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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 Digital Camera

16.1MP 8x CCD Jan 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
For the style-conscious, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH27 is the compact digital camera you've all been waiting for. The FH27 point-and-shoot boasts a generous 3.0-inch LCD screen, a 16.1-megapixel... More
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24 Reasons For

Good Size

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote “Design The Lumix DMC-FH27 is a very compact digicam with a potent 8x zoom, potentially making” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27. Digitaltrends.com also said “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 has some good things going for it with a compact body and a versatile 8x optical zoom.”. Five years ago Asia.cnet.com mentioned “Compact and attractive with 8x zoom” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27.

Good Quality Lens

Five Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 reviewers concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 had a good zoom. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-FH27 is a compact digital camera that has a good 8x Leica-branded zoom lens” however they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Asia.cnet.com mentioned “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F 27 is a straightforward point-and-shoot with a flexible lens and useful touch-screen operation” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 review.

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Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 7,426 user and expert reviews, Panasonic has good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several people agreed that this digital camera had a good screen. Asia.cnet.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 review “Intelligent LCD" automatically adjusts screen brightness”. Cnet.com.au said “This camera is identical in specifications to the, released at the same time, except it has a larger 3-inch screen compared to the 2.7-inch version on the FH25” in their review.

Nice Design

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 owners considered that it was good looking. Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag five years ago “The touch-screen-based Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 is a good-looking compact camera that packs big zoom.”. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 review “The (also known as the FS37) is Panasonic's top-of-the-line "Stylish C”.

Good Product Quality

A number of people said that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 was good quality. Asia.cnet.com gave the product a score of 74 out of 100 and wrote five years ago “Good quality lens Fast zoom” in their review. Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “Its lens is a good quality Leica-branded 8x zoom which operates”.

Robust

One person who reviewed it thought it was reliable. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com said “The Panasonic FH27 offers quick, reliable performance in a fairly tight” in their review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

One customer who purchased the product thought it was easy to use. Digitalcamerareview.com scored it 4 stars and wrote “The touch screen is somewhat easy to use, though caused us trouble in image review”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 owner wrote in their reviews that it had a good experience. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag five years ago “Take good pictures, provide a pleasant, hassle-free user experience” nonetheless they only gave this digital camera a score of 50 out of 100.

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CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FH27, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 supports video recording.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-FH27 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FH27.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Big Extra / Smart Zoom

The extra / smart zooms of comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 1.3x to 96x, and the average extra / smart zoom is 26x. With an extra / smart zoom of 72 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FH27 has a fairly big extra / smart zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FH27.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Lumix DMC-FH27 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras of this age and type. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FH27 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most digital cameras of this type and age. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago ranges from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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Quite High Lens Magnification Ratio

The lens magnification ratios of digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.5x to 20x, and the average lens magnification ratio is 5.8x. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 has one of the higher lens magnification ratios (16 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FH27 is 330MB, and the internal memory range from 1MB to 8.2GB. With an internal memory of 70 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-FH27 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FH27 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The best video resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus and Face tracking are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Lumix DMC-FH27 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FH27. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Short

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FH27 the heights range from 10mm to 750mm. At only 55.88 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FH27 is quite short compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and asia.cnet.com this compact camera camera has an average expert rating of 67%.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 reviewer considered that the product was not noisy. Five years ago Asia.cnet.com said “Very noisy above ISO 400”.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-FH27 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FH27 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago are not 3D compatible. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Lumix DMC-FH27 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FH27, the Lumix DMC-FH27 is not waterproof.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Lumix DMC-FH27 is 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". The best optical sensor size of all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FH27 is 2/3"" and the worst is 1/2.5"".

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FH27. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 170mAh and 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 850mAh. The Lumix DMC-FH27 has a quite small battery capacity (only 660 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has Four Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The playback modes "Single image", "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this digital camera.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27

Average Screen Size

The Lumix DMC-FH27 has a fairly average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-FH27 over five years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

The Lumix DMC-FH27 has a fairly typical megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FH27.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FH27 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 142 grams, the Lumix DMC-FH27 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Interval
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
PC Connectivity
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Required Power
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Focal Length
Cable
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Aperture Priority Mode

Expert Reviews

(8)
4 August 2011

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

Straightforward point-and-shoot
Flexible 8x zoom lens
Useful touch-screen operation
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F 27 is a straightforward point-and-shoot with a flexible lens and useful touch-screen operation
Compact and attractive with 8x zoom
16-megapixel resolution is a bit of a waste
Can't use the optical zoom while recording movies
Its 16-megapixel resolution is a bit of a waste and you can't use the optical zoom while recording movies
Soft images
Subpar touch-screen experience
14 July 2011

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

14 July 2011

The Panasonic LumixDMC ? FH27 is counted among those powerful digital cameras that are known for their decent shots in auto, easy portability and high zooming power. In such a competitive market... Read more…

9 June 2011

The touch-screen-based Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 is a good-looking compact camera that packs big zoom, but soft photos and poor user experience spoil the deal. Buy it now...

Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-FH27 is a compact digital camera that has a good 8x Leica-branded zoom lens. However, the 3in touchscreen can be a pain to operate and doesn't offer many advantages over...

25 April 2011

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...

7 April 2011

Looking for an 8x optical zoom touchscreen camera? The FH27 could fit the bill, providing you're not too fussed about physical buttons and exemplary image quality...

The Panasonic FH27 offers quick, reliable performance in a fairly tight and compact package. The touch screen is somewhat easy to use, though caused us trouble in image review...

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