Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90
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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.
Conclusion: The FX90 isn’t so different from its FX70 predecessor. Granted there’s the inclusion of Wi-Fi that, while nice to have, isn’t as useful as it at first seems, not least due to its huge negative impact on the camera’s battery life. The FX90’s touchscreen is good enough, but won’t compare to a Smartphone and that’s a comparison that will be made among tech-savvy users.
Pros: Touschreen-based focusing, up to date features, Wi-Fi technology, 3cm wide-angle macro mode, optical stabilisation, colourful images, small size
Cons: Poor battery life, touchscreen can slow access to some settings and won’t match up to smartphone standards, zoom toggle too small and poorly placed