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PanasonicLUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Silver)
 
4.2

(based on 53 reviews)

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    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Image stabilization (33)
  • Easy to use (29)
  • Nice body color (28)
  • Compact (24)
  • Good in low light (24)

Cons

  • Lag / shutter delay (6)
  • No viewfinder (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (42)
  • Travel (34)
  • Landscape/scenery (27)
  • Video (17)
  • Low light (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (27), Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18), Yes (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great camera for a reasonable price.

Bought this camera this week.[...]Was debating between the DMCFH1 and the DMC FX 580 because the latter has manual settings. Chose the FH1 because it received better reviews for picture...Read complete review

Bought this camera this week.[...]Was debating between the DMCFH1 and the DMC FX 580 because the latter has manual settings. Chose the FH1 because it received better reviews for picture quality. The camera is really pocket size and well built. It's easy to use and has numerous features and scene modes. The Ai setting is amazing as well. I already own a Canon T1i so I was looking for a small point and shoot to carry with me all the time. This camera really suits the bill. It has 12 megapixels which is more than enough for a point and shoot. That's why I didn't go for the FH3 or FH20. With 14megapixels it's overkill especially with a small sensor. Picture quality is awesome. So is the HD video. Wish it came with HDMI connectivity but what do you want for $160.00 You do need a class 6 SD HC card to shoot the video.I would recommend at least 8GB. It comes with a proprietary Panasonic battery. Backup batteries must be Panasonic. Don't buy a cheap substitute, they won't work.A good case is hard to find, but I was able to find leather one online.Overall, I think this an excellent camera for anyone just getting into photography as well as for someone who has a DSLR and wants a point and shoot to carry everyday. I highly recommend it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I was very disappointed.

At first look I thought this would be a nice little point and shoot just for snaps. For [$] dollars I didn't expect a pro level camera but I did expect a bit...Read complete review

At first look I thought this would be a nice little point and shoot just for snaps. For [$] dollars I didn't expect a pro level camera but I did expect a bit more than this camera can produce. Three big issues immediately jumped out. Flash was weak in anything but optimum light and distance. Time between firing the shutter and actual exposure was antiquated at best.Manual over and under compensation of exposure produced next to nothing in change.

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4.0

"Small but terrible"

By photofox

from Koror, Palau

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Black):

    I bought this camera for family use. Works great when we go to rock islands. Great pictures on sandy beaches. I'm not worried to bring it close to the water.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    very good ratio quality/price !

    By Jeff

    from Milano, Italy

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good in Low Light
    • Small / Compact
    • Wide angle

    Cons

    • Battery door in plastic
    • Lag / Shutter Delay

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Black):

    This is a perfect camera for a woman's hand bag. they can use it everywhere. In fact, this is my wife's camera.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    1.0

    I was very disappointed.

    By viewu

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay
    • No Viewfinder
    • Poor Flash

    Best Uses

      Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Black):

      At first look I thought this would be a nice little point and shoot just for snaps. For [$] dollars I didn't expect a pro level camera but I did expect a bit more than this camera can produce. Three big issues immediately jumped out. Flash was weak in anything but optimum light and distance. Time between firing the shutter and actual exposure was antiquated at best.Manual over and under compensation of exposure produced next to nothing in change.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 1
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great point and shot camera

      By Zern Wolf

      from West Central Wisconsin

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Black):

        This is an easy to use, high quality camera. Great as your first digital camera, or if you just want very good pictures with no thought or work on your part. In my youth I was trained as photo journalist and had cameras with all the gadgets, lens, etc. Now I just want a small camera that thinks for me, this is the one.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Great Everyday Camera for a Low Price

        By bigshark101

        from Montreal, Canada

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Nice Body Color
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Lag / Shutter Delay

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light

        Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Silver):

        Easy to use, very basic camera. I bought this as a gift for my younger sister, sort of like an introductory camera, and she loves it. Great for everyday use, when you are out with your friends and small enough to easily fit in your pocket.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Nice Little Camera

        By Cherry

        from Cincinnati, OH

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light

          Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Silver):

          For the price its a very good deal.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Nice Small Camera

          By F G

          from berkeley CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Nice Body Color
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Silver):

          I usually bring this camera every where because it is small. it is easy to use but don't expect to have best quality. Have a really good battery life.

          It is good for people how don't really know so much about photography. Click and Go without worrying white balance, shutter speed, A/v, ect...

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 7
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Good purchase

          By ES

          from Santo Domingo , Dominican Republic

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good in Low Light
          • Nice Body Color
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay
          • Poor Image Stabilization

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Silver):

          The product is great, when i purchase the camera i choose the silver one, because the color of the camera dont get visible scratches of use in a longer time, the blue one is beautiful but it has the problem that get visible scratches of use in a short time, the camera FH1 has all that you need for taking beautiful pictures

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 8
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent Camera!!!

          By Cletus

          from Chapel Hill

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Blue):

            We purchased this camera for our daughter and could not be happier with the camera. It's easy to use, takes nearly instantaneous photos and has what I consider very good build quality.[$]

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Awesome camera for the money! Great Buy!

            By Beth

            from Millersville,MD

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Black):

            I use this camera as a sub when I don't want to carry alot and it's awesome. Takes great pics, quick refresh, super little camera. I can even see the big text of the menus! :)Normally shoot a D80.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Nice simple, responsive camera

            By skippymcgee

            from Washington, DC

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Short Lag Time

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

              Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Black):

              Bought this for my parents to take photos of their grandchildren. Their last camera had a super slow autofocus and they keep missing shots due to the lag time. Powers up and shoots very quickly. There isn't much in the way of creative control but, quite frankly, some people dont need it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Pleasantly surprised

              By artistaposse

              from Manchester, MD

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel
                • Video

                Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Black):

                I'm a Nikon shooter and was looking for an easy to use point and shoot for my parents. This camera fit the bill perfectly.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 9
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Great Camera for the cost

                By VArmas

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos

                  Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Black):

                  This was a gift for my Grand-daughter and she loved it. The camera is perfect for her and she has taken lots of pictures already.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 10
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Very Good.

                  By Marce

                  from Puerto Rico

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video

                    Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Blue):

                    Good camera.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 8
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great value

                    By sspdyshutter

                    from midwest

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Short Lag Time
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Blue):

                      Bought these for my kids first camera to get them started. so far they are getting creative with some very nice photos

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 8
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      great product!!!! Small and high quality

                      By sandy

                      from san francisco, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Nice Body Color
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                      • No Viewfinder

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Black):

                      The size is perfect for putting in a pocket.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 9
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Solid camera

                      By Snowed in Steve

                      from White Mountains, New Hampshire

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Travel

                        Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Blue):

                        Camera is easy to use right out of the box. Wish more storage space was included with the camera, otherwise, I have no complaints.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Spectacular for the money...

                        By pencipa

                        from Mojave desert

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • 25mm "super-wide angle"
                        • IA Mode very effective
                        • ISO 80 gives sharp shots

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoor photography

                          Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Black):

                          This is my "always with me" camera...

                          1) Use IA Intelligent Auto 99% of the time

                          2) Set Picture to VIVID

                          3) Shoot as low-ISO as light allows (or, just set "Auto"

                          Terrific pics!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Very nice camera

                          By RJ

                          from PA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Nice Body Color
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • Bad in low light
                          • Lag / Shutter Delay

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Black):

                          Bought this for my sister. I was impressed, since I am a Canon Guy, I got her something different. Overall the camera is small lightweight and takes pretty good pictures. Low light pics are not that great. The noise level is high in semi dark rooms etc..

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          4.0

                          Reliable and versatile

                          By Dan-O

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization

                          Cons

                          • Lag / Shutter Delay

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera (Silver):

                            Bought a few of these for assessment photos and have been very satisfied. Adjustable pixels is very useful. Only wish there was a panorama option. Other than that a total plus.

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 7
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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