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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS33 review

A big zoom for a small price, is the Panasonic Lumix FS33 the compact camera you're looking for?

Image quality on the Panasonic Lumix FS33 is fairly impressive. Pictures are sharp and both details and colours are rendered well. There's some evidence of chromatic abberation, but nothing more than is to be expected from a compact.

You'll be able to capture pictures you wouldn't be able to with other compacts thanks to its powerful 8x zoom, but bear in mind that image quality at this end of the zoom range does suffer slightly (see the sample picture), and is not quite as sharp as at the widest end.

Panasonic Lumix FS33: Sample images

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution14.1 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix FS
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourRed
Optical Zoom8x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesFace Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime Motion JPEG
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)140 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Flash Memory Capacity40 MB
Minimum Focus Distance50 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4320 x 3240
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution14.5 Megapixel
Height56.5 mm
Width100 mm
Depth27.2 mm
Autofocus Points9
Product SeriesFS
Focal Length5 mm to 40 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-FS33
Product NameLumix DMC-FS33 Compact Camera
Product LineLumix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMCFS33EBR
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

The DMC-FS33 features a 28mm wide-angle 8x optical zoom LUMIX DC VARIO 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 captures beautiful shots of people or landscapes with 14.1-megapixel resolution. The Extra Optical Zoom function uses the center part of the CCD to extend this 8x zoom ratio to powerful 16.9x zoom at a resolution of 3-megapixel or less.

Battery Life300 Shot
Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-FS33 Compact Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Case
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • AC Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM
Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker