The Panasonic Lumix DMC FS33 is a 14-megapixel digital camera with 8x optical zoom and touch controlled 3-inch LCD monitor. It can e also shoot High Def movies at 1280 x 720p resolution and comes in a comparatively compact body.
The lens has wide angle capabilities – it offers 28mm angle of view at the wider end, which means easy capture of wide scenes and large groups of people. 8x optical zoom can be as well extended up to 16.9x, but in this case you will get 3-megapixel images.
The FS33 is rather a simple and straightforward digicam. Its touch screen allows you to browse camera the menus easily. It has no manual controls but has an intuitive operation that even beginner can quickly master.
The camera Scene Auto Selector function can automatically analyze your shooting situation and set on of the following scenes to deliver the best shot possible: Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, and Macro.
There’re also 25 scene modes in the camera from which you can choose manually. They cover almost all possible situations so you will never face difficulties in getting a great photo. Here’s a complete list of them: Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, / Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo, Film Grain, Photo Frame.
The camera is easy to use, offers extra zoom at low Resolutions and can shoot High Definition movies. But there’s some loss of sharpness towards the edges of some photos.
Sample Photo Galleries: cameras.co.uk.
Alternatives/Rivals: Canon PowerShot SD3500 aka IXUS 210 (5x zoom).
Panasonic DMC FS33 – Specifications:
- 14 Megapixels
- CCD Size: 1/2.3 inches
- Scene Mode Help
- Print Ratios: 4:3 16:9 3:2
- 8x Optical Zoom
- Focal Length Equivalent : 28 - 224mm
- Aperture Range: F3.3 - 10 (W) / F5.9 - 18 (T)
- Image Stabilization
- 3 inch LCD Touch Screen with 230,000 dots
- Shutter Speed: 8 to 1/1600 sec
- Macro Focus: 5cms
- Metering: Intelligent Multiple
- Sensitivity: ISO80 6400
- Intelligent Scene Selector
- 25 Scene Modes
- Face Detection
- Unlimited Consecutive Shooting: 1.5 fps
- High-speed Burst Mode: up to 4.6 fps
- Movie Mode: 1280 x 720 pixels @ 30 fps
- 40mb Internal Memory
- SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards
- Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
- Dimensions: 100 x 56.5 x 27.2 mm
- Weight: 140g
- Body Colors: Red, Black, Silver
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