With a 3in touchscreen, high-resolution sensor and range of automated technology, is this the perfect fuss-free compact for under £200? The Panasonic Lumix FS22 review takes a closer look...

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Panasonic Lumix FS22

Overall score:82%
Image Quality:85%


  • Touch-control shooting works well, good image quality, brisk focusing system


  • Noise and noise reduction compromise detail, no immediate explanation for key controls, zoom moves slowly through its range


Panasonic Lumix FS22 Review


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Value & Verdict

Panasonic Lumix FS22 review – Value

Panasonic FS22Having just been launched, the Lumix FS22’s asking price sails close to its £169.99 RRP. For this reason it may be worth waiting a while for a number of retailers to begin stocking the model, as it’s likely to come down in price and become more affordable. Is it worth £170 right now? Probably not, although once it drops below the £150 barrier it’ll be a strong competitor against similar entry-level compacts such as the Samsung SH100.

Panasonic Lumix FS22 review – Verdict

On the whole, the FS22 produces pleasing images and the lack of buttons around the back allows for a good-sized display, but the touchscreen can be awkward to operate and the menu system isn’t always the most helpful. With over 16MP on its small sensor the camera’s issues with image noise also come as little surprise. A decent compact that’ll be all the more worthy of purchase once the price drops.


Weight:Approx. 126g (with battery and SD memory card)
Power:Rechargeable NCA-YN101H Lithium-ion battery (supplied)
Memory Card:SD, SDHC, SDXC, approx 84MB internal memory
Connectivity:USB 2.0 Hi-speed
Flash Modes:Auto, auto/red-eye reduction, on, slow sync/red-eye reduction, off
File Formats:JPEG, Motion JPEG
Shutter Speeds:8-1/1600 sec (up to 60 sec in Starry Sky Mode)
Exposure Modes:iAuto, Normal, 27 Scene
Metering System:Multi-pattern
ISO Range:ISO 100-1600 (expandable to ISO 6400)
White Balance:Auto, daylight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, custom
LCD:3in TFT Touch Screen LCD, 230,000 dots
Lens:28-112mm f/3.1-6.5
Sensor:1/2.33-inch CCD sensor, 16.6MP total, 16.1MP effective
  1. 1. Panasonic Lumix FS22 Review - Features
  2. 2. Performance & Image Quality
  3. 3. Value & Verdict
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