Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 / DMC-FS35
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excellent camera with an incredible Leica lens
S. H. Roth, Amazon
1 December 2011
Summary: I have been using this camera for about a month and it is fantastic! I have taken photos using both the automatic intelligence mode, where the camera does all the settings, and the My Picture mode, where you can choose options such as ISO, flash settings and so forth. I have also tried various optical zoom lengths. Some of the pictures were taken in less-than-optimal conditions, like in the rain and under fluorescent lights.
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 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.
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: 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...
Summary: I am a grad student in need of a camera that could handle photographs when doing research in archives that do not always have well lit spaces. The difference between my last camera is literally night and day. I have fewer foggy and shaky images. Also, the multiple face finder makes it easier to do a quick photo in a room with low light. I don't feel like a turn-of-the-century photographer making everyone stand still for 3 minutes any more!
Summary: This camera was recommended by the owner of a huge camera shop as the most powerful, functional, and cost-effective camera in its class. I have used it now for two weeks, and I am very pleased with its performance, weight, and capability. Excellent choice.