Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 review

Started Feb 17, 2008 | User reviews thread
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Phil_W Regular Member • Posts: 375
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 review

This isn't a disastrous camera but I can assure you that the images produced by my 8 megapixel Canon S80 far exceed the quality of this so called 12 megapixel camera. It might have 12 million pixels but there's so much noise and colour bleed that the effective result is more like 6 megapixels in terms of the actual data stored! I've gone back to my S80 such is my annoyance. However the video mode isn't bad except for slightly poor audio quality and the predictable lack of dynamic zoom whilst recording. The FX100 is well made and has a nice monitor. It's very portable and in good light can take adequate images. In poor light (and by that I mean a cloudy day) or using falsh it's rubbish.

Problems:

Poor quality images in anything but the best lighting conditions.
Poor flash.
12 megapixels not being used properly resulting in effective 6 megapixel resolution.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
12 megapixels • 2.5 screen • 28 – 100 mm (3.6×)
Announced: May 21, 2007
Phil_W's score
3.5
Average community score
4.3
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