Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 review

Started Jul 16, 2008 | User reviews thread
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 review
Jul 16, 2008

The only reason to buy this camera is the 25mm equivalent lense. Otherwise, there is nothing outstanding about it. I went on a tour with this camera, and on several occasions, my friends noticed I was able to capture a full building/scene than their cameras. However, the noise is heavier than expected. Therefore I limit the ISO settings to 100 to 400 in actual use.

Problems:

Roughtly in the order they bother me:
(1) Too much noise
(2) Changing ISO requires going into the menu, scroll down a few lines, go into a sub menu... very inconvenient.
(3) While 25mm is great for scenic, 28 or 35mm would be a more convenient default when camera is powered on since not every photo is a scenic.
(4) flash too weak
(5) flash recycling takes too long
(6) in manual mode, aperture and shutter values hard to finesse with touch screen sliders

shutterhappens's score
3.9
Average community score
4.3
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