Last Updated (03 May’09):
– Review & Sample Photos @ CrunchGear
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 is a 10 megapixel super-slim digital camera features 5x wide-angle MEGA Optical Image Stabilized zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 25-125mm), Intelligent Auto Modes include new side portrait and AF tracking, High Definition video mode, Venus Engine IV up to ISO1600 at Full Resolution, and a 2.5″ TFT LCD Display (230K dots). The camera measures only at 2.04” x 3.73” x .87” (94.7mm x 51.9mm x 22mm) and weighs 146.0g.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 Reviews
CrunchGear reviews the Panasonic FX37 and writes;
“The shots taken with the FX37 should be fine for prints up to 5×7 or maybe 8×10, but you will see some serious flaws if you go any higher than that. This also limits how much you can crop of course. But with all that said, it’s good enough for snapshots… “
DCR reviews the Panasonic FX37 and writes;
“the FX37’s ultra-wide Leica lens is still as good as ever: sharp, fast, and much more flexible than the normal-to-telephoto 3x zooms still found on many ultracompacts. But a great lens does not a great camera make, and with the rest of the FX37 starting to show its age… “
LaptopMag reviews the Panasonic FX37 and writes;
“Inside and out, all of our shots showed vibrant but accurate colors. Our Macro shots of flowers showed plenty of detail, but when we had the camera set to iA, it was sometimes slow to switch to Macro mode and adjust the focus.”
DPInterface reviews the Panasonic FX37 and writes;
“FX37 earns a recommendation from me for offering good image quality in general, great performance in terms of speed, battery life and movie mode and with a really wide 25 mm lens you won’t find on any other camera this small.”
PhotographyBlog reviews the Panasonic FX37 and writes;
“Ultimately the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 comes Recommended as a simple-to-use, family-friendly point-and-shoot that delivers fairly good results at a fairly attractive street price.”
Cameras.uk reviews the Panasonic FX37 and writes;
“Picture quality does not hit the usual high standards I am used to seeing from a Panasonic digital camera. That is a shame as other features such as HD quality movies, a wide angle lens, plus ease of use are all positive points.”
CNET.uk reviews the Panasonic FX37 and writes;
“What a great little camera — you get an excellent zoom range, good image quality and innovative focusing, exposure and ISO technologies that really do make a difference to your shots. It might be a snapshot camera rather than a serious photographic tool, but it’s much smarter than the average point-and-clicker”
WhatDigitalCamera reviews the Panasonic FX37 and writes;
“The autofocus system is quick and accurate, and also works very well in low light conditions. Exposure metering is also very good, but it has to be said that overall image quality is lagging a bit.. The FX37 looks great, performs well and is built to last, but it’s expensive and the image quality could be better. “
PCMag reviews the Panasonic FX37 and writes;
“On average, I was able to boot up the camera and snap off a picture in an extremely fast 2.39 seconds, plus I had to wait only about 1.91 seconds in between shots. The bad news: The camera averaged about 0.85 second between shutter press and image capture”
TrustedReviews reviews the Panasonic FX37 and writes;
“The lens simply isn’t as good as the one on the FX35, and the brutal noise reduction system robs images of detail and tonal subtlety. Considering its very high price, I’d have to say that it’s simply not worth the money. Get the FX35 instead”
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 Sample Images
– Panasonic FX37 Sample Photos @ DCR
– Panasonic FX37 Sample Photos @ DPInterface
– Panasonic FX37 Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
– Panasonic FX37 Sample Photos @ Cameras.uk
– Panasonic FX37 Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 User Manual (PDF)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 Press Release
Panasonic is pleased to introduce the new Lumix 10.1-megapixel DMC-FX37 with astonishing 25mm equivalent ultra-wide-angle* LEICA DC lens and a powerful 5x optical zoom (equivalent to 25mm to 125 mm on a 35mm film camera), which captures almost double the viewing space at the same shooting distance compared to ordinary 35mm cameras, resulting in remarkable images with unprecedented width and depth. The world-acclaimed FX series pursues high picture quality and unique features in an urbane, sophisticated profile to which the DMC-FX37 proudly joins.
Panasonic’s iA (intelligent auto) mode, which makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos, has been further enhanced. The newly added AF Tracking function automatically tracks the subject once the AF has been set even if the subject moves around, making it easier to capture sharp, well-focused photos of decisive moments. The FX37 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.
For image processing, the FX37 features the high-speed, high-performance, next-generation Venus Engine IV. The engine allows the FX37 to shoot up to approx. 310 photos (CIPA) on a single battery charge thanks to improvements in power efficiency.
In addition to capturing beautiful still images, the FX37 makes it easy to shoot high-definition 1280 x 720p motion images at 30 fps with outstanding detail. Using the DMW-HDC2 HD Component Cable (available separately), these motion images can be output from the FX37 directly to a HD ready TV for large-screen viewing.
The FX37 features a new panel, which boasts a wide viewing angle, for its Intelligent LCD to ensure clear, easy viewing in all lighting situations.
The FX37 offers a number of other functions that expand photographic possibilities including new Scene mode. Pin Hole and Film Grain mode create film-camera-like effects, and Flash Burst mode allows continuous emission of flash on burst shooting**. Another new mode is the Transform mode which adds more fun especially on portrait pictures, to give the subject special transformation effect to look funny. Additional convenient functions that help post shooting include Image Leveling and batch resizing,