Conclusion: The FX3 is an affordable ultra-compact camera with optical image stabilization, good battery life and nice and snappy performance. The LCD may be low in resolution but it makes up for that with good visibility and display of an array of info. Its movie mode is nice but lacks things like zoom which keep it from being excellent. With just a few small image quality issues to interfere with its very good image quality, the FX3 is overall a great deal and bang-for-you-buck.
Pros: 3X zoom lens with optical image stabilization, Above average battery life, Good LCD visibility, Live histogram with exposure info (both in shooting and playback), Fast performance, including continuous shooting, Nice movie mode, Good image quality with low noise, Affordably priced
Cons: Low LCD resolution, No manual controls, Redeye, corner softness and color fringing, No movie focus or zoom, editing
Summary: Excellent low-ISO image quality makes the FX3 a great option for the style-conscious buyer. While it may not have advanced shooting modes, its gorgeous looks, sensible resolution and image-stabilised lens make it a winner in our book.
Summary: One of several new "FX" series Lumix cameras for 2006, the DMC-FX3 is a sleek and very pocketable 6-megapixel camera with a high-quality Leica 3x optical zoom that features Panasonic's MEGA Optical Image Stabilization, a feature that counters shaky hands, the main culprit for blurry pictures. This diminutive camera boasts a large 2.5-inch color LCD, fully automatic exposure and numerous scene modes for fun and easy picture taking in all kinds of settings and situations.
Excerpt: Panasonic's fx range normally commands a hefty price premium, but the DMC-FX3 is currently available for just £130. As with all Panasonic cameras, it includes optical image stabilisation, which reduces blur caused by camera shake when shooting in low light or at telephoto zoom settings. The 2.5in screen isn't particularly clear, but it can be set to an impressively bright setting for daylight use. Performance is average, with a two-second gap between shots.
Excerpt: In What's New: Photography, Shopper January 2006 we were quite taken by Panasonic's DMC-FX9, but put off by its price of £300. The FX3 reviewed here is similar to the FX9 in looks and specifications, so it's satisfying to find it available online for as little as £130. It's not often we see such an elegant camera at this price, especially considering that Panasonic's excellent optical image stabilisation is included to counteract blur from camera shake.
Conclusion: La Panasonic Lumix Dmc Fx3 è una fotocamera digitale compatta con caratteristiche interessanti, quali un sensore da 6 megapixel, ottica di qualità, stabilizzatore di immagine e 16 modalità di scena. Molto compatta e dal peso ridotto, presenta un display grande ma con scarsa risoluzione. La qualità fotografica è buona, così come quella dei video, ottima è anche la durata della batteria.
Conclusion: A korábbiaknál jobb minőségű, hat megapixeles érzékelő, a beépített képstabilizátor, és a szélesvásznú videómód egyaránt a modell előnyeiként sorolhatók fel, miközben hátrányként a kis felbontású LCD monitort, illetve a nagylátószög hiányát lehet kiemelni. Összességében tehát elmondható, hogy elégedettek voltunk a tesztelés során a belépő szintű kis Panasonickal, amely 1-2 évvel ezelőtt még csúcsmodellnek számított volna.