Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 Review

4.0
December 15, 2011 | Matt Grayson |

Specifications

Metrics

Dimensions (W x H x D) 102.2 x 56.3 x 21.6 mm / (4.02 x 2.22 x 0.85 in)
Weight Approx. 132g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.29 lb) / Approx. 149g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.33 lb)

Optics

Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-type CCD sensor / 12.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F2.5 - 5.9/ Iris Diaphragm (F2.5 - 8 (W) / F5.9 - 18 (T))
Optical Zoom 5x
Focal Length f=4.3-21.5mm (24-120mm in 35mm equiv.) / (26-130mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 6.1x (4:3 / 8M), 7.8x (4:3 / 5M), 9.8x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 6.5x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT / 7 elements in 6 groups / (3 Aspherical Lenses / 5 Aspherical surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Off /On / Active Mode(only for motion picture))
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO/ motion picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Normal, AF Macro, Zoom Macro, Touch AF/AE / Quick AFON/OFF(On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF(only for motion picture) / AF Tracking
Shutter Speed Still: 8 - 1/4000 sec / Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot / Touch Area

Recording

Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes
File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / 3D Image: MPO / Motion picture: AVCHD, MP4
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, 3D Photo, SCN, Cosmetic
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Party, / Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Photo Frame, High Dynamic, Pi
Motion Picture Recording (*2) [HD Video] 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 25p) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 50p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 25p) / 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 25p) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 25p) / [STD Video] VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 25 fps (4Mbps / MP4)
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 3.7 frames/sec Max. 7 images / High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6 frames/sec (image priority) / approx. 10 frames/sec (speed priority) / (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)
AVCHD (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 60 min (FSH), 65 min (SH)
MP4 (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 60 min (FHD)
AVCHD (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 30 min (FSH), 33 min (SH)
MP4 (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 30 min (FHD)
Exposure Program AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/- 2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 ~1EV step, Max +/-1, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Still Picture Recording [1:1] 2992x2992(9M) / 2448x2448(6M EZ) / 1920x1920(3.5M EZ) / 1536x1536(2.5M EZ) / 480x480(0.2M EZ) / [4:3] 4000x3000(12M) / 3264x2448(8M EZ) / 2560X1920(5M EZ) /2048X1536(3M EZ) / 1600x1200(2M EZ) / 640x480(0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 4000x2672 (10.5M) / 3264x2176 (7M EZ)/ 2560x1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048x1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640x424(0.3M EZ) / [16:9] 4000x2248 (9M) / 3264x1840 (6M EZ)/ 2560x1440(3.5M EZ) / 1920x1080 (2M EZ) / 640x360 (0.2M)
Image Quality Fine / Standard (3D mode: MPO Fine / MPO Standard )
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec

Playback

Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback (Picture Only, Video Only, 3D, Category, Favorites), / Album Playback, Calendar Playback, 2D/3D Settings
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes / Touch Magnification
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Show Histogram Yes
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Setup

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Others

LCD Monitor 7.5cm(3.0") TFT Full Touch Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating / Field of View : approx. 100% / Power LCD mode, AUTO Power LCD mode
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On./Red-eye Reduction, / Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off / 0.6 - 5.9m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.5m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx. 70MB
Microphone / Speaker Mono / Yes
Interface micro HDMI, AV Output (NTSC), USB2.0 High speed
Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 680mAh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery life (approx.) 200 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.4 HD Lite Edition with Wi-Fi / QuickTime / Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Stylus Pen, Battery Charger, Battery Pack, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM

Further Specifications

NOTE *1 / Recording conditions by CIPA standard / - CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. / - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on. / - Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). / - Using the supplied battery. / - Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].) / - Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording. / - Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording. / - Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery decreases. / - The number of recordable pictures decreases in Auto Power LCD Mode and Power LCD Mode. / *2 / - These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 oC (73.4 oF) and a humidity of 50%RH. / - The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use. / - Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON] / [OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc. / - Motion images can be recorded continuously for up to 29 min 59 sec. / - Also, motion picture recorded continuously in [MP4] is up to 4 GB.

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