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This review is from: Panasonic DMC-FH25A 16.1MP Digital Camera with 8x Wide Angle Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Blue) (Camera)
Lot's of positives for this camera:
Advertised as 8x optical zoom but that's video. It's 10x in photo mode, 22.5x if you employ the digital zoom as well.
16.1 mp is amazing for a camera in this price range. I actually used the max digital zoom and still got good resolution photos.
About 2 dozen scene modes (portrait, beach, sunset, etc) that work well and are easy to select. Text scrolls across the screen explaining its use as you you move from mode to mode.
Very easy to use. About 1/2 hour with the manual and camera and you can understand and begin using all the features.
Image stabilization sems very effective. I shot every thing hand held even at max zoom and liked the results.
Great battery life. I chrged it 1x on a week vacation but that was just in case. Could have gone all week with 100s of shots.
Like most digitals the camera has very little built in memory so you need to buy a memory card. I chose the PNY 16 GB that has more room than I think I'll ever need.
One negative this camera shares with most point and shoots: you miss a viewfinder in very bright sunlight. But the screen is bright enough to make it manageable so I still rate this very highly.
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Initial post: Nov 2, 2011 6:00:09 PM PDT
Charles Barrett says:
Does this camera come with a charger, battery, and memory card?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2011 10:50:35 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 3, 2011 10:51:12 AM PDT
Charger and battery, yes. And battery lasts a long time. Memory card no, just a small amount of internal memory. I believe this is true for all digital cameras. You really need a card. I bought the PNY 16gig on Amazon for $25. Stores a zillion photos or quite a few mins of video. Still very happy with camera and card.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 1:12:22 PM PST
Charles Barrett says:
Thanks, very helpful
Posted on Oct 30, 2012 10:01:25 PM PDT
Thuy Nguyen says:
Hi R. L. Shagon, thank you for your review it's very helpful; do you know if the camera can zoom in while shooting a video since you said that it has 8x zoom for video?
Posted on May 21, 2013 4:42:33 PM PDT
Robert J. Betancourt says:
Hi R.L.! I was wondering if you could tell me how to use or activate the 22.5x digital zoom on this camera.
Thank you very much.
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