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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

alaTest has collected and analyzed 421 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and zoom. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the viewfinder, while there are some negative views about the focus and shutter.

usability, portability, image quality, zoom, performance

shutter, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The zoom and portability are also mentioned favorably. The focus and shutter get less positive reviews.

usability, portability, zoom, image quality, size

shutter, focus

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMC-FX12EB-S Digital Camera - Silver (7.2MP , 3 x Optical) Antishake, 2.5 " LCDPanasonic DMC-FX12EB-S Digital Camera - Silver (7.2MP , 3 x Optical) Antishake, 2.5 " LCD

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12S 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Silver)Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12S 7.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Silver)

Dec, 2018

Recommended!

Expert review by (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 is an extremely compact digital camera, measuring just 9.4cms wide and 2.4cms deep, which means that you can carry it in a trouser pocket without...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 is a stylish, well made and ultra-compact camera that you can carry with you wherever you go. The FX12 takes some of the best elements from the rest of the FX series,...

Mar, 2007

PC ADVISOR - Best Buy

Expert review by : PC Advisor staff (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic DMC-FX12

 

A stylish camera that represents outstanding value for money, we loved the Panasonic DMC-FX12 so much we handed it a PC Advisor Best Buy award.

Cool looks, excellent features and brilliant image quality. Throw in fantastic value at a list price of £170 (you can get the Panasonic DMC-FX12 cheaper online), and you have a camera that is, quite simply, the best compact on the market today.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 is a 7.2 megapixel sensor with a 3x optical zoom lens, optical image stabilizer and a 2.5 inch LCD display. The FX12 also features wide-aspect VGA video at 30 frames per second and will be available in blue, silver or...

The FX12 also features wide-aspect VGA video at 30 frames per second and will be available in blue, silver or black

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Useage

 

Positive: Very friendly user camera. Compact for very high megapixel pictures.

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Nice compact for the average user but has some flaws

 

Overall it is a decent camera for the average user and the price is great. I like its compact size and the LCD display is great. Picture quality is great when the lighting condition is perfect. And I really like the video feature on ...

Compact, not too expensive, video capability.  ; Generally produce great photos

Some White Balance issues. 

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Nice and Compact but not for the Serious Amateur

 

I purchased this camera when it was on sale at Costco. I needed a very compact camera to throw in the diaper bag when I didn't feel like lugging around my Canon Rebel XTi. I really like the look of the Panasonic. The matte black finish is very ...

stylish, compact, good photo quality

shutter lag, difficult to delete photos

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Nice and Compact but not for the Serious Amateur

 

stylish, compact, good photo quality

shutter lag, difficult to delete photos

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (epinions.com)

I'd buy this for my mother

 

Little shutterlag, good responsiveness, decent battery life, LOTS of variable settings, great fireworks shots.

no manual customization. TERRIBLE Macro. Slow, sometimes inaccurate focus. Very small internal memory.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Nice little Point and Shoot

 

Bought this camera at costco for my wife and i have been very impressed with the picture quality.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (mouthshut.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

 

The Speciality of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 is the Leica DC 3x(35-105mm) optical zoom lens with f/2.8 available at the wide-angle setting.You can click breathtaking closeup shots of flowers, birds, bees etc. using the Macro features also.Perfect for...

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1000 / 1150 / 710
Battery performance:1000 / 1150 / 710
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:rechargable
Number of batteries supported:1
Power Requirements:110-240V AC

Camera

Calendar: Yes
Camera movie function:Y
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show / Single image, Slide show / Slide show / thumbnails
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Custom color: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating, Trimming / Rotating, Trimming
Multi burst mode: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Sepia / Black&White, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Black&White, Vivid
Scene modes:beach, Candlelight, Children, Cuisine, Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, party (indoor), self-portrait, Sports, Sunset, Underwater / beach, Candlelight, Children, Cuisine, Landscape, Night portrait, party (indoor), Portrait, Sports / beach, Close-up (macro), Documents, Fireworks, Night, Night portrait, party (indoor), Portrait, Sports / Cinema, Game, Photo, Soft, Standard, Vivid / Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Self-portrait, Sports
Self-timer:10 / 2
Self-timer delay:10 / 2
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight / auto, Cloudy, daylight, flash, Fluorescent, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent / auto, Cloudy, daylight, manual, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Brown / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5
Display resolution (numeric):115000

Flash

Flash modes:auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction / Auto, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / auto, Red-eye reduction / Red-eye reduction
Flash range (tele):11.8 - 110.2
Flash range (wide):11.8 - 196.9

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.3 - ∞ / 0.3- ∞ / 0.5 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.05 - ∞ / 0.05- ∞
Normal focusing range:0.5 - ∞ / 0.5- ∞

Lens System

Combined zoom:12
Digital Zoom:4 / 4.5
Focal length range (f-f):0.181 - 0.646 / 0.181 - 0.661 / 0.228 - 0.685
Optical Zoom:3 / 3.6

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1250, Auto / 3200
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot / SPOT

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SDHC
Internal memory:16 / 27

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 3.94 / 1.38 - 4.13
Aperture range (F-F):5.6 - 16
Audio recorder:Y
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:8 - 1/2000 / 8-1/2000
Date imprinting: Yes
Digital SLR: No
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 3.94 / 1.38 - 4.13
Interface:USB
Lens system:6/ 7 / 7/ 6 / Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens
Metering:Y
Minimum system requirements:USB driver / Lumix Simple viewer / Arcsoft / PhotoImpression / Photobase / PanoramaMaker
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image sensor size:1/2.5
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:2560 x 1920
Megapixel:5 / 7.2
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1280 x 960,1600 x 1200,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2304 x 1728,2560 x 1920
Supported aspect ratios:16:9 / 3:2, 4:3, 16:10 / 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic, Mechanical

Video

Maximum video resolution:640 x 480 / 848 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:10 / 30
Video compression format:AVI / M-JPEG / MPEG
Video formats supported:AVI / M-JPEG / MPEG
Video Frame Rate:10 / 30
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.866 / 0.945 / 0.953 / 2.02
Height:0.953 / 1.97 / 2.01 / 2.02 / 2.04
Weight:4.41 / 4.76 / 5.4 / 5.43
Width:3.7 / 3.74