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. Not as fast as it could be for action. Low-resolution LCD. No viewfinder. Price may be in hard to defend middle ground.
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 FX75 is a capable digital camera with a fast wide angle zoom, good shutter and AF performance and good image quality. It features a touch screen for the bulk of camera operations and, as advertised, this system proved to be "fluid and smooth." The zoom range lends itself to capturing wide vistas or large subjects up close; bringing distant subjects close is not this camera's forte.
Pros: Good image and color quality, Quick shutter and AF acquisition times, Fast maximum aperture at wide angle, Touch screen operation is simple and functional
Cons: Monitor a bit harder than average to see in bright conditions for image composition/capture, Slow maximum aperture at telephoto
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. Also built into the FX75 is a 3.0-inch intelligent touchscreen LCD, Power O.I.S, Evolving iAuto (intelligent auto), Sonic Speed AF and 720p HD video capture with a separate video recording button that keeps the camera...
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-Touch video recording button, Evolving iA (intelligent auto), Sonic Speed AF, Backlight Compensation, Photo and Movie Face Detection, Intelligent Exposure Photo and Movie, Intell...
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-Touch video recording button, Evolving iA (intelligent auto), Sonic Speed AF, Backlight Compensation, Photo and Movie Face Detection, Intelligent Exposure Photo and Movie, Intell...
A touchscreen Panasonic compact camera that's fun to use
Good Gear Guide.au
1 January 2011
Summary: 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. Perhaps the best aspects of this camera are its macro mode and very easy touchscreen focusing function.
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: 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.
Excerpt: Successor to the DMC-FX60, the new FX70 combines the point-and-shoot simplicity of that model with the touchscreen interface of the DMC-FX550, but almost entirely dispenses with any external controls, relying instead on interaction via the large 3 inch screen. Outwardly, the solid feeling, pocket-sized Lumix DMC-FX70 has a slim 22.8mm depth and glossy black and silver finish to our review sample.
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. In terms of picture quality, though there's a tendency to lose detail in the highlights, results are as sharp as we've previously experienced from the Lumix snapper range.
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