|The DMC-FH20 features a newly developed 28mm wide-angle high quality Lumix DC Vario lens with powerful 8x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 28-224mm) into a slim, compact body. Comprising 9 elements in 7 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses with 6 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit realizes the outstandingly slim and compact body, yet achieving exceptional optical performance.The DMC-FH20 sports a powerful 8x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 28-224mm). This gives you highly natural expressions from people and animals that you can't get close to. And its slim, compact, pocket-sized body can easily go wherever you do - for both everyday snapshots and traveling.The extra optical zoom uses the center of the CCD to further extend the powerful 8x optical zoom when a resolution of less than 14.1-megapixel is used. This extends the zoom ratio up to 16.9x (35mm camera equivalent: 473mm) for images with 3-megapixel resolution or less. Adding the extra optical zoom to the 4x digital zoom extends the total zooming power to a maximum of 67.5x.The Sonic Speed AF system in the DMC-FH20 has a maximum speed of approx. 0.35 second for auto focusing. It includes numerous re-engineering enhancements, including a higher-speed actuator, optimized algorithms and parallel software processing. The result is fast and accurate AF performance. You can quickly get moving subjects in focus, such as when you're shooting sports scenes.The image-processing engine, Venus Engine IV, uses advanced signal processing to give you beautiful images even when the sensitivity is high. Multi-task signal processing is employed for all images to enable high-speed, high-performance shooting. Venus Engine IV also effectively raises the precision of various functions, such as MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) and Intelligent ISO Control. Along with its extremely high performance, Venus Engine IV reduces power consumption thanks to a number of energy efficiency improvements.Panasonic's advanced noise reduction system in the Venus Engine IV applies noise reduction (NR) to luminance noise and chromatic noise separately. As a result, beautiful images with minimal noise can be reproduced all the way up to ISO 1600 high sensitivity at full resolution for beautiful night shots or dimly lit indoor shots.|
|UPC||411378203359, 845251015454, 845251015546, 845251015560, 885170001244|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||14.1 MP|
|Macro Focus Range||5cm|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||28 - 224mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/1600 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||60 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Modes||Automatic, Program|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto, ISO auto (1600-6400)|
|Light Sensitivity Max||6400|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.6 m - 5.8 m|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Integrated Memory size||40 MB|
|Supported Flash Memory||Built-in, SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Card, SDXC Memory Card|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.7" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - mono|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|Connector Types||1 x DC power input, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output, USB to computer|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Digital Video Format||MJPEG, Motion JPEG, QuickTime|
|Still Image Format||DCF, EXIF 2.21, JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||1280 x 720|
|Additional Features||720p HD Movie Recording, Automatic Face Tracking, Backlight Compensation, Built-In Help Guide, Built-In Speaker, Cropping An Image, DPOF Support, Digital Image Rotation, Direct Print, Exif Print Support, Intelligent Scene Selector, Not Interchangeable Lenses, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Red eye Fix, Resizing an Image, Standard, USB 2.0, USB 2.0 Compatibility|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Aerial photo, Baby1, Baby2, Beach, Candle, Film grain, Fireworks, Flash-burst, Food, Hi-speed burst, High sensitivity, Night portrait, Night scene, Party/indoor, Pet, Portrait mode, Scenery, Self-portrait, Snow, Soft skin, Sports mode, Starry sky, Sunset, Transform|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Cool, Natural, Sepia, Vivid, Warm|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy (Preset), Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Halogen (Preset), Shade (Preset)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||4.6 frames per second|
Easy to use; flexible lens in a compact metal body; very good value for features, performance, and photo quality.
Feature set might be too basic for some.
Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FH20 is a very good value for anyone in need of a basic point-and-shoot with a midrange zoom.
Average review score based on 52 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
So far I love everything, but Im still learning the camera. I take a lot of Macro shots, and it has a special feature just for that, so I'm happy.
Color stays vivid at close range shots, Zoom feature is great. Normal pictures are awesome.
It has many features to have fun with. Best of all, it's easy to use
I looked at the comparisons on line to see what one shot camera rated best for year 2010, and the Panasonic fh20, was high in the top 10 best camera list
This is a very good camera. It is particularly good, better than the newer model DMC FH-25 (which I also own) in very low light. Panasonic Customer Service people are great. I had a particular low light question about my newer model so I called them and they researched it with their engineers in Japan before calling me back with specifics.
It turns on very quickly, has great burst speeds and an exceptional zoom for a small compact camera. The Intelligent Auto button on top is a great feature that can make anyone look like a professional. The Macro features work well and produce very detailed pics. This camera is simple to use and easily mastered. I think this is a can't miss purchase.
Easy to use as a point and shoot, but has many additional options - equally easy to access and use. 8X zoom more than most other cameras in this price range that I researched; 14 megapixels more than adequate. Only drawback I care about: does not seem to have a macro setting.
Easy to use, lots of great features. It is exactly what I was looking for in an every day camera. I don't know where you can get a better camera for the price. 14 mega pixels and an 8 x optical zoom with a 28 mm wide angle.