Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Review

4.0
October 20, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Metrics

Dimensions (W x H x D) 103.5 x 55.8 x 24.5 mm / excl. protrusions: 22.6 mm / (4.08 x 2.20 x 0.97 in / excl. protrusions: 0.89 in)
Weight Approx. 176g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.36 lb) / Approx. 155g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.32 lb)

Optics

Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels MOS
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-inch / 15.1 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F2.2 - 5.9/ Iris Diaphragm (F2.2 - 6.3 (W) / F5.9 - 6.3 (T)) / (F2.2 - 11 (W) / F5.9 - 11 (T) in movie recording )
Optical Zoom 5x
Focal Length f=4.3-21.5mm (24-120mm in 35mm equiv.) / (29-147mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 5.9x (4:3 / 10M), 7.0x (4:3 / 7M), 8.4x (4:3 / 5M), 10.5x (under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 6.5x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON / 7 elements in 6 groups / (3 Aspherical Lenses / 5 Aspherical surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilizer POWER O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
Digital Zoom 4x / ( Max. 20.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) / (Max. 42.2 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO: 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
Focus Range Display Yes
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Normal / Macro, Macro Zoom, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off, AF Tracking, Touch AF/AE
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 11pt / 1pt HS / 1pt / Spot
Shutter Speed Still: 60 - 1/2000 sec / Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
Shutter Interval approx. 0.4 sec

Recording

Face Recognition Photo
Optical Image Stabilizer Photo & Movie
Intelligent ISO Control Photo
Face Detection Photo & Movie
Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro) & Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)
Intelligent Exposure Photo & Movie
AF Tracking Photo & Movie
Motion Deblur mode Yes
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo
Intelligent Resolution Technology Photo & Movie
File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / Image with Audio: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.3) + QuickTime / Motion picture: AVCHD, QuickTime Motion JPEG
AVCHD Lite REC NTSC / PAL (Depends on Region)
Mode Switch [Recording] / [Playback]
One-Touch Movie Button Yes
Recording mode (Mode Dial / Mode Button) Intelligent AUTO, P(Program) mode, A(Aperture Priority) mode, S(Shutter Priority) mode, M(Manual) mode, SCN
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, / Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo, Pinhole, Film Grain, High Dynamic(Standard, Art, B&W), Photo Frame
Movie Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, Beach, Snow, Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain, High Sensitivity, High Dynamic(Standard, Art, B&W) / (Activated by selecting Still Picture Scene Mode then pressing movie button. Still Picture Scene Modes without corresponding Movie Scene Mode is recorded in Normal Mode)
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 10 frames/sec Max. 15 images / High-speed Burst Shooting: max. 60 frames/sec / (recorded in 2.5M for 4:3, 3M for 3:2, 3.5M for 16:9, 2M for 1:1)
Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode Max. 5 images (Standard mode)
Motion Picture Recording [4:3]VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG) QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) / [16:9]WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) / {HD Movie]1920x1080 pixels,NTSC Mode: NTSC model: 60i (Sensor output is 30p) / PAL model: 50i (Sensor output is 25p) (AVCHD, FSH: 17Mbps / FH:13Mbps ) / 1280x720 pixels, NTSC Mode: NTSC model: 60p / PAL model: 50p (AVCHD Lite, SH: 17Mbps / H:13Mbps ) / 30fps (Motion JPEG)
AVCHD or AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [FSH or SH] (Continuous recordable time) approx.80 min
MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] (Continuous recordable time) approx.90 min
AVCHD or AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [FSH or SH] (Actual recordable time) approx.45 min
MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] (Actual recordable time) approx.50 min
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing +/- 1/3 EV ~1EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)
Max Auto ISO Setting Yes
Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1
Still Picture Recording [4:3]4320x3240(14M) / 3648x2736(10M) / 3072x2304(7M) / 2560x1920(5M) / 2048X1536(3M)?/ 640X480(0.3M) / [3:2]4320x2880 (12.5M) / 3648x2432 (9M) / 3072x2048 (6M) / 2560x1712 (4.5M) / 2048x1360 (2.5M) / 640x424 (0.3M) / [16:9]4320x2432 (10.5M) / 3648x2056 (7.5M) / 3072x1728 (5.5M) / 2560x1440 (3.5M) / 1920x1080 (2M) / 640x360 (0.2M) / [1:1]3232x3232 (10.5M) / 2736x2736 (7.5M) / 2304x2304 (5.5M) / 1920x1920 (3.5M) / 1536x1536 (2.5M)/ 480x480 (0.2M)
Image Quality Fine / Standard
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Color Temperature / White Set / (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Panorama Assist, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Pinhole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic? / White Balance Adjustment (2-axis adjustable, ±9steps each, Blue/Amber and Magenta/Green bias)
Quick Menu Yes
Color Mode / Color Effect Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy (only in iA Mode)
Still Image with Audio Recording 5 sec
Real-time histogram Yes
Composition Guide line Yes (2 pattern)
Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Hold, OFF
Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume No / No
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Macro Zoom Yes
Orientation Detector Yes
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
Focus Icon Select Yes (in Face Recognition only)

Playback

Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Calendar Playback, Mode Playback, Favorites Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Max 16x / Touch Magnification
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Playback Still Images with Audio Yes
Playback Motion Picture Yes ( AVCHD / Motion JPEG)
Slideshow Mode All / Still Images Only / Motion Picture Only / Category / Favorites / BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
Show Histogram Yes
Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
Face Recognition Edit Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Setup

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Movie REC Guide Yes
Wind-Cut in Motion Picture Yes
Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes

Others

LCD Monitor 7.5cm (3.0") TFT Touch Screen LCD Display (230K dots) / Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle / AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
Touch Panel Yes (Touch Shutter, Touch AF Tracking, Touch Zooming)
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off / 0.6 - 7.4m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.8m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx. 40MB
Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Yes
Interface AV Output (NTSC/PAL, NTSC), mini HDMI, USB2.0 High speed, DC Input (requires optional DC Coupler)
Viera Link Yes
HDMI output Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p(576p for PAL) / Audio: Stereo
Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 940mAh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery life (approx.) 300 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.2 HD Edition / QuickTime / Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Case / Stylus Pen, AV cable, USB Cable / Hand Strap, CD-ROM

Further Specifications

NOTE Motion pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds in European PAL area.

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