Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7

Announced Jul 21, 2004 •
5 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
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I've had my FX7 for exactly 2 years now. I'm very happy with it. The photo quality in decent light is excellent for a camera of this size. Especially indoors in decent light it's tops. The word I would use to decribe the photo quality is 'natural'. The colors are less saturated than other cameras, but more natural. I've done head to head comparisons with friends cameras (Canons, Sony, Olympus, Fuji), and I've always preferred the FX7's images to the other makes, and even the latest ...

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Bought this camera back in 2004, at the time, IMO it was one of the better small point and shoot cameras on the market. Howver, time and technology have moved on, my recently stolen fuji F30 and current F31 are a quantum leap above the FX7 in respect of low light ability despite the FX7 having optical image stabalisation. Problems: Crippling battery life makes almost unusable. I got approx 50 shots per charge. Thsi problem was fixed in the FX8 On/off Swith easy to accidentially swith on when ...

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E' una buona macchinetta, ben costruita ma con parecchi limiti. Le immagini sono decisamente buone, grazie all'obiettivo Leica, ma le prestazioni sono limitate. Il prezzo, proporzionatamente, è elevato. Problems: Scarsa dotazione di funzioni, manca il mirino.

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A very nice little camera. Bought it mostly for the size. The fact that there's no optical viewfinder and the 2.5 inch screen is fairly low res hasn't been a problem. Lack of control isn't a problem either as I wouldn't even care to bother with that on a camera like this. Auto settings do fairly good job in most conditions. The image stabilized lens leads to sharp pictures almost all the time. Battery life and noise are problem areas. Noise isn't a problem for well list shots, but this ...

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The image quality is very good, very good size, fit in any pockets, beautiful, fast focus, good handing and good large screen.. However if you want it really, go to FX8 or FX9, they have no more issue about battery Problems: Sincerely, please stay away from this camera, I've just sold it on eBay to buy another one, FX7 is battery sucker, I had 2 batteries for this camera but I couldn't take photos not superior than 120 shots !! really, 2 batteries for about 120 shots. Batteries were drianed ...

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Very bad photo quality. All shots are reddish. Noise is another problem. Soft corners (by a Leica lens...). Battery life..... Expensive. Problems: See above

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Mikee
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It took me a couple days to realize this camera was the compact camera for me. A couple days may be a short period of time, but it took a good 10 or so hours of research (on and off of course) before finalizing my decision. I have to be honest, I'm a very bias Sony and Canon user for the simple fact that my last 5 digital cameras have been of those brands (Sony: Mavica, F707, T1) (Canon digital rebel and 20d). However, I just couldn't escape the fact that this compact camera is fantastic ...

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I placed an order on www.digitaletailer.com for a SONY DSC T1, but was stopped by my friend. He is a Guru of digital camera. He told me to take a look at FX7. I compared these 2 and found the image quality of FX is much better than T1. In addition, the anti-shaking function makes the pictures of FX7 clearer and better in the dim environment.

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rgord01
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Better pictures than my highly-competant Yashica T4/Zeiss formula lens film point-and-shoot, and significantly more portable. Large LCD with big menu items makes things easier for my aging eyes (I have to remove my glasses to read menu items on many other brands). Being able to conserve battery life by shutting down the LCD and using a viewfinder would be irrelevant for me -- again -- because of the eyeglass removal issue. "Regular" mode is as easy to use as "Beginner" mode, with much better ...

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natch
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Fantastic camera. Great balance between ease of use for novices, with novice mode (great for handing to your mom for her to take a shot) and preset settings, as well as full-on geek mode, with detailed screens full of many, many technical settings. The two settings I miss are the ability to set aperture and to set speed. You can set a speed range, and have a lot of control -- slow shutter up to 8 seconds in night mode -- so it actually works out just fine. If you think you are comparing this ...

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