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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55
4.8 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55

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Overall 6
6.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55

PC Magazine
22 July 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 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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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 FX55 Review

What Digital Camera
3 March 2008
  • Excerpt: This model has identical specifications to the FX33 model, except for the addition of a higher resolution 3in LCD
  • Pros: Large LCD/wideangle lens combination, Style
  • Cons: Fiddly joystick, Purple banding on LCD screen
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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.
  • 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 featu...
  • 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 skippi...
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55 8.1Mp compact camera

Techworld
19 November 2007
  • 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 4
4.0

Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55

Wired
9 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Built around a lens forged in the vaunted house of Leica, the FX55 is packed with a laundry list of features: an ultra wide zoom with twin mode optical image stabilization, three aspect ratios, and a three-inch LCD. Sweet specs, right? Yup, they are.
  • Pros: Beautiful industrial design with superior Leica optics. Shoots in 3:2, 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. Sharp QuickTime videos.
  • Cons: Menus are unnecessarily murky. Key functions like exposure compensation, flash adjustment, and delete require deep menu digging rather than direct access. The function dial makes mode changes slower than a tortoise full of rigor mortis.
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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55

CNET
4 October 2007
  • Summary: Panasonic's run of producing the goods when it comes to digital compacts shows no signs of slowing. The Lumix DMC-FX55 is easy to use and reliable, producing consistently sharp, evenly exposed, colourful images -- it's all you could hope for from a pocket snapshot camera
  • Pros: Large bright LCD screen, simple to use (particularly with Intelligent Auto Mode); rechargeable battery.
  • Cons: No removable media supplied; could be faster writing maximum-resolution shots; optical image stabilisation not always infallible.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

Photo answers
3 July 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.
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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 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55 review

TechRadar UK
22 September 2007
  • Summary: Is 8MP and a 3-inch LCD enough to excite?
  • Pros: Logical, easy-to-use menus Well built Great value
  • Cons: Poor quality at higher ISOs
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