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Panasonic DMC-FH27 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 8x Jan 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good quality lens
Good size
Average expert reviews
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Average Expert Reviews

Expert review site asia.cnet.com scored this digital camera 67 out of 100.

Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 9,075 user and expert reviews (including 790 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel cameras compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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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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.


Design

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” .


Weight & Dimensions

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.”.

Average Weight

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

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Audio

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”.

Features Voice Recording

The Panasonic DMC-FH27 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DMC-FH27 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Panasonic camera was released in January 2012.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The DMC-FH27 has a pretty average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

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

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The DMC-FH27 has a relatively typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DMC-FH27 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera which do not have a touchscreen.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Panasonic DMC-FH27 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The DMC-FH27 does not have a video out, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also do not have a video out.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DMC-FH27 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

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

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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 the most common optical sensor size of 1/2.3"".

A 1/2.33"" optical sensor size is in fact the worst optical sensor size amongst all digital cameras of this type and age.

The best optical sensor size amongst similar types of camera is 2/3"".

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-FH27 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Digital cameras of this age and type still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels digital camera.

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Viewfinder

Quite High Magnification

With a magnification of 16 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-FH27 has one of the higher magnifications amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The lowest magnification of similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 0.17x and the highest is 20x.

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Camera

Features Calendar

The DMC-FH27 features calendar, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The DMC-FH27 features connection to PC, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The DMC-FH27 supports PictBridge. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The DMC-FH27 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DMC-FH27 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DMC-FH27 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DMC-FH27 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

At 70 megabytes, the Panasonic DMC-FH27 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Cameras of this age and type have internal memory of between 8MB and 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DMC-FH27 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Panasonic 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). Across all medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Shutter

Very Fast Camera Shutter Interval

The fastest camera shutter interval of cameras of this age and spec is 0.008s, the slowest is 30s, and the average camera shutter interval is 5.1s. The DMC-FH27 has a fairly fast camera shutter interval (only 1.1 seconds) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

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

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