Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX520
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Peter Vinson, CNET
6 May 2008
Summary: I purchased one in May 2008 and it has been a complete disaster. I previously had a FX50 for 12 months and I was delighted with it. I bought this because of the upgraded specs and the CNet review. I have now taken 1000 photos and they are all very inferior to my FX50 ones. In addition the screen is only half as bright and in strong outdoor light the image is hardly visible.
Pros: In theory, very good specifications
Cons: Very inferior photos to my previous FX50. Also screen only half as bright and inadequate in strong light
Summary: Really easy to use, great pictures, fits into a pocket. I've recently been on several tours and been able to compare the pictures my FX 520 takes with almost every other major brand (sony, olympus, nikkon, cannon etc) and in every instance, the pics taken with this camera were much better. My only disappointment is that it doesn't have a panoramic setting, though the wide angle lens often means I don't need it.
Summary: I've had mine almost a year and have taken thousands of pictures. Overall I could not be happier. It's low light shooting could be better but for an ultra-compact it's not bad at all. It's not a video camera but it does shoot 720P okay. Wish it was easiser to change metering modes. Overall quite happy. Excellent wide angle pictures and great for scenery. The starry sky mode is good too.
Pros: Good image quality, lots of manual control, small nice screen
Summary: If you buy a digicam n assume that u have made a big purchase of a camcorder thn somthin is wrong ...my dear. Its a camera, ...to take quality still photos...Lots of manual settings and spectacular looks are the killer points. I surely reccomend it to every ! who has real appetite for taking gr8 still photos.
Summary: I've just purchased a FX520 for it's great reviews, but it disappointed me to learn that of all the great features a camera could have, it cannot zoom during video recording! The problem is stupid, really stupid! I mean, it zooms during still image shooting, it zooms before video recording, but locks zoom DURING video recording, so one has to pre-set the zooming BEFORE recording, and if I'm filming something that's closing up or moving away from me - well, tough luck...