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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37/DMC-FH27

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the lens and image quality. The value for money and portability also get good comments, but many are negative about the memory and screen.

usability, portability, value for money, image quality, lens

screen, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37/DMC-FH27 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 (Black)


There are a lot of people out there who simply want an affordable camera that takes a decent picture in auto, has some extra zoom power, and can still be slipped in a pocket. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 is just that. With camera manufacturers trying...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 is a straightforward point-and-shoot with a flexible lens and useful touch-screen operation.

Its 16-megapixel resolution is a bit of a waste and you can't use the optical zoom while recording movies.

Simple and satisfying, Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FH27 is an excellent point-and-shoot value.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27


How do you tell if one 16-megapixel point-and-shoot camera is better than the other? We're here to help you find out before you drop 200 bucks.

8x wide-angle zoom (28-224mm) ; 3-inch screen touch screen ; Battery lasts 250 shots

Very noisy above ISO 400 ; No mini HDMI out ; GUI dated compared to competition

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 has some good things going for it with a compact body and a versatile 8x optical zoom, but it's video is behind the times.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 Preview


Panasonic has unveiled several new FH-series models for 2011, including the DMC-FH27 and DMC-FH25. Both of which offer 16-megapixel image sensors, wide 28mm (equivalent) LEICA DC 8x optical zoom lenses, MEGA OIS stabilization systems, Venus Engine VI...


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 Review


The Panasonic FH27 attempts to offer style and substance all in one thin, lightweight package.

Lightweight but good build quality ; Quick, reliable performance ; Good image quality, even in low light

Zoom control is a little fiddly ; No zoom or auto focus in movie mode ; Touchscreen not terribly responsive in playback mode

The ISO table below shows images with good color and minimal noise through 400 ISO, with noise becoming more of a factor at 800 and 1600 ISO. These are very good results, especially considering the fact that the FH27 is packing 16.1 megapixels into its...

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"Good set of design features! Easy to use."


With minor additional capabilities, could be outstanding buy!

Good resolution. Good image stability.

No zoom use during video.

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37/DMC-FH27


alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS37/DMC-FH27 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Small camera


small inexpensive high resolution camera uses sd cards

small looks nice

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Great bargain


I bought this camera as the deal of the day and for the price, it is worth it.

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Great camera


The pictures are clear and beautiful. The camera I very easy to use.About me... Love capturing special occasions, Photo enthusiast, casual user

Lightweight and easy to use


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Great camera


Bought two of these for my teenage daughters when it was the Deal of the Day. Couldn't beat the price. Great camera and great pics.

Size, picture quality

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: Yes
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.33''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1600


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No