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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and value for money. The image quality and usability also get good comments, whereas there are some critical comments about the portability and features.

responsiveness, usability, image quality, value for money, design

features, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS6


I've had this camera for almost a year now and am continually pleased by it's combination of very good image and video quality. It's become my "take it with me wherever I go" camera. And although I also have an SLR which usually stays at home, I don't...


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS6


The camera arrived on Dec 26th and since then it has not had any rest. I was off to test it soon after it arrived. First thing after I opened the box, put the battery to charge. It took almost 90-100 minutes to get charged fully. With the first charge...

Build quality could have been better. Particularly Play/Record button doesn't feel solid. Though lens seems solid, I banged it against a rough surface on 2nd/3rd day and my heart stopped, but I found it is still okay though I have a dent on the front...

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Panasonic DMC FS6


This camera ticks all the right boxes for me. Picture quality is very good, it is easy to use and the camera feels good in the hand. The price tag is at the lower end of the market and Panasonic has most things right with this camera.

Picture quality - simple design - value for money

Start up times could be a bit faster

If I was looking for a small snapshot camera I would happily buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC FS6. It is quite a simple camera, has a good quality feel to it and takes a good snap in most situations.


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Amazon review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS6


alaTest has collected and analysed 18 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS6 from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

usability, image quality, value for money, responsiveness, build quality


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix FS6 Digital Camera - Silver (8.1MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.5 inch LCDPanasonic Lumix FS6 Digital Camera - Black (8.1MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.5 inch LCDPanasonic Lumix FS6 Digital Camera - Blue (8.1MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.5 inch LCD

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Panasonic DMC-FS6


Well designed with enormous capability combined with superb Leica lens. Easy to operate with controls grouped together under the right hand


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What a camera


i always said i wouldn't pay a lot for a camera but now i'm glad i did the pictures are fantastic the price was cheap when you realise how good it is it also it's got good zoom on it and it's got loads of settings too so the pictures come out how you...

Product Specifications

Just press the iA button, aim and shoot. The camera does all the rest, automatically adjusting to the shooting conditions and helping to correct blurring, focus, and brightness problems. iA mode includes MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) to compensate for hand-shake, intelligent ISO control to detect subject movement, face detection AF/AE to focus on faces in the frame and remove unwanted red-eye, and Intelligent Scene Selector to select the optimal scene mode automatically for you. The DMC-FS6 features a 33-132mm f/2.8 bright Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens. This bright, low-distortion lens results in a compact, easy-to-carry camera that delivers beautiful pictures. It is equipped with a 4x optical zoom lens that captures beautiful shots of people or landscapes with 8.1-megapixel full resolution. With the long battery life of DMC-FS6, you no longer need to worry about your camera running dry during shooting. The DMC-FS6 can deliver 400 images per battery charge, easily fulfilling your needs for a full day of shooting. The DMC-FS6 hosts a 2.5-inch 230,000 dot high resolution LCD. It features the Intelligent LCD function, which increases the backlight brightness in 11 steps according to the ambient light intensity. At the highest of these 11 steps, the LCD backlight becomes approx. 1.4 times brighter than normal. This makes both shooting and viewing photos easier and more convenient.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aerial photo / Baby1 / Baby2 / Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Food / Hi-speed burst / High sensitivity / Night portrait / Night scene / Party/indoor / Pet / Portrait mode / Scenery / Self-portrait / Snow / Soft skin / Sports mode / Starry sky / Sunset / Underwater


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Lumix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.9
Max Focal Length:22mm
Min Focal Length:5.5mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens


Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (MEGA O.I.S.)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):6400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto / ISO auto (1600-6400)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cool / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid / Warm
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None