Product Type: Panasonic digital cameras
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35
Member Name: love4eyelashes
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35
Advantages: takes a great picture
Disadvantages: Easy breakable plastic pieces!
So I have had this camera for a couple of years now and it has been on many a holiday with me. I bought this from the airport when I was going on holiday. The sales assistant took me out of the shop and showed me how far I could zoom and I was sold!
I believe you can zoom in on things upto 1 mile away. I was amazed at the picture quality and I really like the option of zooming in on the pictures I have taken and in fact you can probably zoom in more than you want. I could zoom right in to see all details in the background clearly. When I uploaded them to my PC the pictures was really crystal clear and just as much when I have had some of them processed. The memory holds an SD card, so you can choose the amount you want. I had a 2GB memory card which was ample for hundreds (and I mean hundreds) of pictures.
The camera has various options and the options really are suitable to take a great picture. The camera adjusts well as does the flash. I am no photographer but the pictures do turn out great and even so at night, I have great memories thanks to that camera. the charge on the camera lasts for ages. I would say with constant picture taking of the beautiful scenery on holiday, it lasted for 4 days and if you charge it, it only takes a couple to a few hours.
So onto the cons.. The build quality of this camera is not great, so it may take a great picture when it works. So where do I start? the outer shell of the camera is strong even after a few falls however in order to charge this camera you have to remove the battery. Once you open the camera to remove the charger you see little fidy bits of 'plastic'! One of which is meant to slide in order for you to remove the battery. As I did not charge it that often other than being on holiday, I was not happy when the plastic part broke a little. This meant every time I have to remove the battery, it was extremely fidly and if you did not push it down properly it wont close and the camera wouldnt work. So theres no suprise that this 'piece' of plastic eventually fell off. This was really dissapointing as I was on holiday at the time and did not want to buy one abroad. I had to rummage around to find something to jam the battery in in order for me to take photos. This didnt work great either as it was still slightly loose which basically means the battery isnt in far enough.
When buying a camera I didnt think to check this part of the camera but this is a must in future, you may be able to take a great picture but I suppose in this case thats as and when due to the cheap plastic peices!
Summary: Takes a great picture but NOT great quality build.
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