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Panasonic Lumix Dmc Fh5 Digital Camera Review

By on August 10, 2011

Panasonic has been producing some impressive point and shoot cameras of late. One of the commendable additions to this series of Lumix cameras is the Panasonic Lumix Dmc Fh5.

The camera has been one of the major releases in the year 2011. The greatest highlight of the camera has been the 16 megapixel sensor. However, the megapixel count is not the only factor that keeps the Lumix Dmc Fh5 ahead of its competitors. There are some other interesting features as well.

Features Of Panasonic Lumix Dmc Fh5 Digital Camera

The camera has a 6.12 x 4.51 mm CCD sensor to capture clear pictures. The effective pixels count on the sensor is 16 million which may make it a bit crammed with the pixels at times.

However, it is a super compact digital point and shoot camera that offers handy features for the users to take good pictures in normal conditions. The camera includes the Leica DC lens that is developed lately. It is a retractable lens that offers a focal range of 28 mm to 112mm with the optical zoom of 4x. However, thanks to the latest Intelligent Zoom feature, the zoom range can be expanded further to 5x.

Panasonic Lumix Dmc Fh5 comes with some interesting features and modes. One of them is the Venus Engine VI. This is a newly developed feature that enhances the camera’s resolution and auto focus along with increasing the zooming range and quickening the start-up speed.

Another interesting feature is the iA mode. This mode is one of the trademarks of the Lumix series, and it has become a popular feature of these cameras as well. Another new addition to the features of the Lumix DMC FH5 has been the Intelligent Exposure mode. This mode can successfully prevent blown highlights and blocked shadows.The AF Tracking is another unique feature of the camera that helps focus on moving objects.

Apart from these unique features, the camera also includes Face Detection, Intelligent ISO Control, Mega OIS or Optical Image Stabilization for better picture quality. The camera also has Intelligent Scene Selector to create better effects. Finally, the users will find it extremely easy to connect the camera to the PC and upload the images and videos to YouTube.

Lumix DMC FH5 has a digital zoom of 4x. The normal focus range of the camera is 50 cm which is less than 20 inches. However, the camera also has a macro mode that can start focusing on objects as close as 5 cm from the camera. There are 11 auto focus points and they work in different ways to find the auto focus.

Like any other digital point and shoot camera, Lumix DMC FH5 does not offer any manual control. However, the shutter speed or the aperture can be varied by selecting different scene modes. The camera can also capture HD movie in Motion JPEG mode. There are various options for movie mode including the resolution of 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps.

The design of Lumix DMC FH5 is sleek. It has 2.7 inches articulated LCD screen with the screen resolution of 230,000 dots. It weighs 121 gm with the dimension of 94x54x19 mm. The camera operates with Li-Ion rechargeable battery.

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