Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12 Review

Overall Score

31

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 31-124 mm (4x) F2.8-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 1600 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 2 fps continuous shooting
  • 640 x 480 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 97 x 55 x 22 mm, 129g.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12 Overview


First introduced in April, 2009, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12 is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Panasonic FS12 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12

Sensor resolution of Panasonic FS12 ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Panasonic FS12 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic FS12


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12 with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
31 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
2.8 Lens at Wide
129g Light Body
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12 has an Overall Score of 31/100 and ranked #672 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1098 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic FS12 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
23
Value for money score
49
Portability score
99
Overall score
31
Average Scores in Ultracompact
Imaging Score
19
Features Score
29
Value For Money Score
47
Portability Score
88
Overall score
31

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic FS12


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12 weighs 129g and has external dimensions of 97 x 55 x 22mm (3.82 x 2.17 x 0.87"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Panasonic FS12 is 9 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Panasonic FS12
129g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Panasonic FS12
22mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-FS12 Dimensions Lumix DMC-FS12
Fujifilm XQ2 Fujifilm XQ2 206 g 129 g 100 x 59 x 33 mm 97 x 55 x 22 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 129 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 97 x 55 x 22 mm
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS Canon ELPH 340 HS 147 g 129 g 100 x 58 x 22 mm 97 x 55 x 22 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Sony RX1 482 g 129 g 113 x 65 x 70 mm 97 x 55 x 22 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Sony TX30 141 g 129 g 96 x 59 x 15 mm 97 x 55 x 22 mm
Leica D-Lux 6 Leica D-Lux 6 298 g 129 g 111 x 68 x 46 mm 97 x 55 x 22 mm
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 129 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 97 x 55 x 22 mm
Leica D-LUX 5 Leica D-LUX 5 271 g 129 g 110 x 66 x 43 mm 97 x 55 x 22 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-FS12
Announced April, 2009
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.30
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 6400
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 129 g
Physical Dimensions 97 x 55 x 22 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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