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Expected Good - Got Great!
on November 22, 2012
I must have a dozen digital cameras, from Nikon dSLRs costing thousands, and Point and Shoots from Sony, Leica, Nikon and Panasonic.
The Lumix line was initially almost identical to Leica. Panasonic made the bodies, and Leitz provided the optics. Although you may not find a red dot on a similar camera, the lens is still provided by Leica. Professional photographers have always revered their Leica lenses as the zenith in optical quality.
So to get fine optical quality in a $70 package is almost unheard of. There are several models in the Lumix line, all withj differing sizes and features. The FH6 is a top functioning camera in a small, slim package. Small enough to fit in a shirt pocket without a bulge.
Startup is quick. Shutter lag negligible. Operation is intuitive.
Along with great pictures, you can shoot crisp 720p video, and get 5x optical zoom.
I knew from past experience that the Lumix FH6 would be good, but it has surpassed all expectations. It's hard to believe it costs less than $100. In a Lightning Deal, the price dropped to $69.95. If you buy one, you won't be disappointed. If I'm not shooting I very low light, or requiring 5fps burst speeds and sophisticated metering, the Nikon dSLR stays home and the FH6 slides into my shirt pocket.
I am delighted with this purchase.