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Panasonic Lumix FS37 Digital Camera - Black (16.1MP, 8x Optical Zoom) 3 inch Touchscreen LCD

by Panasonic
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)



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  • 8x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-angle Leica DC VARIO Elmar Lens
  • Advanced iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode
  • 3.0" 230,000-dot Intelligent LCD with Touch-screen Operation
  • Quick Start-up Time and Sonic Speed AF
  • HD 720p Movie Recording (Motion JPEG Format)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 9.9 x 5.6 cm ; 159 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: DMC-FS37EB-K
  • ASIN: B004I1KP4S
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 6 Jan 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,698 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The new Lumix FS37 has exceptional optical performance

New 28mm Wide-Angle Powerful 8x Optical Zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens

The 16.1-megapixel Pansonic Lumix FS37 packages a newly developed 28mm wide-angle high quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with powerful 8x optical zoom (1). Comprising 9 elements in 7 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses with 6 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit realises an outstandingly slim and compact body yet achieving exceptional optical performance. In addition, the DMC-FS37 boasts a Smart Touch Screen with 3.0-inch large Intelligent LCD to offer intuitive touch control including Touch AF, Touch Zoom and Touch Shutter.

The zoom ratio can be extended up to 18x at 3 megapixel resolution mode with minimal deterioration thanks to the Extra Optical Zoom. By using the central part of the 16.1-megapixel high resolution 16.1 CCD, this powerful zooming function allows you to easily capture and magnify distant subjects. To help with these technical aspects, the FS37 has an Easy Zoom button to utilise the powerful zoom with ease and comfort. It shifts the lens instantly to full 8x zoom power at a touch. The second touch of the button activates the 18x Extra Optical Zoom Intelligent Zoom to draw even closer into the subject (3).

Enable beautiful image recording with higher quality signal processing

New 16.1-megapixel High Resolution CCD and High Performance Venus Engine VI

The high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine VI is newly incorporated in both FS models to enable beautiful image recording with higher quality signal processing and now includes Intelligent Resolution technology. With Intelligent Resolution technology, 3 areas — outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation areas are automatically detected. The outline parts are enhanced effectively to give edges more clearness while giving a moderate accentuation to the texture areas to look more finely detailed. To the soft gradation part, the superior noise reduction process of the Venus Engine VI is applied to make it smoother. Apart from the uniform enhancement of sharpness, this innovative technology precisely performs signal processing pixel by pixel in the most effective way and as a result images are naturally clear and crisp.

The multi-task image-processing engine, Venus Engine VI, supports a super-fast response time. The shutter release time lag is as short as approx. 0.005 of a second and the camera's quick response makes it easier to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities together with the Sonic Speed AF (Auto Focus) that lets you lock on the subject. The Venus Engine VI also supports a High Sensitivity mode that lets the FS37 records at a setting of up to ISO 6400, sensitive enough to capture subjects in near-total darkness without using a flash (4).

Reduce unwanted shots with the Intelligent Auto mode

The iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode for Every Photographer to Be a Good Photographer

Panasonic incorporated Intelligent Auto mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of misshots. This mode is also further advanced with the inclusion of the AF tracking and Intelligent Exposure feature. With the new AF Tracking function, the user can lock the focus onto a moving subject. The camera then automatically tracks the subject as it moves, keeping it in focus without the user having to hold the shutter button halfway down. This makes it easier to capture the perfect moment clearly and in sharp focus when shooting images of a child, pet, sports or any scene with moving subjects and spur-of-the-moment action.

Intelligent Exposure suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights to capture images that look natural and true-to-life. It now features an automatic backlight compensation function that activates whenever the camera detects that the light source is behind the subject. Intelligent Scene Selector automatically selects whichever of 6 scene modes -- Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and Sunset - that best suits the shooting situation. The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses hand-shake and the Intelligent ISO control prevents moving subject to be blurred by optimizing the shutter speed and ISO sensitivity setting, to render sharp, clear images whatever the shooting situation is. In addition, human faces are captured in focus and appropriate exposure with the Face Detection and it also corrects unwanted red-eye digitally.

The user can activate all of these useful functions by simply pressing an independent iA button on the top of the camera and make the FS37 the ultimate, super-versatile automatic camera for capturing clear, beautiful, mistake-free photos with ease.

Record dynamic, beautiful full HD movies

Enjoy Instant Image Sharing with Family and Friends

You can now also enjoy your precious moments instantly with family and friends as each camera features LUMIX Image Uploader, a new way of communication by sharing photo or movies. All you have to do is checkmark the photos you want to share and connect the camera to a PC. Uploading starts just by following the simply instructions, allowing you to add comment and notify your friends via e-mail consequently. Facebook can be used for photos and YouTube for movies.

Technically specified, yet remaining easy to use – the new FS37 even records dynamic HD movie in 1280 x 720p at a smooth 24 fps (FS18) / 30fps (FS16), in addition to normal VGA (640 x 480) in Motion JPEG. All movies can be directly uploaded to YouTube via the uploader software or you can enjoy high quality image playback by simply playing connected or loading the memory card into a wide-screen HDTV for full-screen viewing

Further features to expand the fun and convenience for users include built-in memory of 70MB, an Intelligent LCD which automatically adjusts the screen brightness in 11 steps as the surrounding brightness level changes, ensuring easy visibility at all times plus a total of 28 scene modes, such as ‘Baby’ or ‘Pet’, set most appropriate parameter in wide-ranging situations.

The new Smart Touch Screen has full touch-screen operation

Smart Touch Screen for Intuitive Touch-Control Shooting

The DMC-FS37 adopts full touch-screen operation with new Smart Touch Screen. Auto Focus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the 3.0-inch large, 230,000-dot, LCD and you can even release the shutter. The 3.0-inch large screen reflects fine details, making it easy to check the focus before shooting. It also serves as a small photo and video viewer, to enjoy playing back the still and motion images.

Once you lock on the subject by a touch, the camera tracks the subject with the AF tracking function, even if it moves. With the Intelligent Scene Selector in the iA mode, the camera automatically switches to the scene mode according to the subject touched. For example, a touch on a human face switches to the portrait mode and a touch on the background or scenery to the scenery mode. All menu setting is now available with touch control and using the shooting screen you can directly touch the icon to change the setting quickly.

The touch-screen operation excels not only for shooting but also for playing back images with outstanding visibility. You can play back the image you want out of hundreds of stocks by touching in the thumbnails. To play back images one by one in order, you can drag the image over the screen with a finger to browse the collection of photos as if you were flipping over the pages of a book.

The FS37 features Intelligent LCD which automatically adjusts the screen brightness in 11 steps as the surrounding brightness level changes, ensuring easy visibility at all times.

Product Description

Panasonic The DMC-FS37 features a 3.0-inch touch-screen LCD. While shooting, AF can be set at the desired part of the frame with just a touch. You can also operate the AF and shutter release at the same time. The DMC-FS37 also features Intelligent LCD. It automatically adjusts the brightness according to shooting conditions

The DMC-FS37 can record motion pictures in high-definition (1,280 x 720 pixels at 24 fps in Motion JPEG format), upload movies onto YouTube, and photos onto Facebook. All you have to do is checkmark photos and movies you want to share and connect the camera or SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card to a computer. With operation this easy, you can instantly share your photos and movies with your family and friends all over the world.

Model name - Panasonic DMC-FS37 Touch Screen Digital Camera
Megapixels - 16.1
Zoom (optical) - 8x
Zoom (digital) - 4x
Dimensions(mm) - W99.2 x H56.5 x D27.7
Memory card - SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal Memory - yes
Lens - 28 - 224 (35mm equivalent)
Audio capability - Yes
Connections - USB
Maximum ISO rating - 1600
Power supply - Li-ion Battery Pack
Screen - Touch-screen Operation
Screen size - 3.0
Video capability - yes
Weight - 1.59kg
  • Built-in storage
  • Lithium ion rechargeable battery
  • 16.1
  • 8x Optical Zoom

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A camera that ticks the right boxes 5 Aug 2011
By Dennis
Colour Name:Black
The camera is lightweight and compact and would conveniently fit into your pocket or a lady's handbag and take up little room. It is very easy to use. The viewing screen is slightly larger and this makes viewing your target image so much easier to evaluate before you take a picture. The touchscreen facility is straightforward to navigate. The optical zoom is more than sufficient for the needs of most users. The battery charges very quickly and holds its life very well. I am very pleased with this camera and consider it to be very good value for the price that I paid.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lumix panasonic camera 4 Aug 2011
Colour Name:Black
touch screen, easy to use, instructions spot on.. I am one of the people who use something then read the instructions when it doesnt work, this camera takes you step by step through set up. It comes with good accessories and disc for back up onto computer. Love it. Wish I had purchased a long time ago. I am not used to touch screen technology so found it a bit odd at first, now it comes naturally. I still use my cell phone for on the spot photo taking, but this camera will be coming on holiday with me in future. Ease of transfer to computer for photos and other options. Spot on! Can recommend. I cant write about technological stuff as not really interested, but the lens is excellent and the quality of photos that I take, as a pensioner, are very good.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Digital Camera 23 Dec 2011
By JCMCC
Colour Name:Black
I did some exhaustive research prior to ordering this camera. It did not dissapoint and performed extremely well. At this price point, there is a myriad of choice which makes it difficult to choose. Unfortunately, there are new models with even better functionality entering the market almost daily. Recommended as at December, 2011.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic fs-37 24 Aug 2011
Colour Name:Silver|Verified Purchase
Although this Camera was a mistake order on "my" part (was meant to order the Panasonic Lumix TZ20) i thought i would let you know that if you have desires to purchase this cameran then i don't think you can go far wrong, great quality, build & excellent pictures with HD movie...will be sending mine back & hope to receive the TZ20
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars camera 10 Sep 2011
Colour Name:Black
This camera is compact for easy carrying and the touch screen menu is clear and simple to follow. There is good vision through the lens with a very good zoom facility on it also distant photos come up very well.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OUTSTANDING 6 May 2011
Colour Name:Silver
An excellent little camera, very user friendly. I'm 84 and lost count of all the cameras I've had but this is the the one I like most.
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