LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic FS15 has a Fixed Type 2.7" LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7", the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
FS15 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Kodak EasyShare Z980 (Compare) or Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic FS15 can shoot continuously at max speed of 2 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec
Unfortunately FS15 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Panasonic FS15 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 11 points to choose from.
With Panasonic FS15, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 640 x 480 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 640 x 480 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution
FS15 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Panasonic FS15 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect FS15 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Panasonic FS15 Features Compared to Main Competitors