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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the performance and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good comments, whereas views about the flash and battery are mixed. Many are negative about the contrast and color.

usability, portability, image quality, price, performance

memory, viewfinder, storage, color, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the reliability and image quality are generally positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the battery and durability.

portability, usability, performance, image quality, reliability

memory, durability, battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the performance and image quality. The size and portability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, size, image quality, performance

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX550

 

It's upgrade time for Panasonic's touch-screen compact

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX550 digital camera

 

Though an attractive brushed metal faceplate and solid build distracts from its otherwise boxy dimensions, Panasonic's latest Lumix FX550 point and shoot is certainly one of the more conventionally styled yet premium priced compacts (at £294 SRP) we've...

Solid feel, metal construction, pocket size, large LCD screen, touch screen operation and button control provides a "best of both worlds"

Video not full HD, no HDMI out port and required cable costs extra

If conditions are sufficiently clement the Panasonic FX550 proves itself a reliable performer, consistently delivering colourful even exposures. However it’s not immune to pixel fringing on close inspection and white balance occasionally biasing...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : stuffmagazine (stuff.tv)

Panasonic DMC-FX550 review - digital compact camera reviews and video

 

Retro styling meets 12MP stills, 3in touchscreen LCD and 720p HD movies. Has Panny's FX550 got the lot?

Simply stunning shots. Tactile design. Intuitive touchscreen

No viewfinder. Less than smooth movies. Mono sound

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC FX550 review

 

The Panasonic FX550 - a swanky-looking touch screen compact camera with 25mm wide angle lens; it looks the part and has the specs to match. So how does the FX550 fare when put to the test? The...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX550

 

Touch panel 12 megapixel, 5x zoom compact shooting HD movies

With pricing comparable to immediate rivals, if you're looking for a pocket snapper that presents a small(ish) form factor, good sturdy build, choice of button or touch screen control and consistent JPEG performance, look no further than the FX550.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Panasonic DMC FX550

 

This is a feature packed smaller compact. It offers a manual exposure mode, High Definition movies, touch control for key features through the 3 inch LCD screen and a wide angle lens. Picture quality is very good and it is a well thought out camera.

Best touch screen setup - manual exposure - HD movies - extreme wide angle lens - picture quality

There are no areas that really stand out

Taking the whole package into account including the features and picture quality, the Panasonic Lumix DMC FX550 is a class act. I would be very happy to own one.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC FX550

 

The Panasonic FX550 - a swanky-looking touch screen compact camera with 25mm wide angle lens; it looks the part and has the specs to match. So how does the FX550 fare when put to the test? The What Digital Camera Panasonic Lumix FX550 review...

25mm wide angle, touch screen interface, subject tracking, fully manual controls available, intelligent Auto (iA)

AF can lag at times, touch screen can become fiddly, images a bit noisy

Quite simply the Panasonic FX550 (or FX580 for those across the pond) is an excellent little compact. Its simple design makes for easy functioning, further championed by the 3in touch screen, AF tracking and 25mm wide angle lens. On occasion the...

Apr, 2009

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX550 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX550 (also known as the DMC-FX580 in the USA) is a new touch-screen digital camera. Offering a large 3.0-inch LCD screen, the 12.1 megapixel FX550 combines touch screen operation with standard cursor key control. Other key...

Though first impressions of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX550 are of a camera as unassuming as its plain, silver grey faceplate (it's also available in a more sophisticated black), the more you play with it the more that exterior changes in your mind's eye...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Lumix DMC-FX580

 

($399) may look like Just Another Ultra-Compact Camera, but it has two features that most cameras in its class do not. The first is a 3-inch touchscreen LCD display. While many camera manufacturers have touchscreen cameras, the FX580 is somewhat unique...

5X optical zoom lens with wide 25 - 125 mm range ; Optical image stabilization ; Ultra-compact body, comes in silver and black ; Large, 3-inch touchscreen LCD with good outdoor and low light visibility ; Well designed touchscreen UI (most of the time);...

Noisy images, even at lowest ISO; noise reduction eats away at fine and low contrast detail ; Camera tends to overexpose, and frequently clips highlights ; Poor low light focusing ; Color cast in unusual lighting ; Slow startup and zoom speeds ; Videos...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580 was a camera that I really wanted to love. Not for its touchscreen interface (though Panasonic did a good job with that), but for its manual controls. Unfortunately, things didn't work out between us: the FX580's mediocre...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Barribeau (washingtonpost.com)

Panasonic DMC-FX580

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580 takes all the manual controls that power users so adore, combines them with an effective touch-screen augmented interface, and packs it all into a relatively small camera. Unfortunately, as much as we love some of the...

The Panasonic's claim to fame is the extensive manual control you have over the shooting experience. It has a number of settings that usually are only found on SLRs. It's not very common to see a point-and-shoot camera with manual shooting mode,...

Aug, 2009

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