Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 review

Started Jul 16, 2008 | User reviews thread
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shutterhappens Forum Member • Posts: 72
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 review

The only reason to buy this camera is the 25mm equivalent lense. Otherwise, there is nothing outstanding about it. I went on a tour with this camera, and on several occasions, my friends noticed I was able to capture a full building/scene than their cameras. However, the noise is heavier than expected. Therefore I limit the ISO settings to 100 to 400 in actual use.

Problems:

Roughtly in the order they bother me:
(1) Too much noise
(2) Changing ISO requires going into the menu, scroll down a few lines, go into a sub menu... very inconvenient.
(3) While 25mm is great for scenic, 28 or 35mm would be a more convenient default when camera is powered on since not every photo is a scenic.
(4) flash too weak
(5) flash recycling takes too long
(6) in manual mode, aperture and shutter values hard to finesse with touch screen sliders

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500
10 megapixels • 3 screen • 25 – 125 mm (5×)
Announced: Mar 18, 2008
shutterhappens's score
3.9
Average community score
4.3
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