Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35 review

A slim 16.1MP compact camera with a 28mm Leica lens

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35 is a simple camera that will appeal to the every day user. It's not packed with a raft of features, but it does have an impressive 8x optical zoom in a sleek body, which is sure to appeal to holiday makers.

We liked

Images from the Panasonic FS35 are bright and sharp. The camera also seems to cope fairly well In low-light situations, which is a bit of an added bonus for a camera of this price and type.

We disliked

The range of art filters is a disappointment, and it would have been nice to see a few more fun features on this camera. It's also a shame there's no dedicated video record button that we find on many other compacts these days, and the screen is a little on the small side.

Final verdict

If you're looking for a no-frills camera that will still deliver good quality images, then the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35 is a good choice to make.

With an easy to navigate menu system and few features to choose from, most of the control will lay with the camera, leaving you to concentrate on composition and getting great family snaps.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyLumix
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom8x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsQuickTime Motion JPEG
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)135 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Image Sensor Size1/2.33" (6.13 mm x 4.60 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height56.5 mm
Width99.2 mm
Depth27.8 mm
Focal Length5 mm to 40 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
Product ModelDMC-FS35
Product NameLumix DMC-FS35 Compact Camera
Product LineLumix
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMC-FS35EB-K
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The DMC-FS35 features a 28mm wide-angle 8x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens (35mm camera equivalent: 28-224mm). The 28mm wide-angle lens lets you easily capture large groups of people indoors or expansive architectural structures and scenes with dynamic width and rich perspective. The 8x optical zoom lens gives you highly natural expressions from people and animals with 16.1-megapixel resolution that you can't get close. The Extra Optical Zoom extends this 8x zoom ratio to powerful 18x zoom at a resolution of 3-megapixel or less.

Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-FS35 Compact Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • AC Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year