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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 / DMC-FS10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 363 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the responsiveness and image quality are overall positive. The portability and value for money also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the focus. There are some negative comments about the zoom.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 / DMC-FS10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 / DMC-FS10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 / DMC-FS10 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

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Silver)Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Blue)

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Ease of use a for non-profesional, camera with all the features to modify the auto mode. Great optics and battery life. Easy use of other modes.

Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Zoom","Nice Body Color

Awkward Keypad","Difficult To Use

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Battery Beware!


I've had 2 Panasonic digital cameras before this and loved them. But this is the type of garbage that drives loyal users and fans away. Great job Panasonic! You just lost a long time customer.

Specs on the camera look great. HD video, 5x optical zoom

After I placed my order, I began to shop for an extra battery or 2. After some research I have discovered that Panasonic has placed firmware in this camera (and their other new ones) that will not allow you to use a 3rd party battery. I've used 3rd...


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I already have a larger format camera that takes great photos. Unfortunately there are times I need a camera that can fit in my pocket, yet give me similar good quality photos. this will do just that.

Easy To Use","Good Image Quality","Large Clear LCD","Small \/ Compact

No Viewfinder

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Four stars all the way!


Reason why I'm not giving it a 5 star review is because I've only had a Luminax camera for a few months, not enough time to warrant a 5 star review. However, for the period that I have had it, it worked like a charm. Great design and much less...

Easy to Use, Excellent Picture Quality, Lightweight

Short Battery Life

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Great stills...Fantastic 720P HD video with stabilizer and auto face recognition.This camera does it all. It even takes a still before you start video recording! Depress the shutter button and the video keeps recording until you push the button again...

Easy To Use","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Large Clear LCD","Short Lag Time","Small \/ Compact

Limited Zoom

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Excellent Purchase


Bought for my grandsons birthday now everyone wants one.

Easy To Use","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Nice Body Color","Short Lag Time","Small \/ Compact

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Works Just Fine


It doesn\'t have the zoom capability that my other camera has and I often want to take photos from a distance. On the other hand, the image stabilization makes the distance shots more reliable. The auto focus is better than my other camera, especially...

Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light

Limited Zoom

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The Panasonic DMC-FH1K excellent value


This is an easy to use camera with excellent quality photos. Well worth the price.

Good Image Stabilization","Good quality","Nice Body Color","Perfect size

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Grade A for pictures


I was at my sons school play of June this year. Well I needed a great camera to zoom in on my son so I could get a clear shot of him on stage. A family member of mine loaned me their camera, which happened to be a lumix panasonic camera.

Takes clear beautiful pictures

Nothing works great

Product Specifications

The DMC-FH1 features a developed 28mm wide-angle 5x optical zoom f/2.8-6.9 LUMIX DC VARIO lens (35mm camera equivalent: 28-140mm) into a compact body. Comprising 6 elements in 5 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses with 5 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit realizes the outstandingly slim and compact body yet achieving exceptional optical performance. The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) in the DMC-FH1 compensates for the blurring caused by hand-shake. Even slight hand-shake movement is accurately detected by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second, and compensated to produce sharp, clear images. The Venus Engine IV controls the shifting of the blur-stopping lens with even greater precision to further increase the detection accuracy and correction effect of MEGA O.I.S. It works for zoom shots and macro shots, which are especially susceptible to hand-shake, and lets you shoot in dimly lit rooms or evening illumination to preserve the mood. In short, it lets anybody take beautiful, blur-free shots with ease. The sonic speed AF system in the DMC-FH1 (has a maximum speed of approx. 0.35 second for auto focusing. It includes numerous re-engineering enhancements, including a higher-speed actuator, optimized algorithms and parallel software processing. The result is fast and accurate AF performance. You can quickly get moving subjects in focus, such as when you're shooting sports scenes. The energy-saving Venus Engine IV image-processing engine and the efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery which has been slimmed down to fit into thinner camera bodies work together to extend the shooting time of the DMC-FH1. This lets users take approx. 310 shots on a single battery charge.


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 / 8
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/6000


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