Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

Announced Jan 31, 2007 •
7 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 28 – 100 mm (3.6×)
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This camera has all (or most of) the buttons in the right place and it's easy to get to everything. Exposure compensation, white balance adjustment (even fine tuning), flash settings, display settings, timer settings... all this stuff is just a few clicks away. Image quality is good, not great. ISO 400 is usable but nothing special. The lens seems sharp enough from corner to corner, and the image stabilization helps at the telephoto setting. The continuous shooting mode is very good. You can ...

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I have bought this camera in remplacement of my dead Pentax Optio T30 (after 6 months of use). This Panasonic is unbelievable. Image quality is so good compared to my last Pentax. Lens and Lens stabilization maybe ?! Construction is excellent, better than some of pro-reflex so expansive. 28mm zoom wide is really practical. I paid 279 € for it (09/2007). It is really quite when you see quality of this great product ! Compare to my Pentax T30 : - so best image quality, - so best lens, - so best ...

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Picture quality is fine, on par with my SD10 and SD30, though the colors seemed a bit more washed out. Startup and autofocus speed is good (faster than my SD10 and SD30). ISO 1250 is definitely usable, as long as your goal is to capture your friends doing something dumb without a flash as opposed to taking pretty indoor shots. The ISO goes to 1250 without "enhancement" (which isn't automatic). If you turn off the flash in a dark place, the camera will still try and use a low ISO and just take ...

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I purchased the Lumix FX30 two weeks ago and am completely satsified with it and amazed by the Quality of Construction and Ease of Use. I was concerned by adverse reviews about some features including image quality, but purchased it based on a "hands on" review of other pocket sized digital cameras. For a pocket camera that can readily and easily be carried - it is amazing. The still images are fantastic and the Quicktime Movie, whilst limited in some regards, produces steady images that are ...

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Wow! This camera is incredible! I can't recommend it enough. I bought it to travel to Venice (the most photogenic place on earth), and took 1,200 photos in six days. The camera is elegant, light, easy to use, and takes wonderful photos. I wanted something small to free me of the weight and bulk of my digital SLR. The FX30 photos compete for clarity and vivid images. My favorite features are: (1) the 28 mm lens. Wow! I took easily 80% of my photos at 28 mm. Nearly every image--from a ...

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I bought this camera about six weeks ago, and have since carried it with me every day - initially for a four week overseas trip, since then at home. I've found it to be everything I wanted from it. Here are the highlights: - 28mm (equiv.) wide angle is great - makes it much more usable than normal 35ish. - Macro/close focus is incredible. You can capture something life-size. - OIS is also incredible. It's the first camera I've owned with this feature, and now I'd never be without it. It makes ...

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Buying this camera, I feel like I have been "let out of jail". I have owned a number of digital cameras, including a highly rated DSLR, but with all, I have been disappointed by the "softness" of the images. None matched the precision and "punch" of the best film cameras I have owned. I finally decided to review the DPReview galleries to see which tested cameras produced the photos that impressed me the most. I reviewed all the cameras that I considered buying, and found that the photos that ...

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I would say that after having this camera for only a day or two I am very impressed with it's solid body construction and easy to use controls. I have more experiments to do with shooting in different settings and trying this camera in some day to day environments but I am glad that I have bought this camera and I can't wait to hear what others have to think about it. Just a note, I did a lot of research before purchase and I think this camera is a really great value, even for a $400+ ...

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The build quality is phenomenal ... definitely a Leica designer hidden somewhere in there. Everything appears to be some form of magnesium alloy or other metal, save for the buttons and screen. Even the access door to the power and data ports is metal and spring hinged. The ergonomics just make sense, without being too fluffy. I'm glad we purchased the black too. I was worried it would be anodized, but instead it's some sort of pigmented rubberized coating. Subtle, but enough to add ...

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I hope that my opinion is important for yours choice. Sorry I've a problem with the language so i can't talk about very well. fx-30 is the good machine. i think the maximum level of iso usable is iso 800.When you shot with iso 1250 you can see the noise. I like the option starsky.You can chose the time of the aperture of the shutter (15 sec, 30 sec, 60 sec). It's important function for to make the photo in the night or you you want to immortalize the lightning. The macro isn't very well. The ...

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