Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

alaTest has collected and analyzed 434 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and zoom. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the viewfinder, and some have doubts about the shutter and focus.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, size

focus, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

See all Panasonic Digital Cameras

Review analysis

(Based on 434 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Features

Showing 274 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 223 of 274 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (160)

Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and image quality are overall positive. The zoom and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the focus and shutter.

usability, portability, zoom, image quality, size

shutter, focus

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMC-FX12EB-S Digital Camera - Silver (7.2MP , 3 x Optical) Antishake, 2.5 " LCDPanasonic DMC-FX12EB-S Digital Camera - Silver (7.2MP , 3 x Optical) Antishake, 2.5 " LCD

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12S 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Silver)Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12S 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Silver)

Oct, 2018

Recommended!

Expert review by (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 is an extremely compact digital camera, measuring just 9.4cms wide and 2.4cms deep, which means that you can carry it in a trouser pocket without...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 is a stylish, well made and ultra-compact camera that you can carry with you wherever you go. The FX12 takes some of the best elements from the rest of the FX series,...

Mar, 2007

PC ADVISOR - Best Buy

Expert review by : PC Advisor staff (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic DMC-FX12

 

A stylish camera that represents outstanding value for money, we loved the Panasonic DMC-FX12 so much we handed it a PC Advisor Best Buy award.

Cool looks, excellent features and brilliant image quality. Throw in fantastic value at a list price of £170 (you can get the Panasonic DMC-FX12 cheaper online), and you have a camera that is, quite simply, the best compact on the market today.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 is a 7.2 megapixel sensor with a 3x optical zoom lens, optical image stabilizer and a 2.5 inch LCD display. The FX12 also features wide-aspect VGA video at 30 frames per second and will be available in blue, silver or...

The FX12 also features wide-aspect VGA video at 30 frames per second and will be available in blue, silver or black

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Useage

 

Positive: Very friendly user camera. Compact for very high megapixel pictures.

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Nice compact for the average user but has some flaws

 

Overall it is a decent camera for the average user and the price is great. I like its compact size and the LCD display is great. Picture quality is great when the lighting condition is perfect. And I really like the video feature on ...

Compact, not too expensive, video capability.  ; Generally produce great photos

Some White Balance issues. 

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (pricegrabber.com)

Small Package, Big Value

 

Great Product. We were happy with the small size. We have been tired of those large oversized point and shots. The images are very sharp and great. It does anything those bigger point and shots can do.

small, great images, long battery.

none that we have found.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (pricegrabber.com)

Good camera from a Great company for a Cheap price!

 

I love Panasonic's Lumix line. They were the first to launch the Highest 10X Optical zoom in a compact model (DMC-TZ1). This is also a great camera for simple point & shoot functionality. The pictures come out crisp and clear. My only gripe would be...

Very compact, Panasonic's Optical Image Stabilizer, Flash is good in dark

some images were "Soft", higher ISO makes noisy images

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (pricegrabber.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12S Camera

 

This is my first Panasonic camera. This replaces a Kodak V550 which was about the same size but had very bad battery life. The battery life on this is the best I have ever seen I took 200 hundred pictures and 20 minutes of video over a week timeframe...

Size, battery life, screen size, image stabilization, 16:9 widescreen pictures and video capability, SDHC capable

Menus can be difficult to navigate through, lots of menu options, does not come with any case or bag to carry it with.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (pricegrabber.com)

Great Camera!

 

I have only had this camera a few days and it has exceeded all of my expectations.

Excellent little camera, small for anyone who just wants performance in a small package. Black! looks professional. 7.2 MP.

Zoom could be a little more but w/e

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (pricegrabber.com)

Panaconic FX12

 

I wanted a reasonably priced small camera that would be both small enough and durable enough to fit in my pocket; this camera fit the bill.

Good Picture quality, strong construction, competitive price

3x zoom

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1000 / 1150 / 710
Battery performance:1000 / 1150 / 710
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:rechargable
Number of batteries supported:1
Power Requirements:110-240V AC

Camera

Calendar: Yes
Camera movie function:Y
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show / Single image, Slide show / Slide show / thumbnails
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Custom color: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating, Trimming / Rotating, Trimming
Multi burst mode: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Sepia / Black&White, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Black&White, Vivid
Scene modes:beach, Candlelight, Children, Cuisine, Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, party (indoor), self-portrait, Sports, Sunset, Underwater / beach, Candlelight, Children, Cuisine, Landscape, Night portrait, party (indoor), Portrait, Sports / beach, Close-up (macro), Documents, Fireworks, Night, Night portrait, party (indoor), Portrait, Sports / Cinema, Game, Photo, Soft, Standard, Vivid / Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Self-portrait, Sports
Self-timer:10 / 2
Self-timer delay:10 / 2
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight / auto, Cloudy, daylight, flash, Fluorescent, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent / auto, Cloudy, daylight, manual, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Brown / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5
Display resolution (numeric):115000

Flash

Flash modes:auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / auto, Red-eye reduction / Red-eye reduction
Flash range (tele):11.8 - 110.2
Flash range (wide):11.8 - 196.9

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.3 - ∞ / 0.3- ∞ / 0.5 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.05 - ∞ / 0.05- ∞
Normal focusing range:0.5 - ∞ / 0.5- ∞

Lens System

Combined zoom:12
Digital Zoom:4 / 4.5
Focal length range (f-f):0.181 - 0.646 / 0.181 - 0.661 / 0.228 - 0.685
Optical Zoom:3 / 3.6

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1250, Auto / 3200
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot / SPOT

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SDHC
Internal memory:16 / 27

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 3.94 / 1.38 - 4.13
Aperture range (F-F):5.6 - 16
Audio recorder:Y
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:8 - 1/2000 / 8-1/2000
Date imprinting: Yes
Digital SLR: No
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 3.94 / 1.38 - 4.13
Interface:USB
Lens system:6/ 7 / 7/ 6 / Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens
Metering:Y
Minimum system requirements:USB driver / Lumix Simple viewer / Arcsoft / PhotoImpression / Photobase / PanoramaMaker
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image Sensor Size:1/2.5
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:2560 x 1920
Megapixel:5 / 7.2
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1280 x 960,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2304 x 1728,2560 x 1920
Supported aspect ratios:16:9 / 3:2, 4:3, 16:10 / 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic, Mechanical

Video

Maximum video resolution:640 x 480 / 848 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:10 / 30
Video compression format:AVI / M-JPEG / MPEG
Video formats supported:AVI / M-JPEG / MPEG
Video Frame Rate:10 / 30
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.866 / 0.945 / 0.953 / 2.02
Height:0.953 / 1.97 / 2.01 / 2.02 / 2.04
Weight:4.41 / 4.76 / 5.4 / 5.43
Width:3.7 / 3.74