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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and screen. The lens and image quality also get good feedback. Many are negative about the value for money. Opinions are divided on the performance.

portability, image quality, lens, screen, design

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX520 - HardwareZone.com

 

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX520

 

The Panasonic DMC-FX520 is a 10.1-megapixel camera with 5x optical zoom and the added functionality of a 3in touch screen. It's a heavy but compact ca...

Touch screen, great focusing system, quality zoom lens

Complicated joystick interface, expensive

The DMC-FX520 is an advanced camera that takes rich, clear photos and has the additional option of manual focusing using the touch screen. It's pricey, but you get plenty of advanced features for the price.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX520

 

Besides the start-up time and stylus, it is hard to find fault with the FX520. Image quality has also improved and we really like the features that are incorporated with the touchscreen.

Stylish design ; Intuitive 3-inch touchscreen ; Manual exposure control ; 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens ; Improved image quality

Slow start-up time ; Oddly shaped stylus ; Face detection didn't recognise faces with spectacles

The FX520 exceeded our expectations in terms of image quality and features. In the field of touchscreen shooters that was previously dominated by Sony, Panasonic has developed a shooter that can appease even advanced photographers.

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Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX520

 

Panasonic one ups Sony in the touchscreen game with its latest flagship compact in the FX-series.

Stylish design; intuitive 3-inch touchscreen; manual exposure control; 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens; improved image quality

Slow startup time; Face Detection didn't recognize faces with spectacles; oddly shaped stylus

The FX520 exceeded our expectations in terms of image quality and features. In the field of touchscreen shooters that was previously dominated by Sony, Panasonic has developed a shooter that can appease even the advanced photographers. At S$649...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX520

 

A compact, lightweight digicams with an advanced set of functions, touch screen control and above-average performance.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...

Playback mode is selected via the slider on the top right corner of the rear panel. The FX520 supports all the standard playback modes, including single and index playback as well as slideshows. Using the touch screen, you can toggle between single,...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX520

 

Really easy to use, great pictures, fits into a pocket. I've recently been on several tours and been able to compare the pictures my FX 520 takes with almost every other major brand (sony, olympus, nikkon, cannon etc) and in every instance, the pics...

size, picture quality, manual settings

no panoramic setting, auto intelligent mode

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX520

 

I've had mine almost a year and have taken thousands of pictures. Overall I could not be happier. It's low light shooting could be better but for an ultra-compact it's not bad at all. It's not a video camera but it does shoot 720P okay. Wish it was...

Good image quality, lots of manual control, small nice screen

More noise than I'd like

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX520

 

If you buy a digicam n assume that u have made a big purchase of a camcorder thn somthin is wrong ...my dear. Its a camera, ...to take quality still photos...Lots of manual settings and spectacular looks are the killer points. I surely reccomend it to...

Beautiful looks...very easy operation...manual settings..pocketable size

Slightly on smaller side so if want to take gr8 night photos,...take help from a tripod stand

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX520

 

I've just purchased a FX520 for it's great reviews, but it disappointed me to learn that of all the great features a camera could have, it cannot zoom during video recording!

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX520

 

I purchased one in May 2008 and it has been a complete disaster. I previously had a FX50 for 12 months and I was delighted with it. I bought this because of the upgraded specs and the CNet review. I have now taken 1000 photos and they are all very...

In theory, very good specifications

Very inferior photos to my previous FX50. Also screen only half as bright and inadequate in strong light

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