CNET Asia has posted a review on Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01, the world’s smallest point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 14.02.06) with 28mm wide angle Leica DC zoom lens, featuring a 6.0 megapixels (CCD), Leica DC 3.6x optical zoom (equivalent to 28-102mm) lens, Image Stabilizer, and a 2.5-inch LCD screen.
“Image quality from the FX01 was a hit-and-miss affair. Overall, our images contained saturated colors with a good amount of details. However, at the default exposure setting, some of our indoor photos turned out slightly darker than we would have liked. This can be corrected by adjusting the exposure levels. Noise levels were relatively well contained even at the maximum ISO level of 1,600 which surprised us. While noise was noticeable almost throughout the various ISO settings, it shouldn’t affect users making small prints. That said, we were unable to change the sensitivity level determined by the camera (beyond the user-adjustable ISO 400) in the High Sensitivity scene mode. ”