Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 / DMC-FS35
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1 December 2011
Summary: I am a novice photographer and basically wanted an easy to use point and shoot to take pictures of my family and friends. One reason I gave the camera 4 stars instead of 5 was because the camera does NOT zoom while taking video. I was a little upset b/c I thought that this version, unlike the FH20, was suppose to have this feature. I wish I purchased the ZS5 model instead. Besides that fact, everything about the camera is great. It takes very good quality photos fast.
Summary: I haven't had this camera for very long before writing this (only 1 week), so I'll update in about a month. So far, however, it's exactly what I expected. I was going to get the Nikon Cool Pix, but that had too many bad reviews. So I bought this one. I tested it just once by taking photos INDOORS under flourescent light. Photos came out better than I thought they would.
Summary: I bought this to replace a Sony that I partner with a Pentax DSLR. Something I can keep in a pocket and use in crowds, etc. Just attended a high school reunion, and it performed well. At one indoor event, the lighting was poor, but pictures were acceptable. At another where lighting was good, pictures were excellent. The batteries are expensive, but I think I can get away without buying a spare. This seems to do well holding a charge.
Summary: I primarily photograph my pets indoors and birds and small animals out doors, along with landscape. This camera has taken excellent indoor (low light) photos and outdoor wild life. Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to use it for much in the way of landscape yet, but it has done everything I've asked of it, and done it very well. I did a lot of research before deciding to purchase this camera and so far, I am not at all disappointed that I did!
Summary: I don't offer too many reviews, but this one was worth the effort. If you are looking to purcase a point and shoot, the Panasonic DMC-FH25 is probably the best camera for the money. I did quite a bit of research and was taken by the 8x Zoom and 16.1 MP. And it wasn't much more money than those cameras with fewer megapixels and features! It's easy to use - whether you are taking close-ups, or panoramic shots, the controls are intuitive and handy.
good basic camera for those who want to point & shoot
1 December 2011
Summary: I bought this for a family member who knows nothing about cameras or photography and who has no interest in learning more than just push the button. :) So, when shopping for a camera for her, my criteria was - how good will it do on full auto. It needed to focus quickly and accurately and I wanted it to have reasonably nice image quality. I bought this and tested it out for a few days.
Summary: I purchased this because I was very unhappy with the new Canon A3300 that I also purchased just a week before this one. I did extensive photo tests with both cameras because I felt the Canons overall sharpness was bad. Both cameras are 16mp and although i'm a Canon fan I have to say they failed on the A3300. Even with setting custom sharpness, contrast and saturation, the normal straight out of the box settings on the Panasonic were way better.
Summary: Lot's of positives for this camera: Advertised as 8x optical zoom but that's video. It's 10x in photo mode, 22.5x if you employ the digital zoom as well. 16.1 mp is amazing for a camera in this price range. I actually used the max digital zoom and still got good resolution photos. About 2 dozen scene modes (portrait, beach, sunset, etc) that work well and are easy to select. Text scrolls across the screen explaining its use as you you move from mode to mode.
Summary: You can't get any better for this price range! Takes AMAZING photos! I don't have any complaints about it. I have literally had this camera for 4 years and it has been put through hell to say the least (including a year long deployment to Iraq!) and it is still in great working condition! I completely, 100% recommend this camera to ANYONE! Buy it now! You won't be disappointed!
Summary: You can point and shoot easily. It takes a second for the zoom to adjust, must remember to do that before trying to take video or the whole thing will be out of focus. The different settings seem silly, but really show a difference. One says for taking pictures of food, I laughed, but when photoing my Thanksgiving dinner I forgot to set it to food, so I took separate shots of the pumpkin pie and it really looked delicious in those settings and did not photo well in the...