Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX550 reviews and prices: Compact camera

76 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

£199 at 1 retailer out of 422 retailers checked

9.1 out of 10 based on 76 reviews.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX550: 12.1 MP (Megapixels), 5x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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james, coatbridge Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
easy access to pics from calendar
intellegent mode great
play back music and effect novel and entertaining
Bad points:
touch screen too sensitive
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jul 2012

manila, barcelona Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use, nice design, good pics.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Jul 2011

Menno, Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Quality of pictures
Robust camera
Features
Bad points:
Thick
Sold out
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Sep 2011

Menno, Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent picture quality
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 May 2012

Julia, Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
esy to use, very clear images, even moving imsges are clear
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Sep 2011

Diana , Whanregarwen/ Alexandra

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
This is my husband's first digital camera, and he seemed to enjoy using it. When I had to use it because I had forgotten to charge my battery for my FZ35Lumix , I was very impressed!
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: 03 Oct 2011

Charles, Brighton Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Lots of features , manual control, good image quality
Bad points:
Lost of menus.
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Feb 2012

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Optical zoom ratio 5
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Silver
Colour Black
Colour Gold
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
Media format MMC Card
Media format SDXC Card
PictBridge Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 145
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
In-built memory (Megabytes) 40
Release date 2009-03-02
Height in mm 5.7
Width in mm 94.9
Depth in mm 2.2
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 DMC-FX550EBS, Panasonic DMC-FX550EBK, Panasonic DMC-FX550, Panasonic FX550, Lumix Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX550

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Manufacturer's Description

Hybrid Touch-Screen Interface with 3.0-inch Large LCD, 25mm Wide-Angle LEICA DC Lens and iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode

The FX550 features an intuitive hybrid interface using both the cursor keys and touchscreen for full manual controls and Touch AF/AE. While shooting, AF/AE can be set by simply touching the subject on screen. The camera will then automatically track the subject as it moves. In manual operation, aperture and shutter speed can be set to the desired value by moving the slider. While playing back, an Easy Organisation menu is provided to simplify image organising.

The DMC-FX550’s touchscreen LCD features a large 3.0-inch, 230,000-dot resolution, and a wide-viewing angle that lets you frame your shot in a variety of ways for both shooting and viewing. LUMIX’s acclaimed Intelligent LCD function also automatically adjusts the brightness in 11 steps according to shooting conditions. This LCD provides sharp, clear images in virtually all shooting situations, ranging from nighttime to bright daylight scenes and from low-angle to high-angle shooting.

In iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, 6 detection functions work automatically and simultaneously to optimise your settings. The Touch AF/AE is integrated with iA Mode to make it even easier to use. iA Mode includes MEGA O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition, Intelligent Exposure and AF Tracking. The new Face Recognition function memorises faces automatically and works to optimise both focus and exposure settings by prioritising on the registered persons faces.

The 12.1-megapixel high-resolution DMC-FX550 features a 25mm ultra wide-angle 5x optical zoom f/2.8-5.9 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens (35mm film camera equivalent: 25-125mm). The 25mm wide-angle lens has about twice the shooting area of the standard 35mm lens allowing you to capture breathtaking landscapes. Despite the ultra wide angle, DMC-FX550 features a 5x optical zoom, letting you capture distant subjects without degrading imaging quality.

The DMC-FX550 can record motion picture in high-definition (1,280 × 720 pixels at 30 fps) in Motion JPEG format. The pixel mixed readout method enables bright motion-picture recording even in low-light settings. When viewing, these high-resolution 16:9 motion pictures will provide a remarkable effect on large-screen HDTV. With HD component output capability, you can enjoy watching still and motion pictures in stunning HD quality taken by your DMC-FX550 by simply connecting the camera to an HDTV via an optional component cable DMW-HDC2.

The advanced image-processing engine, Venus Engine V with its dual CPU processors, enables the camera to identify and recognise faces in your scenes with high accuracy and speed. Its advanced signal processing gives beautiful images even at high ISO sensitivities. Venus Engine V has low power consumption, being 15% more efficient than its predecessor.

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