Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50/FX07

Last Updated: Review & Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams (added on 23.12.06)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 is a compact point-and-shoot 7.2 megapixel digital camera featuring 3.6x optical zoom (equivalent to 28mm to 102mm on a 35mm film camera), MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer), Intelligent ISO control, and a huge 3-inch large LCD for FX50 and 2.5″ LCD for FX07.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 Latest Price Info

>> REVIEWS (last update: 23.12.06)

Steve’sDigicams have reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 and write;
“While the FX07 does offer good image quality when you look at the price, it is only average for a 7-megapxiel model. While exposure is accurate and colors are richly saturated, I noticed a bit more noise than many other cameras in this class, even at ISO 100..Bottom line – the Lumix MDC-FX07 is a worthy competitor in the entry-level 7-megapixel class. While offering loads of user friendly exposure options, speedy shooting performance, and a quality Movie mode, I was a bit surprised at the noise levels in our photos. However, I still feel this holds a good value with the price tag of US$279, just be sure to compare some similar models before making the final decision.”

CameraLabs have reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 where they rate the camera 86/100 and write;
“Another shot I like is the outdoor portrait. It has a natural look to it. In this picture the colours are just about right and the camera handles any light falling on the face well. This avoids any areas of the face being too light and blown out. …I really like the Panasonic DMC FX50. It has some useful features (image stabilisation, extra large LCD screen, wide angle lens). Even more importantly it takes excellent photos and is easy to use. Recommended.”

Megapixel have reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 where they rate 9 for functionality and 8.8 for photo quality;
“Positives: Good image quality when the RAW format is used, Stabilized 12X zoom, Smooth zoom adjustment ring, Excellent zoom, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 aspect ratios, Complete range of capture modes, Long exposures up to 60 seconds, Sturdily built, Exceptional SilkyPix software. Negatives: JPEG compression too destructive, Noise as of 100 ISO, As expensive as an entry level digital SLR. “

CNET have reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 and write;
“Panasonic hits the wall on photo quality. It fares reasonably well when it comes to exposure, color, and white balance, and the lens is surprisingly good, with no distortion at telephoto and little at the wide angle. But if image noise had a sound, the FX50 would make my ears bleed. Its photos start out with significant amounts of noise at the lowest sensitivity setting of ISO 100, then just get worse…The bottom line: A decent camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 is held back by less-than-decent photo quality. “

DigitalCameraInfo have reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 where they write;
“The Panasonic Lumix FX50 is an average digital camera with a few above average features and below average image quality. The camera itself has a 3.6x lens, optical image stabilization, and 3-inch LCD screen packaged in a bland design. Still, the chunk of plastic and metal is less than an inch thick and slides into pockets and purses for easy transportation. In that way, it is a very convenient camera. Better still, it is easy to use. It has 18 scene modes, a Simple mode that automates just about everything, and a simple direct printing interface. Everything about the FX50 isn’t this good though. Its images are so noisy that they look like painted pictures with messy brush strokes. The auto focus system doesn’t handle low light well at all, so pictures are bound to be blurry despite the image stabilization and wide manual ISO range. If the FX50 were reasonably priced, all of this might be okay. However, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 has a retail price tag of $399 which is much too high for a point-and-shoot that doesn’t take gorgeous pictures. “

LuminousLandscape have a preview of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 where they write;
“But, looking at the FZ-50 as a whole, what we have is a medium sized digicam of the super-zoom variety. In exchange for its almost DSLR size one gets a very nice 12X zoom lens and a whole raft of contemporary features. The trade off of size is made against the benefit of manual zoom control. The jump from 8MP to 10MP over its predecessor is compensated by its new image processing engine. The quality difference is therefore pretty much a toss, though to my eye leaving something behind when compared with similar featured cameras having lower pixel count chips.I was pleased to note that the FZ-50 does raw files, which the Canon S3 does not. I was unable to do any testing of these as the copy of SilkyPix which came with the camera for testing did not support the FZ-50, though I’m sure that it will once cameras are in consumer’s hands”

>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last update: 23.12.06)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 Sample Photos posted @ Steve’sDigicams
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 Sample Photos posted @ CamerasUK
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 Sample Photos posted @ Megapixel


Featuring Intelligent Image Stabilizer by MEGA O.I.S. and World’s First Intelligent ISO Control

Panasonic today introduced the new LUMIX 7.2-megapixel, 28mm wide angle f/2.8 LEICA DC lens with 3.6x optical zoom (equivalent to 28mm to 102mm on a 35mm film camera) DMC-FX50 and DMC-FX07 cameras, both featuring an Intelligent Image Stabilizer by MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) and Intelligent ISO control. The DMC-FX50 also newly incorporates a 3-inch large LCD whereas the DMC-FX07 pursues further compactness with a 2.5-inch LCD.

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