Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraReview (27 August’07)
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 is a 7.2-megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera features 3.6x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 28-100mm) with Image Stabilizer (MEGA O.I.S.), ISO settings ranging from 80 to 3200, and a 2.5″ Polycrystalline TFT. The camera measures 94.9 x 51.9 x 22.0 mm (3.74 x 2.04 x 0.87 in), weighs 132 g (0.29lb) and runs on Li-ion battery pack.
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Panasonic DMC-FX30 Reviews
DigitalCameraReview reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 and writes;
“The FX30 is an excellent choice for family photographers, snap-shooters, casual photographers, and first time digital camera buyers who want a digicam that is capable of capturing excellent images, small enough to be dropped in a pocket and taken along just about anywhere, and simple enough to be used easily by just about anyone.”
CameraLabs reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 and writes;
“Ultimately if you can live with the noise and mostly automatic controls, then the FX30 is a lovely compact to use. It’s slim and light while packing in a decent lens with genuine wide angle and optical stabilisation. The sensor issues prevent us from awarding our highest recommendation, but since this is par for the course with today’s compacts coupled with the overwhelmingly positive aspects of the FX30, means it’s a model we can still comfortably Recommend.”
Megapixel reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 and writes;
“The images the camera yields have an excellent colour rendition, exposures turn out perfectly without any particular effort on the part of the photographer, and images print very well. At the same time, this is a camera that is clearly sensitive to noise, yielding its best results when given plenty of bright light and when the photographer tries to avoid framing shots that contain numerous shadow areas.”
DigicamReview reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 and writes;
“The camera has a clear and easy to see screen, and excels in ease of use, providing quick and easy access to all it’s features. The camera responds quickly with a quick focusing time, fast shutter response, and extremely quick 3fps continuous shooting mode. As well as offering all this, the Panasonic is noticably cheaper than other cameras featuring wide-angle lenses, making this an excellent choice!”
NeoCamera reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 and writes;
“In the end the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 turns out to be an average ultra-compact camera with a wide-angle lens. Unfortunately for the FX30, there are other such cameras, like the better Canon Powershot SD800 IS. Images from this digital camera are overly contrasty, lack dynamic range and show visibly more noise than its competitors. At ISO 100 and 200, noise is only slightly noticeable but starting at ISO 400 it gets worse. Another image quality problem is the smudging of low-contrast details present even at ISO 100.”
Photoxels reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 and writes;
“Overall, good to very good image quality and very impressed with all the more advanced features that are included, such as manual WB and Live Histogram….The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 is a well-built, beautifully designed digital camera that will make many point-and-shoot photographers happy. Just remember that if you need large prints, stay at the low ISO of 100 (and perhaps 200); otherwise for small prints and for Web only display, switch to Intelligent ISO to make the most of this digital camera. The FX30 is a point-and-shoot digital camera you may want in your pocket at all times ready to catch those precious moments of life!”
ePhotozine reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 and writes;
” The image quality isn’t great either, but this department is redeemed by the noise control, which allows the whole ISO range to be utilised, unlike some cameras. While there are no AP or SP modes, the scene modes and Program mode allow the use of exposure compensation for some photographic control. This is invariably based around using the shutter speed as there are only two aperture settings at f/2.8 and f/8. What’s a slight worry is that when the 3.6x optical zoom is selected the apertures shift by some degree, resulting in f/16, and difficulties hand-holding the camera for a landscape shot.”
Panasonic DMC-FX30 Samples
– Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraReviewl
– Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 Sample Photos @ Megapixel
– Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 Sample Photos @ DigicamReview
– Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 Sample Photos @ NeoCamera
– Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 Sample Photos @ Photoxels
– Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 Sample Photo: 1 & 2 @ ePhotozine
Panasonic DMC-FX30 User Manuals (PDF)
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Panasonic DMC-FX30 Press Release
Panasonic prides itself on being at the forefront of technology and the introduction of the DMC-FX30, the world’s slimmest digital camera with 28mm wide-angle lens, is a case in point. The perfect camera that fits into any lifestyle, the ultra slim FX30 offers sophistication in technology and style, whilst remaining inherently easy to use.
The bigger picture with the LEICA DC wide angle lens
This new lens allows photographers to easily capture a large group of people, or expansive architectural structures and landscapes with dynamic width and rich perspective. The lens part of the DMC-FX30 comprises of seven elements in six groups, including five lenses with six aspherical surfaces to generate high optical performance. The zoom ratio can be extended up to 5.3x in 3megapixel resolution mode with minimal deterioration thanks to the Extra Optical Zoom. By using the central part of the CCD, this powerful zooming function allows you to easily capture and magnify distant subjects.
Blurred images are a thing of the past thanks to Panasonic!
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