Apr 17 2009
Other similar cameras
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12
Released Apr 17 2009 | 12MP resolution
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7
Released Jan 16 2009 | 10MP resolution
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15
Released Jan 16 2009 | 12MP resolution
Overview of the Lumix DMC-FS42
If you're in the market for a compact camera that offers excellent image quality, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 is definitely worth considering. With its stylish design, easy-to-use interface, and impressive array of features, this camera makes it easy to take stunning photos and videos, whether you're an experienced photographer or a beginner. In this review, we'll take a closer look at the key features and benefits of the Lumix DMC-FS42 and explore why it's such a popular choice among photography enthusiasts. So let's get started!
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 Pros and Cons
Now, we will look more closely at our review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 camera. We will see what it can do and compare it to other cameras like it. We will tell you what's good about it and what's not so good. This way, you'll know if it's the camera for you!
Build and Construction
Body and dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42
|Dimensions||98 x 55 x 22mm|
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 is not sealed against water and dust, so it's important to be careful when using it in such conditions. If you often shoot in environments with water or dust, it's recommended to check out another camera with weather sealing.
Design and Handling
Main design features
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||230k dots|
This camera has a fixed type 2.50" screen, with a display resolution of 230k dots. This makes the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 not as suitable for those looking for a vlogging camera as you cannot view yourself while shooting selfies easily. Unfortunately, the camera does not have a touch screen, which may make it less user-friendly.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 does not include a viewfinder. The lack of a viewfinder on the Lumix DMC-FS42 camera may make it less suitable for outdoor photography in bright conditions.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 has a 10MP sized CCD sensor. You can shoot at maximum resolution of 10 pixels. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 has a native ISO range of 80 - 1000 which can be boosted to null - 6400.
Apr 17 2009
80 - 1000
|Extended ISO||null - 6400|
|Max resolution||3648 x 2736 pixels|
DXO Sensor Scores
Low Light ISO
DXO mark sensor scores
The DXOmark rankings indicate that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 camera has excellent color depth performance, which refers to the number of colors the sensor can distinguish. Additionally, its dynamic range is also excellent, allowing it to retain high amounts of details in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The camera's low light ISO performance is excellent, which is an important factor to consider if you plan to use it in dimly lit indoor environments or at night. Overall the image quality of the Lumix DMC-FS42 is excellent
Camera crop factor (or focal length multiplier) refers to how a camera's sensor size affects the apparent field of view of a lens. Crop factor is determined by comparing the size of a camera's sensor to that of a full-frame sensor, which is a standard reference size for camera sensors.
Crop factor calculator
Full frame equivalent
This camera: 1/2.5-inch
Connectivity, storage, battery
|Storage||SD/SDHC card, Internal|
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 supports SD/SDHC card, Internal with 1 slots for storage. This may suffice for everyday use. However, for professional applications such as wedding photography, it is not recommended as a memory card malfunction could lead to the loss of all footage.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 uses the undefined model of undefined. This is rated for undefined shots which is high. If you intend to take photos or record videos for an extended period, it might be a good idea to bring along additional batteries.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 has built in flash which is great for event photography and in low light situations. However it lacks an external flash shoe, which limits you to using the built-in flash.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 boasts a maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/2000s, which is ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects in bright environments, such as in sports photography. Faster shutter speeds enable you to freeze the action and capture every detail, making it easier to get the perfect shot.
With a continuous mechanical shutter speed of n/a or an electronic shutter speed of n/a, this camera is not capable of capturing the perfect moment more easily, making it not as suited for wedding, sports, and wildlife photography. Higher shutter speeds make it easier to capture fast-paced action, ensuring that you never miss the perfect shot.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 includes contrast detection autofocus (AF), with null number of focus points.
While contrast detection is generally more accurate and precise, phase detection autofocus is faster and more effective in most situations, particularly when photographing moving subjects.
Phase detection autofocus works by dividing the incoming light into pairs and then analyzing how they intersect on the camera's sensor. This method allows the camera to determine not only if a subject is in focus but also the direction and distance needed to adjust the focus to achieve perfect sharpness.
On the other hand, contrast detection autofocus works by analyzing the contrast of an image and adjusting the focus until the highest contrast is detected. While this method is very accurate, it can be slow, especially in low light conditions or when photographing moving subjects.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 features a CCD sensor
No the Lumix DMC-FS42 does not have weather sealing.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 was announced on Apr 17 2009
No the Lumix DMC-FS42 does not have in-body image stabilization that can compensate for camera shake, making it easier to shoot handheld in low light conditions.
The Lumix DMC-FS42 has a native ISO range of 80-1000, which can be expanded to ISO null-6400 for even greater sensitivity in low light conditions.
Similar Camera Reviews
Capture Moments with Clarity and Detail Using Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12
If you're looking for a compact digital camera that delivers impressive image quality, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12 is worth considering. With advanced features such as face detection and image stabilization, capturing high-quality shots is made easy. Learn more about this camera's capabilities and why it's a popular choice for amateur and professional photographers alike.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 Review: Is it Worth the Investment?
If you're in the market for a reliable and affordable point-and-shoot camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 could be just what you need. In this review, we'll explore the features, performance, and overall value of this camera to help you make an informed decision.
Blog Capturing Life's Moments: Review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15 Camera
In today's fast-paced world, it's important to have a reliable camera that can capture our important memories. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS15 is a compact digital camera that offers high-quality images, easy-to-use features, and durability. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the features of this camera and see if it's worth the investment for your photography needs.