The Good The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 is a straightforward point-and-shoot with a flexible lens and useful touch-screen operation.
The Bad Its 16-megapixel resolution is a bit of a waste and you can't use the optical zoom while recording movies.
The Bottom Line Simple and satisfying, Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FH27 is an excellent point-and-shoot value.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27
There are a lot of people out there who simply want an affordable camera that takes a decent picture in auto, has some extra zoom power, and can still be slipped in a pocket. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27 is just that. With camera manufacturers trying to jam in as many features as possible in some models, the FH27 is notable for having only two big features: an 8x, 28mm wide-angle lens and a 3-inch touch screen. The rest of it is pure point-and-shoot backed by Panasonic's reliable Intelligent Auto (iA) mode, a healthy selection of scene modes, and 720p HD movie capture. The touch screen adds a bit of glitz, helping it stand out in the congested compact-camera market.
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