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PanasonicLumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Violet)
 
4.3

(based on 20 reviews)

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Good image quality (18)
  • Compact (16)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (15)
  • Image stabilization (15)

Cons

  • Limited zoom (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (15)
  • Travel (12)
  • Landscape/scenery (11)
  • Low light (8)
  • Weddings (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A very good camera in a small package

I bought this camera for my wife to use and I have used it more than her. I have yet to find 1 thing wrong with this camera. We've always had problems takings pictures...Read complete review

I bought this camera for my wife to use and I have used it more than her. I have yet to find 1 thing wrong with this camera. We've always had problems takings pictures indoors at my sons HS wrestling meets and the pictures that we've taken with this camerra are just about perfect. The pictures we had taken at one tournament were every bit as good or better than my brother-in-laws pictures he was taking with his $2000 SLR camera. Definitely a good camera for the price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The One B&H Sold Me Was Defective

From day one, there have been big spots in the photos. I now have to spend my own money to return it to Panasonic for them to replace it with a refurbished camera which...Read complete review

From day one, there have been big spots in the photos. I now have to spend my own money to return it to Panasonic for them to replace it with a refurbished camera which I should then receive in 7 - 10 days according to them.

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1.0

The One B&H Sold Me Was Defective

By San Francisco

from San Francisco, Ca

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay
  • No Viewfinder
  • Poor Image Quality
  • Poor Image Stabilization

Best Uses

    Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Silver):

    From day one, there have been big spots in the photos. I now have to spend my own money to return it to Panasonic for them to replace it with a refurbished camera which I should then receive in 7 - 10 days according to them.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 3
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great

    By tommy

    from Santiago, Chile

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    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

    • Limited Zoom
    • Poor Flash
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Black):

    The camera is great, easy to use. The screen has a very good definition, just as good as the image quality. The scene mode really works and improves the pictures taken. The only problem with the camera is the battery, you'll have to charge it almost every day if you are in vacations.

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

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    4.0

    small, sleek, beautifully made

    By lumix love

    from washington dc

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Black):

      Lumix is a great brand that makes awesome products. I've been using the GF-1 like an extension of my body so I decided to get this model as gifts. They love it, and the quality is great.

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

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      5.0

      The Perfect Little Digital Camera

      By Mikhail

      from Beaverton, OR

      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
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Black):

        My previous camera was the 14 mp which I only thought I loved until I started playing with this bad boy. The menu options are way more simple to use and change modes and such. The additional megapixels also make a huge difference in the quality of your photos. In addition, I adore how slender the model is - it fits in just about any pocket perfectly for easy access.

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

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        5.0

        I absolutely love this camera!

        By Manahawkin Mustang

        from Manahawkin, NJ

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Gold):

          Camera is very small. Takes great, no blur pictures. Brand was recommended by a friend and I have no complaints.

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

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          4.0

          Very good camera.

          By Beatriz

          from New York, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Gold):

            I bought this camera for its weight and liked a lot. I have a panasonic ZX5, which is a great camera, with 10x zoom, but a little heavy. This new one is light-weight, takes very good pictures, and is easy to handle. Sometimes it is not too fast to focus, though.

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

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            4.0

            Worth your $!

            By Paul Ballistic

            from Palm Beach, FL

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Quality images

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Self portraits

              Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Silver):

              This camera is def. worth the $.

              16.1mp and it proves itself, well.

              Quality build.

              Rechargable ion battery.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Achei leve e tem uma ótima aparência. F

              By vinyoliv

              from brasil-br

              About Me Pro 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
                • Video
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Black):

                Use the product on a daily basis and it is perfect for this.

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

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera

                By roberta

                from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Limited Zoom

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Silver):

                Great camera with good lenses!! price at B&H was great.

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

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                good camera for basic use

                By ethan34

                from passaic, nj

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Image Quality

                Cons

                • Small delay on flash

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos

                Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Silver):

                i use the camera for basic use like family pictures. i think size, low weight, and overall quality of pictures if very good.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Panisonic @ Lexica make a great team

                By overuseless

                from NY,NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                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
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Black):

                  easy to use point and shoot, as well as the manual settings, not to mention the bursts of photo's it takes in seconds,,the dvd is so sharp for a point and shoot,,,

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

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                  4.0

                  Great for the price

                  By Kris

                  from Reykjavik, Iceland

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Limited Zoom

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos

                  Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Silver):

                  This is a great camera for the price. Gave it to my mom that needed a simple point and shoot camera that takes good photos.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  You WILL LIKE this camera!

                  By Zephyr

                  from Sunny, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  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
                  • PerFECTION
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • In Walls Under Car Dash
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Recording EVERYTHING
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wife attacking me
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Black):

                    [$] Dollars of PERFECTION..In this beautiful little camera...for MANY reasons. Perfectly easy to: Learn,Use,Download & Carry. Always records PERFECT IMMAGES...VERY EASY to set MANY recording Options. You.do.not.have.to.spend.more to PERFECTLY capture those Once-In-A-Lifetime moments!.... Day or Night, Stills, Multiple Frames, Panaramics and Video. Very COOL!

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

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Won't down load to PC

                    By sad sack

                    from Mich15-

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Can't download

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Black):

                    Can't load to PC

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 1

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    great product

                    By shulian

                    from Manhattan

                    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
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • Limited Zoom

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Silver):

                      This is a great product.
                      High value, low price.
                      It would be great if you could record more video, though.
                      With a 16 GB SD card you can record up to 10 min. which is not bad, but could be better. I don't get why you have to cut 10 min videos and not use all the memory in 1 video, for example.
                      But it's really a very good camera, i highly recommend it

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great compact camera.

                      By Ed the tradeshow guy.

                      from Fairfield, NJ

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      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
                      • Short Lag Time
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Silver):

                        I use the camera almost daily at work as a trade show coordinator. I take pictures of our product at the shop so I am sure to set it up at the tradeshow correctly. The pictures are clear and print out with excellent quality and clarity. Excellent all around camera.

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

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Awesome and inexpensive !

                        By Shelley Bevacqua

                        from Philadelphia PA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos

                          Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Silver):

                          I always have a camera ready for any occasion.
                          Also take a lot of profile pictures of myself and of
                          friends(close ups) at happy hours. The camera makes me look better than life. 95% of the photos are clear and with out blur. Really !! I was on a camera buying binge and bought three other cameras from three other manufacturers. They did not have true to life color and had a a lot of blurry shots .I loved Panasonic so much I just bought the FP7 touch digital camera. That one rocks too !!! I will keep both cammys !!

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

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                          5.0

                          Thin and look great

                          By Lasi

                          from Jackson, TN

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Nice Body Color

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Gold):

                              Take a great picture

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

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Lumix DMC-FH5 Panasonic camera

                              By Jeannetty Spaghetti

                              from Schreiber, ONTARIO, Canada

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • All of the above
                              • 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

                                • Drop it in your pocket
                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Silver):

                                This camera is a real beauty.. It is so tiny, you can easily fit it in your pocket or purse. Though the camera is small, the screen is large enough to see the pic's clearly. Instructions manual is very easy to use so it is designed for anyone at any age level.

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

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                A very good camera in a small package

                                By Gman

                                from Glen Burnie,Md.

                                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
                                • Short Lag Time
                                • Small / Compact

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife photos

                                  Comments about Lumix DMC-FH5 Digital Camera (Violet):

                                  I bought this camera for my wife to use and I have used it more than her. I have yet to find 1 thing wrong with this camera. We've always had problems takings pictures indoors at my sons HS wrestling meets and the pictures that we've taken with this camerra are just about perfect. The pictures we had taken at one tournament were every bit as good or better than my brother-in-laws pictures he was taking with his $2000 SLR camera. Definitely a good camera for the price.

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

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