Full of technology, this 10.1MP camera has great specifications

Product Overview

Overall rating:

89%
Value:90%
Features:85%
Overall score:89%
Performance:90%
Design:90%
Image Quality:90%

Pros:

  • Advanced Intelligent Auto, Noise Control

Cons:

  • LCD could be larger. FS20 is large screen model

Product:

Panasonic Lumix FS5

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£200.00

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The FS5 comes full of technology. The 10.1MP, 1/2.33in CCD sensor is paired with a newly developed Leica DC Vario-Elmar 4x optical zoom. The small body is equipped with a strikingly crisp 2.5in LCD screen and a new image-processing engine – Venus Engine IV.

The main ‘experience-simplifying’ features, however, are all function led. Five image-capture developments – Mega OIS, Intelligent ISO, Intelligent Scene Modes, Face Detection and Quick AF – are combined under one ‘Intelligent Auto’ mode, with the FS5 addressing a scene and picking settings to suit.



With mode buttons thoughtfully placed, the camera handles well, with images containing fantastic tones and an impressive dynamic range. Noise is well controlled right up to ISO 800, and there is little or no evidence of fringing even in difficult light.

Verdict

Advanced Intelligent Auto functionality makes a real impact on this well-specified compact.

Full Specification

Memory Card:
SD/SDHC + 50MB internal memory

Connectivity:
USB 2.0
Power:
Li-ion

Dimensions:
95 x 53 x 23mm
Weight:
119g

White Balance:
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set / White Balance Adjustment (only in underwater mode)
Flash Modes:
Auto / Auto/Red-eye Reduction / Forced On / Forced Off / (Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction only in Night Portrait/Party/Candle Light mode only)

ISO Range:
100-1600
Shutter Speeds:
8-1/2000 sec Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec

Exposure Modes:
Program AE
Metering System:
Intelligent Multiple

File Formats:
Still Image: JPEG(Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard) / DPOF corresponding / Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Other:
-

LCD:
2.5” (230k dots) Intelligent LCD with Auto-Brightness
Sensor:
10.1MP

Lens:
30-120mm. LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 7 elements in 6 groups / (3 Aspherical Lenses / 4 Aspherical surfaces)