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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and performance are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas the energy efficiency and viewfinder get negative opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the flash and screen.

price, usability, image quality, performance, portability

color, shutter, low-light, viewfinder, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the performance and lens. The zoom and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the usability.

price, portability, zoom, lens, performance

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4 is a 4-megapixel digital camera with a high-quality Leica 12x optical zoom. The Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 12x zoom is equivalent to a 35 - 420mm zoom on a 35mm camera with a F2.8 to F3.3 maximum aperture. Panasonic's advanced MEGA

Bottom line - The Lumix DMC-FZ4 will make an great choice for the family or tourist user, especially if you're shooting your children's sporting events. With its 12x optical zoom lens, you'll be able to fill the frame with distant subjects, and with its 4

Apr, 2005

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

After reviewing its five-megapixel "big brother" the Panasonic FZ5, the Panasonic FZ4 was a bit of a disappointment. It was a competent enough camera, but missed the mark slightly in a number of areas, particularly when compared with the solid...

Long 12x optical zoom lens, Optical image stabilization really helps make use of the long zoom, Unusually fast shutter response, downright blazing in the "high speed autofocus" modes, Extremely fast from shot to shot, Excellent macro capability...

Higher than average image noise for a 4-megapixel camera, At maximum telephoto, lens produces soft corners, lower resolution, Chromatic aberration is on the high side, particularly at the telephoto end of the lens' range, LCD/EVF doesn't "gain up"...

The Panasonic FZ4 features both an eye-level electronic optical viewfinder (EVF) and a 1.5-inch LCD monitor on the back panel for image composition (114,000 pixels). The EVF is essentially a miniaturized version of the larger LCD monitor, complete with...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4 is a 4.0 megapixel digital camera with a 12x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilizer built in. It is a significant upgrade to their previously released DMC-FZ3. Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4 from the...

Panasonic is introducing the incoming LUMIX model 5.0-megapixel DMC-FZ5 and 4.0-megapixel DMC-FZ4 with MEGA O.I.S., Optical Image Stabilizer that compensates the handshake, incorporating a newly developed 12x optical zoom (equivalent to 36mm to...

Feb, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Not the world's best but a Best Buy

 

Lens, handling and speed. Quality of pictures, bargain price.Simplicity of controls & menus.

Small LCD fades in bright sunlight. Smallness makes some controls difficult to use.

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Great Camera, Great Image Quality, Great Zoom

 

Ease of use, 12x zoom, great battery life

only available in silver

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

The DMC-FZ4 is a GREAT buy for the money.

 

I'll address general concerns from a general photography fan. I'm not super deep into the world of photography but i do enjoy to take pictures and do so a great deal. So for the more 'casual' enthusiast, here are the pros and cons of the FZ4: PROS: ...

Battery life, Price, Zoom, Picture Quality

Low light quality, small lcd, silent movies

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

The DMC-FZ4 is a GREAT buy for the money.

 

Battery life, Price, Zoom, Picture Quality

Low light quality, small lcd, silent movies.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Good but too many options

 

The best shooting mode for beginners is probably not the default "beginners" or "don't think" mode. It's probably rather an adaptation of the "Speed" priority mode even for beginners. (The S on the mode selector) This allow good indoor without always ...

Extremely good Optics and very good image quality, good battery life

Cumbersome User interface, complicated options. No external power option, still no "Webcam" emulation

Jun, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4 Digital Camera - An Alternative To Canon S2 IS?

 

After using a 2-Megapixel Panasonic DMC-FZ1 (upgraded to FZ2 firmware) for a while, I decided that I need a camera with higher resolution. Since I have SD cards and ...

Fast Leica monster zoom, picture quality, price, features, included accessories

LCD could be articulated and larger, could come in black color, no microphone

Jun, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Panasonic Lumix® DMC-FZ4 Digital Camera

 

After using a 2-Megapixel Panasonic DMC-FZ1 (upgraded to FZ2 firmware) for a while, I decided that I need a camera with higher resolution. Since I have SD cards and ...

Fast Leica monster zoom, picture quality, price, features, included accessories

LCD could be articulated and larger, could come in black color, no microphone

Jun, 2005
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