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Panasonic DMC-FH27

Panasonic DMC-FH27 Digital Camera

16.1MP 8x CCD Jan 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “The touch-screen-based Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 is a good-looking compact camera that packs big zoom.” but despite that they only gave it a score of 3 stars. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com said “Design The Lumix DMC-FH27 is a very compact digicam with a potent 8x zoom, potentially making” nonetheless they scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 3 stars. Digitaltrends.com also mentioned “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 has some good things going for it with a compact body and a versatile 8x optical zoom.”.

Good Quality Lens

Several people who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good zoom. Asia.cnet.com mentioned “Compact and attractive with 8x zoom”. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-FH27 is a compact digital camera that has a good 8x Leica-branded zoom lens”.

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 reviewers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 concluded that it had a good lens. Asia.cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F 27 is a straightforward point-and-shoot with a flexible lens and useful touch-screen operation” .

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Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few people concluded that it had a good screen. Five years ago Asia.cnet.com mentioned “Intelligent LCD" automatically adjusts screen brightness”. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert review site CNET.com.au “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” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 a score of 75 out of 100.

Nice Design

Two people who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com said five years ago “The (also known as the FS37) is Panasonic's top-of-the-line "Stylish C” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 review.

Good Product Quality

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 owners who bought this digital camera thought it was good quality. Asia.cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good quality lens Fast zoom”. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote in their review “Its lens is a good quality Leica-branded 8x zoom which operates” but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Robust

One person wrote that it was reliable. Five years ago Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “The Panasonic FH27 offers quick, reliable performance in a fairly tight”.

Easy to Use

One customer considered that it had a good experience. Five years ago Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “Take good pictures, provide a pleasant, hassle-free user experience” in their review. One person considered that it was easy to use. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 “The touch screen is somewhat easy to use, though caused us trouble in image review” .

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact cameras that were launched 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 Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that are a similar age to it. 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 Capability

supports video capability

The Panasonic DMC-FH27 supports video capability, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-FH27 which do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-FH27 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-FH27 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the DMC-FH27.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DMC-FH27 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a comparable type and age to the DMC-FH27. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Fairly Big Extra/Smart Zoom

With an extra/Smart zoom of 72 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-FH27 has a quite big extra/Smart zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the DMC-FH27. The smallest extra/Smart zoom of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-FH27 is 1.3x and the biggest is 96x.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The DMC-FH27 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DMC-FH27. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DMC-FH27 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of this age and type. This Panasonic digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Across all compact cameras that have been available for more than two years the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Quite High Magnification

The lowest magnification of digital cameras of this spec and age is 0.5x and the highest is 20x. At 16 times zoom factor, the DMC-FH27 has a fairly high magnification compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FH27.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FH27 is 6.9MB and the biggest is 8.2GB. At 70 megabytes, the DMC-FH27 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DMC-FH27 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic camera). This camera also supports a video resolutions 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 video resolution of all digital cameras of this spec and age ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Very Fast Camera Shutter Interval

Across all the cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-FH27 the camera shutter intervals range from 0.008s to 30s. With a camera shutter interval of only 1.1 seconds, the Panasonic DMC-FH27 has a quite fast camera shutter interval compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FH27.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras of this type and age.

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11 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

This Panasonic digital camera received an expert rating of 67% from asia.cnet.com.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 considered that it was not noisy. Asia.cnet.com said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 “Very noisy above ISO 400”.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FH27, the DMC-FH27 does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-FH27 do not support wi-Fi. The DMC-FH27 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Panasonic DMC-FH27 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FH27, the DMC-FH27 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the DMC-FH27 is not waterproof.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the DMC-FH27 is 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.3"" camera, which is the most common optical sensor size.

This digital camera's optical sensor size (1/2.33"") is in fact the worst optical sensor size amongst all compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

A 2/3"" optical sensor size is the best optical sensor size across comparable types of digital camera.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the DMC-FH27 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Panasonic digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of this age and spec. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Panasonic DMC-FH27 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Panasonic digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-FH27. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The DMC-FH27 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 660 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DMC-FH27 the battery capacitys range from 170mAh to 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-FH27

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DMC-FH27 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released over five years ago.

Average Megapixel

The DMC-FH27 has a relatively typical megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DMC-FH27.

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Average Digital Zoom

The DMC-FH27 has a relatively typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-FH27.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-FH27 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 142 grams, the DMC-FH27 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DMC-FH27.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Interval
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Power Requirements
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed
Aperture Priority AE

Expert Reviews

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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

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcfh27, panasonic dmcfh27s, panasonic dmcfh27r, panasonic dmcfh27k
Barcodes 00885170031043, 00885170031050, 00885170031067
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