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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX38

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX38
alaScore 86

7 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX38. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability. The design is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative reviews about the energy efficiency and usability.

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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-FX38 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX38

 

Slim compact camera with 25mm wide-angle lens

Slim design, great colour balance, 25mm wide-angle lens, intelligent automatic modes

Some detail loss at higher sensitivities, pricey

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FX38 is a great compact camera for cashed-up consumers. It combines impressive image quality with a slim, stylish and sturdy design as well as a 25mm wide-angle lens, making it suitable for a variety of tasks.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Sandeep Balachandran (tech.firstpost.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX38

 

Digital cameras are increasingly getting less bulky these days. Come to think of it, irrespective of their size these little beauties come with a wide angle lens, decent amount of zoom and an Intelligent Auto mode that automatically decides the best...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX38 is a decent camera that averages out in the performance front. Moreover the camera does well in maintaining the overall color balance and keeps fringing at its minimum. There is nothing much to dislike other than the...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX38

 

Slim compact camera with 25mm wide-angle lens

Slim design, great colour balance, 25mm wide-angle lens, intelligent automatic modes

Some detail loss at higher sensitivities, pricey

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Lexy Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX38

 

A great compact camera with a wide-angle lens, the FX38 has a few quibbles that prevent it from being an excellent point-and-shoot.

Sleek design. Panasonic's intelligent auto mode. HD-video recording. 25mm wide angle lens.

Power switch easy to accidentally turn on. Finicky autofocus. Some noise issues.

A very capable compact camera it may be, but it doesn't hide the fact that there are practically no changes from the previous model, the FX36. That said, with HD-video recording and a generous 25mm wide angle lens, the FX38 will win many people over...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Alexandra Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX38

 

A great compact camera with a wide-angle lens, the FX38 has a few quibbles that prevent it from being an excellent point-and-shoot.

Sleek design ; Panasonic's intelligent auto mode ; HD-video recording ; 25mm wide angle lens

Power switch easy to accidentally turn on ; Finicky autofocus ; Some noise issues

For around AU$150 less, you could pick up the Canon IXUS 870IS which has a similarly wide lens (28mm) and fairly equivalent feature set, except without HD recording. Though if your heart is set on a Panasonic, the one advantage of the FX38 sharing so...

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX38

 

I have had this camera for about 2 years, and I still love it to death. It always takes great sharp pictures and is small and perfect to hide away. Its just as good as the day I brought it, and worth every cent. :)

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX38

 

Fantastic Value for money - great photos

Dec, 2008