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. 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
Excerpt: 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...
Summary: On paper, the FX75 appears as if it should have everything down pat, with a bright lens, touchscreen and HD video. However, it falls short on the overall experience in areas like usability and image quality.
Pros: Wide-angle, bright f/2.2 lens, Decent HD video recording
Cons: Screen impossible to see in daylight, Combination of touchscreen and physical buttons is not intuitive, Lens exhibits flaring, Noise even at lower ISOs
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
11 October 2010
Excerpt: Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-FX75 is a 14-megapixel compact digital camera that's a little different from the norm. Firstly, it features a touchscreen display rather than physical menu controls; secondly, it has a wide 24mm lens with a big aperture of f/2.2. It's a useful camera for travellers who want to fit as much of a landmark as possible into a frame and the large aperture means that you can take decent photos in low-light situations without resorting to a high ISO speed.
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
Excerpt: Aesthetically, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 is not as skinny or as sexy as some of the other cameras in its class, but its decent image quality, high-def recording capabilities, and "touch to focus" controls are big draws.
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.