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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65 / DMC-FX60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and lens. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. The control panel and shutter get negative opinions, while there are some mixed reviews about the low light performance and battery.

portability, usability, image quality, lens, design

value for money, flash, shutter, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65 / DMC-FX60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 73 reviews)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65 Digicam - HardwareZone.com

 

The Panasonic Lumix FX65 comes from a line of fine digital compact cameras; its predecessors include the FX36, FX38 and FX48. Does it live up to its pedigree and can it overcome some of the shortcomings of its predecessors? We take it for a spin and...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

 

I have a D80 and a G10 and a friend with a FX37, the FX65 seems to replace the still in production FX37. So ordered a FX65. I like the small size, very wide angle capability and large image viewer. It easily goes into a shirt pocket.

My first session was very disappointing. Flash pictues against a background. The picture quality was not in the ball park of my G10. If you get this camera and are taking pictues of people you will need to fill the frame fully with a group shot of 3-5...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

 

This camera is what it is supposed to be. Everyone can read the specs for themselves and decide if it would suit their needs. I have an LX-3 which I think is great but I wanted a compact with a wide, fast lens.The LX-65 has a rubbery cover which...

It has the usual flimsy battery compartment door, but honestly, I've never broken one ; off of any camera yet and unless you walk around with it hanging open you won't ; either ; It won't zoom while shooting video but you can't have everything

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX60 digital camera review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX60 offers a comprehensive front line spec to appeal to all those who need to tick the right boxes with their compact camera. It comes with a 12-megapixel sensor, the ability or shoot HD video footage and the promise of good...

Build quality, iA works well, image stabilisation, battery life

Image noise, lacks direct control, price, no HDMI

It is a little on the expensive side for the range of controls on offer, but overall it is a competent little camera

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX60

 

If it evolves much more it'll develop rudimentary tool use

(£185), and the new the Samsung IT100 (£170). By comparison the FX60's £244 price looks a bit high, especially considering that the FX40 is still around the same price.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX60 review

 

Compact metal-bodied cameras such as the 12Mp Panasonic DMC-FX60 have now upped their pixel count so that they can compete head-on with digital SLR cameras.

Pictures in average to bright light conditions appeared fine but we were less convinced by low-light photos, and video may list a hi-def spec, but watch out for grainy, colour-limited video. But for ease of use and simple control, the Panasonic...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX60 review

 

We like to believe that the camera-buying public is getting wise to the fact that more megapixels doesn't necessarily mean a better camera.

A beautiful camera with some smart useful features, hampered by a sensor that packs too many pixels into such a small space.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

 

It's a good camera that can take some beautiful pictures, but for the price and the lack of extra features, the FX65 doesn't live up to our expectations of value — and its video quality is terrible.

Lovely wide-angle 25mm lens with 5x optical zoom ; Looks pretty stylin ; Easy to use ; Takes some stunning pictures

Expensive ; No zoom in movie mode. At all. Nada. Not even digital ; Plus the movies are grainy and pretty bad ; Incremental updates to the previous camera. Oh, and it looks much the same too

Panasonic has priced the FX65 rather oddly: for AU$110 less you can get the 8x optical zoom, similarly wide-angled ZR1 which, while not quite as stylish, certainly won't look out of place on the runway. So essentially, you're paying a premium on the...

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First take: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX65

 

This compact shooter comes with an improved image stabilization and autofocus system.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX60 review

 

Boasting ease of use and functional controls, the Lumix DMC-FX60 from Panasonic will suit the beginner to mid-level photographer.

Wide 25mm-125mm zoom; simple to navigate functions

Poor low-light images; filming HD video is grainy

Pictures in average-to-bright light conditions appeared fine, but we were less convinced by low-light photos and grainy, colour-limited HD video. However, for ease of use and functional controls, the FX60 wins our admiration for its simplicity of...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.33''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No
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