Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 Digital Camera Review
10 September 2013
Excerpt: Available in silver, black and gold, (each colour is metallic), Panasonic Lumix DMC-F100 comes in a stylish design of the a sleek, slim elegant body. As for the size, it’s not the smallest camera out there, but it fits into your smallest pockets. It has a few small buttons and a small covered dial, all intuitive.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 is streamlined enough not to baffle novice users, but even seasoned shutterbugs ought to consider this is as a backup to their SLR or DSLR. Especially as a vacation take-along, this lightweight camera will produce consistently pleasing images.
Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 ($399) is the highest resolution camera
in Panasonic's ultra-compact lineup. It packs a whopping 12.2 million pixels
on its tiny 1/1.72" CCD, producing images 4000 x 3000 in size. Other features
on the FX100 include a 3.6X, 28 - 100 mm lens, optical image stabilization,
a 2.5" LCD display, and a 720p movie mode (albeit at 15 frames/second).
Pros: Very good photo quality at lowest ISO settings (though see issues below), Wide-angle 3.6X optical zoom lens, Optical image stabilization, Ultra-compact metal body, comes in two colors, Large, sharp 2.5" LCD display; screen visible outdoors and in low light; useful Power LCD and High Angle features;, Snappy focus speeds; very good low light focusing, Tons of scene modes, Nice movie mode records in widescreen format (though see issues below), Some handy features in play...
Cons: Noise reduction smears details when ISO is 200 or above, Corner blurriness, redeye are both problems, 720p movie mode only 15 frames/second, High sensitivity mode not terrible useful, No optical viewfinder, Flimsy door over battery/memory card compartment, No USB 2.0 High Speed support, More manual controls would be nice, 27MB of built-in memory too little for this resolution, Manual, bundled Panasonic software leave something to be desired