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Panasonic DMC-FH20 Silver 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMC-FH20S

Abt Model: DMCFH20S | UPC Code: 885170001220
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14.1 Megapixels/ 2.7" TFT Screen LCD Display/ 28mm Wide-Angle Lens/ 8x Optical Zoom/ 4x Digital Zoom/ Intelligent Auto Mode/ HD Movie Recording/ Extended Battery Life/ Silver Finish
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Panasonic DMC-FH20 Silver 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMCFH20S

Features:

28mm Wide-angle Lens: The 28mm wide-angle lens* lets you easily capture large groups of people indoors or expansive architectural structures and scenes with dynamic width and rich perspective, even from short distances.
* Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent, at the maximum wide position.

Powerful 8x Optical Zoom: 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.

iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode: When you don't know which mode will give you the best shooting results, or when a sudden photo opportunity pops up and you don't have time to make any settings, simply choose iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode by simply pressing the dedicated button and let the camera do it all for you. You just choose iA Mode, aim at your subject, and shoot. 4 detection and correction functions are simultaneously activated to optimize the settings, so you get stunning photos every time.

HD Movie Recording (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps in Motion JPEG Format): The DMC-FH20) can record motion images in high-definition (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps in Motion JPEG format). The pixel mixed readout method enables bright motion-image recording even in low-light settings. The DMC-FH20 can also record full-size motion images in WVGA (848 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) or standard motion images in VGA (640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels at 30 fps).

Extended Battery Life: The energy-saving Venus Engine IV image-processing engine and the efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery which has been slimmed down to fit into thinner camera bodies work together to extend the shooting time of the DMC-FH20. This lets users take approx. 300 shots on a single battery charge*.
* Based on the CIPA standard.

Package Content:

  • Included Software:
    • PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition
    • QuickTime
    • Adobe Reader
  • Standard Accessories:
    • Battery Charger
    • Battery Pack
    • Battery Case
    • AV cable
    • USB Cable
    • Hand Strap
    • CD-ROM

Specifications:

KEY FEATURES

  • Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels
  • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-inch / 14.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
  • Aperture F3.3 - 5.9 / 2-Step (F3.3 - 10 (W) / F5.9 - 18 (T))
  • Optical Zoom 8x
  • Digital Zoom 1
    • 4x
    • ( Max. 32.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom )
    • (Max.67.5x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
  • Focal Length f=5-40mm (28-224mm in 35mm equiv.)
  • Lens
    • LUMIX DC VARIO
    • 9 elements in 7 groups
    • (3 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces)
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • MEGA O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
    • Photo & Movie

PERFORMANCE FEATURES

  • Focusing Area
    • Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity
    • Macro / Intelligent AUTO : Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
  • Focus Range Display Yes
  • AF Metering Face / 9 pt/ 1pt
  • Focus Normal / Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF (Always On)
  • AF Assist Lamp Yes
  • ISO Sensitivity
    • I.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
    • High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)
  • White Balance
    • Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set
    • (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Highspeed Burst, Photo Frame)
  • Exposure Program AE
  • Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
  • Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
  • Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
  • Shutter Interval approx. 1.2 sec
  • Self Timer 2sec, 10sec
  • Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Hold
  • Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

  • Unlimited Consecutive Shooting 2 1.5 frames/sec
  • Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
  • Travel Date/World Time Yes/Yes

STANDARD FEATURES

  • LCD Monitor
    • 2.7" TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots)
    • Field of View : approx. 100%
    • AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High-Angle LCD
  • Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Favorites Playback
  • OSD Language English, Spanish
  • Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Interface AV Output (NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for N. America), USB2.0 Full-speed, DC Input (requires optional DC Coupler)

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Quick Menu Yes
  • Continuous Shooting Mode High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 4.6 frames/sec (image priority) (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
  • Focus Icon Select Yes
  • Macro Zoom Yes
  • Orientation Detector Yes
  • Playback Motion Picture Yes (Motion JPEG)
  • Slideshow Mode
    • All Still Images / Favorites
    • BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
  • Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
  • DPOF Print Setting/Set Production Yes / Yes
  • PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
  • iA Direct Button Yes
  • Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode Max. 5 images (Standard mode)
  • Intelligent ISO Control Photo
  • Face Recognition Photo
  • Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro)
  • File Format
    • Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.21)
    • Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
  • Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, SCN, My SCN, Motion Picture
  • Motion Picture Recording 4:3 VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
  • 4:3 QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
  • 16:9 WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
  • HD Movie 1280x720 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
  • Still Picture Recording
    • 4:3 4320x3240(14M)/3648x2736(10M EZ)/2560x1920(5M EZ)/2048X1536(3M EZ)/640X480(0.3M EZ)
    • 3:2 4320 x 2880 (12.5M)
    • 16:9 4320 x 2432 (10.5M)
  • Color Mode / Color Effect Standard, Vivid, Natural, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
  • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / No / Yes (only Baby, Pet, Travel)
  • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 9.5x (4:3 / 10M), 11.3x (4:3 / 7M), 13.5x (5M) 16.9x(under 3M)
  • Shutter Speed
    • Still: approx. 8 - 1/1600 sec
    • Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
  • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo
  • Mode Switch [Recording] / [Playback]
  • Composition Guide line Yes (1 pattern)
  • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Max 16x
  • Calendar Display Yes
  • Set Favorites Yes
  • Resize / Trim Yes / Yes
  • Built-in-Flash
    • Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
    • 0.6 - 5.8m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.2m (Tele/ISO Auto)
  • Built-in-Memory Approx. 40MB
  • Microphone / Speaker Mono / Yes
  • Power 3
    • ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 740mAh) (Included)
    • AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
  • Battery life (approx.) 310 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
  • Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1/2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo, Film Grain

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.22"
  • Width: 3.94"
  • Depth: 1.09"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.35 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
More reasons to buy the Panasonic DMC-FH20S from Abt Electronics
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  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels14.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.22"
Width (inches)3.94"
Depth (inches)1.09"
Optical Zoom8x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Lengthf=5-40mm (28-224mm in 35mm equiv.)
Focus ModesNormal / Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF (Always On)
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7"
LCD TypeTFT Screen LCD
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2sec, 10sec
Shutter SpeedStill: approx. 8 - 1/1600 sec, Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
Storage MediaBuilt-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Power SourceID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack, AC Adaptor
White BalanceAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set
  

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Panasonic DMC-FH20 Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Compact (7)
  • Exceeded expectations (6)
  • Inexpensive (5)
  • Convenient (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Family photos (3)
  • Low light (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best point and shoot ever

I cannot believe the simplicity of use and the magnificent quality of the pictures I get. Have owned at least 10 point and shoot cameras in the family and none has come to the...Read complete review

I cannot believe the simplicity of use and the magnificent quality of the pictures I get. Have owned at least 10 point and shoot cameras in the family and none has come to the level of quality of shots as the FH20. Home Run is an understatement. I now just leave my much more expensive gear at home and slip the FH20 in my pocket set to intelligent automatic, and it gets better shots than I can configure with my professional gear. An amazing camera.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

MIxed Bag

An arrtactive carmera, well built, solid and about as small as I've ever want. Buttons and functions easy and logically placed. 3 signifigant complaints in an otherwise fine little camera. Both the...Read complete review

An arrtactive carmera, well built, solid and about as small as I've ever want. Buttons and functions easy and logically placed. 3 signifigant complaints in an otherwise fine little camera. Both the AF Zoom and Zoom Macro give consistently poor, fuzzy results. With the Zoom Macro extreme close ups are completely distorted and totally lack any clarity. When using the full Zoom (8x) the photos are signifigantly degraded. The HD video is clear but uploading photo's and especially video is agonizingly slow. My 4 year old canon did it in under a minute while the TH20 takes over 5. I am using a 16G Trancend HCSD card. Did I mention it's pretty?

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5.0

Awesome

By 

from Lancaster, PA

Pros

  • Compact
  • Convenient
  • Durable
  • Easy to use
  • Exceeded expectations
  • Inexpensive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic DMC-FH20 Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      This camera is awesome and I will never change my mind.

      Comment on this review

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Camera

      By 

      from Alabama

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Convenient
      • Easy to use
      • Exceeded expectations

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic DMC-FH20 Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          I've owned this camera for 4 months and it's great! I have used it many times already and in many different lighting situations. I have used it indoors, outdoors and at concerts. I've been impressed each and every single time.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          MIxed Bag

          By 

          from Denver, Colorado

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Convenient
          • Durable
          • Easy to use
          • Inexpensive

          Cons

          • colors in sunlight look washed out
          • deep purples not accurate
          • Did not meet expectations
          • macro is sub par
          • pixel size choices limited
          • Poor quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic DMC-FH20 Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

            An arrtactive carmera, well built, solid and about as small as I've ever want. Buttons and functions easy and logically placed. 3 signifigant complaints in an otherwise fine little camera. Both the AF Zoom and Zoom Macro give consistently poor, fuzzy results. With the Zoom Macro extreme close ups are completely distorted and totally lack any clarity. When using the full Zoom (8x) the photos are signifigantly degraded. The HD video is clear but uploading photo's and especially video is agonizingly slow. My 4 year old canon did it in under a minute while the TH20 takes over 5. I am using a 16G Trancend HCSD card. Did I mention it's pretty?

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Better than Nikon

            By 

            from Mpls, Mn.

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • Exceeded expectations
            • Inexpensive
            • the best

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Panasonic DMC-FH20 Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                I just returned a Nikon S8000 digital camera a good camera, but compared to my DMC-FH20R the Nikon falls flat on it face. The new camera takes better and more detailed pitchers. All I can Say is Buy..Buy.. this camera...Thanks...

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                DMC-FH20 Review

                By 

                from Kansas

                Pros

                • can take stunning pictures
                • Compact
                • Convenient
                • Easy to use
                • Starts up quickly

                Cons

                • can only be powered by battery
                • no manual settings.
                • no panoramic setting
                • not particularly good in low light.

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic DMC-FH20 Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                  I bought this camera for my wife who wanted a simple to use camera. I have found I am using more than she does! The DMC-Fh20 can take some really good pictures, but in my usage so far, I have found this camera is not to hot in low light. It has some issues finding focus and 'Intellegent auto' is way off. Using the 'Scene' to choose party pictures yieled pretty good results though. I don't like to use a flash, as it flattens the image (imo). The battery life is not great and I am sure it will get worse as battery life kicks in. Also there is no way to power the camera other than the battery. So I know I will be buying another battery soon (great,,, another thing to carry around.) It would have been much better to have a single brick and cable that both powered the camera and charged the battery. If you want a smal camera and don't take pictures in low light, and don't use it for extended periods, this camera can take some great pictures.

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                  5.0

                  Panasonic DMC-FH20 Black 14.1 Megapixel

                  By 

                  from Hellertown, PA.

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Very simple to operate

                  Cons

                  • Can be over-zoomed
                  • Not for BIG hands

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Panasonic DMC-FH20 Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                  Simple with excellent quality photos.

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                  4.0

                  Great camera for great price!!!!!!

                  By 

                  from Saratoga Springs, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Nice Body Color

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Panasonic DMC-FH20 Violet 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                    I am 3 weeks into using my LUMIX and so far I am completely satisified with it...The photos I've taken so far are crisp and clean...I've gotten a lot of good comment on it especially the color!!!!

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                    (25 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Highly Recommend

                    By 

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to use
                    • Exceeded expectations

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Panasonic DMC-FH20 Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                        I purchased this camera in Hawaii and love it. It took great close-ups with an excellent zoom, low indoor lighting shots (took pictures in dark areas that turned out great), shot pictures directly out the side window of a moving car and had great motion shots (caught the spray of the ocean waves!) I would highly recommend this camera.

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                        3.0

                        Poor low light quality

                        By 

                        from Palatine, IL

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Zoom
                        • Nice Body Color

                        Cons

                        • Poor Image Quality

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Panasonic DMC-FH20 Silver 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                        A old 6MP camera took better low light pictures.

                        Comment on this review

                        (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        very happy with the purchase

                        By 

                        from Florida

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to use
                        • Exceeded expectations
                        • Inexpensive

                        Cons

                        • NO REPLACEMENT BATTERY

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Panasonic DMC-FH20 Black 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                          the wide angle lense when in close quaters makes a lot of difference. al the features are very easy to use. The only thing I didnt like is almost imposible to find a replacement higher quality battery

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