Last Updated (03 January’11):
– Review & Sample Photos @ CameraLabs
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 is a 14.1 MP Digital Camera features 5x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom, ISO 100-1600, and 3.0-Inch LCD. The camera measures 4.08 x 2.20 x 0.97 inch (W x H x D) and weighs 176 g (0.39 lb) with Battery and SD Memory Card.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Reviews
CameraLabs reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 and writes;
“if you’re looking for a touch-screen compact that doesn’t sacrifice control and advanced modes and offers excellent value for money the Lumix FX700 has got to be a very strong contender”
PocketLint reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 and writes;
“A competent pocket snapshot from Panasonic’s style range that is very much a pea from the same pod as the FX70 released earlier this year. If you don’t need a zoom range beyond 5x, and will be staying away from the higher ISO settings, it’s a winner if you track down a £250 street price”
PCMag reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 and writes;
“The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 has a hefty price comes but also a hefty features set including great-looking still images, blazing fast speed, a touch-screen LCD, a bright lens, and powerful HD video recording.”
PhotographyBlog reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 and writes;
“Lumix DMC-FX700 partners an effective touchscreen interface with a fast, wide-angle 5x zoom lens and the tried and tested FX series styling, resulting in a classy point-and-shoot that feels like a premium product. “
Cameras.uk reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 and writes;
“The Panasonic Lumix DMC FX700 ticks a lot of the right boxes, but I don’t think picture quality matches up to the features on offer. That is a shame as the combination of basic manual controls, plus a touch screen interface is very appealing. “
Steves-digicams reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 and writes;
“Since the DMC-FX75 and DMC-FX700 use the same lens and similar resolution image sensors (one being a CCD type, the other Live MOS), our image quality findings were very similar. I found the FX700’s outdoor photos were tack sharp and showed pleasing contrast and color saturation.”
Trustedreviews reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 and writes;
“The lens and sensor capture plenty of detail, but the image looks a little over-processed. The lens does produce some barrel distortion at wide angle. Centre sharpness is excellent. Corner sharpness is also better than average, with barely any chromatic aberration.”
About.com reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 and writes;
“Photos shot with the DMC-FX700 are sharp and bright, well above average for most point and shoot cameras and for cameras in the sub-$400 price range. The FX700 performs very well in all types of lighting conditions, creating sharp photos. The built-in flash unit works well, too. “
Reviews.cnet reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 and writes;
“As long as you’re shooting at ISOs below 400, colors are fairly accurate and overall rich and pleasing. Exposure is also very good. And if you’re not happy with the results, there are controls for adjusting sharpness, contrast, saturation, and noise reduction.”
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 User Reviews
Great compact camera, | Rating:
“The HD movies looked good, but I haven’t yet played them back on an HD screen. The photos, as I mentioned above, are NOT sharp and clear. There is a “softness” about them. I do not know what other word to use. They are not bad – just not sharp.” – By Drac
Almost perfect, | Rating:
“As far as the picture quality goes, outdoor light and bright lights looked fantastic, inside not as much. The indoor or nighttime shots were a bit soft, not as sharp as I would have liked.” – By thrifty mom
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 delivers as promised., | Rating:
“The video quality is really one of the highlights within the FX700. I found very little camera shake, easy controls, smooth zooming and spot on focusing. A quality memory card is essential. I use a SanDisk 16GB Extreme – SDHC Class 10 High Performance memory card (SDSDX3-016G-P31). It more than satisfies my needs and is extremely fast. ” – By David Perez
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Sample Photos
– Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Sample Photos @ CameraLabs
– Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
– Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Sample Photos @ Cameras.uk
– Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Sample Photos @ ImagingResource
– Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Sample Photos @ Trustedreviews
– Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Sample Photos @ Steves-digicams
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 User Manual (PDF)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Features
Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-FX700 digital camera records 1080p full High Definition (HD) videos in the AVCHD format and features a 3-inch touch-screen LCD. The 14.1-megapixel digital camera features a 24mm ultra wide-angle F2.2 super bright Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens with a 5x optical zoom, making the Lumix FX700 extremely versatile in low-light conditions and when capturing moving subjects.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 Highlights
Full touch-screen operation
The Lumix FX700 adopts full touch-screen operation, which allows for Auto Focus (AF) to be set by touching the 3.0-inch, 230,000-dot LCD screen. Once a subject is locked with a single touch, the AF tracking function will follow the subject while moving. With the Intelligent Scene Selector, the camera automatically switches to the appropriate mode according to the subject selected. All menus settings are now available with one-touch control for shooting images and videos.
Advanced 24mm ultra wide-angle lens
The Lumix FX700’s advanced 24mm ultra wide-angle lens, a rarity for a compact camera of this size, makes it easy to capture many subjects due to the great depth-of-field provided by the extra light. Additionally, photographers now have a wider range of composition possibilities with approximately 213% larger viewing space compared to that of a 35mm camera.
HD video in the AVCHD format
The Lumix FX700 can also record HD video in the AVCHD format, which allows for almost double the recording time in HD quality compared to the conventional Motion JPEG format. The Lumix FX700 records in 1920×1080 full HD with enhanced picture quality and Intelligent Resolution technology. Along with this high-quality HD video with a 5x optical zoom, the FX700 also features Dolby Digital Stereo Creator to record high-quality audio.
iA (Intelligent Auto) mode
Panasonic’s iA (Intelligent Auto) mode is further advanced in the FX700 with the addition of Motion Deblur mode by updating the motion detection (Intelligent ISO Control) and brightness control (Intelligent Exposure) to gain the highest shutter speed possible. Combined with the outstanding brightness of the lens and the POWER O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer), the Lumix FX700 reduces any blur either caused by handshake or a moving subject. Intelligent Burst mode now determines the frame rate in burst shooting according to the speed of the subject’s motion, making it easy to capture any image. Included in the iA suite of technologies is: POWER O.I.S., Face Recognition, Face Detection, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure.
Venus Engine FHD image processor
The Lumix FX700 features the new Venus Engine FHD image processor which includes advanced signal processing capabilities. It also incorporates Intelligent Resolution technology, which examines three areas pixel-by-pixel, to automatically detect and enhance any degradation created during the digital zoom process.
* Handheld Night Shot Using the high-speed MOS sensor, this new mode shoots 10 consecutive shots to simulate and detect the perfect shot of any subject while simultaneously fixing the subject’s position. Through the MOS sensor’s short shutter speed, exposure is increased while noise is reduced to create a blurless, beautifully- illuminated night shot without the use of a tripod.
* Battery Life The high-performance Venus Engine FHD is also highly energy efficient despite its high processing capabilities, extending the battery life up to 300 shots (CIPA) on a single charge.