Excerpt: Of course, you're not going to get the same picture quality or level of user control with the Panasonic DMC-FX60 as with a DSLR - but compacts have the crucial distinction of being easy to carry, wherever you go.
Excerpt: Outwardly, the solid feel, pocket sized Lumix DMC-FX60 point and shoot from Panasonic appears identical to the FX40 model that preceded it, with no-nonsense boxy design, slim 19.4mm depth and metallic silver finish to our review sample. Black, violet or blue are the other outer shell colours for fashion conscious consumers.
Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX60 offers a comprehensive front line spec to appeal to all those who need to tick the right boxes with their compact camera. It comes with a 12-megapixel sensor, the ability or shoot HD video footage and the promise of good low-light performance from the Leica lens. But does it deliver on these promises?
Pros: Build quality, iA works well, image stabilisation, battery life
Cons: Image noise, lacks direct control, price, no HDMI
Conclusion: While only a small upgrade over their previous Lumix FX, the FX60’s new technology is clearly demonstrated by its consistently sharper results. An excellent choice if ease of use and svelte lines are important to you.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65 Digicam - Better Each Time
8 October 2009
Conclusion: Instead of making quantum leap changes, each successive model of this FX series has seen incremental improvements, and the FX65 is the most refined model yet, striking a balance between features and quality. With Power O.I.S., quicker start-up, high-speed AF and good image quality, the FX65 is an excellent camera companion for any point and shoot photographer.
Summary: It's a good camera that can take some beautiful pictures, but for the price and the lack of extra features, the FX65 doesn't live up to our expectations of value — and its video quality is terrible.
Pros: Lovely wide-angle 25mm lens with 5x optical zoom, Looks pretty stylin', Easy to use, Takes some stunning pictures
Cons: Expensive, No zoom in movie mode. At all. Nada. Not even digital, Plus the movies are grainy and pretty bad, Incremental updates to the previous camera. Oh, and it looks much the same too
Excerpt: Il serait presque dommage d'avoir à acheter le Panasonic FX60 : en effet il est beaucoup trop proche en prix officiel du ZX1 pour qu'on n'ait pas envie de franchir le pas vers ce dernier. Dans les faits, ce sont les "streetprices" les prix rencontrés en ligne ou en magazins qui justifieront... ou pas l'achat.