Express Review posted for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX3|
(Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 15:27 EST)
Though it may look like a budget model on paper, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX3 has a stylish and compact high-end look with great functionality thanks to Panasonic's exclusive imaging technology.
The Panasonic FX3 is based around a 6-megapixel sensor and Leica-branded 3x optical zoom lens with effective focal lengths of 35 - 105mm. Exclusive to Panasonic, the FX3 boasts MEGA O.I.S. image stabilization, which helps correct for hand-shake by actually shifting the lens to keep the axis straight against the CCD when you snap a shot. If you've never tried MEGA O.I.S. before, you're in for a pleasant surprise.
Along with a generous 2.5-inch LCD display, other deluxe features include a special High Sensitivity scene mode that can shoot up to ISO 1,600. So while the Panasonic FX3's low price point put it in the bargain basement category, the camera's handsome, sleek design and great features make it definitely worth at second look. Read our Express Review of the Panasonic FX3 for more.