Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100K 12.2 Megapixel Compact Camera - Black

2.5" LCD - 16:9 - 3.6x Optical Zoom - 4x - 4000 x 3000 Image - 1280 x 720 Video - PictBridge - HD Movie Mode - MPN: DMCFX100K
Product Details
Description
Lumix 12.2 Megapixel Digital Camera with 28mm Wide-Angle Lens, 3.6x Optical Zoom, MEGA Optical Image Stabilization and 2.5 Diagonal LCD
Quick Glance
LCD Screen Size 2.5 in
Memory Card Support Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Effective Megapixels 12.2 Megapixel
Camera Type Compact Camera
Lens Mount Fixed
Image Stabilization Optical
normalized-Weight 5.22
normalized-Optical Zoom 3.6
Expert Reviews
DCRP Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
3.5 Star Review  DCResource - Sep 18, 2007

While the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 is a really nice ultra-compact camera, I think it's more than most people need. Why? Simply put, the 12 Megapixel CCD on the FX100 is overkill for the point-and-shoot crowd. If you're willing to give up a few million pixels, you can get the DMC-FX33 or DMC-FX55, which offer the same features, faster performance (due to smaller file sizes), and better image quality. Do I recommend the FX100? Absolutely. But unless you're making absolutely gigantic prints (and will be keep the ISO really, really low), check out the FX33 or FX55 instead.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
3.5 Star Review  laptopmag.com - Dec 31, 1969

This feature-rich camera delivers sharp 12-megapixel photos and is the first of its kind to offer a wide-angle 28mm lens. The idea of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 may seem like an anomaly at first. After all, who but professional photographers needs 12 megapixels? And don't prosumers prefer DSLRs? In short, the answer is yes, but even power users want a break from heavy zooms without sacrificing quality, which is where the compact DMC-FX100 fits in. It's the first camera to feature 12-MP resolution and a 28mm wide-angle lens. The FX100's 3.6X optical zoom, 2.5-inch LCD, and new 16-meter flash all help make this an impressive performer for $399.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 (black)
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - Jul 12, 2007

THE GOOD: Wide-angle 3.6x optical zoom lens; Intelligent ISO mode; optical image stabilization. THE BAD: Noisy images above ISO 400; sluggish shot-to-shot and startup-to-first-shot times. THE BOTTOM LINE: If you absolutely must have a 12-megapixel compact camera, the DMC-FX100 isnt a bad choice, but you can find better performing cameras with lower pixel counts for the same money.

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Panasonic DMC-FX100K
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Panasonic DMC-FX100K receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 3.35 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #6 Compact digital camera of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Feb 9, 2009

Testseek.com has collected 35 expert reviews for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 and the average expert rating is 75 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 | Black
2 Star Review  productwiki.com - Dec 1, 2010

The Lumix DMC-FX100 is a mid-range point-and-shoot digital camera from Panasonic, released in late 2007. This camera features a wide-angle 28mm lens, a 12.2 megapixel sensor, a 3.6x optical zoom and a 2.5” LCD display. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 produces high megapixel photos through a small 1/1.72” CCD, meaning users can take photos up to 4000 x 3000 in size. This is enough resolution for just about any of the standard print sizes, including the 8” x 10” format. The FX100 is compatible with several memory card formats, including SD, SDHC and MMC. With its lithium-ion battery, photographers can expect to get approximately 320 shots on a single charge. While the optical zoom is relatively low at 3.6x, the digital zoom extends to 7.0x. Novice users will likely appreciate the intelligent ISO control and the 20 scene modes for a straight forward way of enhancing photos. Software, a battery charger, carrying ... PROS: (1) produces bright, vibrant photos out of the box - no configuration required (2) built with a quality lens - pictures end up clear, sharp and color saturated (3) looks and feels good to operate - features a sturdy, solid construction ... CONS: (1) lacks advanced user controls such as shutter, aperture, or manual modes (2) scene modes are largely ineffective - they dont really make a difference (3) higher ISO modes create a noticeable amount of film grain (4) not really suited for travel photography - only day to day shots

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User Reviews
Better image quality than FX-07
4 Star Review   By member rdant - Aug 15, 2007   

Strengths: Better noise control than FX-01, FX-07. More controls over image (Contrast, NR, Sharpness, Saturation). ISO 80. Fantastic features. Wonderful wide-angle lens.

Weakness: Typical noise issues with Panasonic cameras (though it seems to be improved over previous models). Limited dynamic range (difficulty with scenes that are both dark and bright)

I have owned FX-01 and FX-07. These little Panasonic cameras are wonderfully easy to use and have the great features, including wide-angle lens, wide format stills and movies, optical image stabilization, good battery life, Leica lens, excellent movie mode, good white balance control, and "smart" zoom at lower resolutions. The camera is compact, but with a very nice metal finish. New for the FX-100 is 1280-720 video (HD), but only at 15fps. It also has ISO 80. It's slightly bigger and heavier than FX-07. Overall image quality is quite good, especially at lower ISO settings. For it's size, the only other camera I'd consider it the Canon IS800, but I'd be giving up the wide-format features I like. This camera falls a half star short of perfect, only due to some noise issues and limited dynamic range.

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Product Details
Description
Lumix 12.2 Megapixel Digital Camera with 28mm Wide-Angle Lens, 3.6x Optical Zoom, MEGA Optical Image Stabilization and 2.5 Diagonal LCD
Quick Glance
LCD Screen Size 2.5 in
Memory Card Support Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Effective Megapixels 12.2 Megapixel
Camera Type Compact Camera
Lens Mount Fixed
Image Stabilization Optical
normalized-Weight 5.22
normalized-Optical Zoom 3.6
Summary
Product Title Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100K 12.2 Megapixel Compact Camera - Black
Manufacturer Panasonic
Power Score 3.8 | 7 Reviews
Image Processor
Total Pixels: 12400000
Image Sensor: CCD
Other Features
Maximum Video Capture Resolution: 1280 x 720
Interface Connection: 1 x USB, 1 x Audio/Video Out, 1 x DC Power In
Flash: Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction
Lens Features
Optical Zoom: 3.6 X
Digital Zoom: 4x
Focal Length: 6 mm to 21.40 mm
Max Aperture: 2.8 1/f
Storage
Installed Memory: 27 MB
Dimensions
Height: 3.8 in
Weight: 5.22 oz
Width: 2.1 in
Depth: 1.0 in
Reference
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Viewfinder Type: No
Image Format: JPEG
Continuous Shooting Speed: 8 frames/s (fps)
Product Line: Lumix
Max Focal Length: 21.4 mm
Shortest Shutter Speed: 1/2000 Second
Video Capture Format: MJPEG, MOV (QuickTime)
Longest Shutter Speed: 8 Second
Product Model: DMC-FX100K
Brand Name: Panasonic
Number of Resolution Modes: 20
Number of Scene Modes: 20
Metering Characteristics: Center-weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot
Minimum Shutter Speed: 60 sec.
Exposure Compensation Range (±): 2 EV
Min Focus Distance: 1.97 in
Bulb Setting: No
Max Zoom: 27.9 X
Maximum Frame Rate: 30 fps
Camera Modes: Scene Modes:PortraitSoft SkinSelf-PortraitScenerySportsNight PortraitNight SceneryFoodPartyCandlelightBaby 1Baby 2PetSunsetHigh sensitivityHi-Speed burstStarry SkyFireworksBeachSnowAerial photoImage Parameters:ContrastSharpnessSaturationNoise Reduction3 levels (Low, standard, high)Continuous Shooting:2 fps, 5 images (Standard compression)2 fps, 3 images (Fine compression)
HD Movie Mode: Yes
Frequency Band: Sensitivity:Auto ISOAuto ISO 1600 - 6400 (High sensitivity mode)ISO 80ISO 100ISO 200ISO 400ISO 800ISO 1250ISO 1600Shutter Speed:8 - 1/2000 sec15, 30, 60sec (Starry Sky Mode)
Maximum Shutter Speed: 2000 1/x sec.
PictBridge: Yes
Exposure Settings: Auto Exposure, Exposure Bracketing
Product Series: FX
Maximum Frame Rate: 30 frames/s (fps)
White Balance: Auto, Manual, Preset Modes
Focus Features: Auto Focus, Multiple Point Focusing, Spot Focus
GPS: No
General Features: Photo Date/Time Stamping, Pictbridge Support, Self Timer
Maximum Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000
Included Components: Cables - Audio/Video, Cables - USB, Carrying Strap, External Battery Charger, Microphone, Speaker
Image Sensor Quantity: 1
Power Source: DC Input, Lithium Ion Battery
Image Sensor Size: 0.58 in
Min Aperture: 18 1/f
Parent Retsku: B000RN2KRQ
Number of Batteries Support: 1
ISO Equivalencies: 100, 1250, 1600, 200, 400, 800
Max Horizontal Image Resolution: 4000 pixels
Min Focal Length: 6 mm
Max Vertical Image Resolution: 3000 pixels
Expert Reviews
DCRP Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
3.5 Star Review  DCResource - Sep 18, 2007

While the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 is a really nice ultra-compact camera, I think it's more than most people need. Why? Simply put, the 12 Megapixel CCD on the FX100 is overkill for the point-and-shoot crowd. If you're willing to give up a few million pixels, you can get the DMC-FX33 or DMC-FX55, which offer the same features, faster performance (due to smaller file sizes), and better image quality. Do I recommend the FX100? Absolutely. But unless you're making absolutely gigantic prints (and will be keep the ISO really, really low), check out the FX33 or FX55 instead.

Read the full review »

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
3.5 Star Review  laptopmag.com - Dec 31, 1969

This feature-rich camera delivers sharp 12-megapixel photos and is the first of its kind to offer a wide-angle 28mm lens. The idea of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 may seem like an anomaly at first. After all, who but professional photographers needs 12 megapixels? And don't prosumers prefer DSLRs? In short, the answer is yes, but even power users want a break from heavy zooms without sacrificing quality, which is where the compact DMC-FX100 fits in. It's the first camera to feature 12-MP resolution and a 28mm wide-angle lens. The FX100's 3.6X optical zoom, 2.5-inch LCD, and new 16-meter flash all help make this an impressive performer for $399.

Read the full review »

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 (black)
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - Jul 12, 2007

THE GOOD: Wide-angle 3.6x optical zoom lens; Intelligent ISO mode; optical image stabilization. THE BAD: Noisy images above ISO 400; sluggish shot-to-shot and startup-to-first-shot times. THE BOTTOM LINE: If you absolutely must have a 12-megapixel compact camera, the DMC-FX100 isnt a bad choice, but you can find better performing cameras with lower pixel counts for the same money.

Read the full review »

Panasonic DMC-FX100K
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Panasonic DMC-FX100K receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 3.35 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #6 Compact digital camera of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

Read the full review »

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Feb 9, 2009

Testseek.com has collected 35 expert reviews for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 and the average expert rating is 75 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 | Black
2 Star Review  productwiki.com - Dec 1, 2010

The Lumix DMC-FX100 is a mid-range point-and-shoot digital camera from Panasonic, released in late 2007. This camera features a wide-angle 28mm lens, a 12.2 megapixel sensor, a 3.6x optical zoom and a 2.5” LCD display. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 produces high megapixel photos through a small 1/1.72” CCD, meaning users can take photos up to 4000 x 3000 in size. This is enough resolution for just about any of the standard print sizes, including the 8” x 10” format. The FX100 is compatible with several memory card formats, including SD, SDHC and MMC. With its lithium-ion battery, photographers can expect to get approximately 320 shots on a single charge. While the optical zoom is relatively low at 3.6x, the digital zoom extends to 7.0x. Novice users will likely appreciate the intelligent ISO control and the 20 scene modes for a straight forward way of enhancing photos. Software, a battery charger, carrying ... PROS: (1) produces bright, vibrant photos out of the box - no configuration required (2) built with a quality lens - pictures end up clear, sharp and color saturated (3) looks and feels good to operate - features a sturdy, solid construction ... CONS: (1) lacks advanced user controls such as shutter, aperture, or manual modes (2) scene modes are largely ineffective - they dont really make a difference (3) higher ISO modes create a noticeable amount of film grain (4) not really suited for travel photography - only day to day shots

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Better image quality than FX-07
4 Star Review   By member rdant - Aug 15, 2007   

Strengths: Better noise control than FX-01, FX-07. More controls over image (Contrast, NR, Sharpness, Saturation). ISO 80. Fantastic features. Wonderful wide-angle lens.

Weakness: Typical noise issues with Panasonic cameras (though it seems to be improved over previous models). Limited dynamic range (difficulty with scenes that are both dark and bright)

I have owned FX-01 and FX-07. These little Panasonic cameras are wonderfully easy to use and have the great features, including wide-angle lens, wide format stills and movies, optical image stabilization, good battery life, Leica lens, excellent movie mode, good white balance control, and "smart" zoom at lower resolutions. The camera is compact, but with a very nice metal finish. New for the FX-100 is 1280-720 video (HD), but only at 15fps. It also has ISO 80. It's slightly bigger and heavier than FX-07. Overall image quality is quite good, especially at lower ISO settings. For it's size, the only other camera I'd consider it the Canon IS800, but I'd be giving up the wide-format features I like. This camera falls a half star short of perfect, only due to some noise issues and limited dynamic range.

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