Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 reviews and prices: Compact camera

51 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 51 reviews.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 : 10.7 MP (Megapixels), 5x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent optical zoom, ease of use and build quality.
Bad points:
Image quality on preview screen is poor on zoom.
Still having issues on quality of night shots.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Jul 2009

philip, scunthorpe

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
this camera is easy to use and the quality of pictures are outstanding and the video good, its easy to carry around, not to light you forget about it but sturdy enough to be able to get a good picture, the functions are easy to understand, if you want to simply take a picture you can or if you want to play around it is not complicated.
Bad points:
not found any yet
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Jul 2009

Geoff, Cheltenham Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Small and compact
Lots of features
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Aug 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Ease of handling.
Wide-angle lens.
Small size, light weight.
Good images.
Bad points:
Screen difficult to see in bright daylight.
Easy to press shutter button too far before focussing.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Aug 2009

Peter, Tervuren/Belgium

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
touch screen
wide zoom
Bad points:
proprietary USB connector
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Aug 2009

Confirmed purchaser Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Wide Angle Lens
3" lcd screen
Bad points:
Shutter lag
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Aug 2009

Robert, Asti, Italy Experienced amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Excellent build quality. Many features and settings. Great value for money considering I only paid 150 pounds.
Bad points:
Great camera but let down by poor picture quality at times.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 4.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Aug 2009

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3648x2736
Optical zoom ratio 5
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen Yes
3D No
Colour Multi
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 155
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 94.7x57.1x22.9
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8-5.9
In-built memory (Megabytes) 50
Release date 2008-04-29
Height in mm 57.1
Width in mm 94.9
Depth in mm 22.9
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 125
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 25

Also known as: Panasonic DMCFX500EBK, Panasonic DMCFX500EBS, Panasonic DMC FX500, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500, Panasonic DMC-FX500, Panasonic Lumix DMC FX500, Panasonic Lumix FX500

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Manufacturer's Description

Perfect premium stylish & slim DSC with Ultra wide angle 25mm Leica DC lens and 3.0” Intelligent touch-panel LCD

The new 10.1-megapixel DMC-FX500 features a 25mm ultra-wide angle Leica DC lens with 5x optical zoom. Touch-screen operation on a large, 3.0-inch LCD brings new enjoyment to the digital photography and enables easy manual operation, which is another first for the FX series. A variety of advanced functions, including Intelligent Auto mode, HD motion picture recording and HD component output, and slideshows complete with music, also enrich the camera’s potential and user experience.

The newly developed Leica DC lens with 5x optical zoom boasts an 25mm ultra-wide angle of view that captures almost double the recording area at the same shooting distance compared with a conventional 35mm lens.

For more intuitive operation, the DMC-FX500 has a hybrid control system that combines joystick control with touch-screen operation. Basic settings can be directly controlled by the joystick, and others extensive ones are finely adjusted by touch or by moving a slider on the screen with the finger or an included stylus-pen.

Auto focus (AF) tracking is also new with the DMC-FX500. It continues tracking the subject even if it moves after the AF is set, which is especially helpful for catching active children or pets.

The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode is a helpful shooting assist function that lets the user leave all the settings to the camera. Taking maximum advantage of this iA mode, users can go a step further to set auto focus and exposure on the desired subject by simply touching it on the screen. This kind of quick, easy rational operation is given form by the new touch-screen interface. Black Model: DMC-FX500EBSK, Silver Model: DMC-FX500EBS


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