Panasonic FX150

Last update (13 February’09):
– Review & Sample Photos @ DCR

Panasonic FX150 is a 14.7 megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera features 28mm Wide Angle f/2.8 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT Lens with 3.6x Optical Zoom (35mm Equiv.: 28-100mm) with MEGA O.I.S, ISO 100-1600 (High Sensitivity Mode : Auto(1600 – 6400) ), Intelligent Auto Mode with AF Tracking, Venus Engine IV, and a 2.7-inch (230,000-dot) Intelligent LCD with Wide Viewing Angle. The camera measures 96.7 x 54x 24.8 (mm) and it weighs 179g with battery and SD memory card.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Panasonic FX150 Reviews

DCR reviews the Panasonic FX150 and writes;
“Images shot at ISO 100 show reasonably low noise levels, vibrant color, sharp resolution, acceptable highlight detail, and decent shadow detail. At the ISO 200 setting noise levels begin to rise a bit, but image quality is still very good. ISO 400 images are noticeably noisy and some detail is lost, but they are still usable.”
Rating: N/A

CNET reviews the Panasonic FX150 and writes;
“The bottom line: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 is an excellent blend of usability, features, and photo quality. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

InfoSync reviews the Panasonic FX150 and writes;
“Pros: Great Manual Controls. Capable of stunning detail. Compact and sexy design. Cons: Poor low light and dynamic range, leading to a highly inconsistent performance. Small LCD screen. No Spinning Control dial. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

PhotographyBlog reviews the Panasonic FX150 and writes;
“If you don’t want, or indeed need 100% perfection, but do require reliable performance under the typical conditions for image taking – blue skies, holidays – then the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 should be high on your wish list.”
Rating: ★★★★½

LetsGoDigital reviews the Panasonic FX150 and writes;
“If high resolution is the thing for you, you should go for the FX150, however, do keep in mind that ‘more’ is not always the equivalent of ‘better’. There are more interesting LUMIX cameras with a better resolution/quality ratio and equipped with features just as smart. “
Rating: ★★★★½

DPInterface reviews the Panasonic FX150 and writes;
“If you’re looking for the ultimate control over your pictures (That is RAW mode and manual exposure) in the most compact form factor you can find, then the Panasonic Lumix FX150 is it. And you’ve even got a wide-angle lens and HD movie mode thrown in alongside that.”
Rating: N/A

DigicamReview reviews the Panasonic FX150 and writes;
“Image quality is also very good, and despite more noise than average, detail is very good… Add in an impressive widescreen HD video mode and you have a very impressive all-round package, all squeezed into a stylish, metal camera. Highly Recommended.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Pocket-Lint reviews the Panasonic FX150 and writes;
“The good: Good low ISO image quality, lens, features, iA (intelligent Auto), HD movies, E-zoom, all-metal build. The bad: High ISO image noise, shutter lag, sluggish focusing. Verdict: Another 14.7-megapixel digital compact but one that offers a host of clever kit though it is not without its flaws”
Rating: ★★★½☆

ePhotozine reviews the Panasonic FX150 and writes;
“This is a good all round camera…Picture quality is good and there are some useful extra features you will struggle to find elsewhere.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Panasonic FX150 and writes;
“FX150 was a blast to use. Some might question the quality of its 14-megapixel images, however I feel this camera can create awesome images that will make beautiful large prints. Thanks to the MAX ISO feature, you can be sure that image noise is not an issue….”
Rating: N/A reviews the Panasonic FX150 and writes;
“Images are crisp, even at longer zooms, although as always we recommend you brace the camera when zoomed in. .. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 looks good and performs well. There are a few niggling doubts on styling when we look closely, but that’s probably just a personal opinion.”
Rating: ★★★½☆ reviews the Panasonic FX150 and writes;
“Overall I am very happy with the test shots I have taken. I have not come across any major flaws and I was impressed by the sharpness of the photos when compared with the majority of other digital cameras…With extra features, good photo quality and a simple design I would be very happy to own this camera.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Panasonic FX150 Samples

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Panasonic FX150 User Manual (PDF)

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Panasonic FX150 Price Comparison

Panasonic FX150 Press Release

Panasonic is introducing a 14.7-megapixel model to its Lumix FX Premium range of digital cameras, both stylish and compact this camera also boasts high-end specifications. The astonishing 14.7-megapixel resolution means that the DMC-FX150 meets the needs of a wide range of consumers looking for an attractive compact camera that makes it easy to take clear, sharp photos with outstanding detail.

Equipped with a 28mm wide-angle lens, the* FX150 lets users capture images of expansive scenery just as they appear to the naked eye. The wide-angle lens allows the user to capture a much wider scene into one shot – something not possible with most ordinary cameras. And when shooting in tight or crowded indoor spaces, the wide-angle lens fits more people in the photo. The 14.7 megapixels – the most offered in a compact camera – ensure that photos are crisp, clear and sharply detailed even when enlarged. This high resolution also means you can crop unwanted parts of an image and enlarge the rest, creating a beautifully composed photo that retains outstanding detail.

One key aspect of the FX150 is Panasonic’s high-speed, high-performance, next-generation image processing system. The Venus Engine IV not only helps render exquisitely beautiful images in burst mode or when shooting in low light, it’s also more energy-efficient than any predecessor models, allowing 330 pictures (CIPA) per battery charge.

The FX150 offers easy manual control, letting users adjust the shutter speed as desired. The bracketing function includes the exposure bracketing available on previous models plus a new colour bracketing function that can record colour, monochromatic and sepia shots of an image at the same time with a single press of the shutter button. The FX150 also introduces a new multi-exposure function that creates an interesting artistic effect by superimposing up to three consecutively shot images, while the user views the previous image on the monitor. Also in the FX150, the white balance function has been improved from conventional one-axis compensation to two-axis compensation with a colour temperature setting that allows more precise adjustment. For the AF, FX150 allows user to set focus freely among 11 focus points.

Panasonic’s iA (intelligent auto) mode, which makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos, has been further enhanced on the new Lumix range. The newly added AF tracking function automatically tracks the subject once the AF has been set, even if the subject moves around. This makes it easier to capture sharp, well-focused images of decisive moments. The FX150 continually monitors the light source and automatically activates the backlight compensation function if it detects that the light source is behind the subject. Face detection accuracy has also been increased, allowing continuous AF/AE adjustment even if a face moves or turns sideways to the camera. The Intelligent Exposure function helps capture natural-looking, true-to-life images by suppressing blocked shadows and blown highlights.

The FX150 features a new panel, which boasts a wide viewing angle, for its 2.7-inch large Intelligent LCD to ensure clear, easy viewing in all lighting situations.

The FX150 records original picture data in RAW file format enabling the user to develop the image with the intended effects on it. With this extensive package of features and functions, the FX150 goes beyond the bounds of conventional compact cameras, giving users the power and freedom to both capture extremely life like photos and to create artistically expressive images.

The FX150 is recommended for people who want a well-built, stylish, compact digital camera that’s more advanced in performance and operability than ordinary models. Available in silver or black **, the FX150 has a refined, understated sophistication that will appeal to adults.

One Response to “Panasonic FX150”

  1. Gadget Reviews says:

    its availability of RAW, something very rare in 2008 among non-DSLRs,thanks for the info heard a lot about it will giv it a try soon

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