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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the lens and image quality. The usability and image stabilizer are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the screen. There are some critical views about the shutter and memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5 Digital Camera Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5 comes equipped with a high-grade, 3x optical, 3x digital zoom Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens to refract images onto its 1/2.5-inch CCD. The utilized image sensor hosts 4.23 megapixels with the potential for video and audio...

-Remarkable lens quality - results in sharp, defined images -Ease of use -Indentations on back and front allow user to grip and access dials more easily -Sleek, appealing design

-Confusing menus -Microphone placement gets in the way of fingers -Viewfinder and LCD are poorly placed and lacking in size

With complicated menu settings and features that are more accessible to the seasoned digital camera user, the camera misses its point-and-shoot market. However, with fewer manual controls than many similarly priced models, and with its small size and...

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Review of Panasonic's four megapixel Lumix DMC-FX5

 

PC Mag has a review of Panasonic's new point-and-shoot digital camera for the style kids, the four megapixel Lumix DMC-FX5, which sports a 3x optical zoom lens made by Leica. The only problem is that it doesn't sound like it takes such great photos. ...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5

 

Optical image stabilization. Good recycle time. Fast (though limited) burst mode.

Flash shots exhibit some noise. No manual aperture or shutter controls.

The Nikon Coolpix 3200 is an entry-level compact digital camera that's easy to use, with an emphasis on scene select modes for foolproof shooting. The camera's image quality is acceptable for an entry-level camera.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5

 

The Lumix DMC-FX5 is a compact, durable and lightweight 4-megapixel camera that features a metal body, high quality Leica DC-VARIO ELMARIT all-glass aspherical 3x optical zoom lens with Panasonic's Mega Optical Image Stabilization system. The FX5's captur

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX520 Review at Photo Review

 

The 10.1-megapixel Lumix DMC-FX520 is Panasonic's first digital camera with a 3-inch touch-screen LCD and a very compact camera for its advanced range of functions.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX520 - HardwareZone.com

 

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5

 

Bought used because it's the only Sub-Compact with the combination of decent resolution (4Mp and above), an Image stabilizer AND most importantly an OPTICAL VIEWFINDER, the FX7 and later are of the "Shake about looking at the LCD" persuasion which...

The Built in flash is borderline useless as it needs the ISO to be cranked up to even work at wide angle (most Subs are like this - all except Canon that is, who seem to manage to cram powerful flashes in the smallest of cams) ; there is no Centre...

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Owners Opinion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5 (Adam-T, 2 Feb 06)

 

Bought used because it's the only Sub-Compact with the combination of decent resolution (4Mp and above), an Image stabilizer AND most importantly an OPTICAL VIEWFINDER, the FX7 and later are of the "Shake about looking at the LCD" persuasion which...

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Owners Opinion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5 (ttx, 15 Aug 04)

 

just as what i expected, it's a good mini dc it's easy to use

there r too many noises in the pic

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Owners Opinion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5 (xppa, 21 May 04)

 

great picture quality

Product Specifications

Model DMC-FX5 features a 1 /2.5" CCD with a total of 4.23 mega pixels. The camera's Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens system comprises 7 elements in six groups, including three aspherical lenses, and is comparable to a 35 to 105mm lens on a 35mm camera. This small, lightweight lens achieves the fine rendering and vivid color reproduction for which Leica DC lenses are renowned. Enhanced features include guidelines to help identify horizontal and vertical reference, and a real-time histogram, which indicates the exposure status. This model also features 9 thumbnail image display; 3x digital zoom and 3x optical zoom; QuickTimea motion image recording with audio; MEGA BURST recording for lightning-fast consecutive shots; Optical Image Stabilizer to help prevent jitter 3/4 especially convenient for handheld telephoto shots, and many more features.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.1in
Height:2in
Weight:0.4lbs
Width:4.3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Macro / Night scene / Portrait mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:16MB

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:DMC-FX5
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Lumix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:4Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:3
ISO (Max):200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 50
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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