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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

alaTest has collected and analyzed 288 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and image quality. The lens and usability are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the sensor, while the viewfinder and zoom get negative views.

portability, usability, lens, image quality, performance

shutter, contrast, features, zoom, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37


This point-and-shoot packs a versatile lens and HD video recording into an impossibly small body, and offers good image quality.

Vibrant colors ; Wide angle, 5X zoom lens ; Good low-light performance ; Compact, lightweight design ; Long battery life

Slow shot-to-shot speed ; Poor dynamic range ; Can't use zoom during video recording ; Small LCD

Because of its slow speeds, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 isn’t ideal for action photographers. At t disappoint.49, it’s also more expensive than many point-and-shoots, but for that price you don’t have to choose between compact design and a versatile...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37


The digital camera hasn't escaped the consumer electronics industry's obsession with miniaturization. The first compact consumer digicams arrived in the mid 1990's and they've been getting smaller and slimmer ever since. As far back as 1999 companies...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37


The cute and compact Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 offers some competitive features including HD video capture (1,280 by 720 at 30 frames per second), but its still-image sharpness is not on a par with other 10-megapixel cameras. In a crowded sea of similar...

Very compact. Records HD video (1,280 by 720 at 30 frames per second). Solid controls. Fast boot-up and recycle times

Moderate amount of color fringing. Subpar sharpness for a 10-megapixel camera. Noticeable shutter lag. LCD shows considerable motion blur

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 can record gorgeous HD video, but it loses points for so-so still images, which exhibit some color fringing.



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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 Review


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 is a small and light compact camera aimed firmly at the point-and-shoot user. At first glance the FX37 is rather unassuming, with "only" 10 megapixels, a standard 2.5 inch LCD screen and understated styling, but there are...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 is a small and stylish point-and-shoot compact which doesn't truly bring that much of note aside from the impressive 25mm-125mm 5x zoom lens to the party. The suspicion is that the FX37 is plugging a gap in the range...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 Review


Just to make this clear from the beginning: the Canon PowerShot SD780 IS isn't going to beat out more advanced point-and-shoots when it comes to pure photographic power.

To the positive, the FX37's ultra-wide Leica lens is still as good as ever: sharp, fast, and much more flexible than the normal-to-telephoto 3x zooms still found on many ultracompacts. But a great lens does not a great camera make, and with the rest of...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 Review at PhotographyBLOG


Ultimately the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 comes Recommended as a simple-to-use, family-friendly point-and-shoot that delivers fairly good results at a fairly attractive street price.

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Panasonic DMC-FX37 Review at


It is rare that I end up disappointed with a digital camera from Panasonic. That is the case with the DMC FX37. Although I like the features the camera offers I just couldn't get a decent set of photos with my test shots.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37


Take the best point-and-shoot pics you've ever taken with Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FX37.

The DMC-FX37 is the latest product refresh in the popular and revered Lumix digital camera line from Panasonic. The 10.1-megapixel device offers the same high-performance point-and-shoot capabilities of its siblings, and maintains the stylish and sleek...

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Panasonic Lumix FX37


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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FX37


I read this forum prior to purchase as my earlier 'slip in pocket camera' was having problems (as well it might, given the life it led). Images are generally soft or 'indistinct' - yet it does produce some excellent macro shots. To put this view is...

Apart from the image quality issues the mode selection wheel seems designed to self ; change when slipped in a case or pocket. This is why I do not give a higher rating for ; the construction. More than once I have inadvertently taken a movie, or shots...

Product Specifications

The Lumix DMC-FX37 digital camera has a 25mm ultra wide-angle Leica DC lens, enabling you to capture almost double the viewing space at the same shooting distance as compared to 35mm cameras. The 10.1 megapixels DMC-FX37, capable of High Definition (HD) video recording, also includes a powerful 5x optical zoom while maintaining a sleek, ultra-compact body. The DMC-FX37 comes with several of Panasonics proprietary features, including the AF (Auto Focus) Tracking function, which expands the iA system. AF Tracking automatically tracks the subject in the frame by locking it into focus, making it easier to capture sharp, well-focused photos. The Lumix DMC-FX37, which includes internal memory, also features High Definition (HD) video recording capabilities, shooting with a resolution of 1280 x 720p at 30fps. Still photos can also be shot in a 16:9 aspect ratio for optimal viewing on an HDTV. Panasonic VIERA Plasma and LCD HDTVs also feature an integrated SD memory card slot, allowing you to easily view photos by simply inserting the SD memory card into the convenient SD card slot built into the TV. You can also enjoy watching videos in HD quality and view still images by connecting the DMC-FX37 via an optional Panasonic component cable (DMW-HDC2).

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aerial photo / Baby1 / Baby2 / Beach / Candle / Clipboard / Fireworks / Food / Hi-speed burst / High sensitivity / Night portrait / Night scene / Party/indoor / Pet / Portrait mode / Scenery / Self-portrait / Snow / Soft skin / Sports mode / Starry sky / Sunset / Underwater


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Lumix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.9
Max Focal Length:22mm
Min Focal Length:4.4mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (MEGA O.I.S.)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):6400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto / ISO auto (1600-6400)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cool / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid / Warm
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None