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Panasonic DMC-FH4-K Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.1MP 4x Apr 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Panasonic digital cameras have good reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Does not support Full HD video

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Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 8,853 expert and user reviews (including 765 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-FH4-K has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120, the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W ($375.99), and the GE J1455 is also worth considering.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-FH4-K has a 4320 x 3240 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 spec. This Panasonic digital camera also have still image resolution(s) 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 age and spec to this camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The Panasonic 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"" digital camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size.

A 1/2.33"" optical sensor size is actually the worst optical sensor size amongst all cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the best optical sensor size is 2/3"".

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The DMC-FH4-K has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this type and age. Most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera maximum image resolutions range from 4288 x 3216 pixels (worst) to 4928 x 3264 pixels (best).

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DMC-FH4-K has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($799.98), or the GE A1455 which has better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DMC-FH4-K has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The DMC-FH4-K has a battery charger included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DMC-FH4-K has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DMC-FH4-K has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DMC-FH4-K has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The DMC-FH4-K supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The DMC-FH4-K has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic DMC-FH4-K 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 of this age and spec. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this Panasonic digital camera 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 age and type to this camera ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DMC-FH4-K does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A57Y both from Sony or the Olympus OM-D E-M10 which is also higher rated.

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Weight & Dimensions

Light

The weights of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 20g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. When compared to other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera that we have assessed, the DMC-FH4-K's weight of only 95 grams is one of the lightest.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-FH4-K has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 65x.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix JX660 (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera range from 1x to 120x. The DMC-FH4-K has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120.

If this medium megapixel camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung WB350F ($159.95) (5x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 18mm and 1,500mm. At only 112 millimeters, the Panasonic DMC-FH4-K has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 4.5mm to 40mm. At 28 millimeters, the Panasonic DMC-FH4-K has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 2" to 4.8". At only 2.7 inches, the DMC-FH4-K has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the DMC-TZ30EF-W ($375.99) (3"), or the Lumix DMC-TZ56 (3") both from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Panasonic released the DMC-FH4-K.


Product Identifiers

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

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