It's a pretty standard 4MP point-and-shoot camera with a 35-105mm equiv. lens and manual controls limited to +-2EV exposure compensation. it has two main selling points: a lens designed by leica and a built-in mechanical image stabilizer mecanism. This means you can take pictures at slower shutter speeds without using the flash. What I like: * good overall picture quality * cute design * responsive camera, this is clearly a camera from the ":new generation". I'd say about 2s power-up delay. ...View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX5
Bought used because it's the only Sub-Compact with the combination of decent resolution (4Mp and above), an Image stabilizer AND most importantly an OPTICAL VIEWFINDER, the FX7 and later are of the "Shake about looking at the LCD" persuasion which largely negates the OIS advantage and also chew batteries.. This is an FZ10 Era camera which means more noise reduction than the FZ20/5/FX7 era so images look cleaner but with less fine detail, as a result the images don't have the pixel level ...View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Ordering my Panasonic DMC-FX5 was exiting, I couldn't wait for my new camera to arrive. I have had a couple of digital cameras from before, Canon S20, Ixus and a Minolta G500. I also have borrowed a Canon D60 that gives abolutely great pictures. I expected a lot from this Panasonic with Leica lense and optical stabilisator. The Camera was very easy to use, however I had to read the manual to fully understand some things, like taking picures with linger time than 1/8 (you have to turn off the ...View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
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