Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX07 Review

Review Date: November 20th 2006

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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 7.2 Megapixels
CCD (Image Sensor) 1/2.5"
7.38 Total Megapixel CCD
Primary Color Filter
Optical Zoom 3.6x
Extra Optical Zoom 4:3 Aspect Ratio:
4.4x for 5 Mega, 5.5x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega, 1Mega, 0.3 Mega
3:2 Aspect Ratio:
5.5x for 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect Ratio:
5.5x for 2 Mega
Digital Zoom 1 4x
(Max. 14.6x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
(Max. 21.9x combined with Extra 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 Range Wide: F2.8/F8 (2 steps)
Tele: F5 - F16 (2 steps)
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )
Conversion Lens Compatibility No
Focusing Area Normal: 50cm - infinity
Macro/Simple: Wide 5cm / Tele 30cm - infinity
AF Metering 1 point
1 point high speed
3 points high speed
9 points
Focus Auto Focus System
Normal/Macro (Dial)
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto / I.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (High Sensitivity Mode: 3200)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade /
Halogen / White Set /
White Balance Adjustment (150K step, -1500 +1500K) (except for auto WB)
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
Shutter Speed 8 - 1/2,000 sec.
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec.
Motion Picture: 1/30 - 1/20000sec.
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
Recording Image Size (Pixels )  
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3072 x 2304
2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3072 x 2048
2048 x 1360
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3072 x 1728
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 (2 patterns)
Built-in Memory No
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
Auto Angle Detection Yes
Travel Date Yes
Built-in Flash Mode Auto
Red-Eye Reduction: Auto, Slow-sync, Forced Off
Forced On/Off
External Flash No
Viewfinder No
LCD Monitor 2.5" Diagonal Polycrystaline TFT LCD (207k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100% in Live View 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
SDHC Memory Card
Multimedia Card
Microphone Yes
Speaker Yes
Interface DC Input, A/V 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
SILKYPIX® Developer Studio No
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) 2.01'' x 3.70'' x 0.95''
Weight 0.29 lbs
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: 73.4°F with 50% humidity;LCD On; Using an 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, 77°F(25°C) 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
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