Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48 / DMC-FX40
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James Duke, Amazon
16 April 2014
Summary: I have owned two Panasonic Lumix cameras. The first one developed black spots on the screen. After returning for repair for the same problem three times, and more than 5 total hours on hold and talking with worthless customer service representatives, they finally replaced it. All work was under warranty, but each time I was without a camera for a month. The replacement camera was a different model Lumix. It failed within a year.
Summary: A lovely little camera that I bought for my wife at a good price that takes sharp, bright pictures. It is extremely easy to use and my wife is constantly delighted with it. On the other hand, in light of the high current price and the advances in later cameras (especially the increased telephoto ranges and superior anti-shake programs) it might be worthwhile checking out later models such as the lumix fh-25 or fh-27 or the lumix zs-1.
Summary: This camera takes great pictures and is small enough to slip in my ski pants to capture those special POW moments - even in the north east. Holds a long charge but wish it could charge while hooked up to my computer versus havinging to bring the charger along. A small inconvenience for a good value.
Summary: Great camera! I bought this one after my FX-9 after 5years of hard use had the backlight go out. Picture quality is upgraded from the FX-9 plus has a higher megapixel. Zoom feature and stabilization are excellent. The iA feature works pretty well. I have yet to have any issues with it. The only "down" side is the lag time between when a picture is taken and when the next one is ready after initial review.
Summary: I recently had to replace my previous Lumix which fell in the swimming pool. I loved that camera so I was keen to get the latest Lumix FX. I am generally happy with this camera but with a couple of reservations. Its design is super - its so tiny and the quality of the hardware is great. I recently took it on holiday to a hot and humid country, carried it around in my pocket and never had an issue with it.
Summary: This camera, which can be bought around $200 plus or minus $25, is pretty good. I have an $800 Leica D-LUX4 and this camera is sort of a little brother to the D-LUX, and even the controls are virtually the same. It's much slimmer and smaller than the D-LUX. STRENGTHS: tiny dimensions, big screen decent battery life wide 25mm Leica lens 2.8 lens relatively fast (though the D-LUX4 for example has a faster 2.0 lens) WEAKNESSES: high ISO performance is mediocre, 800 is just...
Summary: I bought this new camera for my wife shortly before a reunion visit with high school girl friends. She loves it and when the other girls saw the photo results at least one remarked, "I need to get a new digital camera". When the wife is happy, everyone is happy.
Summary: I like the quality of the photos and the video, I am dissapointed with the video mode although the quality of the image is impressive. There is no ability to zoom when taking a video. You can zoom before starting the video but it has to stay put in the range you started from. I think I am going to return it, I wish Amazon gave a little more info in the details of the products so I could learn about this before purchasing.
Summary: I really like the FX48. It's very portable, exposure control and color are great, and the 25mm wide angle lens is amazing. The images are very pleasant to look at. But if you're into really analyzing image detail, images are quite soft, especially in the corners or along the right edge depending on where within the 5X zoom range the lens is.
Summary: I'm a DSLR junkie and needed a compact camera that I could bring with me anywhere and take decent shots. This is the camera! Love the image quality as well as the look and feel of the camera. Would give a perfect review, but the lcd on the back is blurrier than my t1i, which is understandable given the price difference of the two bodies.