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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 247 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The performance and image quality also get good feedback. Many are critical about the contrast and viewfinder, and there are some mixed comments about the energy efficiency and sensor.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

 

Panasonic joins the touch-screen revolution; finally someone does it right

The Panasonic FX500 is a superbly well made camera with a wide range of useful features and arguably the best implementation of touch-screen technology on any current compact camera. It looks great, performs well, and produces superior image quality....

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Panasonic DMC-FX500 review

 

It's a big-money compact, but does the FX500 deliver enough bang for your bucks?

It’s certainly expensive, but you get what you pay for – excellence

May, 2008

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

It's a big-money compact, but does the FX500 deliver enough bang for your bucks?

It's certainly expensive, but you get what you pay for – excellence

May, 2008

Expert review by : Kathleen Cullen (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix FX500 review

 

Its brushed metallic surface, well-placed, slim flash, and 25mm-to-125mm Leica 5X optical zoom lens are appealing, but the marquee feature of the Panasonic Lumix FX500 point-and-shoot camera is its 3in touchscreen display, which is sure to be...

The Panasonic Lumix FX500's responsiveness was excellent, with almost no lag time between when we pressed the shutter and when pictures wrote to the card, even at the highest quality setting. This characteristic, combined with the Panasonic Lumix...

Jun, 2008

TIPA Award!

Expert review by : TIPA Awards (tipa.com)

Best Compact D-Camera

 

The FX500 is the first of a new family of compact cameras with a 5x, image-stabilized zoom that covers the 25 to 125mm range ideal for any subject from wide-angle landscapes to telephoto portraits. The images captured by the 10.1 megapixel sensor are...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Mobile Tech Addicts (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

The large 3″ screen is great for reviewing images on and the touchscreen functions make this camera that much more ahead of the game than some others on the market right now. Mind you, as with all touch screen gadgets you end up with finger marks all...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Emma (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix FX500 Review

 

Several of Panasonic's Lumix range of cameras have been reviewed here on tracyandmatt.co.uk and over all seem to have a pretty good reputation. I've been given the Panasonic Lumix FX500 to test out. Panasonic Lumix FX500 It looks and feels...

Large 3" screen ; Touch screen ; 25mm Wide-angle lens ; 5x Optical zoom ; Excellent picture quality ; Functions and features

Sometimes a lag when taking action shots ; Can be difficult to change shutter speed and aperture in manual mode ; No zoom function when recording video

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

 

Panasonic joins the touch-screen revolution...

Build quality, performance, touch-screen

Price

The Panasonic Lumix FX500 is a well made camera with useful features and a very good touch-screen interface. It looks great, performs well, and produces excellent pictures. It may be expensive, but it's worth every penny.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic DMC FX500

 

Why Buy the Panasonic DMC FX500? If you are looking for a feature rich pocket camera then you will be delighted by the DMC FX500. It has manual exposure controls, a wide angle lens, high definition movies and a large 3 inch screen. A number of options...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Digital Arts (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix FX500 review

 

The ten-megapixel Panasonic Lumix FX500 is a sophisticated camera. Its brushed metallic surface, slim, well-placed flash, and 25mm-to-125mm Leica 5x optical zoom lens are appealing, but its key feature is the three-inch touch-screen display.

Touch-screen controls; many manual controls; very responsive

No Raw capture; touch-screen controls only for manual controls

Aug, 2008

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