Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 review
As a professional Wedding photographer and longtime user of the lumix line, I must
say this is the finest camera of its kind at any price. I also own the FZ20 and the
FZ50, which are very fine instruments. The FX50 fits into my arsenal seemlessly.
There is a zero learning curve moving to use with the FX50. It is fantastic as a
backup at weddings for use as a very discrete candid capture device. The image
quality is sufficient to provide superb quality 8x10 prints to the client, unminipulated
Do not be put off buying this jewel, by obsessing of the frequent complaints about
accessive noise etc... In practical application as a travel camera or all around family
history recorder, this will fit the bill with excellent results. It's ease of use and
handiness will allow you to catch many images that would be missed by many
others. I would not hesitate to use it in a professional capacity in over 90% of all
picture taking opportunities.
Is it perfect? No. But neither is my FZ50, a Canon DSLR or for that matter my $4000
Hasselblad set up. If you learn how to use this camera properly it will give you stellar
results in all but the MOST challanging of situations. Have a look at my website and
you will see many examples of images taken with it.
The addition of a viewfinder would be nice for very bright lighting conditions.