Panasonic DMC-FX100 Review
|Full model name:||Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100|
|Sensor size:||1/1.72 inch
(7.4mm x 5.6mm)
|Extended ISO:||80 - 6400|
|Shutter:||1/2000 - 60 seconds|
3.8 x 2.1 x 1.0 in.
(97 x 54 x 25 mm)
|Weight:||6.2 oz (176 g)|
|Full specs:||Panasonic DMC-FX100 specifications|
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 couples a 12.2 megapixel , 1/1.72" CCD image sensor with a 3.6x optical zoom lens providing a useful 28mm wide angle. Among other features the Lumix FX100 includes -as you'd expect from a Panasonic camera - the company's optical image stabilization technology.
The FX100 also offers 9-point AF with an assist lamp, and ISO sensitivity from 80 to 1600 with the ability to push this to a maximum of ISO 6400, although it remains to be seen whether such a high sensitivity from a twelve megapixel imager will actually prove useful. Further functions of the Panasonic DMC-FX100 include a 2.5" LCD display with 207,000 pixel resolution, a built-in five mode flash, and a range of movie modes including an 848 x 480 pixel mode with 30 frames per second rate.
Images are stored in 27MB of built-in memory or on Secure Digital / MultiMediaCard media, with compatibility for the newer Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) cards as well. Power for the Lumix FX100 comes courtesy of a 3.7V, 1150mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, rated for 320 pictures to CIPA testing standards.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 ships July 2007, at a list price of $US399.95.
Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.