Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 Review

Review Date: December 11th 2008
Author: Mark Goldstein / Gavin Stoker

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

Specifications

Image Sensor
Camera Effective Pixels 10.1 Mega pixels
Sensor Size 1/2.33"
Total Pixel 10.7 Total Mega Pixels CCD
Primary Colour Filter yes
Optic
Zoom Factor
Optical Zoom 5x
Extra Optical Zoom 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 5.9x for 7Mega, 7.1x for 5Mega, 8.9x for 3Mega, 2Mega, 0.3Mega 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 5.9x for 6Mega, 7.1x for 4.5Mega, 8.9x for 2.5Mega 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 5.9x for 5.5Mega, 7.1x for 3.5Mega, 8.9x for 2Mega
Digital Zoom 4x ( Max. 20.0x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) (Max. 35.6x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focal Distance f=4.4-22mm (35mm Equiv.: 25-125mm)
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 7 elements in 6 groups (4Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces)
Aperture Wide: F2.8 - F8.0 Tele: F5.9 - F8
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Auto/Mode1/ Mode2)
Conversion lens Compatibility No
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50cm/ Tele 100cm - infinity / Intelligent AUTO / Macro / Clipboard: Wide 5cm / Tele 100cm - infinity
AF Metering Face / AF tracking / 11-area / 1-area high speed / 1-area / spot
Focus/Exposure
Focus Mode Normal / Macro, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), AF Tracking
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto /100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (High Sensitivity Mode : Auto(1600 - 6400) )
ISO Limit Set No
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set / (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Pinhole modes) / White Balance Adjustment (10steps, except for auto set)
Exposure Program AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (auto in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Multi-Exposure No
Multi-Aspect No
Auto (AE) Bracketing +/- 1/3 EV ~1EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
Rec Mode[Mode Dial] Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, Motion Picture, Scene mode, Clipboard
Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Underwater, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash-Burst, Film Grain, Pin Hole
Shutter Speed 8-1/2000 sec Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
Flash System
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off / 0.6 - 6.0m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.8m (Tele/ISO Auto)
External Flash no
Feature
Self Timer 2sec, 10sec
Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Zoom, Hold
Colour Mode Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
Color Bracketing No
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG(Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF corresponding / image with audio: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard)+ QuickTime / Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Recording Image Size Still Image: 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 3648 x 2736 pixels, 3072 x 2304 pixels, 2560 x 1920 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, pixels, 640 x 480 pixels / 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 3648 x 2432 pixels, 3072 x 2048 pixels, 2560 x 1712 pixels, 2048 x 1360 pixels / 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 3648 x 2056 pixels, 3072 x 1728 pixels, 2560 x 1440 pixels,1920 x 1080 pixels
Image Quality Fine / Standard
Motion Picture 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels 30 fps, 320 x 240 pixels 30 fps/10 fps / 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 848 x 480 pixels 30 fps / HD?16:9 Aspect Ratio?: 1280x720 pixels 30fps
Burst Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 2.5 frames/sec Max. 5 images (Standard mode), Max 3 mages (Fine Mode) / High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6 frames/sec (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting yes
Digital Red Eye Correction yes
Intelligent Exposure yes
Easy Zoom no
Zoom Resume no
Motion Zoom no
Still Image Rec. with Audio 5 sec
Audio Dubbing Max. 10sec
Real-time Histogram yes
Composition Guide line yes
Composition Guide line_ 2 patterns
Built-in-Memory yes
Built-in-Memory [Capacity] approx. 50MB
Scene Mode Help Screen yes
Auto Angle Detection yes
Flip Animation no
Travel Date yes
World Time yes
Title Edit yes
Text Stamp yes
LCD Monitor 2.5" TFT LCD Display (230K dots) / Field of View : approx. 100% / AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
Playback mode [REC]/[Play] Selector switch / 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, calendar display, zoomed playback (16x max.), Playback of favorite pictures, Category Playback (playback and slideshow of pictures in category) / Slide show (duration & effect with music is selectable), image rotation / Resizing (selectable number of pixels), trimming, protection, aspect conv. DPOF print setting ? / Creating still pictures from a motion picture / Image leveling
Category Playback playback and slideshow of pictures in category
Slideshow Mode (duration & effect with music is selectable), image rotation
OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard(Still image only)
Microphone yes
Speaker yes
Interface DC Input, AV Output (NTSC/PAL), HD AV Output (Component), USB2.0 High speed
Direct Print PictBridge
General Data
Colour Black
Power
Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1000mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery life (approx.) 310 pictures (CIPA standard)
Dimensions [mm]
Width 94.7
Height 51.9
Depth 22.0
Weight [g]
Body 125.0
Including Battery and SD Memory Card 146.0
Further Specifications
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO -viewer- 2.1E / ArcSoft (MediaImpression / Panorama Maker) / QuickTime / USB Driver
Standard Accessories Battery Charger / Battery Pack / Battery carrying case / AV Cable / USB Connection Cable / AC Cable Strap / CD-ROM
   
Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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