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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the size and image quality are overall positive. The performance and portability also get good comments. There are some negative opinions about the exposure and memory.

usability, portability, performance, image quality, size

shutter, viewfinder, memory, exposure

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the lens and size. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the exposure.

portability, usability, image quality, size, lens

exposure

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMC-FX30EB-S Digital Camera - Silver (7.2MP, 3.6 x Optical) Antishake, 2.5" LCDPanasonic DMC-FX30EB-S Digital Camera - Silver (7.2MP, 3.6 x Optical) Antishake, 2.5" LCD

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30A 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3.6x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Blue)Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30A 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3.6x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Blue)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

 

With a 28-mm wide-angle lens, this 7.2-megapixel shooter captures a larger field of vision than most. Too bad the results aren't better: Colors were off...

Copious panoramic features for land scapes and large group shots. Intuitive menus. Decent shutter lag (0.68 second with flash)

Poorly placed control dial. Lowest picture quality in the group. Loud, sluggish autofocus. Image stabilization is inconsistent. Videos saved in annoying QuickTime format

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Howard Creech (digitalcamerareview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 Review

 

Despite its diminutive size the ultra-compact Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 is a sort of photographic kid brother to the prosumer Panasonic FZ8.

28mm zoom, excellent image quality at ISO 100, Image Stabilization

Resolution: 7.2 megapixels (3072 x 2304) ; Viewfinder: 2.5 inch LCD ; Lens: f2.8-f5.6/4mm-16mmLeica Vario Elmarit zoom ; Auto Focus: multiple option Contrast Detection ; Exposure Modes: Auto, Program AE, and Scene modes ; Flash: Built-in Multi Mode ;...

The FX30 is an excellent choice for family photographers, snap-shooters, casual photographers, and first time digital camera buyers who want a digicam that is capable of capturing excellent images, small enough to be dropped in a pocket and taken along...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Panasonic DMC-FX30

 

Excellent image quality when printed ; Natural colour rendition ; Very good optical qualities and zoom starting at the equivalent of 28 mm ; Excellent image stabilizer ; No serious shutter lag ; Long exposures up to 60 seconds ; Fast to use

Compression a touch too strong at the highest image quality if images are going to be used for something other than standard prints ; Noise at all sensitivity levels ; Higher sensitivities (800 ISO and up) nearly useless

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Claire Gillo (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix FX30

 

A slim and wide camera, the Lumix FX30 defies the oxymoron

A nippy little compact which has some great features and good quality results. Maybe a touch fiddly to use but weightier than some of its competitors.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : WDC Team (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Panasonic Lumix FX30

 

The FX30 was marketed upon its release in 2007 as the world's slimmest digital camera with 28mm wideangle lens

OIS, Size, Design, Ease of use

No major upgrade

Hats off to Panasonic, whose FX30 boasts ease of use, great noise control and wideangle capabilities which are complemented by its Mega Optical Image Stabilisation to seal the deal as a fantastic compact choice.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : WDC Team (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

 

The FX30 was marketed upon its release in 2007 as the world's slimmest digital camera with 28mm wideangle lens

OIS, Size, Design, Ease of use

No major upgrade

Hats off to Panasonic, whose FX30 boasts ease of use, great noise control and wideangle capabilities which are complemented by its Mega Optical Image Stabilisation to seal the deal as a fantastic compact choice.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by (digicamreview.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 Digital Camera is an ultra compact Panasonic Digital camera featuring an a 7 megapixel sensor, a Leica wide-angle 3.6x optical zoom lens, a 2.5inch screen, and optical image stabilisation.

Good image quality - excellent colour ; Good video mode - VGA, 30fps, Sound ; Stylish, well designed, and easy to use ; MEGA Optical Image Stabilisation helps get more blur free photos in low light etc ; Very good 2.5" screen, clear and easy to use,...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 is an excellent ultra compact digital camera - image quality is very good with great colour and detail although noise and lack of detail at the higher ISO settings causes some concern. The camera offers an excellent Leica...

May, 2007

Expert review by (photoxels.com)

Panasonic FX30 Review

 

It has fast performance with approx. 1 sec. startup and no practical shutter lag. Auto focus is fast and precise. It is equipped with a 3.6x 28-100mm wide-angle optical zoom that is perfect for wide landscapes and group shots. The 100mm tele coverage...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic DMC-FX30

 

The camera with a wide angle lens in a compact body is assessed by Duncan Evans.

28mm lens; Small and compact; Goes up to ISO1250; Simple to use; Good range of scene modes; Optical stabilisation

Only two apertures

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 is a 7.2 megapixel compact camera with a 3.6x optical Zoom lens and a 2.5 inch LCD display. It comes bundled up in an ultra slim casing (just 22mm wide) and features an optically stabilized wide angle lens (28mm at the...

It comes bundled up in an ultra slim casing (just 22mm wide) and features an optically stabilized wide angle lens (28mm at the widest) and an ISO range of up to 1250

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1000
Battery performance:1000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Camera playback:Single image, Slide show / Slide show / thumbnails
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Rotating, Trimming
Photo effects:Black&White, Sepia, Vivid
Scene modes:beach, Candlelight, Children, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Night, Night portrait, party (indoor), Sports, Sunset / beach, Candlelight, Children, Cuisine, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night landscape, Night portrait, party (indoor), Portrait, self-portrait, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:2
Self-timer delay:2
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, daylight, manual, Shade / Auto, Manual

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Bronze / Brown / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5

Flash

Flash modes:auto, Red-eye reduction

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto
Manual focusing range (tele):0.3 - ∞
Manual focusing range (wide):0.05 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.181 - 0.646 / 0.181 - 0.661
Optical Zoom:3.6

Memory

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

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 3.94
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:8 - 1/2000
Digital SLR: No
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 3.94
Interface:USB
Lens system:6/ 7
Video capability: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image Sensor Size:1/2.5
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Megapixel:7.2
Sensor Type:CCD
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes

Video

Maximum video resolution:848 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.866
Height:2.01 / 2.04
Weight:5.43
Width:3.7 / 3.74