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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the lens and size. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the memory and flash.

usability, image quality, portability, size, lens

viewfinder, exposure, low-light, flash, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

DMC-FX100

 

Panasonic's nicely designed, elegantly styled Lumix DMC-FX100 is a near-twin to the Lumix DMC-FX55. Both are reasonably small and light, though they won't slip comfortably into a shirt pocket.

Smooth, precise lens mechanism Solid construction

Pricey for a pocket camera Short labor warranty (90 days)

The DMC-FX100 is a pleasing package--solidly constructed, with flexible, user-friendly controls and a high resolution for really big prints

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 review

 

Panasonic follows the if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it logic by keeping the body design essentially the same as that of their other FX-series cameras. The 3.6x optical, 28mm-to-100mm (equivalent), f/2.8-to-f/5.6 zoom lens extends from the front of the...

Wide-angle 3.6x optical zoom lens; Intelligent ISO mode; optical image stabilization.

Noisy images above ISO 400; sluggish shot-to-shot and startup-to-first-shot times.

If you absolutely must have a 12-megapixel compact camera, the DMC-FX100 isn't a bad choice, but you can find better performing cameras with lower pixel counts for the same money.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC FX100

 

The Panasonic Lumix FX100 is a solid camera with many features. The 12.2 megapixel sensor creates excellent images again and again. This compact camera is a great addition to your camera collection and one you should consider taking on every vacation...

12.2 megapixel sensorEasy to use interfaceExcellent image detail28mm Wide angle lens

No manual controls

The Panasonic Lumix FX100 offers a high-resolution, distortion free...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100

 

The ultra-compact camera arena is a crowded one. Can the DMC-FX100 keep up with the competition? Find out now in our review

Very good photo quality at lowest ISO settings (though see issues below) ; Wide-angle 3.6X optical zoom lens ; Optical image stabilization ; Ultra-compact metal body, comes in two colors ; Large, sharp 2.5" LCD display; screen visible outdoors and in...

Noise reduction smears details when ISO is 200 or above ; Corner blurriness, redeye are both problems ; 720p movie mode only 15 frames/second ; High sensitivity mode not terrible useful ; No optical viewfinder ; Flimsy door over battery/memory card...

In conclusion, I like the Lumix DMC-FX100, and can recommend it. At the same time, I'd say that the 12 Megapixel resolution is overkill for the vast majority of people, and that buying one of the lower resolution Panasonic ultra-compacts would be a...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by (computerworld.com)

The $400 12.2-megapixel camera has a 2.5-in. LCD, 3.6x zoom lens, optical image stabilization, burst mode and more

 

The $400 12.2-megapixel camera has a 2.5-in. LCD, 3.6x zoom lens, optical image stabilization, burst mode and more

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : David Becker (macworld.com)

Lumix DMC-FX100 digital camera

 

The Panasonic DMC-FX100K is streamlined enough not to baffle novice users, but even seasoned shutterbugs ought to consider this is as a backup to their SLR or DSLR.

Easy-to-navigate interface ; Wide-angle lens ; 12-megapixel sensor ; Good detail and exposure

No manual controls ; Mediocre battery life

Serious shutterbugs may be disappointed at the lack of manual exposure controls, but in our Macworld Lab tests, there was little reason to second-guess the camera's calculations. The DMC-FX100achieved Good scores for image and flash quality, and Very...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by (photoaxe.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 Digital Camera Review

 

Available in silver, black and gold, (each colour is metallic), Panasonic Lumix DMC-F100 comes in a stylish design of the a sleek, slim elegant body. As for the size, it's not the smallest camera out there, but it fits into your smallest pockets. It...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100

 
May, 2008

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100

 

When one manufacturer makes a 12-megapixel compact camera, everyone else has to make one too.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix FX100 review

 

Is this the perfect compact from Panasonic?

Excellent build, and a great lens ; Good image quality, with little noise

Small buttons ; Feature set could be better

You might have thought the megapixel war was over but Panasonic has reignited it with the FX100. This is more than just a muscle-flexing exercise, though, as the image quality is superb. But for photographers who do want this level of resolution the...

Aug, 2007

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