Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48 (Lumix DMC-FX40)

Announced Jan 27, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 25 – 125 mm (5×)
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I bought this camera as a replacement for my Optio S5i that was getting long in the tooth. After a few weeks with the FX48, I've gotta say it's a good replacement and a decent compromise on features. I was looking for something that turned on and snapped pics quickly, had good quality, could survive being outside for a little while, and had a decent movie mode. The camera works well in daylight, and decently in low light. The build construction is top-notch. It's solid, all of the usual ...

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I bought this camera mainly because of its ultra wide angle lens. I used to own a Panasonic FX30, which had an 28mm lens. I was already satisfied with that model, but this one has a 25mm and I like it even better. I also like the 5x zoom; it comes in very handy. I was astounded by the image quality, though I don't use the photo's for any professional purpose (only for amateur photography and for shooting pics at parties and stuff) and I may not be very critical about them. But when I take a ...

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I own a Pentax K-20D plus sigma 70-200 2.8 hsm and pentax 16-50 sdm lenses. I was looking for a P&S camera to use in occasions where my reflex is unusable (sport activity, everyday shooting, party with friends). Found the FX40 very good. Fast focus, reasonable image noise till 400 iso. Quite unusual 2.8 in wide. And much more unusual real wide angle zoom start. I think I'll use this camera a lot. In all occasions where my reflex is a little embarazzing the Panasonic can make a good job. Maybe ...

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