Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20 Review

February 27, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 6 Comments |

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20Today we have the World’s first ever review of the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20 digital camera. The Panasonic FS20 offers a 10 megapixel sensor, 4x optical zoom and stylish, compact design. Find out if the FS20 improves on the low-light performance of the previous generation, and if Panasonic’s brand new FS range of cameras is a viable alternative to the popular but more expensive FX series.

Website: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS20 Review



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#1 1001 noisy cameras

Great debut review of the new FS20!

This is indeed interesting, it seems that Panasonic is shifting the FX-series of cameras upwards, while the new FS-series continue where the previous FX-series left off (albeit at 30mm instead of 28mm).

The 10mp sensor is probably a marketing requirement, double-digit megapixels look good in electronics superstores (I guess).

The anti-shake test is quite telling in showcasing the benefit of IS!

7:51 am - Thursday, February 28, 2008

#2 greg

thanks for telling us the price.... not.
i had to click on several pages to find it!

you'd think it'd be under specs, or the intro, but no!

10:53 pm - Thursday, February 28, 2008

#3 Anthony Duda

The reviewer is incorrect in that you CAN adjust the in-camera sharpness level. If you adjust the camera to "VIVID" saturation, not only does it raise the saturation slightly, but also increases sharpness, and the camera manual states this. If you look at the EXIF date for the shot, you'll see that when you use this mode, the sharpness level reads "hard". In the normal saturation mode, sharpness read "normal" in the EXIF data.

4:25 pm - Tuesday, May 13, 2008

#4 John Lancaster

I bought one of these in Japan and it is useless. Panasonic have crippled the model that they sold me. It only has Japanese menus.Having spoken to their service department,I would recommend avoiding anything produced by Panasonic as their service provides no help at all.

8:19 am - Monday, September 1, 2008

#5 Dan Hoath

Review was fine. i have the camera and have been trying to figure out how to read the sd card in my computer. Do I need to format it or do something to it? I can read it fine using the cord from the camera to computer but putting sd card into computer does nothing. Please help.

8:34 pm - Tuesday, February 3, 2009

#6 Niamh

I was wondering if someone could help me. I cant figure out how to crop and save pictures I have already taken. I have the Lumix DMC FS20. Thanks.

3:48 pm - Tuesday, January 19, 2010