This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3

2:11 /

A basic ultracompact point-and-shoot with a touch screen, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3 can outshoot the average camera phone.

>>David Carnoy: Hi, I'm David Carnoy and I'm here today with Josh Goldman, one of our digital photo editors. Why don't you tell us what you have today for us, Josh. >>Josh Goldman: Today I have the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3. It's a 14-megapixel ultracompact camera. >>David Carnoy: So, this runs for around $230 list price but you can get it for around $180 online. Does that make it a semi-affordable camera? >>Josh Goldman: It's affordable. Usually anything below $200 is a good price point for most consumers especially for a camera like this which is pretty much an upgrade from the camera that's in your cell phone. >>David Carnoy: So, what distinguishes itself from other cameras at this price class? >>Josh Goldman: So, for starters it's got a quick startup thanks to this slide-down lens cover in front and then on back is this large 3-inch touch screen; so, it's tough to find a touch screen on a camera that's priced this low. >>David Carnoy: So, you didn't give this a rave review. Why don't you hit on a couple of points that may give you pause to buy this camera? >>Josh Goldman: Okay, well, first of all while the camera does startup quickly, the rest of the times for shooting performance are pretty average. On top of that, the touch screen itself isn't all that responsive especially if you've gotten use to a touch screen on something like an iPhone or another smartphone. Also, despite its 14 megapixels, the image quality is just okay. >>David Carnoy: Alright, since you're saying the touch screen is only okay, is there another camera in the Panasonic line that you recommend over this one? >>Josh Goldman: Panasonic actually has a similar model almost identical to this one, it's called the FP1 and it loses the touch screen so it's a little bit less expensive and it also goes down from 14 megapixels to 12 megapixels so the images aren't as large and you're paying a little less for it but the image quality is probably going to be about the same. >>David Carnoy: Alright, thanks a lot Josh. That is the Panasonic DMC-FP3. I'm David Carnoy and that is Josh Goldman.

New releases

Too-hot tech: Overheating Surface...
2:55 August 27, 2014
Hewlett-Packard recalls more than 6 million defective power cords, Microsoft promises a fix for overheating...
Play video
The gigantic Lexus GX 460
5:59 August 27, 2014
The gigantic Lexus GX 460
Play video
The Bowers and Wilkins CM1 speakers...
1:50 August 27, 2014
The Bowers and Wilkins CM1 S2 speakers look great and sound terrific but aren't the best choice for punk...
Play video
Plantronics BackBeat Pro: A full-size...
2:33 August 27, 2014
The $250/£250 BackBeat Pro is Plantronic's version of the Beats Studio Wireless, with noise canceling inc...
Play video
Apps to prep for college
0:59 August 27, 2014
Avoid the pitfalls of the first year of college with the help of apps. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on her recommendations...
Play video
Waterproof gadgets for a summer...
2:41 August 26, 2014
Not all gadgets are made equal when it comes to water and dust resistance. Here's what to look out for, plus...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 042: Robot uses...
21:27 August 26, 2014
On today's show, Ashley and Khail discuss a man giving his own blood as a medium for a robot-printed selfie,...
Play video
Samsung working on its own round...
4:38 August 26, 2014
Burger King offers smartphones your way, Android L could be Lemon Meringue Pie, and more round smartwatches...
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre