Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 Review

Overall Score

28

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1/2.5 CCD Sensor
  • 33-132 mm (4x) F2.8-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 1000 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 2 fps continuous shooting
  • 640 x 480 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 98 x 55 x 22 mm, 132g.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 Overview


First introduced in April, 2009, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 is a 10 MP Compact with a 1/2.5 (5.744 x 4.308 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Panasonic FS42 comes with a 5.75 x 4.32 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.19 mm (0.28").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42

Sensor resolution of Panasonic FS42 ~ 3646 x 2742 pixels.

Panasonic FS42 has Crop Factor: 6.02

The sensor has a surface area of 24.8 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,332 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic FS42


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
132g Light Body
±2 AE Bracketing Range
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
5.9 Lens at Tele
33 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Low Max Native ISO: 1000
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
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
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 has an Overall Score of 28/100 and ranked #738 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1153 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic FS42 Scores
Imaging score
19
Features score
19
Value for money score
46
Portability score
98
Overall score
28
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 FS42


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 weighs 132g and has external dimensions of 98 x 55 x 22mm (3.86 x 2.17 x 0.87"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Panasonic FS42 is 6 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Panasonic FS42
132g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Panasonic FS42
22mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-FS42 Dimensions Lumix DMC-FS42
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 132 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 98 x 55 x 22 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon P7800 399 g 132 g 119 x 78 x 50 mm 98 x 55 x 22 mm
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 132 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 98 x 55 x 22 mm
Canon PowerShot S110 Canon S110 198 g 132 g 99 x 59 x 27 mm 98 x 55 x 22 mm
Nikon Coolpix S7000 Nikon S7000 165 g 132 g 99 x 60 x 27 mm 98 x 55 x 22 mm
Samsung NX30 Samsung NX30 375 g 132 g 127 x 96 x 58 mm 98 x 55 x 22 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 Sony TX30 141 g 132 g 96 x 59 x 15 mm 98 x 55 x 22 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Panasonic LF1 192 g 132 g 103 x 62 x 28 mm 98 x 55 x 22 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-FS42
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 1/2.5
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 5.75 x 4.32 mm
Sensor Area 24.8 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 1000
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 132 g
Physical Dimensions 98 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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