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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5 / DMC-FS18

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5 / DMC-FS18. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and performance. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the flash and storage.

usability, portability, price, performance, image quality

durability, battery, memory, storage, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5 / DMC-FS18 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5 / DMC-FS18

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5 / DMC-FS18 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and performance. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, portability, performance, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5 / DMC-FS18

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5 / DMC-FS18 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and battery are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas reviews about the performance and image quality are different. There are some less positive views about the shutter.

portability, usability, design, battery, size

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (t3.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS18-review

 

Panasonic's latest unassuming compact delivers a smidgeon of style and performance for a pocket-friendly price. See what else T3's camera expert had to say in the Lumix DMC-FS18 review

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Stephen Fell (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS18 review

 

An affordable introduction to simple, quality digital photography

iA mode works very well ; Price ; Ease of use ; Size ; Image quality

No dedicated Movie button for instant switching ; Maximum ISO 1600 ; You Tube / Facebook software is Windows only

The FS18 is ideal for those looking to give young teenagers or older family members an introduction to digital photography

May, 2011

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH5 review

 

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH5 is a compact digital camera that's comfortable to hold and simple to operate. It has a large 16Mp sensor and a 28mm wide angle lens (f/3.5) with a 5x zoom. It's a convenient and fun camera that can be used for happy snaps,...

Overall, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH5 is comfortable and also quite fun to use. It has a swag of useful scene modes and it even comes with software that allows you to upload still images to Facebook and videos to YouTube without actually visiting those...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Russell Barnes (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS18

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS18 : A Lumix with a new lens and a slimmer chassis

The Lumix is renowned for offering affordability and reliability, and the FS18 continues this tradition. It's very easy to get big results from this tiny compact

May, 2011

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Panasonic DMC FS18

 

Panasonic DMC FS3581/100

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH5 camera

 

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH5 review: A compact digital camera that's useful for happy snaps

Good controls and comfortable to use ; Easy to operate ; Good focusing performance

LCD screen struggles in bright conditions ; Can't handle highlights properly ; No ISO limiting

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH5 is a decent camera for happy snaps, but it does struggle in bright conditions. However, it's comfortable to hold, simple to operate and has plenty of scene modes, many of which are fun to use.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix FH5 is a high-quality ultra-compact digicam. With good performance, excellent image quality and a price tag under $150, this is a camera worth considering if you are on a budget. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Ultra Compact, easy to carry ; iAuto makes it easy for anyone to shoot ; Huge 16-Megapixel image ; Excellent image quality for a compact camera ; Very good shooting performance ; Outstanding camera for under $150

Battery Life is short-lived ; Can be difficult for large hands to hold on to and operate ; Small, weak flash ; No HDMI output for HD movies

The Panasonic Lumix FH5 is a high-quality ultra-compact digicam. With good performance, excellent image quality and a price tag under $150, this is a camera worth considering if you are on a budget. Read more in our

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH5 camera

 

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH5 review: A compact digital camera that's useful for happy snaps

Good controls and comfortable to use ; Easy to operate ; Good focusing performance

LCD screen struggles in bright conditions ; Can't handle highlights properly ; No ISO limiting

May, 2011

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS18 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS18 (also known as the DMC-FH5) is a 16 megapixel compact digital camera with a 4x, 28-112mm optical zoom lens. Measuring just 19mm thick, the FS18 also features a 2.7 inch LCD screen and it can record 720p HD movies at 24fps....

Sometimes it's difficult differentiating between Lumix models at the entry-level point and shoot end of the spectrum, so similar are they - and in truth there's nothing much here that we haven't seen before from the brand, albeit with a lower pixel...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Liam McCabe (reviewed.com)

Panasonic DMC-FH5

 

Unremarkable, but not bad, performance, but with nothing to really recommend it

Affordable entry-level camera; Accurate color performance

No distinguishing qualities; Cheap design

Based on its performance scores, the Panasonic FH5 is an average point-and-shoot. Colors are accurate, noise is well controlled, and resolution is acceptable. It’s nothing special, but as a cheap, easy camera built for the most casual of photographers,...

Nov, 2011

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