Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 Review

January 16, 2009 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 3 Comments |

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 is one of the more intriguing compact cameras on the market, offering something to both beginners and keen photographers alike. The 14.7 megapixel Panasonic FX150 has a 3.6x, 28mm wide-angle lens, Venus Engine IV image processing engine, 2.7 LCD screen and the ability to shoot 720p HD movies. Panasonic’s innovative IA (Intelligent Auto) mode is ideally suited to the point-and-shoot user, while manual control over aperture and shutter speed and the option to shoot in RAW format should appeal to the more experienced shutterbug. Officially priced at £299.99 / $399.95, the Panasonic DMC-FX150 is also good value too. Gavin Stoker discovers if the FX150 can live up to its early promise…

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#1 Greg Lorriman

Its difficult to get any real world idea of the ISO performace from that flower image. And I mean by that both in half decent lighting and in use in dim conditions. But the flash redeye test has devastating image quality. The trouble is that the jpegs for them have the EXIF stripped=> back to zero.

2:52 pm - Friday, January 16, 2009

#2 Tom MacFarlane

I bought this camera because it offered RAW mode and, so it claimed, aperture and shutter settings. Well, yes, but the aperture was 2.8 and 5.6 which I thought meagre.
However, that was not the main reason I sold it. Even in bright sunlight, I detected noise. I blame the obession with pcking more and more pixels into tiny sensors: at 9/10 megapixels this might have been a good camera.

I found an LX2 on eBay: now there IS a good camera!

9:01 pm - Sunday, January 18, 2009

#3 Fotograf M

That the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150I can make HD-Movies is one of its strongest features. Panasonic becomes better and better.

4:48 pm - Monday, January 19, 2009