Excerpt: I bought this camera as a replacement for my Optio S5i that was getting long in the tooth. After a few weeks with the FX48, I've gotta say it's a good replacement and a decent compromise on features. I was looking for something that turned on and snapped pics quickly, had good quality, could survive being outside for a little while, and had a decent movie mode. The camera works well in daylight, and decently in low light. The build construction is top-notch.
Excerpt: I bought this camera mainly because of its ultra wide angle lens. I used to own a Panasonic FX30, which had an 28mm lens. I was already satisfied with that model, but this one has a 25mm and I like it even better. I also like the 5x zoom; it comes in very handy. I was astounded by the image quality, though I don't use the photo's for any professional purpose (only for amateur photography and for shooting pics at parties and stuff) and I may not be very critical about...
Excerpt: I own a Pentax K-20D plus sigma 70-200 2.8 hsm and pentax 16-50 sdm lenses. I was looking for a P&S camera to use in occasions where my reflex is unusable (sport activity, everyday shooting, party with friends). Found the FX40 very good. Fast focus, reasonable image noise till 400 iso. Quite unusual 2.8 in wide. And much more unusual real wide angle zoom start. I think I'll use this camera a lot.
Brilliant Camera - top lens 2.8 brilliant features and HD Video
R. E. Farrow "Bobf", Amazon
10 May 2011
Summary: This is a gem of a camera. It outclasses even the more expensive Panasonic models with it's bright lens and other features. I honestly cannot fault this camera for the money. It has never let me down with a bad picture. It does brilliant close ups, videos, portraits - everything. Go for it.
Summary: I am extremely pleased with this camera. It is small and light and fits in a pocket easily. It is easy to use and the resulting photos are of very good quality. The quality of the photos when using the 5 optical zoom are also very good and this camera does everything that I wanted and expected from it. The instructions are easy to follow and it has a very good intellegent auto facility as well as easy to use manual options. I would certainly recommend it.
Simple to use, excellent quality and extremely versatile
Mr. Bernard Vickers "Feathfan", Amazon
3 September 2009
Summary: I actually bought two of this item, one for my son going on his hols and one for me. Just point and shoot for the best quality pictures guaranteed. I am absolutely chuffed to bits with this camera. The wide angled facility is a bonus and the options are so diverse allowing overide of many auto functions to give you ample versatility in the kind and quality images you require.
Summary: I was looking for an easy to use, lightweight, pop in a bag or pocket camera and it certainly has fitted the bill. I have a Lumix bridge camera but at times its handy to have a smaller version and as the set up is similar I have been able to operate it with no problems and swap the sd cards between them. 5 optical zoom with the option of a small extended zoom when dropping the pixels makes it even more versatile and have been impressed with the quality of photos.
Summary: This is the first digital camera I have ever owned. I bought it before going on holiday to Malysia and with no photographic experience whatsoever I wanted a camera I could point and click without having to worry about focussing without my reading glasses on. I am delighted with the results I got and would highly recommend it to other novices like myself. Just one little thing - I didn't realise the camera didn't come with an SD card.