Panasonic Lumix FS20 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 4x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom, 30mm wide-angle lens
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 30fps movie mode with sound
  • Auto exposure
  • Auto focus
  • 3.0-inch self-adjusting LCD screen
  • Secure Digital storage (with 27mb internal memory)
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2008-01-30
  • Final Grade: 0 0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

Panasonic Lumix FS20
10.1 megapixels; 4x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom, 30mm wide-angle lens; Optical Image Stabilization; 30fps movie mode with sound; Auto exposure; Auto focus; 3.0-inch self-adjusting LCD screen; Secure Digital storage (with 27mb internal memory); Lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

A capable midrange point and shoot performer, the Panasonic Lumix FS20 includes a 10.1-megapixel sensor and a 4x optically-stabilized zoom. Panasonic's Intelligent Automatic mode makes for easy one-touch shooting in all conditions, but more experienced photographers might miss the option to use manual controls, which are entirely absent. The camera also features a 3-inch LCD screen that self-adjusts to changing lighting conditions to produce easily visible images at all times. This is a solid, middle of the road performer aimed squarely at the casual photographer.

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