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5.7 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

The DMC-FX500 Lumix compact digital camera features a hybrid con Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

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Overall 6
6.0

Wide Angle?

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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not a good camera

bradley, Amazon
1 November 2013
  • Summary: Not good in low light. It is just ok in outside shots. Not worth the money. Powershot g12 or g15 is great.
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Overall 10
10

Brilliant pocket camera

André, Amazon
7 August 2013
  • Summary: Fantastic lens and microprosessor, light weight. Did not like the packaging it comes with though (carrying purse), as it does not handle sun very well, it falls apart bit by bit.
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Overall 8
8.0

very good camera

Lomy, Amazon
17 December 2011
  • Summary: This is not the exact camera that I bought but the one I bought was very similar and has most of functions. good camera, nice features, takes good photos.
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Overall 6
6.0

A mixed bag

J. Capobianco, Amazon
24 July 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Best small digital camera that I've used!

mrstulip21, Ebay
26 April 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Girlfriend loves it.

Kristopher Clouden, Amazon
30 January 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good camera

seqouia2002, Ebay
29 December 2009
  • Summary: It is a good camera but i continued to use my old DMC FX 30. The only thing better than the FX 30 is 25mm Lens and the 5X Zoom.
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Overall 2
2.0

Picture Banding

David A. Watkins "Vetteman", Amazon
17 December 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

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.
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