Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01
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Super cute camera & great for beginners
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix is a great camera for a teen or for someone not serious about digital photography. The photo quality is poor, but the camera is easy to use and relatively inexpensive. The price has gone down about $50 - $100 in the last year.The battery life is great. It comes with a rechargable battery & docking station. The battery lasts hours and can be recharged endlessly.
Compact, great LCD, but trouble focussing sometimes
Michael E. McCarthy "Mac", Amazon
27 November 2007
Summary: I have four of these -- for me, my wife, and each of my two daughters -- and we took it to Europe in April and took 2000 pictures with it. In many ways it's a good little camera -- very compact, good zoom (3x), a somewhat wide-angle (28mm) basic setting, which is handy for taking pictures indoors, lots of special settings if you want to use them, shutter lag that's not too bad, and generally good guesses as to the right lighting for a balanced picture.
Summary: Pics taken outdoors and in very brightly lit indoor settings are fine. However, for the times when I want to take quick snaps of the kids and the lighting conditions are not ideal (read: most of the time), the fx01 creates images that are either cold and unnatural looking (flash on, but this is kinda normal for this space), or are noisy and grainy (which is not normal).
Summary: I have owned this camera for about 6 months. Pros: This is compact and light camera, which makes it very easy to take along on day trips and dinner parties. The battery lasts forever. The controls and on screen menus are easy to use. The case and controls have a quality feel. The camera starts up very quickly and writes to the card very quickly. The screen is large and crisp. Cons: Unfortunately it takes pretty crummy pictures.
great features, great reviews - where is the focus?
22 January 2007
Summary: I bought this camera because a good friend recommended it to me and all the reviews I've read confirmed that recommendation. I am replacing a Canon sd400 which got the infamous e18 error 3 years after i bought it :-(. I was very happy with my canon till it broke, I have a one year old and the canon has made it easy to record her first steps.
Summary: Pro: love how fast it turns on, and the time between pictures. love the wide angle lens. Con: the JPEG image processing in this camera is bad. noise is way too high. this camera might be great if it offered a RAW image format, and allowed the image processing to be done on the computer.
Nice looking camera with great features, but image quality is not what I expected
Michael Chung, Amazon
13 July 2006
Summary: I wanted to surprise my wife with a new compact camera with some updated features since her beloved Canon SD200 is getting a bit old (although still reliable). We just had our 3rd child, so I felt she could take better pictures with a better camera. I researched extensively and decided on the Panasonic Lumix FX01. As a bonus, it came in pink....my wife's favorite color. This camera has some great features like the image stabilizer and 28mm wide angle view.
Great looking, performs well, but unacceptable noise at high ISOs
Barry Wolborsky "Barry", Amazon
9 June 2006
Summary: After much research, I decided to go with the DMC-FX01. So after having used it at two events, which included a few indoor parties with low lighting, I'm more or less enjoying the camera, with the caveat that it produces quite a bit of noise, even at lower ISOs. While I was pretty happy with my results involving outdoor pictures and using the flash in well-lit indoor shots, I was very disappointed to notice the unacceptable amount of noise in some of the photos I took...
Summary: I was expecting many things from the LUMIX range, but I was disappointed with this camera. The main problem with this camera were the quality of the shots. The camera's default setting were hopeless; the shots would either come out too dark, over exposed or more noisier than a room full of toddlers.