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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55

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Overall 6
6.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55

PC Magazine
17 September 2008
  • Conclusion: The Panasonic DMC-FX55's intuitive and easy-to-use controls aren't enough to make up for poor image quality.
  • Pros: Big 3-inch LCD. Large joystick for navigating menus. Impressive autofocus implementation. Useful Intelligent Auto mode.
  • Cons: Produces images with muted colors. Image noise is apparent even at low ISO settings.
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Overall 9
8.8
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
8.5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55

What Digital Camera
2 August 2008
  • Excerpt: This model has identical specifications to the FX33 model, except for the addition of a higher resolution 3in LCD
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

CNET
12 June 2008
  • Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55 is a cute compact camera that sports a nice wide-angle lens, but its so-so image quality keeps it from reaching its full potential.
  • Pros: Compact, lightweight design; wide-angle 3.6x optical zoom lens; optical image stabilization.
  • Cons: Mediocre image quality.
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
26 November 2007
  • Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55 ($349) is a midrange camera in Panasonic's ultra-compact camera lineup. It features an 8 Megapixel CCD, wide-angle 3.6X optical zoom lens, optical image stabilization, 3-inch LCD display, widescreen movie mode, and superb battery life. It's closest competition is undoubtedly the Canon PowerShot SD870 IS, which I just reviewed.
  • Pros: Very good photo quality (by ultra-compact standards), though see issues below, Wide-angle, 3.6X optical zoom lens, Optical image stabilization, Ultra-compact metal body, comes in three colors, Huge 3-inch LCD display; screen visible outdoors and in low light; useful Power LCD and High Angle features, Snappy focus speeds; very good low light focusing, Impressive continuous shooting modes, Tons of scene modes; camera can automatically select a scene mode for you, Well i...
  • Cons: Visible noise at lowest ISOs; noise reduction kicks in soon after, smudging details; some corner blurriness, Redeye a big problem, LCD resolution no better than smaller screens, No optical viewfinder, No metering option; more manual controls would be nice, High sensitivity scene mode worth skipping, Flimsy door over battery/memory card compartment, No USB 2.0 High Speed support, Not much built-in memory, Camera manual quality leaves much to be desired
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55 8.1Mp compact camera

Techworld
19 November 2007
  • Summary: The Panasonic DMC-FX55 has much to like: It's easy to use and well put together. For the price, though, we'd like a little better image quality.
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
22 September 2007
  • Excerpt: Panasonic churns out compact cameras like sausages from a sausage factory. At the end of this string of products (14 so far this year) comes the FX55, which comes with a very creditable 8MP sensor, a 28mm wide-angle lens, face-detection technology and a 3-inch LCD spread all over the back. What makes it taste a little bit different to its peers is the intelligent Auto mode, of which more later.
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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55 8.1Mp compact camera

PC Advisor
5 September 2008
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55 compact camera has a superb 3in LCD, but the screen saps battery life, and images weren't as sharp as those of the Panasonic FX100 .
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

Photo answers
19 August 2008
  • Excerpt: The extra coverage of 28mm over 35mm can be really useful, especially if you take a lot of landscapes or group shots. It also incorporates Panasonic’s MEGA O.I.S. anti-shake system too, with two modes – constant or only active when the shutter is depressed. Along with the scene modes, there is a new Intelligent Auto mode, picking the required scene mode, MEGA O.I.S.
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Overall 6
6.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Panasonic Lumix FX55

digicambuyer.co.uk
11 December 2007
  • Conclusion: A great camera but when you compare it to what a 12 megapixel camera can do for the same money it looks a bit lame.
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55

PhotographyBLOG
19 September 2007
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55 is a stylish ultra-compact camera that you can carry with you wherever you go. It's quite responsive with quick focusing, even in low-light conditions, and an adequate Continuous mode of 3fps. Panasonic have focused on making the DMC-FX55 the ultimate point and shoot camera, with a new Intellligent Auto mode that achieves great results in most situations with very little input required from the user.
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