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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)


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  • 12.1-megapixel effective recording
  • 5X optical zoom
  • 2-11/16" LCD screen
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Wide-angle lens for shooting landscapes and large groups
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Technical Details

  • Built-in Microphone
  • Image Stabilization
  • Video Capability
  • DC in Jack

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 3.9 x 0.9 inches ; 5.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00395Y9J6
  • Item model number: DMC-FH1K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,927 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 20, 2010

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The DMC-FH1 features a developed 28mm wide-angle 5x optical zoom f/2.8-6.9 LUMIX DC VARIO lens (35mm camera equivalent: 28-140mm) into a compact body. Comprising 6 elements in 5 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses with 5 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit realizes the outstandingly slim and compact body yet achieving exceptional optical performance.The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) in the DMC-FH1 compensates for the blurring caused by hand-shake. Even slight hand-shake movement is accurately detected by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second, and compensated to produce sharp, clear images. The Venus Engine IV controls the shifting of the blur-stopping lens with even greater precision to further increase the detection accuracy and correction effect of MEGA O.I.S. It works for zoom shots and macro shots, which are especially susceptible to hand-shake, and lets you shoot in dimly lit rooms or evening illumination to preserve the mood. In short, it lets anybody take beautiful, blur-free shots with ease.The sonic speed AF system in the DMC-FH1 (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 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-FH1. This lets users take approx. 310 shots on a single battery charge.

28mm Wide-angle 5x Optical Zoom Lens with f/2.8 Brightness
The DMC-FH1 features a newly developed 28mm wide-angle* 5x optical zoom f/2.8-6.9 LUMIX DC VARIO lens (35mm camera equivalent: 28-140mm) into a compact body. Comprising 6 elements in 5 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses with 5 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit realizes the outstandingly slim and compact body yet achieving exceptional optical performance.

* Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent, at the maximum wide position.

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.

The DMC-FH1 has a 5x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 28-140mm) and 9.8x Extra Optical Zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 274mm)*1. Adding the Extra Optical Zoom to the 4x digital zoom*2 extends the total zooming power to a maximum of 39.2x. *1 At a resolution of 3-megapixel or less. In the DMC-FH1, image resolution is kept at its maximum size to the optical tele-end even if the Extra Optical Zoom is ON.

*2 As digital magnification increases, resolution significantly decreases.

MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) Shake Detection
The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)* in the DMC-FH1 compensates for the blurring caused by hand-shake. Even slight hand-shake movement is accurately detected by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second, and compensated to produce sharp, clear images. The Venus Engine IV controls the shifting of the blur-stopping lens with even greater precision to further increase the detection accuracy and correction effect of MEGA O.I.S. It works for zoom shots and macro shots, which are especially susceptible to hand-shake, and lets you shoot in dimly lit rooms or evening illumination to preserve the mood. In short, it lets anybody take beautiful, blur-free shots with ease.

* MEGA O.I.S. is automatically turned on in iA Mode and can be turned on or off in Normal Picture Mode or some Scene Modes.

Sonic Speed AF
The Sonic Speed AF system in the DMC-FH1 (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.
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-FH1. This lets users take approx. 310 shots on a single battery charge*.

* Based on the CIPA standard.

Product Description

12.1 Megapixel 28mm Wide Lens with 5X Optical Zoom Enjoy the benefits of a wide angle lens without giving up the performance of a zoom Intelligent Auto with Mega OIS Automatically adjusts to ensure great photos under any condition High Speed AF Quickly focus in on the action as it is taking place Black

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99 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Hawley VINE VOICE on May 28, 2010
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I don't profess to be an expert on digital cameras; my many years of photography involved mostly 35mm film cameras (primarily SLRs and boat loads of accessories). I purchased my first digital camera about 7 years ago (an Olympus Camedia C-4000Z, followed by a Lumix DMC-Z20, both of which still perform like new). However, these cameras are somewhat bulky and don't lend themselves to carrying around to catch spur-of-the-moment shots. Wanting something small and easily carried in a shirt or pant pocket, I began my research.

I was somewhat disappointed to find that many small, ultra-compact digital cameras from some of the best known brands (Nikon, Canon, Olympus and others) really didn't have great reviews from users, at least those in the sub-$200 dollar range (which I was targeting). Having been impressed with my first Lumix, and seeing many high marks bestowed upon a number of Lumix compacts and sub-compacts, I narrowed my search to that brand.

When I noticed that Amazon was running a special price on this particular Lumix that had the features I was seeking, it was easy to make the choice. Receiving the camera after only a few days from order, I immediately bought a 2gig SD memory card (although the camera itself will hold 40mg of images, which is not much), read the manual a couple of times and began shooting. I was impressed by the quality feel of the camera, and liked the fact that the lens (that great Leica quality is a big plus) has a retracting cover. As I expected, the quality of the photos (from fully automatic functioning) was top-notch. I took various indoor shots in different lighting conditions, and then I took it outdoors and clicked off dozens of photos, all the while trying various adjustments available.
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74 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Adam on April 9, 2010
I purchased this camera on a recent trip to Thailand. I have a Lumix FZ28 that I LOVE but it is somewhat cumbersome to carry around so I wanted a little "snapper" I could whip out easily on the spur of the moment when something funny happened in a bar or nightclub or I wanted a quick snapshot of something happening on the street or whatever. It was important to me that the camera be small and not a pain to carry around. I did NOT want to spend a lot of money since I already own a great camera so this little Panny seemed, at first glance, to fit the bill nicely.

First off, for these perpetually whining types who only seem to write reviews to complain about what a camera DOESN'T do and how it pales in comparison to their SLR's etc, lets clarify what this camera actually IS first of all.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 is a camera designed with simplicity in mind. There are NOT a lot of advanced functions. You have normal shooting mode, Panasonic's acclaimed, amazing Intelligent Auto mode, (makes it hard to take a bad photo- seriously!) a bunch of pre-set scene selections and video mode. In normal shooting mode, white balance, ISO and focus modes are pretty much all that can be adjusted. In Intelligent Auto mode, it's even less. This is a camera designed NOT for advanced photographers that demand maximum control over their photos, but for normal people that want to take great photos with a minimum of fuss- the kind of people that wouldn't know (or care) what aperture priority mode means and are not interested in spending days or weeks pouring over their cameras instructional manual to learn all the advanced features it has. The kind of people that want to unpack their new camera and start snapping straight away!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Tekon on November 20, 2010
I've purchased this compact point and shoot based on the description of descent specifications & low price($100.) Although I like Canons, I've had 2 that malfunctioned in less than a year, so I decided to go with Panasonic this time. It has a bright wide angle lens, which I figured would handle low light well. And the 12megapixel hopefully would catch less noise unlike the 14mega pixel ones(the more pixel crammed in the same amount of space, the more prone the pixels are to heating up, hence creating noise... bunch little red/gray spots that shows up)

I've had this camera for about a year. It has it's limitations, but it's still a fun one for the price.

Pros:
- Great deal for the price(unless you wanna spend 400 on a Canon S90)
- Great lens, it's wide, and bright.
- It's compact. fits in my pocket without too much bulge :)
- Takes widely available and cheap SD cards that fit into most laptop's card readers... instead of obscure unpopular formats(expensive Fuji's xD, or Sony's memory sticks, which aren't used by other manufacturer, so when you switch brands, they become useless, there goes the investment...)
- It's customizable depending on shooting needs/environments.
- Good macro shots, provided you can stabilize the camera well enough(Either with small Gorilla pod, or by resting it on the ground/or something immobile.)
- It records movies surprisingly well even in dimly lit places(provided you can keep your camera steady)
- Good battery life.

Cons:
- The slide power switch, moves easily when I slide it into tight pouch(I got the MountainSmith's Cubik S, and that problem is solved.
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