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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 Digital Camera

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12.1MP 5x CCD Aug 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Compact Digital Camera FS10 - 28mm Wide-angle 5x Optical Zoom LUMIX DC Lens And IA (Intelligent Auto) Mode With Advanced Scene Detection In iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, 4 detection functions work... More
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24 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at Expert Reviews said that this camera provided a good bang for your buck and gave it their "Value for Money" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on six expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Cameras.co.uk and Chip.de the average expert rating of this compact camera camera is 79 out of 100. Experts are not sure about this camera.

Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this compact camera camera rated it as 87%.

Good Brand

On average Panasonic compact camera digital cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras produced by Panasonic.

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Reasonably Priced

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 reviewers thought this digital camera was cheap. Expert website Trustedreviews.com gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and said “Best Budget Compact Digital Camera At the end of last year I reviewed the Panasonic FS62” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 review. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk said six years ago “Is relatively inexpensive”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 reviewer who reviewed it said that it was good value for money. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review “Poor screen viewing angles aside, this is a capable all-rounder at a very reasonable price”.

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Good Size

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 reviewers who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 agreed that it was compact. Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 review on expert website Trusted Reviews “A budget-priced 10MP 4x zoom ultra compact”. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 review “The FS10 matches countless compact cameras we’ve seen recently”.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Expert Reviews highlighted in their review that this camera provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Quality Lens

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it had a good zoom.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix S5100, the Samsung ST200F, or the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras of a comparable type and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the FinePix X10, and the XQ1 (£189.00) both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-FS10 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-FS10 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-FS10.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the Nikon Coolpix P7700 (£379.99), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77.

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Very High Maximum Playback Zoom

When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FS10, the maximum playback zoom of the Lumix DMC-FS10 of 16 times zoom factor is one of the highest. The maximum playback zooms of digital cameras of this type and age range from 1x to 16x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 8.8x.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Panasonic camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on cameras of this age and type. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age, the maximum aperture of the Lumix DMC-FS10 of 20 is one of the smallest. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum apertures of between 1.8 and 87.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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4000 X 2672 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a 4000 x 2672 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Panasonic digital camera also have still image resolutions of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448 and 4000 x 2248. Across all cameras that were launched more than two years ago the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Lumix DMC-FS10 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF and Exif 2.21 are also supported by this digital camera.

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310 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Lumix DMC-FS10 is a digital camera that takes 310 shots shots per battery charge.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic camera. This camera also supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Fast Shutter Interval

Across all the cameras of this type and age the shutter intervals range from 0.008s to 30s. With a shutter interval of only 1.1 seconds, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 has one of the faster shutter intervals amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

The smallest minimum aperture of cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-FS10 is 1.3 and the largest is 6.6. At only 2.8, the Lumix DMC-FS10 has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS10.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The Lumix DMC-FS10 has one of the smaller minimum ISO speed (only 80) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The minimum ISO speed of digital cameras of this age and type range from 10 to 1,600.

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Short

Across all the cameras of this age and type the heights range from 10mm to 750mm, and the average height is 61mm. At only 55.2 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FS10 is fairly short compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS10.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-FS10 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-FS10 which support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix 8800 is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

Compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS10 have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP. With a megapixel count of only 12.1 megapixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

We compared this camera to all the other 12.1MP cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is also worth considering.

If this Panasonic digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100 (£259.74) (16.3MP and higher rated).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FS10, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 does not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-FS10 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FS10 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the DSC-WX300, or the DSC-HX400V (£282.99) both from Sony or the Canon IXUS 510 HS which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Nikon Coolpix P310 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Lumix DMC-FS10 does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS.

Other cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-FS10 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The Lumix DMC-FS10 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-FS10. The flash modes "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The Lumix DMC-FS10 has one of the less total megapixel counts (only 12.7 megapixels) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FS10 have total megapixel counts of between 10MP and 48MP.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 1,600, the Lumix DMC-FS10 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 26,000.

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Only Has Four Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Lumix DMC-FS10 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FS10. The playback modes "Single image", "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS10.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the minimum focal lengths range from 5mm to 120mm. With a minimum focal length of 28 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FS10 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FS10 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FS10.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-FZ60, and the Lumix DMC-GF6 (£249.99) both from Panasonic or the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (£226.68) is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FS10 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-FS10.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the DV300, and the MV900F both from Samsung or the Nikon Coolpix S570 is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Samsung GC100 (£259.74) (21x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-FS10 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FS10.

If you want a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Samsung GC100 (£259.74) (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-FS10 has a pretty typical weight (123 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Interval
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Required Power
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Built-In Flash

1 Award

Expert Reviews Budget Buy

Expert Reviews

(8)
27 July 2010

Poor screen viewing angles aside, this is a capable all-rounder at a very reasonable price...

Expert Reviews

1 July 2010

The Panasonic Lumix DMC FS10 is aimed at anyone who is looking for a simple camera that is small enough to slip into most pockets and is relatively inexpensive. Key features include 12 megapixels... Read more…

12 February 2010

Best Budget Compact Digital Camera At the end of last year I reviewed the Panasonic FS62 , a budget-priced 10MP 4x zoom ultra compact, and one of the cheapest cameras on the market to feature... Read more…

22 November 2010

Kompakt s?n?f?n ba?ar?l? bir temsilcisi olan bu makine, tatminkar bir fiyat/performans oran? sunarak be?enimizi kazanmay? ba?ard?...

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 12,1 Mp typu CCD, wy?wietlaczem 2,7 cala i zoomem optycznym 5xOpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki Zobacz pe?ny ranking:Aparaty cyfrowe kompaktoweOpis produktu w przygotowaniuPorównywarka...

Aluminium build
Ultra compact design
HD video recording
Great value
Einfache Bedienung, flexibler AchtfachZoom, kompaktes MetallGehuse, gute Bildqualitt, gnstig
Slowish autofocus
Barrel distortion at wide angle
Mono audio on video
Screen doesn't have best viewing angles
Rudimentre Ausstattung, keine manuellen Einstellungsmglichkeiten
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User Reviews

(105)
Reviewed 9 May 2010 by Mr. A. Westwood

I bought this to replace a Sony Cybershot W70, which dropped out of my pocket while hill climbing. I liked the Sony, but my new Panasonic Lumix FS10 is absolutely superb. I especially wanted a... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2010 by Thirdisorange
(Verified Purchase)

A great camera, i searched around a lot before deciding on this camera,it takes great photos and video.However, i purchased the recommended sandisk sdhc card, and when videoing the camera would... Read more…

Reviewed 1 May 2010 by J. Paine

This seems a great little camera easy to use and small enough to carry around. It does video, up to 15 mins at a time so I don't need another video camera. I have the 8GB memory which is plenty...

Reviewed 26 April 2010 by Lorri McB

I'm a complete techn-phobe and a digital camera novice. But after reading the booklet, even I found it straightforward to charge the card and turn it on. Admittedly, I still had to ask for help... Read more…

Reviewed 22 June 2010 by BB 3706

What can I say about this awesome camera? I wanted one that was small and lightweight and able to produce good pictures. This was the perfect choice. It has many different shooting modes to choose... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers triax dmcfs10, triax dmcfs10e, triax dmcfs10eb, triax dmcfs10ebs, triax dmcfs10eba
Barcodes 05025232549832

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