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Panasonic Lumix DMCFS42EBS 10.1MP £59.99 @ Argos
Panasonic Lumix DMCFS42EBS 10.1MP £59.99 @ Argos

Panasonic Lumix DMCFS42EBS 10.1MP £59.99 @ Argos

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Only available in store (part of the new catalogue Clearance) but fairly widely available from what I can tell. Also in Pink though I can't find so many of these.

This is (was) the entry level 10 megapixel Lumix. The main things missing from the other 10mp Lumix camera are the optical image stabilisation and the intelligent auto mode.

It's mainly been sold at £79-£99 in recent months.

Has a lituim ion rechargable battery, 4x optical zoom (Lumix DC Vario)

* 10.1 megapixels.
* Silver.
* Plastic body.
* 33mm wide angle lens.
* 4 x optical zoom.
* 4 x digital zoom.
* 2.5in LCD screen.

Features:

* PictBridge compatible.
* Digital anti-blur.
* Face detection up to 15 faces.
* Continuous shooting up to 2.3 frames per second.
* Memory card compatibility: SD.
* Movie capture with sound.
* Maximum ISO 1000.
* 22 scene modes.
* Intelligent scene mode.
* Self timer.
* Built-in flash.

General information:

* Accessories included: USB cable carry strap.
* Rechargeable battery.
* Weight 134g.
* Size H9.7, W5.5cm.
* Depth of camera when switched off 2.2cm.

25 Comments

WOW! Under £60 for a Lumix........ Makes all those other post for Samsungs/Fuji cams at the £50ish mark look over priced !
Edited by: "happy1" 18th Dec 2010

no optical image stabilisation though

Full specs: dpreview.com/new…asp
Edited by: "hajj_3" 18th Dec 2010

so is it good or not ???

hajj_3

no optical image stabilisation though :(Full … no optical image stabilisation though :(Full specs:http://www.dpreview.com/news/0904/09041701panasoniclumixfs12fs62fs42.asp



...nor HD video, which is a deal-breaker for me.

Original Poster

It's a bit old for things like HD video on a compact.

It's basic make up is very similar to the FS62 which was a really good camera. The lack of optical image stabilisation is clearly a weak point but there aren't many cameras at this price with this feature. At £79 I would have go for a £20 more expensive Lumix but at this price it may be worth a punt if your looking for something at this price range.

It's a Panny - it'll be good. Terrific value at this price.

Thank you.Reserved pink one.

Lithium ion battery, 10MP (safer bet than the 14MP sensors you see these days) low price, not bad. Personally I'm waiting until after xmas.

Is this camera any better than this one? argos.co.uk/sta…htm
Edited by: "jatwap" 18th Dec 2010

jatwap

Is this camera any better than this one? … Is this camera any better than this one? http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5592056/Trail/searchtext%3ECANON+POWERSHOT+A480.htm



Canon are generally very well regarded too - but SO ugly!

However, that one is an AA powered one, not rechargeable Li-ion, so not nearly such a deal.
Edited by: "Besford" 18th Dec 2010

Besford

Canon are generally very well regarded too - but SO ugly!However, that … Canon are generally very well regarded too - but SO ugly!However, that one is an AA powered one, not rechargeable Li-ion, so not nearly such a deal.



I much prefer the look of Canon over Panasonic though

And for some being able to use AA batteries is a plus point...

Neither of these cameras has IS - but despite what I say above the Lumix is better value.

I find it odd for people to say: it's a panny, it must be good!

It is a most ludicrous claim! I once bought some earphone from 'panny' and it was rubbish! The £2.99 throw-away seinheinser (as claimed by a Richer Sound salesperson!) was better than this reduced-£7.99 panny.

We are in 2010 and soon 2011, please don't make such a stupid remark!

I had a Canon A480 like the one linked to, fantastic camera and seemed very highly regarded in reviews comparing it to other cameras at same kind of price. Bought it on offer for £60 ages ago, sold it a year later on ebay for £55!! (when I bought a Lumix TZ6). Regret getting rid though! Especially as the AA batteries make it so useful when I'm away from a power point for an extended period of time...

A nice thing about the Canon A480 is that you can use the CHDK firmware chdk.wikia.com/wik…480

This lets you take RAW photos and gives a lot more control over the manual settings. You can write scripts to take photos automatically when movement is detected (eg for pictures of lightning), or on a timer. Its free to use this and you can go back to the standard camera if you use a different SD card. Not many recent compact Canon cameras are supported for the CHDK firmware.

Snomaes

...nor HD video, which is a deal-breaker for me.


No interchangeable lenses. No thanks

steviecross

No interchangeable lenses. No thanks




Haha 'like' x50!!

Very interesting to read all teh comments....found so many useful tips... thanks

danjam

I find it odd for people to say: it's a panny, it must be good!It is a … I find it odd for people to say: it's a panny, it must be good!It is a most ludicrous claim! I once bought some earphone from 'panny' and it was rubbish! The £2.99 throw-away seinheinser (as claimed by a Richer Sound salesperson!) was better than this reduced-£7.99 panny.We are in 2010 and soon 2011, please don't make such a stupid remark!



Clearly you have no experience of panasonic Lumix cameras then

In that case shut the ........ up

EliTom

cheers got the last one reserved locally for my girlfriends dad to see if he wants

elitom

Clearly you have no experience of panasonic Lumix cameras thenIn that … Clearly you have no experience of panasonic Lumix cameras thenIn that case shut the ........ up :)EliTom



It's a bad idea to judge every Lumix the same. This one has not many reviews. It';s probably decent for the price but still, dont make assumptions - they are the mother of all mistakes.

mccririck

It's a bad idea to judge every Lumix the same. This one has not many … It's a bad idea to judge every Lumix the same. This one has not many reviews. It';s probably decent for the price but still, dont make assumptions - they are the mother of all mistakes.



valid point by the other posters comment was just plain wrong, ignorrant and stupid!

This is clearly an entry level Lumix with no OIS or IA but with Lumix DC Vario) - but still good value and certainly not comparable to a pair of Panasonic earphones.

EliTom

I have not come across a bad Lumix - had three myself and alos use them at work

elitom

...the other posters comment was just plain wrong, ignorrant and stupid



I think you're making a lot out of Danjams comments; he said

I find it odd for people to say: it's a panny, it must be good!



I think that's a fair statement in itself; as we all agree not all Panasonics are equal.

Telling him to "Shut the .... up" for that type of comment doesn't seem smart or clever to me!

Incidentally I've only owned one Panasonic camera; it's the only camera I've ever owned that I have wished I didn't buy and it's just failed toward the end of it's first year.

got the last one in my area, cheers great price for a great camera

mccririck

It's a bad idea to judge every Lumix the same. This one has not many … It's a bad idea to judge every Lumix the same. This one has not many reviews. It';s probably decent for the price but still, dont make assumptions - they are the mother of all mistakes.



Never had a Lumix but took this out the box for a look and first impressions is that it feels very cheap and tacky?

Was thinking this might have been a better option. tinyurl.com/24r…afk

Or much the same?

just reserved the last one at my store... fingers crossed its at least half decent when i go and grab it tonight....
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