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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2 Digital Camera

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      02.04.2012 17:34
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      Cheap small and easy to use camera.

      This is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2 Digital Camera slim, it was my second and best camera I have had. My first camera was the Samsung Digimax 202 which these days sells on Amazon for about £10 but back then was a really good one.

      This Lumix camera is such a small, compact digital camera. It is small enough to just fit into your pocket and carry around with you wherever you go and also has a hard casing so would be hard to break. It is a 14 mega pixel camera, has optical image stabilisation, has a 4x optical zoom and would cost approximately £80 - £90 off Amazon.

      The camera has two main settings on it, firstly there is the normal, this is where you choose what you want the picture quality to be like and what settings you would like it on. Secondly is the Ai mode, this is where the camera chooses what it thinks are the best settings for you. In this mode you will usually get better pictures as the image quality will probably be better.

      The digital screen is 69mm (2.7-inch) which is plenty big enough. It has a 2 or 10 second timer mode and the flash can be turned on and off, also it has a macro mode so you can take pictures of objects up close. The camera is made by Panasonic which are obviously a very reliable and well known brand so any problems should be soon sorted out if within warranty still.

      I would advise young people who maybe use this camera out and about with friends or at parties because is quite durable and small. But also is fine for older people who just want an easy to use camera that takes good photos.

      The camera has many extra features including; different light modes, different scenes and different colours eg. Sepia or black and white. The zoom is easy to use but is dependent on which settings you are on (Normal or Ai) because it can zoom in further when not on Ai mode. The camera also takes video footage which can last until your memory is full. usually you will not get a memory card with the camera, and you can only save around 10 photos onto this. I would recommend the Sandisk 8/16GB Secure Digital Card dependant on how many videos and photos you are going to take at a time. The 8 GB will hold over 1750 photos at one time.

      I had this camera for 3 years, in the third year I had a party at a local club, up to now I had no problems with the camera at all. Near the end of the night one of my very drunk friends came up to me and accidently knocked it out of my hand and it hit the concrete floor very hard. This did break my camera, nothing smashed but it just stopped working and by this time I was way out of my warranty. I took it to a camera shop and they said that I could send it away for £10 and see what the problem was but if it was something to do with the mother board or had drive then it would be cheaper to buy a whole new camera.

      I would rate this camera an 8/10.


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