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panasonic lumix dmc-fx12

20.11.2007 (31.05.2009)

Clear Pictures, Liquid Crystal Display, three times zoom .

Small internal memory .  No real disadvantages

Recommendable Yes:

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Value for MoneyExcellent

Instruction ManualGood

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I paid one hundred Pounds for this camera, which I considered to be a good bargain.

Within two hours of charging the camera's battery the camera delivered good quality clear images.

The Liquid Crystal Display is a bit small and also the Internal Memory is slightly limited. So therefore a additional add on is going to be needed by buying a one or two giga byte Memory Card, which costs about fifteen to twenty Pounds.

The camera contains a playback System Built-In which allows users to view Picture shot's that have previously been captured, and easy navigation back to the pictures that were previously captured.

When the camera is in simple mode the quality of the Pictures are not so high when the camera is being used. The camera has built in flash, and a red eye and also the user has the ability to turn the flash off if needed.

Also there is a light scene feature that allows the user to take shots dependant on light conditions. There is a Sun, Cloudy, Dark symbol which is straightforward to operate.

The user has the additional benefit for being able to see the pictures they have taken within a slideshow. The pictures can be deleted by pressing the function button. The picture size, quality I.S.O limit aspects can all be varied to enable for better pictures.

The camera has a print mode which allows the shots taken to be connected to the printer. This would mean using the built in software which is a bit cumbersome to set up. Alternatively the compact card can be placed into the desktop for fast reviewing and printing.

This System actually determines if the subject you are trying to capture on camera is moving and, as necessary raises the I.S.O setting and shutter speed according to how fast the subject is moving and the light conditions.

The camera also has a shock absorber, which means if it drops the camera might scratch a little but it wont break or shake inside so that the components malfunction.

The quality of the Picture's are very clear, no blurry images or distorted, and it also offer a three times zoom facility to get close up images.

The software compact disc includes a lumix simple viewer one point two e, which is suitable for both Mac and Windows desktop's. Once the compact disc is installed, the user needs to place the memory card of the camera into the Universal Serial Bus and from then you will see the pictures that have been taken on your camera. The compact disc is straightforward and does not take more than four minutes to successfully install.

For one hundred Pounds the camera is a great value purchase, I honestly can not think of a disadvantage for this item. My sentiment is buy.

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Expired-Account 02.03.2008 09:05

I like the look of this one, good review

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Manufacturer's product description

The camera is equipped with the Intelligent Image Stabilizer, which combines MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)...


Product Type Digital camera - compact
Available Body Colours Black, silver

Exposure & white balance

Light Sensitivity ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 1250
Exposure Metering Multi-segment
Exposure Modes Programme, bulb, automatic

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