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Panasonic DMC-FH4-K
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Panasonic DMC-FH4-K Digital Camera

14.1MP 4x CCD Apr 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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14 Reasons For

Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

Panasonic is one of the better rated digital camera brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Panasonic also has good reviews for its compact cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras that have been around 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 Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a similar spec and 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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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-FH4-K, the DMC-FH4-K has an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DMC-FH4-K has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DMC-FH4-K is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of this spec and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The DMC-FH4-K has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this age and spec. 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-FH4-K. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DMC-FH4-K has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Panasonic digital camera has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3232 x 3232, 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432 and 4320 x 2880. The best still image resolution of all compact cameras that have been available for more than two years is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FH4-K have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3 and 26,000. At 6,400, the DMC-FH4-K has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-FH4-K.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The DMC-FH4-K supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital 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 cameras of a similar type and age to the DMC-FH4-K ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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280 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The DMC-FH4-K is a camera that takes 280 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DMC-FH4-K take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Panasonic DMC-FH4-K is more than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Panasonic camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Multi Point Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Light

The weights of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 20g to 840g. With a weight of only 95 grams, the DMC-FH4-K's weight is one of the lightest amongst digital cameras of this type and age.

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15 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-FH4-K has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the optical zooms range from 3x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the DMC-FH4-K does not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DMC-FH4-K, the DMC-FH4-K does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DMC-FH4-K does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DMC-FH4-K also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The Panasonic DMC-FH4-K is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DMC-FH4-K are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DMC-FH4-K does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-FH4-K also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The DMC-FH4-K is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-FH4-K are also not waterproof.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The DMC-FH4-K has a maximum optical sensor size of 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 camera's optical sensor size (1/2.33"") is in fact the worst optical sensor size amongst all compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Panasonic DMC-FH4-K has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DMC-FH4-K is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Quite Small Combined Zoom

The average combined zoom of compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-FH4-K is 50x. At only 8 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-FH4-K has a very small combined zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-FH4-K.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Panasonic DMC-FH4-K has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DMC-FH4-K. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Panasonic DMC-FH4-K is more than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-FH4-K. The shooting modes "Program" is also found on this camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of cameras of a comparable type and age to the DMC-FH4-K is 170mAh, the biggest is 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh. At only 680 milliamperes * hour, the DMC-FH4-K has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The DMC-FH4-K has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 112 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-FH4-K range from 18mm to 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the DMC-FH4-K has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FH4-K. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-FH4-K

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14.1 megapixels, the DMC-FH4-K has a fairly typical megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DMC-FH4-K.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Panasonic DMC-FH4-K has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DMC-FH4-K.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD 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
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Power Requirements
Battery Level Indicator
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
On/off Switch

Product Identifiers

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

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