Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580 (Lumix DMC-FX550)

Announced Jan 27, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 125 mm (5×)
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I received this camera as a gift some years ago. For a long time it was my work horse, and if Panasonic had kept up on it (i.e. some feature adding firmware upgrades), it still would be. The body is dense, and compact; a whole lot of photo power for your pocket real estate. I carried this thing on my belt for years and barely noticed it was there, except when I wanted to shoot with it. The glass is nice, and the sensor was pretty good for it's time (noise reduction and ISO capabilities have ...

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Scott P Hart
 
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I received this camera as a gift some years ago.  For a long time it was my work horse, and if Panasonic had kept up on it (i.e. some feature adding firmware upgrades), it still would be.  The body is dense, and compact; a whole lot of photo power for your pocket real estate.  I carried this thing on my belt for years and barely noticed it was there, except when I wanted to shoot with it.  The glass is nice, and the sensor was pretty good for it's time (noise reduction and ISO capabilities ...

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Ordered the FX550 I odered to replace my beloved FX100 that I've had with me pretty much at all times since October 200... which has caused it to age too quickly with "stains" at full zoom that mar the pictures. One of the features I like best on the FX100 is the E.zoom button to go to full zoom with one press and then the 3M/7x with little loss in quality. Since it seems unique to the FX1xx/FX5xx series, the FX550 was a natural successor and the 25-125 (250d) vs 28-100 (200d) was tempting. ...

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