Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 / DMC-FS35
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Worst Camera Ever Owned
Amazon Customer, Amazon
10 March 2013
Summary: We wanted to move up on the MP world and we LOVED our 10mp Lumix. We were SO excited to get this camera on a black Friday deal and take it on our next trip. We've tried to fall in love with it for a little over a year now. We've borrowed it to friends to see what they thought and with no avail, we are going to sell it in hopes to get $100 for it and move on to something else. It has been by far the worst camera we have ever owned.
Excerpt: I had a hard time adjusting to this camera. It was very hard to switch from the menu to actually taking the picture. I tried to take pictures during Christmas and it was a fiasco! I kept having my daughters wait while I "set-up" the program to just take the picture. Very frustrating!
Summary: After my Olympus FE-340 quit working after 3 years (I am still trying to have it repaired), I looked around for a new camera that could take its place as my every day camera. The requirements are for a camera to be small and light enough to fit in my bag with all the other odds and ends, as well have at least 5x optical zoom and a decent picture quality, sensor, start-up/shooting speed and hardware-accessible (not buried in menus) shooting modes.
Summary: Been using it now for about three weeks and am disappointed with the picture quality. With the settings set at full 16MP and full auto, the pics come out kind of hazy, not sharp at all and the colors seem washed out. I was upgrading from a Kodak 5MP Easyshare camera that was on it's way out and I have to say that the old Kodak took much better quality pics, sharper and more vivid colors than the new Panasonic.
Summary: I am returning my Panasonic Lumix FH25 camera. I know it's at the lower end of the P&S spectrum and brand new, but Panasonic in collaboration with Leica produces a generally above average camera at any price. I own serious cameras and take pictures every day. I ordered this one because the price was reasonable and it seemed to be a nice little snapshot camera for occasions, especially an upcoming visit with family. Panasonic's press release and specs sounded perfect.
Summary: Initially, I was very excited to try out the new Lumix DMC-FH25R. It came on Friday and I immediately charged the battery so I could put the camera through its paces this weekend. Well, it's Monday and I'm sending it back. In spite of Leica glass on this camera, the image quality, I'm afraid, isn't there. Pictures taken in low light yield false colors. For instance, a shot of a red dinner plate came out a strange burnt orange and very oddly distorted.
Summary: Having read lots of reviews, I bought this as a Christmas present for my girlfriend. Upon inspecting it, it felt so flimsy and rattly that we both agreed it should be returned. I'm sure it takes good picture and has lots of decent features, but it really doesn't feel like a quality item in your hand. To their credit, Amazon handled the return/refund very efficiently.
Summary: I was fully prepared to love this camera. I have had an older Lumix for yrs now that I have really enjoyed, but that one has seen better days. To start off with, the picture quality was very grainy, which surprised me. Plus the color seemed off in all the test pictures I took. I tried different settings on the camera, but it didn't help. I had hoped to get the crisp picture quality that I was used to.
Summary: Although I own a dslr I also need a camera I can easily carry about with me on occasions. As most of the photos I take are landscapes and closeups of plants, I was attracted to the wide angle lens and macro capabilities of the FS35, as well as its other host of features such as Intelligent Auto My first try of the camera was during a countryside walk on an overcast day, and as I was not yet used to it I left it on IA.