Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7

Announced Jul 21, 2004 •
5 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
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Problems: Battery life is too short.

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Awesome anti-shake I can take clear handheld shots at 1/8 at the wide end and 1/20 at the telephoto end. Combined with the f/2.8-5.0 Leica lens this gives awesome light gathering power and makes this the only camera in its class that can take good night and indoor shots. The camera defaults to large aperture fast shutter settings so you can take sports shots just by upping the ISO when there is not enough light. Now if only the focusing is faster and / or there is manual focus available... Ou ...

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Large, grainy LCD is the only disappointment in this otherwise good snapshot camera. I was very disappointed with the first few pictures I viewed on the LCD, even in 8x magnification mode. However, when transferred to my computer and viewed on a bigger screen, they looked fine. I attribute this to the relatively low-resolution LCD. However, the large size of the LCD is great. Some may find the lack of an optical viewfinder a problem. On this type of camera, I think it's OK to save the space ...

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I researched cameras for about six months and finally decided on it over the Canon S70, mostly because it looks amazing and is much smaller. My main use for it is photographing paintings for my portfolio, but I also use it constantly for documenting inane aspects of daily life. Because it's so small, i can easily fit it in my pocket next to my wallet. All the reasons for its being a great camera stated in these reviews are true, so I don't really need to go into these. Before I state my ...

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Great camera to take with you anywhere. Color and exposure are accurate and the lens is sharp. Image stabilization works well and has allowed me to take shots down to 1/3 of a second handheld. Overall, I couldn't be happier with this digicam as a point and shoot. Problems: None so far.

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I bought this camera over christmas and although I went on the recommendation of many of the views here and on the full review I cannot recommend this camera to anybody. It is possibly the worst camera I have ever had the displeasure of using. Its not all bad as my ratings suggest, build quality is great, as is the sharpness and colour reproduction. Small and light too but I still can't recommend it, the bad bits are just too bad. Problems: 1. Photos are "flat" and lifeless. This is the best ...

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I was looking for a high-quality, compact, take-anywhere digital camera and settled on the FX7 (Black) after more than 6 weeks of frustrating market research. I had glanced at the FX7 several times in various stores and its size, build, and 2.5" LCD had always been impressive. However, I assumed that feature-wise it was on par with others in its class, so when I stumbled upon the review on this website (particularly the photographic and lens distortion and resolution tests) I was very ...

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Very compact camera, easily on a par with the competition, and better in many respects. The lens is excellent, and the OIS system works wonders in many situations. Take at least 2 shots in any scenario though. It doesn't always hit first time, but being digital, you can always delete the bad 'uns! No fringing found so far, as per the dpreview. Pictures are really excellent for framing/display if taken on Vivid mode, or you can take very nice shots of plants/landscapes etc on natural mode. ...

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I bought the Panasonic to replace a larger 4 MP Nikon. Overall, I'm thrilled. The image quality is as good or better, the controls are better, and the size means that I take it everywhere instead of occasionally. The best features are the image stabilization which really works, and the huge screen on the back. In bright sun, you can crank up the screen and still see it. Some people have questioned the camara's image quality. I have found it to be at least as good as the Nikon, and at high ...

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This one really caught my eye for features and design. I opted for a smaller camera rather than SLR size, because in my experience, some of the best photo occasions happen when I didn't have a camera handy.Although the new DSLRs are very impressive (esp. Minolta Maxxum 7D) they are far too big and expensive for my amateur uses. The little Lumix is quite impressive - fast startup, focus, and write times. Good noise control, great optics, excellent size/proportions, and optical stabilization t ...

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