Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH5 camera
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH5 review: A compact digital camera that's useful for happy snaps
- Good controls and comfortable to use
- Easy to operate
- Good focusing performance
- LCD screen struggles in bright conditions
- Can't handle highlights properly
- No ISO limiting
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH5 is a decent camera for happy snaps, but it does struggle in bright conditions. However, it's comfortable to hold, simple to operate and has plenty of scene modes, many of which are fun to use.
Price$ 249.00 (AUD)
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH5 is a compact digital camera that's comfortable to hold and simple to operate. It has a large 16-megapixel sensor and a 28mm wide angle lens (f/3.5) with a 5x zoom. It's a convenient and fun camera that can be used for happy snaps, concerts, or even travel photography, but its image quality isn't great.
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH5 has a basic and easy-to-use control layout. Its shutter button has a distinct two-step feel that allows you to easily focus on your subject before pushing all the way down to take the shot. We think this is a shining example of how all shutter buttons should work. Some compact cameras we have reviewed recently, such as the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570, have had very poor shutter button designs. Around the LUMIX DMC-FH5's shutter is a zoom ring and next to that is the power switch.
The rear of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH5 has a 2.7in LCD screen that can be very hard to see when shooting outdoors on a bright day (like many compact cameras), but its clarity is high. To the right of the screen is a five-way control for navigating the menu and directly manipulating popular functions such as the flash, timer and macro modes; there are only three other buttons (mode, display and Q.Menu) along with a switch for playback and recording modes. There is ample space on the rear to rest your thumb while you take a photo and this, along with the excellent shutter button is what makes this camera so comfortable to use — despite being small, it doesn't feel cramped.
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH5 doesn't have a manual or a semi-manual mode. To take photos, you can select from normal mode, intelligent auto mode, flash burst (a burst mode that allows you to use the flash) and scene mode. There 28 different scene modes to choose from and this includes three art modes: pin hole, film grain and high dynamic range.
Pin hole mode.
Grainy film mode.
High dynamic range.
You also get modes that can add a frame to your photos. Use them at your own risk.
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