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The best Panasonic ultra-compact cameras come with colorful designs sleek body builds. Released under the Lumix product line, the below-listed top-rated digital cameras are highly portable and pocketable too. With features like the camera resolution of at least 14 Megapixel and 720p HD video capturing capability, the thin cameras from Panasonic are affordable under $200 price range.

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Panasonic lumix DMC-FP3

Panasonic lumix FP3 Digital Camera


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Panasonic lumix DMC-FP3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3
Panasonic lumix FP3 Digital Camera
Panasonic FH20 Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5 Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix  DMC-FH1 Digital Camera
Panasonic FH3 Digital Camera
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Release Date
Mar 2010
Feb 2010
Jan 2011
Mar 2010
Mar 2010
Camera Type
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Ultra-Compact,Standard Point and Shoot
Optical Zoom
4.0 x
5.0 x
4.0 x
5.0 x
5.0 x
Resolution
14.5 Megapixel
14.0 Megapixel
14.1 Megapixel
12.1 Megapixel
14.1 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
2.7 in.

  • A basic ultracompact point-and-shoot with a touch screen, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3 can outshoot the average camera phone.


  • And yet, with Panasonic suggesting a sales price of £179 at the time of writing, and given that for the relatively modest outlay you're getting a solidly built camera that marries 14 megapixels to a 4x optical zoom within a body depth of just 18.6mm, this camera feels very fair value indeed.

    The FP3 features a build quality that trumps others in its price bracket, and a feature set that, given this is an unassuming snapshot model in all other respects, is again impressive for the cost.


  • - All the pictures I took with the Lumix DMC FP3 are sharp, colourful and bright.
    - The screens are very clear and the areas you press to change settings are a good size.
    - I am very happy with the quality of my outdoor test shots.
    - All three of my portrait shots look good.
    - This camera is very well priced and is an excellent option if you are looking for touch control and value for money. 14 megapixels. 4x optical zoom lens.


  • Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FH20 is a very good value for anyone in need of a basic point-and-shoot with a midrange zoom.

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    - Good image quality in bright light.

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    - The three cameras are compatible with SDXC memory cards, including Panasonic’s newly announced 48GB and 64GB cards.

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    - Power comes from a proprietary 660mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable battery pack, and is rated as good for 260 shots on a charge to CIPA testing standards.
    - The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5 stores its images and movies on either SD, SDHC, or the latest SDXC types.
    - Full-resolution burst shooting is possible at a rate of 1.7 frames per second, achieved in part thanks to use of the latest generation Venus Engine VI image processor.


  • Color accuracy that rivals some DSLRs, a highly capable image stabilizer, low noise, and no less than 27 scene modes; these are the selling points of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5. Although resolution was disappointing, the rest of this cameraâ??s numbers equal performance that is hard to believe at less than $200. Enclose all this in an attractive chassis, throw on a touchscreen, and youâ??ve got what seems like an incredible bargain.

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    - Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 W ide-angle 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equiv.) is ideal for capturing wide vistas and large group shots.

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    - The Panasonic LUMIX FH-Series includes the Venus Engine IV image processor, which features advanced signal processing technology to produce a fast response time.

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    - While there isn't much in the way of manual control for the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH3 digital camera, 25 scene modes cover a variety of scenarios from sunsets to soft skin to aerial photos.
    - The camera is quite slow to zoom, taking several seconds to reach maximum length.
    - The small size of the buttons occasionally leads to hitting the wrong one accidentally.


Top 5 panasonic ultra-compact camera:

  1. Panasonic lumix FP3 Digital Camera
  2. Panasonic FH20 Digital Camera
  3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5 Digital Camera
  4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 Digital Camera
  5. Panasonic FH3 Digital Camera