- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 6400
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 28-224mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
- 152g - 99 x 57 x 28mm
- Announced January 2011
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- Size Comparison
Panasonic FH27 summary
Panasonic FH27 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Compact camera initially introduced on January of 2011. It uses a 16 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The FH27 places at #73 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & overall #859 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please test our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your custom requirements.
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Panasonic FH27 family
The Panasonic FH27 has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can identify all previous and brand new models along with important specs.
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Panasonic FH27 Gallery
You can see the FH27 from different angles in the gallery below.
Panasonic FH27 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of pros and cons of the Panasonic FH27 based on criterias that are usually regarded as important in a camera.
Panasonic FH27 Sensor info
The Panasonic FH27 features the Venus Engine VI chip. The sensor measurement on the Panasonic FH27 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels . The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor has 16MP and supports a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image below shows the FH27's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The FH27 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is pointed out in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Panasonic FH27 dimensions
Panasonic FH27 weighs about 0.34 pounds (152g / 5.36 oz) & the over all size of the camera is 99mm x 57mm x 28mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.1"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Panasonic FH27 is less heavy compared with other competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Listed below is a photo of the Panasonic FH27 next to a softdrink to help you get a sense of its scale.
The top view below will show you the button layout on the FH27.
Panasonic FH27 Lens info
The FH27 provides a fixed lens and a focal range of 28-224mm making it a 8.0 x zoom which is not very good however it will definitely be very helpful in certain circumstances.
At the widest 28mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.3 which will be kind of slow and not good for low light situations and you might find it difficult to get good bokeh. You will likely also need to boost the ISO which results in noisy files. On the tele end, 224mm comes with f5.9 which is pretty slow and you would need to utilize slow shutter speeds.
Panasonic FH27 Connectivity
The FH27 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to copy pictures and in some cases adjust settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
A few applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external screen. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Panasonic FH27 Video info
The highest possible video resolution on the Panasonic FH27 is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low for today's standards. You really should shoot for a minimum FUll HD resolution for good video. The camera does not offer a microphone and / or headphone port which means that you have got no control over the sound. It is perhaps best to take a look at another camera if you want better sound for your video clips.
Panasonic FH27 Weather Sealing
Panasonic FH27 does not include environment sealing so rainy conditions can damage the camera.
Panasonic FH27 Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic FH27 houses a 3 inch fixed display boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Additionally the display is touch friendly which means you are able to set focus point as well as adjust settings with your fingertips.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specs for Panasonic FH27 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are quite handy for bright outdoor situations which can make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.
Panasonic FH27 Shutter info
Panasonic FH27 continuous shooting speed is 4.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1600 sec.
Panasonic FH27 Flash and Hot shoe info
Panasonic FH27 comes with only in-built flash with missing external flash support.
Panasonic FH27 Autofocusing info
Panasonic FH27 comes with just Contrast Based Autofocus & doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker & exact compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera boasts Face detect which is handy for taking photos of people.
It boasts 11 focus points to pick from. Panasonic FH27 has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers to adjust focus points. It also has Tracking Autofocus for objects on the move. Panasonic FH27 doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing can be useful for low light situations or you need to have more accurate control on focusing.
Panasonic FH27 Battery life
The battery life on the Panasonic FH27 is made to last for 250 photographs according to the CIPA benchmarks making it about the same as it's competitors. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the best (470) battery life for this type of cameras.
Following is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the highest battery life:
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Panasonic FH27 for varying kinds of photography
The following chart shows a rundown of the Panasonic FH27 for varying kinds of photography. To read more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Panasonic FH27 Portrait photography factors
The Panasonic FH27 has a points tally of 34 which is awful, meaning that it is simply not acceptable to use for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support along with the option to work with external flash.
Panasonic FH27 Street photography factors
Coming in at a very good points total of 63, the Panasonic FH27 is a good choice to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Panasonic FH27 Sports photography factors
A awful sports photography score of 40 suggests the Panasonic FH27 is simply not acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have fantastic tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic FH27 Travel photography information
Weight is very critical when getting a camera for travel. In general, the Panasonic FH27 gets a above average 68 as a travelling camera which is a very decent choice to take on your journeys.
Panasonic FH27 Landscape photography details
In case you're planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the most important factor is going to be image quality. The Panasonic FH27 and it's awful grade of 43 for a landscape camera is simply not acceptable among its rivals.
Vlogging with Panasonic FH27
A vlogging camera ought to posses a moving display screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Panasonic FH27 is simply not acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a awful rating of 32.
Panasonic FH27 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the FH27, below is a list of the top scored cameras which fall within the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart underneath offers you a summary of the FH27 vs it's top scored competitors mentioned previously.
Following are several cameras you might take a look at as alternatives. To read a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.