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PanasonicLumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.3

(based on 24 reviews)

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    (9)

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    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (21)
  • Easy to use (21)
  • Good image quality (16)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (15)
  • Nice body color (11)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (15)
  • Travel (14)
  • Landscape/scenery (8)
  • Low light (4)
  • Video (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (12), Photo enthusiast (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great little product

I bought this camera a few weeks ago, as an upgrade from a previous Lumix from a couple of years ago. They've made a lot of improvements, the lens is incredible (we're talking...Read complete review

I bought this camera a few weeks ago, as an upgrade from a previous Lumix from a couple of years ago. They've made a lot of improvements, the lens is incredible (we're talking about a very affordable camera). The menus are all new, really easy to use and comes with lots of different modes... that I never use. But that's me. Again, great camera, smaller than previous ones.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Panasonic Lumix FH2 Review

Well I purchased this camera for on the go photos as well as very casual shots. Perhaps I was expecting way to much out of it, but the quality of the photos were usually...Read complete review

Well I purchased this camera for on the go photos as well as very casual shots. Perhaps I was expecting way to much out of it, but the quality of the photos were usually sub-par no matter how I tried to adjust the camera. The most disappointing part was the dismal video quality which seems to have these vertical lines running through it distorting the picture and a lousy microphone. The other issue being that you cannot play the videos back in 720p on the camera itself, it cannot handle its own videos and lags, stutters, disappoints. The only way of getting around that is pulling out the memory card and inserting that to your computer directly (class 10 SD for those who were wondering, and tested other class 4's or 6's).

The only thing I feel this camera has going for it is the fact that it is very compact, but there are many other choices out there as well and I'd point anyone interested in the other direction instead of towards the Panasonic FH2. I honestly think this camera is nearly identical to the Panasonic Lumix S1 except for the additional scene modes, megapixel rating, and body. Do yourself a favor a take a look at the Lumix S1 and save some cash, or consider other cameras available from companies such as Casio, Samsung, etc.

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4.0

A nice basic camera

By Photo_pilgrim

from Colorado

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Blue):

      I bought this camera for a friend so that we could shoot photos together. I think lumix cameras are great in general.
      He love the camera and has most of the setting figured out which shows how easy it is to use.
      The options to switch between different color modes like sepia or monochrome are great for beginners to explore photography.
      The Ai mode is good for those who just want to take easy pictures.
      I do think it should have an option to take different size files.
      Overall this is a very nice camera for simple photos, nothing fancy.

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

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      4.0

      not so good

      By nca

      from indiana

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Black):

      I cant believe some coments that camera is excelent, perfect, awsome etc. out door photos ok. but If you take your family photos indoor low light conditation, this camera is not enough.

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

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      4.0

      Great Camera

      By Bouncer

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Limited Zoom

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Black):

      Excellent price and well balanced performance for a point and shoot. I've taken some great family videos and pictures. It's easy to carry around in your pocket. I enjoyed it so much I bought a second one as a gift for my nephew.

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

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      5.0

      No better camera than this camera

      By Paige the Pro

      from Fort Lauderdale, FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Black):

        Easy to use- just point and shoot! There are different settings that are very helpful when shooting specific shots.

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

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        5.0

        This is a little Dandy, easy to use.

        By Bearhunter58

        from Mobile, AL

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Black):

          I found that DMC-FH2 is very user friendly with easy to understand controls and menu's. This pocket carrying camera also takes geat photo's considering its' size. Just a good quality product. Love it.

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

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          5.0

          Great all around camera

          By j0030

          from Tracy, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Black):

            Takes great photos and is easy to carry around. Small enough to put in a purse or pocket. Nice design, easy to operate.

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

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            4.0

            Not bad

            By alex

            from Canada

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Black):

                  First of all, please do not expect this camera can take the same quality picture as thousand dollar one. You only spend 100. It is a good one base on the money you spend. I only used it several times so far. Day time pictures are pretty good. I just felt the battery charging time a little bit long.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  excellent and a good price

                  By 1minuto

                  from brooklyn , ny

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Red):

                    small, and easy to operate, great pics

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

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                    4.0

                    Good compact camera

                    By Moi

                    from Amherst, MA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Poor Image Stabilization

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Blue):

                    Great price/performance ratio.

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

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                    4.0

                    Decent Point & Shoot

                    By Steve

                    from Pennsylvania

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    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
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Blue):

                      Purchased as a present for my son. Lightweight, compact, nice blue color, takes a good picture and has some pretty cool features (smart mode). Some of the buttons give off the feel that they won't be durable, but no issues yet (only one month of use so far).

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

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                      4.0

                      Nice little camera

                      By Most ExcellentGrandfatherEver

                      from Milwaukee, WI

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                      • No Viewfinder

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Black):

                      Bought as a gift for my son and he likes it and it is easy for him to use.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      3.0

                      Great camera for it's price

                      By Mello414

                      from Milwaukee, wi

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Limited Zoom

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Blue):

                      Zoom is pretty weak but it takes very nice pictures and fits in my pocket

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Excellent camera

                      By SSS

                      from NY, NY

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Black):

                          Great price, good quality, small pocket size camera easy to carry.[...] Great buy.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Black) by

                          By Thern

                          from Australia

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Very practicle to carry

                            Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Black):

                            Fantastic product to carry around in the pocket as apposed to my DSLR. [...] Will recommend to my colleagues.

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

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                            4.0

                            Great little point-and-shoot camera

                            By mindblaze

                            from Charlotte, NC

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good battery life
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Short Lag Time
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                            • No Viewfinder

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Blue):

                            So far I have used this camera for pictures on a trip to the mountains (great landscape photos), pictures of when my grandson came to visit (video and fast action shots - he's 3 years old), and close-up pictures of nature (dragonfly, weird bug on my sliding glass door, flowers) and food.
                            Overall, it is a great point-and-shoot camera. It has a lot of setting choices for different situations you might find yourself in. You also have choices on ISO settings, as well as choices for color settings. You can also select different times for auto-review after you take a picture (with even the option to turn that off). It has really good battery life. You do have to take the battery out of the camera to charge it, but charging only takes about 2 hours. The iA feature and auto-focus are pretty good for a point-and-shoot, but you have to play with it some for close-up (macro) shots, as it doesn't always focus on what you wanted. Using the macro setting helps, but can sometimes still be tricky. I also like that you can change the setting for your pixel size right on the camera.
                            Physically, being old-school myself, I've had to adjust how I hold the camera, otherwise I end up bumping the "wheel" for settings with my thumb, which probably could have been lowered a bit on the camera, but no biggie. I'm also used to adjusting the wide/telephoto wheel with my thumb, whereas on this camera the tab is in the front of the wheel, so you have to use your index finger. But these are just very minor differences from my old camera, and I have adjusted.
                            As for the video mode, it takes very good short (under a minute, haven't tried to take longer ones yet) videos, however once you start filming, you cannot adjust focus. This is common on most point-and-shoots, but should be noted.

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

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                            4.0

                            very small camera

                            By peanuts

                            from Granby, QC

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Short Lag Time
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Black):

                                I really like my new camera. I still have to learn how to improve some photo shoots, but very happy with results so far. I wanted an ultra-compact under 150$ that did a good job, easy to use and that's what I got!!!

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

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                                5.0

                                Wonderful P&S camera at a great price!

                                By LG

                                from Central New Jersey

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Red):

                                  My previous camera was stolen, so I bought this camera based on a suggestion. It is fabulous. It is small and lightweight, and easy to slip into my pocket. My kids can easily use it and everyone in the family takes great pictures with it. Able to take multiple pictures in rapid succession, which is a plus over many other similar cameras. You can't get a better camera for the price.

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

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                                  3.0

                                  Cute and fun

                                  By Tina

                                  from FL

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • High ISO produces noises

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Pink):

                                  I've got this camera for about 1 week. It features a Leica lence although the image quality is just alright. Indoor and low light pictures have many noises. HD Video function looks good.

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

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                                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  Panasonic Lumix FH2 Review

                                  By Owen

                                  from WA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Small / Compact

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Flash
                                  • Poor Image Quality
                                  • Poor Image Stabilization
                                  • Short Battery Life

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Black):

                                    Well I purchased this camera for on the go photos as well as very casual shots. Perhaps I was expecting way to much out of it, but the quality of the photos were usually sub-par no matter how I tried to adjust the camera. The most disappointing part was the dismal video quality which seems to have these vertical lines running through it distorting the picture and a lousy microphone. The other issue being that you cannot play the videos back in 720p on the camera itself, it cannot handle its own videos and lags, stutters, disappoints. The only way of getting around that is pulling out the memory card and inserting that to your computer directly (class 10 SD for those who were wondering, and tested other class 4's or 6's).

                                    The only thing I feel this camera has going for it is the fact that it is very compact, but there are many other choices out there as well and I'd point anyone interested in the other direction instead of towards the Panasonic FH2. I honestly think this camera is nearly identical to the Panasonic Lumix S1 except for the additional scene modes, megapixel rating, and body. Do yourself a favor a take a look at the Lumix S1 and save some cash, or consider other cameras available from companies such as Casio, Samsung, etc.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    LOVE IT!!

                                    By Sports Mom

                                    from Medford, Oregon

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Crystal clear pictures
                                    • 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

                                      • I have found NO "cons"

                                      Comments about Lumix DMC-FH2 Digital Camera (Black):

                                      OMG, I LOVE this little camera! It takes the most beautiful,clear, colorful shots, I have ever experienced!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! My son plays sports and I always end up missing the play, because my previous digital camera, would still show him blurred... not with THIS one!! It captures him, perfectly clear, in every shot!! Love, love, LOVE IT!! :)

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

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