Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50

Announced Jul 19, 2006 •
7 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 102 mm (3.6×)
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I am a seasoned photographer, and I was looking for a P&S camera to take around with me without having to carry all of my DSLR equipment around at all times. So I thought I'd buy the FX-50, considering it's features are nothing but amazing. On paper, the camera is hands down a winner. The problem is, in real life it's the opposite. The CCD is by far the worst CCD I have ever had experience with. Noisy, images which are blurred by the camera's built in noise reduction which you can't turn off, ...

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Way better than my dads SD630. This camera has the large screen, MEGA OPTICAL IMAGE STABALIZER, and very easy to use. This camera doesn't give me noisy pictures like my Canon SD630. Problems: none so far, stay away from canon SD600,630 and 800.

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overall a very good small camera, loaded with features, and it takes very good photos. Problems: I bought this to update my fx9. I had this one about a week and there were small scratches on the viewing screen. I figured that they had been there from the beginning and exchanged it and now, a month later, the new one has scratches on it. I haven't abused it ... just routine use. And, there is not a scratch on my fx9...and I've even stored that one, caseless, in a bag with other items in it. ...

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I bought this camera to force myself out of the "birding" mode. My other two cameras, the FZ30 and TZ1, both have long zooms, and most shots I take are at full zoom. But using this camera is a real treat! First of all, I invoked the "i-ISO" mode, curious to see where its limits are. It seems like as long as there's more than a candle lighting the scene, there's enough light! It's taken many low-light shots, from ISO 250 through 800, and noise doesn't usually crop up at all. The only time I se ...

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I got this camera a week ago for NZ$619.90. And it's awesome. There is absolutely nothing to hate about it EXCEPT for the slight noise problem. However, using ISO 100 and 200, there is hardly any noise at all - and if you're only using your pictures for small to medium sized prints, desktop wallpapers and blogging then this camera is for you. It does so much and has so many features for it's price... the only thing that lets it down is the noise problem - but that's no matter to many people ...

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After a detailed survey of the market (mostly on DPReview of course) I ordered my FX50 soon after it was announced in late-July, mainly because of the 28mm-equivalent w/angle lens and the promise that some of the low-light noise shortcoming of the FX01 had been addressed. It arrived in early September...JUST in time for the start of my 4 week overseas vacation! This camera is an absolute sweetheart & got used for over 90% of the nearly 1200 pics I brought home, with my larger KM Z3 only ...

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This is one great camera, easy to use and takes great pics. I particularly like having so many scene modes, making it quick and easy to adapt to changing conditions and uses of the camera. For more creative control, the White Balance and Sensitivity (ISO) control and the auto bracketing features are great. The 3" LCD display is dazzling and the high angle feature is very useful for taking pictures in a crowd or at a sporting event. This camera takes VGA video at 30fps, then allows you to ...

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I am happy with the function this camera gives me. I like the 28mm lens, optical anti-shock, and pretty quick response. Very user friendly buttons and joystick control. It really help me taking pictures in dim environment. FX-50 is compact, but I also like its solid weight that it gives me stability to avoid blurry. (I used Sony T-3 before and I never get a stable picture when the light is not enough because of its light weight.) Its POWER LCD and HIGH ANGLE function in LCD mode is a very ...

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I just got the camera in yesterday, WOW the screen is awsome! i love the "boostable" brightness and the extreme LCD view (where if u hold the camera up high, the LCD compensates for the distortion and actually makes the screen easy to see clearly from wierd angles). The zoom is a little noisy though, but other than that the camera is very impressive. The startup time is very quick, and the sceanery modes are very easy to navigate. Im comming from a casio Exilim, so its taking a little bit of ...

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I have just got the camera through my Japanese friend and I am really very happy with it. The monitor is HUGE and very bright, operation is smooth. I especially like the wide angle lens. Just the controls for the zoom on the front side are a little bit awkward to use. The FX50 is considerably thicker than my Casio S600, but the slightly increased zoom (3.6 vs 3.0) compensates for it. The battery capacity seems to be a little bit weak; after taking approx. 200 pictures, I had to recharge - so ...

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