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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH4
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH4 Digital Camera

14.1MP 4x CCD Dec 2012
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18 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We calculated the average reviews for all Panasonic digital cameras and also specifically for Panasonic compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had good reviews.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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 that came out more than two years ago. 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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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-FH4 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FH4, the Lumix DMC-FH4 has a built-in flash.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH4 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FH4. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Lumix DMC-FH4 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH4 has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3232 x 3232, 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432 and 4320 x 2880. Across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FH4 the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Supports Six ISO Speeds

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH4 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Panasonic digital camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

At 6.5, the Lumix DMC-FH4 has a quite small maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FH4 have maximum apertures of between 2 and 130.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

Digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FH4 have maximum ISO speeds of between 3 and 52,000. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH4 has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (6,400) amongst cameras of this age.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FH4 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic 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). Across all digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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280 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Lumix DMC-FH4 is a camera that takes 280 shots shots per battery charge.

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Features One Auto Focus

The Lumix DMC-FH4 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Panasonic digital camera. The auto focus Multi Point Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 20.6 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FH4 is one of the thinner cameras of this age and spec amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-FH4 the depths range from 13mm to 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm.

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Light

Digital cameras of this age and spec have weights of between 20g and 710g, and the average weight is 170g. When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the weight of the Lumix DMC-FH4 of only 95 grams is one of the lightest.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH4 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FH4 which support video recording.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH4 has a quite small optical zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FH4. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the optical zooms range from 2x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH4 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH4 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FH4, the Lumix DMC-FH4 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-FH4 do not have a GPS. The Lumix DMC-FH4 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-FH4 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FH4 are also not waterproof.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Lumix DMC-FH4 is 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". The optical sensor size of all cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FH4 ranges from 1/2.5"" (worst) to 2/3"" (best).

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Quite Small Combined Zoom

At only 8 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FH4 has a very small combined zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the combined zoom range from 3x to 1,600x.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-FH4 is more than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FH4. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modes

The Lumix DMC-FH4 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Panasonic digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FH4. The shooting mode "Program" is also found on this camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of digital cameras of this type and age range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh. With a battery capacity of only 680 milliamperes * hour, the Lumix DMC-FH4 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FH4.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

At only 112 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH4 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FH4. Across all the similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FH4 the maximum focal lengths range from 13mm to 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

The Lumix DMC-FH4 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (28 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The minimum focal lengths of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2.6mm to 290mm, and the average minimum focal length is 27mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH4

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-FH4 over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-FH4 has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14.1 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-FH4 has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH4 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FH4.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Required Power
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmcfh4, dmcfh4k, 885170073173, panasonic dmcfh4, panasonic dmcfh4s, panasonic dmcfh4k
Barcodes 00885170073173

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