Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01

Last Updated: Review & Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews (added on 20.12.06)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 is the world’s smallest point-and-shoot digital camera (released on 14.02.06) with 28mm wide angle Leica DC zoom lens. The camera equipped with 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. It’s measuring 94.1 x 51.1 x 24.2 mm (3.7 x 2.01 x 0.95 in), 132 g (4.06 oz) and running on a rechargeable Li-ion battery pack


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>> REVIEWS (last update: 20.12.06)

TrustedReviews reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 where they rated the camera 8/10 and wrote: “Focusing is sharp and accurate, colour rendition very natural, and image noise is very well controlled up to the normal maximum of 400 ISO. ..With its wide angle lens and optical image stabilisation the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 stands out from the crowd of virtually identical 6-megapixel 3x zoom ultra-compacts. It is well made, looks superb and takes very good pictures, with excellent noise control and good low light performance. All in all, a pleasant, simple elegant camera that’s perfect for social snapshot photography.”

CamerasUK reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 and wrote: “If you like strong, powerful colours then the DMC FX01 is likely to appeal to you in a big way. The strength of the colours is the most striking feature of the sample images I took with the camera…Another strength of the DMC FX01 is ease of use. The menu system employed by Panasonic is one of the most straightforward you will find. Even then if you are still confused you can switch the camera into Simple mode and use a menu with the absolute basic options you will need.”

PopPhoto reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 and wrote:
“Panasonic has really done their homework the last few years to become a major player in the digital camera arena. If you are looking for a tiny, take-anywhere digital camera that captures great photos and features dynamite Leica optics, look no further than the Panasonic DMC-FX01.”

ePhotozine reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 and wrote:
“Good Points: Wide angle lens, LCD screen image quality, Build quality, Optical image stabilisation Bad Points: Noise levels at all sensitivities are worse than I’d expected, Reflective cover on LCD screen Verdict:The Panasonic Lumix FX-01 has a lot going for it. The wide angle zoom is unique in a camera of this size, the LCD screen is fantastic quality,as is the general fit and finish of the camera. The noise levels are the most disappointing aspect of this camera, at ISO80 there is already a noticeable level of noise present and by ISO 400 the image quality has deteriorated further. ”

ComputerActive reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 and wrote:
“Good Points: Wide angle zoom, 3.6x optical zoom with the ability to extend to 5x, High Angle mode for increased screen visibility when attempting awkward shots
Bad Points: Occasional ‘purple fringing’ on some shots, Some controls require fingertip operation
Verdict: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 is a competent, carry anywhere, point and shoot. It’s easy to use and marries some unusual yet useful features to quality optics. ”

CNET Asia reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 and wrote:
“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. ”

DigitalCameraInfo posted a preview on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 and wrote:
“In terms of value the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 is a strong contender, due to the 28-102mm wide angle zoom lens which is capable of recording true 16:9 in both still and video recording modes with optical image stabilization for under $350. The camera has a handful of preset shooting modes, a couple of manual control options, minimal image editing in playback mode. Its 2.5-inch LCD with 207K resolution comes in four body colors for a little theoretical personalization, and the small frame and clean external and internal design should allow easy navigation and comfortable portage. But if full manual control is wanted within this price range, it may make sense to look at other alternatives. ”

Megapixel reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 and wrote:
“Pro: Very good image quality outdoor, High res large monitor, Very effective optical stabilizer, No distortion with standard photos, No chromatic aberration, Starry Sky mode that allows exposures up to 60 seconds, Solidly built.
Cons: Compression a bit too strong at the Fine setting, Some noise at all ISO levels, 16:9 mode not as well implemented as it should be.”


- Download Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 User Manual – (PDF – 6.1MB) (English/Spanish)


Panasonic’s launches the Lumix DMC-FX01

The world’s smallest camera with 28mm wide angle lens

The world renowned Panasonic Lumix range offers sophistication in technology and style, evidence of which lies in the new 6.0 megapixel DMC-FX01. The latest addition to the award winning FX series boasts a whole host of features including a 28mm wide angle LEICA DC lens with 3.6x optical zoom, all encompassed within a beautifully slim and compact design – thanks to the incorporation of an Extra High Refractive Index Lens.

The bigger picture with the LEICA DC wide angle lens

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