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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS16 / DMC-FH2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 588 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the performance and responsiveness. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the viewfinder.

value for money, portability, usability, responsiveness, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS16 / DMC-FH2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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not so bad


+ : hd movie, good outdor photos, batery life, OIS, good looking stilish camera - indoor low light conditation not good espacially at white light. if you buy a camera for scenery, nature, buildings etc it is okay. But if you take photos of your chideren or family in indoor area it wont be enough. ı recomend fs18

Battery, Build quality, Black level

Connectivity, Color

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2 Preview


Panasonic's LUMIX FH-series of point-and-shoot digital cameras will see performance upgrades for 2011 as well as 20% slimmer profiles than their predecessors. The ultra-compact 14.1-megapixel DCM-FH2 features a newly-incorporated Venus Engine VI (which...

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS16 / DMC-FH2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS16 / DMC-FH2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


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Amazing Little Camera


Carry it with me on documentary projects to: (1) Use in situations where my Nikon\'s are too obvious, and (2) to make "photo" notes in regards to other photos, interviews, and take personal snapshots. Between the 11 point auto-focus & Leica lens the...

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Grid option on LCD Great","Large Clear LCD","Short Lag Time","Small \/ Compact

No Viewfinder","Short Battery Life

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Great deal


Very good product at this price

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Large Clear LCD","Small \/ Compact

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Nice camera.


There are lots of features, glad it comes with an instructional CD.

Easy To Use, Lots of features, Small / Compact, Short Lag Time, Nice Body Color, Large Clear LCD, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Stabilization, Good Image Quality

No Viewfinder

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH2 compact camera


The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH2 is a compact camera that's simple to operate and it has a decent set of features for its sub-$200 price. You get a 14-mega...

Comfortable to use ; Shoots HD video ; Includes fun art modes

Noticeable purple fringing in some shots ; Struggles to find proper exposure on bright days ; Can't handle highlights

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH2 won't dazzle you with its image quality, but for $199 it's a decent compact that's comfortable to use and it also offers HD video recording. It's useful for taking happy snaps with the intention of sharing them via social...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS16 review


It's not unusual to find a camera with a 14-megapixel sensor, 4x wide-angle zoom lens, 720p video recording and 2.7in screen for just £120, but they're rarely as stylish as the FS16. With its aluminium shell measuring just 19mm from front to back, it...

Dependable photo and video quality, great controls and a stylish design; a strong contender that just misses out on an award.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS16


A budget-concious compact, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS16 has a number of impressive features. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS16 review follows....

Inexpensive, decent feature set, reasonable image quality

Lacking tonal range, uninspired design, poor build

An affordable, well performing camera, but not without a few faults.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS16


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS16 : A slim and sleek compact for a reasonable price

Likely to appeal to all generations, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS16 is a stylishly slim compact camera that can produce great-quality stills and HD video

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS16 Digital Camera Review


Daniel Bell tests the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS16, with a 14.1Mp sensor, 4x optical zoom and costs £119.

Excellent auto white-balance performance; Intelligent Auto mode; Small, light and well designed

Red-eye when using flash

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
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