Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 / DMC-FX180
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"Great pocket camera choice for beginner & professional."
17 January 2010
Pros: The Panasonic FX150 pocket camera takes wonderfully clear and crisp photos as good as any of my cameras and I own 6 of them. Easy to use for a beginner, advanced capabilities for the professional. The best buy in a pocket cameras under $300 today.
Cons: Settings are limited in the manual mode (were lucky to have any manual settings at all) and there is no way to add filters to the lens.
Summary: I bought this as a replacement for a lost FX 100, which subsequently was recovered, so I have both. The most noticeable differences (1) more detail(megapixels count!) (2) shoots JPG, raw or raw and JPG(3)ability to rotate pictures in camera, a really nice feature and (4)separate switch to review, so no need to change settings to review pictures. You still csnnot zoom in video mode, a drawback.
Pros: Great macro capacity, Megapixels, Raw shooting, Rotate in camera, Separate review switch
Summary: This is a fine camera. I previously owned (and still sometimes use) Nikon Coolpix cameras - the controls on the Nikons are slightly more intuitive, but not enough to be a major factor. One difference from the Nikons - the Lumix will not allow "zooming in" while in movie mode. The high megapixel count on this Lumix produces very detailed images, and this version, unlike the 10 megapixel version (I had one of these), produces RAW images, a great improvement.
Summary: This camera takes great shots for a compact P&S. Obviously, there will be a lot of trial and error to find the settings that best support the shot you are looking for, but, the controls are intuitive and easy to manage. I use it for leisure and landscape shots. If you want a camera that can fit in your pocket or purse, this is a great choice. RAW is also supported which is an added bonus.
Summary: the Leica lens together with the Panasonic technology make yet again a terrific camera, which I would venture to say takes as good pictures as I could ever get with my analog M6 Leica. No one who sees the files that I have thinks that it is possible to get such good results from such a small camera. With the added advantage of small size therefore you can always carry it around in your pocket.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Summary: Went to Atlantic City last night & took great photos indoor & outdoors using the simple iA mode. This was my first shots as I just received the camera. Looking forward to work with all other modes.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Short Lag Time, Strong Construction