told by one shop. Tapping on the screen is not as efficient as having the buttons, which I shall be returning to.