Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01
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Steven A. Berns, Amazon
25 February 2011
Summary: Great, great camera. Easy to use and produces consistently outstanding photos. A bit of a hassle to transfer files to the PC, but I found a way to do it rather easily. Not necessary to usse Panasonic software to do the transfer.
Summary: This camera has been a great ultra portable camera for over 3 years now. At first, it was my primary camera, replacing my Nikon CoolPix 3200. Last year (3/2010) I purchased a Lumix LX3, so the FX01 is now my secondary camera. The photos are surprisingly good for a 6 MegaPixel camera. The menus are easy, but the best part about this camera is the program wheel on the top that allows you to switch to different major functions without diving into the menus.
Summary: I've had this camera for about a year now. I've taken thousands of shots and it has preformed without missing a beat. What I still love most about this camera is it's small size, quick start up and amazingly long battery life. What I like least is the picture quality. It's fine for shots that don't require a great level of detail but use it for something close up or zoom in on a picture you've taken and you'll notice a great deal of "noise" in the image.
Summary: Camera takes great photos if out in the sun or daylight. Indoors or flash are awful from my experience. It is nice and small, sturdy and has served me well for what I like to take photos of and I have several others so this is just one for the pocket when out and about.
Summary: I have had many digital cameras over the years, and today have 4 that work. I use this the most just because it is so small and easy to carry. Panasonic is going to release a 12 mp model soon which I might buy.
Summary: This is a nice camera. It produces huge pictures (3.5MB) so make sure you buy an SD card with it (why do they waste our time including a 16MB card?). Another piece of advice, buy a case to put it in, the whole back of the camera is an LCD display that scratches very easily. Shop around before you buy, though. I just saw a 7MP version at Costco for a lot less than this.
Summary: With the exception of low-light photos, and action photos which has been talked about in other reviews, this camera has done a good job. The wide angle is nice, gets more in the photo. The biggest problem I have had with it is that it does not have a standard USB cable. So, it will not work with the single cable that my Canon camera and my motorola phone both use.
Summary: I have had all around good results with this camera. The optical image stabilization works well. The screen is easy to see in bright sunlight so the lack of optical viewfinder is not a big problem. The movies are very good when set to the high resolution setting.
Great wide-angle lens and 16:9 format in a stylish, pocketable camera
5 September 2006
Summary: I love this camera. I originally bought it for my wife but I've been using it more than she has. The wide-angle lens is great and I value it much more than a big zoom. It's great for close-up shots, group photos, and landscapes. The 16:9 format is great for landscapes, sunsets, etc. The display is clear and bright but a little slow.