Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48 / DMC-FX40
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX40
3 weeks ago
Summary: Apart from its rather remarkable 5x super-wideangle lens, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX40 doesn't have any other obvious selling points that justify its price. But, when you pick it up and use it, you realise you're also getting outstanding design and build quality.
Pros: Good styling and design; straightforward controls; 5x zoom range.
Cons: Pricey; sluggish zooming and autofocus; detail lacks bite.
Summary: After being favorably impressed with the FX35 some 16 months ago, I was ready for another "gee whiz" moment from the FX48. Sure, there was David Rasnake's review of the FX37 here last March that faulted the camera for largely maintaining the status quo, but the FX48 promised more resolution and the latest processor technology from Panasonic.
Pros: Compact and light, Good build quality, Good shutter response, Good overall lens performance
Cons: Default still image quality not sharp enough, Vivid color setting (to sharpen images) not available in Intelligent Auto mode
Summary: : Panasonic have taken an already winning formula, and tweaked it, with more megapixels, all packed into the same ultra compact and stylish body. Even with more pixels, image quality is still excellent, and noise is average, with very good detail. The camera provides an abundance of features, such as the excellent ultra wide angle lens, that starts at an impressive 25mm and zooms to 125mm.
Pros: Very easy to use, Very compact and stylish metal body, Very good build quality and switches, Very good image quality - excellent colour, Ultra wide angle 25mm 5x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, Intelligent ISO / Exposure / Intelligent AUTO mode will automatically set ISO, Shutter speed, Subject type etc, Excellent 2.5" screen - works well in bright sunlight, Impressive detail at ISO100, Good macro mode, Good performance - 2fps continuous shooting, ...
Cons: Noise visible at ISO100, Slightly weak flash, some red-eye, Tripod mount positioned to the far left.
Excerpt: Digital point and shoots are seemingly two-a-penny and most feature an identical range of functions, making it even harder to tell one model apart from another - particularly if they come from the same manufacturer's range, in our case Panasonic's ever-swelling Lumix family of compacts. So what does the DMC-FX40 have to make it stand out from both a crowd of rivals, and in addition its closely priced and specified siblings?
Conclusion: It's a fantastic looking camera, built for life, but the image quality doesn't quite match this. It's a decent camera for someone new to photography who isn't picky about the finer details.
Excerpt: Le Panasonic Lumix FX40 est un compact qui aura peut-être du mal à s’imposer… Effet, si on le compare aux autres sorties de Panasonic , il lui manquera une caractéristique forte peut-être pour sortir du lot. Ainsi, on pourrait dire que le Panasonic FX40 est un FX550 sans l’écran tactile… ( voir notre avis sur le Panasonic FX550 ) Construit autour d’un capteur de 12 MP , le FX40 propose effectivement un zoom stabilisé 25-125mm, un écran de 2,5 pouces, et les derniers...
Pros: Grand angle et stabilisation, Fonctionnalités. - Mode photo
Cons: L'écran de 2,5 pouces - La concurrence des autres compacts Panasonic ?