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 got my camera about a year and a half ago before I went to college (UF - Go Gators! :) When I was purchasing my camera I was torn between getting a Canon and a Panasonic, but the Best Buy sales guy that I spoke with told me that the Lumix lens on this camera was very good, better than the Canon I was looking at. He was very right. I have never had an issue with my camera (Panasonic DMC-FX01).
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: I love this camera. It is handy, goes in my purse everywhere. Sure it isn't a Canon Rebel or remotely like it, but it is fast fast fast, holds a charge, takes a great wide angle shot and takes superb macros. I don't use the movie feature but it has it. There is a lot to offer in this little camera. I have people stop me all the time and ask what brand it is.
Summary: I have owned Canon Powershot S-series (S330), A-series (A540, A570is) and the S2 IS. I wanted a 28mm wide angle point and shoot, so I bought this because Canon's SD800 IS is outrageously priced. I'm a Canon fanatic, so be prepared for multiple comparisons. However this camera is worth crossing over to Panasonic for. PROS - I definitely enjoy the 28mm feature. The bright rear display is wonderful, the OS is quite intuitive as well. Also it gets great battery life.
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.