Conclusion: If you want to capture the antics of friends and family and share the images on a social network site or an iPad, then this camera will happily do the job, thanks to its welcome Wi-Fi connectivity.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 Review: Connected and Capable
Digital Camera Review
1 February 2012
Summary: The Panasonic FX90 is a highly competent, well-made camera with many strengths and a few weaknesses. It's attractive with good build quality, though I have a few minor quibbles with its ergonomics, particularly its tiny zoom lever. It shoots quickly and focuses accurately. The camera has good image and movie quality and exhibits very little lens distortion. However, overexposure is a problem when glare is present.
Pros: Wi-Fi works well, Very attractive, Quick performer
Cons: Access to submenus for commonly-used actions, Overexposure can be a problem
Conclusion: Panasonic offers some excellent digital cameras and can normally be replied upon to produce crystal clear photos. As with previous reviews of cameras in the FX part of the range the Panasonic Lumix DMC FX90 just does not match up to those usual high standards. Focusing is softer than it should be and you are likely to see the results of this even with relatively small sized prints.
Summary: While adding Wi-Fi to a point-and-shoot is a solid way to compete with smartphones, Panasonic fumbles it a bit with the Lumix DMC-FX90.
Pros: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 has a bright f2.5 ultrawide-angle Leica lens and good shooting performance for its class. Its built-in Wi-Fi lets you back up photos and movies to your PC, send them to your smartphone or Panasonic AV device, and upload to sharing sites.
Cons: The FX90's convoluted Wi-Fi setup made me want to smash the camera to bits. For its price, its photo quality is disappointing.
Excerpt: The fetching face of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 hides behind it a barrage of features just bursting to be seen. However, a few notable features can be found on the bevelled edge front. Take, for example the lens. It's a Leica DC Vario-Summarit which, although not made by Leica, is a very good lens. The bright f/2.5 aperture will certainly help in low light to reduce noise by allowing faster shutter speeds.