Product Type: Panasonic digital cameras
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An Astonishing Camera At An Unbelievably Low Price!
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Advantages: Great Quality Pictures, Very Low Price, Modern Design, Lots Of Settings To Choose From
Disadvantages: A Slightly Boring Design
As with a lot of cameras these days, this camera does look quite plain and boring; it is black with bits of silver. On the other hand, it does look quite modern and looks like a really good quality, well built camera. On the top and back, you get various buttons which I will explain later, as well as a 2.7 inch screen. When you switch the camera on, the lens comes out, which is silver, and the small shutter opens. The screen turns on and within seconds, you are ready to take a picture.
Like I said, this camera has 16MP, so you wouldn't be surprised when I say that the picture quality is fantastic. Any colours in the photo are very strong when you look back at it either on the screen, or if you download it onto your computer. You can really get a feel for the scenery and atmosphere at the time when the picture was taken.
The video quality is very good, as well as the audio. However, the camera has not been designed for recording professional videos, so it isn't for you if that is what you plan to do. However, in a situation where I think a video is necessary, whether it be to make short movies with my friends (we're a strange bunch) or just to capture memories, I wouldn't hesitate to pull out this little camera and record it.
On the top of the camera, there is a small slider to turn it on. Next to that, you get the button to take a picture or to start/stop a recording. Around this button, there is a thin, circular slider to zoom in and out. There is also another small button where it zooms into 10x automatically, instead of you having to hold down the slider to zoom all that way. If you press it again, it zooms to its maximum 22.5x zoom.
On the back, next to the screen, there are an assortment of other buttons. There is a very small lever to change from the camera function to the playback menu where you can view photos and videos you have taken. Next to this lever, there is a button to change modes. You can either set it to intelligent auto, where it chooses what mode it thinks is best for the scene, normal picture mode, video mode, or you can choose from a lot of different modes manually, such as portrait, soft skin, transform, self portrait, etc. In the middle of the side of the back (Try and stay with me!) There is a button with four buttons around it in a circle. The button in the centre is to go to the menu, or to select an option, and the other four buttons are to go up, down, and side to side. As well as this, these four buttons give you shortcuts to change the exposure, flash, timer and scene.
Last two buttons now... At the bottom, there is a button to edit the display on the screen, so you can either show all of the info on the screen such as battery life, scene mode, etc, or you can get rid of that and just focus on the picture you are taking, or you can put up a grid on the screen so you can perfect your photo. Lastly, there is the delete button to delete any of your photos or videos, which also doubles as a back button.
The battery life on this camera is very good, I haven't charged it since the first time I did after I bought it. Then again, I haven't used it too much yet, but there is still 2 out of 3 bars left. The camera is very light for what it looks like. I don't know it's exact weight, but it is lighter than my previous camera and it is very comfortable to hold. It is the same size as any other digital camera, in fact, it may be a little smaller. I find it very nice to use, and for £90, I would definitely recommend this to anyone keen to upgrade their camera as the quality is excellent and there are lots of different scenes and modes to choose from.
Summary: An Amazing Camera, Brilliant Value For Money
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