Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500
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Ronald A. Egoroff, Amazon
4 May 2014
Summary: I bought this camera because as a real estate agent I needed something I could keep in the car to take front elevation shots of a house without having to stand in the middle of the street or across the road, Not so it was just about the same as every other camera I have purchased, I wish I had the opportunity to try it first so would not have wasted my money.
Summary: I enjoy collecting cameras and got a good deal on a used fx500 for $42 If you want a good picture from it you MUST use the following settings; Go to Program mode, Menu, Pic Settings, set Contast+2, Sharpness +1, Saturation +1 Set focus to Center focus. If you use IA mode you will be dissapointed(trust me)it cannot focus correctly at 125mm if you do. Video is sub-par on this one and the audio is terrible, scratchy sounding and noisy.
Summary: This is the best point and click camera I've ever used. We bought one because my in-laws have one and it takes such great pictures. We have a little girl and the shutter speed is great for catching pictures of her.
Summary: I got this for my girl about a year and a half ago now. Takes great wide angle pics. Outdoor pics are great. MY issue is indoor pics when using the flash. It creates lense flare that end up looking like big opaque DOTS.... most likely on your face.
Summary: I have had this camera for a year and have had a banding problem with it since new. Panasonic refuses to admit that this is a common problem with their cameras. About 20% of the photos that I take with the camera will be split in half horizontally with a very visible line across the middle. The the top half of the photo will have either a magenta, green, or washed out appearance and the bottom half of the photo a contrasting magenta, green or dark appearance.
Make sure you lower your ISO when you done with ISO 1600
Amazon Customer "Pcal07", Amazon
16 October 2009
Summary: Had the camera for over a year, and it's been awesome. Took the camera to aquarium last week, set the ISO to 1600. The pictures were fantastic. When I got outside, I completely forgot about the ISO setting. Took a few shots, and the CCD is now messed up. The picture has lines going across it now. The video is still good. Unfortunately, it's out of warranty. I am debating on getting the same replacement or not.