Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15 Review

Overall Score

33

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 29-145 mm (5x) F3.3-5.9 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 54 x 22 mm, 136g.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15 Overview


First introduced in January, 2009, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15 is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Panasonic FS15 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-FS15

Sensor resolution of Panasonic FS15 ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Panasonic FS15 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 FS15


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15 with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
11 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
3.3 Lens at Wide
136g Light Body
29 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.3
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-FS15 has an Overall Score of 33/100 and ranked #608 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1029 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic FS15 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
28
Value for money score
51
Portability score
98
Overall score
33
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 FS15


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15 weighs 136g and has external dimensions of 97 x 54 x 22mm (3.82 x 2.13 x 0.87"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Panasonic FS15 is 2 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Panasonic FS15
136g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Panasonic FS15
22mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-FS15 Dimensions Lumix DMC-FS15
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 136 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 97 x 54 x 22 mm
Casio Exilim EX-Z550 Casio EX-Z550 143 g 136 g 99 x 53 x 20 mm 97 x 54 x 22 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Sony RX1R 482 g 136 g 113 x 65 x 70 mm 97 x 54 x 22 mm
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS Canon ELPH 340 HS 147 g 136 g 100 x 58 x 22 mm 97 x 54 x 22 mm
Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS Canon ELPH 140 IS 127 g 136 g 95 x 54 x 22 mm 97 x 54 x 22 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Panasonic LF1 192 g 136 g 103 x 62 x 28 mm 97 x 54 x 22 mm
Leica D-LUX 5 Leica D-LUX 5 271 g 136 g 110 x 66 x 43 mm 97 x 54 x 22 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Panasonic LX3 265 g 136 g 109 x 60 x 27 mm 97 x 54 x 22 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-FS15
Announced January, 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 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
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 no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, Auto Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off
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 136 g
Physical Dimensions 97 x 54 x 22 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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