Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX70 / DMC-FX75
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Panasonic Lumix FX75
18 December 2010
Excerpt: The Good Bright lens, fast autofocus. Better than average in low light. Overall good image quality. Reasonably bright flash. Good (though not great) 720p video. 5X zoom. Simple touchscreen UI; tap to shoot option. The Bad Still compact-like in the darkest scenes.
Pros: Bright lens, fast autofocus., Better than average in low light., Overall good image quality., Reasonably bright flash., Good (though not great) 720p video., 5X zoom., Simple touchscreen UI; tap to shoot option.
Cons: Still compact-like in the darkest scenes., Not as fast as it could be for action., Low-resolution LCD., No viewfinder., Price may be in hard to defend middle ground.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 is a powerful compact digicam featuring a new Leica DC VARIO-SUMMICRON F2.2 lens with a 5x zoom range. It provides 170% more light than a standard F2.8 lens, allowing for higher quality images in low-light shooting situations.
Pros: 14.1-Megapixel, 1/2.33" CCD imaging sensor, Leica DC VARIO-SUMMICRON 5x optical zoom lens, 35mm equivalent: 24-120mm, F2.2 - 6.3 (W) / F5.9 - 6.3 (T) 5x zoom lens, Power O.I.S. system, 3.0-inch Touchscreen LCD, 230,000 dot resolution, 720p HD video recording in the AVCHD Lite compression, One-Tou...
Cons: 14.1-Megapixel, 1/2.33" CCD imaging sensor, Leica DC VARIO-SUMMICRON 5x optical zoom lens, 35mm equivalent: 24-120mm, F2.2 - 6.3 (W) / F5.9 - 6.3 (T) 5x zoom lens, Power O.I.S. system, 3.0-inch Touchscreen LCD, 230,000 dot resolution, 720p HD video recording in the AVCHD Lite compression, One-Tou...
Conclusion: Yes, take away the touch screen, high resolution, brighter than average lens and broader focal range and you have an affordable snapper pure and simple. The fact that it does have all these features however raises the FX70 in the game
Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC FX70 does not quite match up to the picture quality I am used to seeing from Panasonic digital cameras. It does have a lot of other plus points, but if you are looking for true clarity in your photos there are better pocket cameras around.
A touchscreen Panasonic compact camera that's fun to use
Good Gear Guide.au
9 September 2010
Conclusion: Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-FX75 has an intuitive touchscreen and can take clear images for the most part. However, its images do look very muddy when viewed at their full size and they also suffer from noise if you use a high ISO. We like the wide 24mm lens, but it does suffer from a lot of distortion.
Pros: Good macro performance, excellent focusing, intuitive touchscreen
Cons: Images look too muddy when viewed at their full size, noticeable lens distortion, doesn't handle highlights well
Conclusion: So should this be the camera you pocket for that short city break? If you're looking for a competent, well-featured performer at the right price, and are happy to occasionally squint at a touchscreen in the sun - then the FX70 could be the one.
Pros: Sharp colourful images, decent feature set, well built and pocket friendly
Cons: Those who prefer dedicated function buttons may find the virtual interface, though responsive, slows operation slightly as you inevitably have to drill into it to find what you want