Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 Review

Review Date: May 4th 2006

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Page 1
Introduction / Features
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Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Camera Effective Pixels 6.0 Megapixels
CCD (Image Sensor) 1/2.5"
6.37 Total Megapixel CCD
Primary Color Filter
Optical Zoom 3.6x
Extended Optical Zoom 4:3 Aspect Ratio:
5.0x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega, 1Mega, 0.3 Mega
3:2 Aspect Ratio:
5.0x for 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect Ratio:
5.0x for 2 Mega
Digital Zoom 1 4x
(Max. 14.4x combined with Optical Zoom without Extended Optical Zoom)
(Max. 20x combined with Extended Optical Zoom)
Focal Length f=4.6-16.8mm (35mm equivalent: 28-102mm)
Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens 7 Elements in 6 Groups
(4 Aspherical Lenses/4 Aspherical Surfaces)
Aperture Wide: F2.8/F5.6 (2 steps)
Tele: F5.6 - F11 (2 steps)
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )
Focusing Area Normal: 50cm - infinity
Macro/Simple/Motion Image: Wide 5cm / Tele 30cm - infinity
AF Metering 1 point
1 point high speed
3 points high speed
5 points
Focus Auto Focus System
Normal/Macro (Dial)
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 (High Sensitivity Mode: 800 - 1600)
White Balance Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/
Halogen/Flash/White Set
White Balance Adjustment (except for Auto Set)
Exposure Program AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, 2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (at simple mode)
Auto Bracketing (AE) +1/3EV-1EV Step, 3 Frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
Scene Modes Dial: Normal Picture, Simple, Macro
SCN Mode: Portrait, Sports, Food, Scenery, Night Scenery, Night Portrait, Baby, Soft Skin, Fireworks, Party, Snow, Self-portrait
Moving Image, Playback
Shutter Speed 8 - 1/2,000 sec.
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec.
Self Timer 10 seconds / 2 seconds
Auto Review 1 sec/3 sec/zoom
Review 1x/4x/8x
Picture Adjustment Natural, Standard, Vivid
Color Effect Mode Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system), DPOF corresponding
Still Image with Audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system) + QuickTime
Motion Images: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Image Quality Fine/Standard
Image Size  
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 2816 x 2112
2304 x 1728
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 2816 x 1880
2048 x 1360
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 2816 x 1584
1920 x 1080
Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio) 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) 848 x 480
Burst Shooting Mode Full-resolution image:
Standard Mode: Up to 8 images at 3 or 2 frames/sec.
Fine Mode: Up to 6 images
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting 2 Yes
Still Image Recording with Audio 5 seconds
Audio Dubbing Maximum of 10 Seconds
Real-time Histograms Yes
Composition Guide Lines Yes
Built-in Memory No
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
Auto Angle Detection Yes
Travel Date Yes
Economy Mode Yes
Built-in Flash Mode Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction,
Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Forced On/Off
Wide: 0.6 - 4.0m (ISO Auto)
Tele: 0.3 - 2m (ISO Auto)
Viewfinder No
LCD Monitor 2.5" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (207k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100%
Power LCD Mode, High Angle LCD Mode
Playback Mode 25 or 9-Thumbnail Display
Calendar Display, Zoomed Playback (16x max)
Image Rotation
Slide Show
Favorite Pictures
Trimming, Protection
DPOF Print Setting
OSD Language English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), German, Italian, French
Recording Media SD Memory Card
Multimedia Card
Microphone Yes
Speaker Yes
Interface DC Input, Video Output (NTSC/PAL), USB
Direct Print PictBridge
Power Supply Lithium-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 1150 mAh)(Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Optional)
Battery Life 3 Up to 320 pictures (CIPA Standard)
ArcSoft® PhotoImpression™ Yes
ArcSoft® Panorama Maker™ Yes
ArcSoft® PhotoBase™ Yes
USB Driver Yes
Lumix® Simple Viewer Yes
Battery Charger Yes
Battery Pack Yes
Battery Carrying Case Yes
SD Memory Card 16MB 4
Cables AV & USB
Strap Yes
Dimensions (H x W x D) 94 x 51 x 24 mm
Weight 155g

1 As digital magnification increases, resolution significantly decreases.

2 Number of shots may vary depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression. The consecutive shooting speed varies depending on the memory card or the built-in memory.

3 Shooting conditions: 73.4F with 50% humidity;LCD On; Using the included SD Memory Card; Starting to shoot 30 seconds after turning on the power; Shooting once every 30 seconds with the flash in full operation for every other shot; Changing the zoom setting from telephoto to wide, or wide to telephoto, for each shot; Temporarily turning the power off after each 10 shots (long enough to lower the battery temperature. For DMC-LC1: Shooting once every 30 seconds, flash in operation for every shot, 77F(25C) ambient temperature.

4 MB means one million bytes. Usable capacity will be less.

Page 1
Introduction / Features
Page 2
Ease of Use
Page 3
Image Quality
Page 4
Sample Images
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7

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