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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.1MP 5x Aug 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Good size
Reasonably priced
113 Reviews + 1 Award
Expert Reviews Budget Buy

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at review websites Expert Reviews decided that this low megapixel camera provided a good bang for your buck and gave it their "Value for Money" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on six expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Cameras.co.uk and CNET.de the average expert rating of this low megapixel camera is 79%.

Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this Panasonic digital camera on average 87%. Over 82% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 9,075 expert and user reviews (including 704 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Easy to Use

Thirty-five people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Marc Wesley scored it a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote “Easy to use also has some great features such as a fireworks”. Mr. Mark Durrant scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera “She just wanted a small compact to keep in her hand bag that was easy to use”. Mr. K. J. Sheahan gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Compact and easy to use, colour and sharpness superb a great Camera for the price very impressed.I use it to compliment my DSLR”.

Nine people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. P. Entaban mentioned “Very good detail-right down to dust on surfaces in macro mode! -The menu is easy to navigate as well”. Plesbit said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “And it is certainly a nicer camera to use than the W120 with more control and better menus” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they only gave this digital camera a score of 60 out of 100. Mrs. G. Brown scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 review on expert website Amazon.co.uk “My husband - who messes with all the settings - is also happy with it”.

Two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to setup. Tracy mentioned “Very easy to set up - easy to upload pictures onto the PC” . Bb 3706 said in their review of this digital camera “It's quick to set up as soon as you open the box” .

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-four owners who purchased this digital camera said that it was good quality. P. Entaban scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and said on expert website Amazon.co.uk seven years ago “Picture quality is very good for a compact camera”. They also wrote “The build quality is really good” in their review. Paul Brodrick said “I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a decent quality, lightweight picture taker at a reasonable price” and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Robust

Five owners who reviewed it wrote that it was strong and durable. P. Entaban mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The buttons are quite well robust and using them is easy” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Ms. Isabelle A. Maricic said in her review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Small yet robust and fits snugly into pocket”. Chica mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “The functions are not overcomplicated and the camera is screen, buttons and battery/memory card holder seem quite sturdy” in their review of this digital camera.

Five customers agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 was well made. D. R. Hillman mentioned “Its very well made feels solid and looks lovely” and rated it 80 out of 100. Amazon Customer said “Feels remarkably solid and "meaty" to handle” in their review of this digital camera. Erb wrote “The camera is built well, is small, lightweight”.

Four customers concluded that this digital camera was reliable. Plesbit mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It cost about £90 and was exactly what she needed - a lightweight compact camera with a reliable auto mode” . Six years ago Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera “It has been reliable and has perform as well as I could hope for a mid-range camera” and rated it 80 out of 100. Jeffrey B. Smith said seven years ago “Trustworthy Kodak and what a great choice” .

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Nice Design

Eight customers who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was good looking. Rosiebernice mentioned “The pink colour is gorgeous, very vibrant, what more can I say excellent purchase, well worth it!” in their review of this digital camera. Six years ago Cherrypony said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “It's smart and stylish looking with a good large sized screen”. E Miller mentioned “This camera does it beautifully Love all the modes especilly the one that takes it in black & white”.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Twenty-eight owners mentioned that this digital camera was good value for money. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert review site Trusted Reviews “Best Budget Compact Digital Camera At the end of last year I reviewed the Panasonic FS62” in their review of this digital camera. Seven years ago expert website Expertreviews.co.uk scored it 80 out of 100 and said “Poor screen viewing angles aside, this is a capable all-rounder at a very reasonable price” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Cameras.co.uk mentioned “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” .

Good Value for Money

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


Power

Good Battery Life

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Milan Saxena said on expert website Amazon.co.uk seven years ago “Battery backup is also good” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Swhit22 wrote “Battery life is very good”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twelve customers who purchased it thought it was compact. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews seven years ago “The FS10 matches countless compact cameras we’ve seen recently” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote in the same month “A budget-priced 10MP 4x zoom ultra compact” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Plesbit mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I decided I wanted a compact that was exactly that - compact” but they only gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5.

Ten owners who reviewed it thought it was lightweight. Sincerity said six years ago “It is light-weight, looks and feels great”. Charlie mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Its lightweight and small easy to carry round” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Danrees wrote “The build quality is good and its compact and lightweight, perfect for handbags or coat pockets” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Mr. A. Westwood said in their review of this digital camera “I especially wanted a lightweight, slim camera that I can put in a trouser pocket -”.

Two people who bought the product thought it was a good size. Woodland wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “The screen is clear and a good size”. Seven years ago V. Bradley mentioned “A good size screen and the automatic settings seem to do the trick” in their review of this digital camera.

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Very Light

The Lumix DMC-FS10 is one of the lighter cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera (only 123 grams) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera the weights range from 50g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 260g.

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Good Video Capture

Fourteen people thought this digital camera was good for video recording. M. Quazi rated it 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The HD video is really good”. Ms. Damodaram mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The HD video recording is great” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Thirdisorange wrote “It takes great photos and video”.

Good Quality Pictures

Sixty-seven customers agreed that the product was able to produce good images. P. Entaban said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “I was impressed with the macro setting too-two options for using macro and both produce clear images” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 a score of 5 stars out of 5. They also wrote “Images look much better when viewed on a pc as opposed to the camera screen” in their review. Paul Brodrick said in his review of this digital camera “The picture quality is very clear”.

Three owners who bought it said that it was good in low light. Jeff Betts said in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Low light performance is good”.

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Good Flash

Three owners who bought the product concluded that it had a good flash. Danrees mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Probably best to set flash manually” in their review of this digital camera. Lorri Mcb rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and she wrote on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “One slight criticism is that the indoor pix looked slightly gloomy (but a photographer friend) has recommended that any snapper should set it to auto flash to brighten images”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eight people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Mr. A. Westwood mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The quality of the videos is exceptional and the 2.7" LCD screen is extremely clear” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Steve G wrote in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “I took some photos from the TV screen, to see how good they were” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Seven years ago Chica said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Clear and easy to use menu screen, good in low light, rapid shutter setting is good”.

Good Quality Lens

Five customers reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 had a good zoom. V. Bradley mentioned “A good zoom, clear photos, easy to use (once you get used to handling a small camera” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 80 out of 100. R. J. Smith gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Nice, very portable size, reasonable 5x zoom”. Jane-Anne mentioned in their review of this digital camera “A proper zoom which focuses properly”.

Two owners who reviewed it wrote that it had a good autofocus. Seven years ago Mr. Mark Durrant wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “The quality of shots both indoors and out is very very good, very good focus, colours perfect” in his review of this digital camera and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Sfb gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said in the same month “It is quick to get started and the auto focus makes it easy to point” in their review of this digital camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Three customers said in their reviews that it had good features. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera “With enough additional features and picture clarity to please enthusiasts”. Fishwish gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “A great little camera with good features the picture quality is brilliant crisp” in their review of this digital camera.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was August 2014 when this Panasonic camera was released.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FS10 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions 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 best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Other Features

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 similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm, or the Canon 230 HS which both of have better reviews.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-FS10 has a fairly typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the S110, and the SX280 HS both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P340 which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

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

There are a number of alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix P340, the GE A1250, or the Canon S110 which all of have better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Lumix DMC-FZ330 (£427) (24x and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-FZ200 (£279.95) (24x and higher rated) both from Panasonic.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 20, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 has one of the smallest maximum aperture numbers amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture number of low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 6.2, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-FS10 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

Other 2.7" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the EOS 1100D - Rebel T3, or the SX40 HS both from Canon or the Nikon D5000.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 (£279.95) (3" and higher rated).

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-FS10 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon SX220 HS, the Fujifilm XQ1, or the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K which all of have better reviews.

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4000 X 2672 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FS10 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has a 4000 x 2672 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Panasonic digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920 and 3264 x 2448 and 4000 x 2248. Low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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12.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.1 megapixels camera.

We compared all the other 12.1MP cameras to this camera and we think the Lumix DMC-FZ200 (£279.95), and the Lumix DMC-FX77 both from Panasonic which and both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Camera

Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-FS10 features calendar. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also feature calendar.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

When compared to other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera, the Lumix DMC-FS10's playback zoom (max) of 16 times zoom factor is one of the highest. Comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 24x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9x.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Lumix DMC-FS10 features voice recording. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-FS10 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-FS10 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera which have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-FS10 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The Lumix DMC-FS10 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "200", "800" and "1600" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers triax dmcfs10ebs, triax dmcfs10eba
Barcodes 05025232549832

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