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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the lens and durability. The portability and size also get good opinions, but there are mixed reviews on the battery and screen. Some have doubts about the zoom and price.

performance, size, portability, durability, lens

usability, price, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 (Black) review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 (Black)

 

With casual snapshooters opting more and more for a good-enough smartphone instead of a dedicated camera, it's not a big surprise that manufacturers are hungry for ways to get point-and-shoots similar functionality. Currently, that means putting Wi-Fi...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 has a bright f2.5 ultrawide-angle Leica lens and good shooting performance for its class. Its built-in Wi-Fi lets you back up photos and movies to your PC, send them to your smartphone or Panasonic AV device, and upload to...

The FX90's convoluted Wi-Fi setup made me want to smash the camera to bits. For its price, its photo quality is disappointing.

While adding Wi-Fi to a point-and-shoot is a solid way to compete with smartphones, Panasonic fumbles it a bit with the Lumix DMC-FX90.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FX90 Preview

 

As a part of their ever growing LUMIX series of cameras, today Panasonic announced the DMC-FX90, which includes built-in WiFi connectivity for Panasonic's new cloud-based service, "LUMIX CLUB." LUMIX CLUB allows users to share photos on Facebook,...

Aug, 2011

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Expert review by : Matt Grayson (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 is a small digital compact camera designed to appeal to the tech-savvy. Bursting with features such as wi-fi, touch-screen LCD, a Leica lens, Mega Optical Image STabilisation and SDXC card compatibility, the FX90 also...

In times gone by it was a simple rule of thumb that if you wanted to get a digital compact camera, you went for an optical company such as Nikon, Canon, Pentax or Olympus. As an electronics company, Panasonic has helped turn that tide and is now one of...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Panasonic DMC-FX90

 

The FX90 succeeds the FX78, a mid-range touchscreen model from Panasonic that had little to offer in the way of stand out features. The FX90 continues in this same vein but adds WiFi. The 12 megapixel sensor, which garnered a lukewarm reception in...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 Review: Connected and Capable

 

The Panasonic FX90 is a highly competent, well-made camera with many strengths and a few weaknesses. It's attractive with good build quality, though I have a few minor quibbles with its ergonomics, particularly its tiny zoom lever. It shoots quickly...

Wi-Fi works well, Very attractive, Quick performer

Access to submenus for commonly-used actions, Overexposure can be a problem

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : William Perceval (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90

 

The Panasonic FX90 packs in many up-to-date features: there's a 3-inch touchscreen and 24-120mm zoom lens to control all the action, met with Wi-Fi technology and 1080i HD movie capture. The FX90 isn't so different from its FX70 predecessor. Granted...

Touschreen-based focusing, up to date features, Wi-Fi technology, 3cm wide-angle macro mode, optical stabilisation, colourful images, small size

Poor battery life, touchscreen can slow access to some settings and won’t match up to smartphone standards, zoom toggle too small and poorly placed

The FX90 isn’t so different from its FX70 predecessor. Granted there’s the inclusion of Wi-Fi that, while nice to have, isn’t as useful as it at first seems, not least due to its huge negative impact on the camera’s battery life.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : George Cairns (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix FX90 review

 

A function-packed quality compact camera with Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi connectivity ; Good quality lens ; Excels at capturing people shots

Small menu icons ; Superfluous menu options

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 attempts to bridge the gap between a compact camera's ability to capture quality prints and a smartphone's ability to share shots to a social network.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 (Black) review

 

With casual snapshooters opting more and more for a good-enough smartphone instead of a dedicated camera, it's not a big surprise that manufacturers are hungry for ways to get point-and-shoots similar functionality. Currently, that means putting Wi-Fi...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 has a bright f2.5 ultrawide-angle Leica lens and good shooting performance for its class. Its built-in Wi-Fi lets you back up photos and movies to your PC, send them to your smartphone or Panasonic AV device, and upload to...

The FX90's convoluted Wi-Fi setup made me want to smash the camera to bits. For its price, its photo quality is disappointing.

While adding Wi-Fi to a point-and-shoot is a solid way to compete with smartphones, Panasonic fumbles it a bit with the Lumix DMC-FX90.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (itreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 review

 

Can the Lumix DMC-FX90's image quality match it's long list of features?. Since introducing its first digital camera as long ago as...

Feature packed, small and compact design

Disappointing image quality, confusing Wi-Fi integration, expensive

Even the best manufacturer can have its off-days, and the FX90 is certainly not one of Panasonic's better efforts. It's packed with advanced features like touch-screen, Wi-Fi and 3D imaging, but none of them work terribly well. The touch-screen...

Mar, 2012

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Panasonic DMC FX90

 

Panasonic DMC FZ10086/100

Touch screen responsiveness, features, Wi-Fi

Picture quality

Panasonic offers some excellent digital cameras and can normally be replied upon to produce crystal clear photos. As with previous reviews of cameras in the FX part of the range the Panasonic Lumix DMC FX90 just does not match up to those usual high...

Feb, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Mono
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:680
Battery performance:680
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6
Power source type:Battery / Battery, USB

Camera

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Album organization: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
Camera playback:Slide show
Histogram: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN
Scene modes:Night portrait, Panorama, Party (indoor), Self-portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:2,10 / 30
Self-timer delay:2,10 / 30
Tripod mountable: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Manual, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Flash

Flash modes:Auto / Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):1 - ∞
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.5 - ∞
Closest Focusing Distance:1.97
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):1
Normal focusing range:0.5
Normal focusing range (tele):1 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.5 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4 / 6.5
Focal length range (f-f):0.169 - 0.846
Lens structure:7/6
Lens structure (elements/groups):7/6
Maximum aperture number:5.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):4.72
Minimum aperture number:2.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto / 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE / Auto

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:70
Memory slots:1

Networking

Network ready: Yes
Networking features:WiFi
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Date imprinting: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Panorama: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video out:AV
Weight:328.5

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image sensor size:1/2.33
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Megapixel:12.1
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):480 x 480,640 x 360,640 x 424,640 x 480,1536 x 1536,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,1920 x 1920,2048 x 1360,2048 x 1536,2448 x 2448,2560 x 1440,2560 x 1712,2560 x 1920,2992 x 2992,3264 x 1840,3264 x 2176,3264 x 2448,4000 x 2248,4000 x 2672,4000 x 3000 / 640 x 360,640 x 424,640 x 480,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1360,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1712,2560 x 1920,2992 x 2992,3264 x 1840,3264 x 2176,3264 x 2448,4000 x 2248,4000 x 2672,4000 x 3000
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 3:4, 16:9 / 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:12.5

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Optional connectivity:Wireless LAN
PictBridge: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4 / M-JPEG
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4 / M-JPEG
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.85
Height:2.22
Weight:5.26
Weight (including battery):5.26
Width:4.02