Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

$139
  • 14 MP
  • 5x f/2.2
  • 1/2.5" CCD
  • 3" LCD
Released June, 2010
[4:3]VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG) / QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) / [16:9]WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) / [HD Movie]1280x720 pixels, / NTSC Mode: NTSC model: 60p(CCD output is 30p) / PAL model: 50p(CCD output is 25p) / (AVCHD Lite, SH: 17Mbps / H:13Mbps / L:9Mbps ) / / 30fps (Motion JPEG).
Rated 80% by by Photography Blog (Aug, 2010)

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First reviewed December, 2011

Features Key features of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

Back view of Panasonic DMC-FX70 / DMC-FX75
The DMC-FX70's main innovation is its touchscreen interface.
Rated 80% by by Photography Blog (Aug, 2010)

megapixels

0 MP
36.2 MP

14 MP
36.2 MP
40 MP
Offering a large 3.0-inch LCD with full touch-screen operation, the 14.1 megapixel FX70 also features a bright f/2.2, 24-120mm 5x zoom lens, HD video at 1280 x 720 pixels in the AVCHD Lite format, Intelligent Resolution technology and improved Intelligent Auto mode with a new Motion Deblur anti-blurring function.
Lumix DMC-FX75 by Photography Blog (Aug, 2010)
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Lumix DMC-FX75 by Photography Blog (Aug, 2010)

sensor size

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75
Nikon D800
Nikon D810
Quality is pretty ropey at 1600 ISO.
Lumix DMC-FX75 by TrustedReviews (May, 2011)
The 1600 ISO maximum has reasonable colour balance, but is really only suitable for very small image.
Lumix DMC-FX75 by TrustedReviews (May, 2011)

wide angle lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX70 marries an effective touchscreen interface with a fast, wide-angle 5x zoom lens and the tried and tested FX series styling, resulting in a classy point-and-shoot that delivers satisfying picture quality.
Lumix DMC-FX75 by Photography Blog (Aug, 2010)
Beneath the unassuming but not unattractive metal and plastic exterior the FX70 packs the advantage of a 5x optical zoom, starting at the aforementioned wide angle 24mm equivalent (in 35mm terms) and peaking at 120mm at the telephoto end.
Lumix DMC-FX75 by Photography Blog (Aug, 2010)

aperture size

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
It features a new 5x zoom lens with a fast maximum aperture of f/2.2 and a focal length range equivalent to 24-120mm, 720p HD video recording in the high quality AVCHD Lite format, and more significantly a touch-screen control system.
Lumix DMC-FX75 by TrustedReviews (May, 2011)
It's a bit light on features, but the HD video quality is excellent and the fast lens and wide zoom range are a bonus.
Lumix DMC-FX75 by TrustedReviews (May, 2011)

zoom range

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50x

5x
50x
The top panel carries the on/off switch, the shutter button with the zoom control as a rotary bezel around it, and a dedicated button to start video recording in under two seconds.
Lumix DMC-FX75 by TrustedReviews (May, 2011)
It also features the latest of Panasonic's photo technology, the Intelligent Resolution system, which helps to preserve detail and edge sharpness in digital zoom mode.
Lumix DMC-FX75 by TrustedReviews (May, 2011)

body size

103 x 55 x 23 mm
146 x 123 x 82 mm
146 x 123 x 81.5 mm
Despite its slim profile the camera is easy to hold, and the rounded right-hand end of the body feels comfortable in the hand.
Lumix DMC-FX75 by TrustedReviews (May, 2011)
Outwardly, the solid feeling, pocket-sized Lumix DMC-FX70 has a slim 22.8mm depth and glossy black and silver finish to our review sample.
Lumix DMC-FX75 by Photography Blog (Aug, 2010)
 

Performance Real world tests of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75

shutter lag

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75
Nikon D800
Nikon D7000
It starts up and is ready to take a picture in approximately three seconds, and in single-shot mode the shot-to-shot time is approximately 1.7 seconds, which is fairly quick, but you have to time the shutter press just right or it misses the next shot.
Lumix DMC-FX75 by TrustedReviews (May, 2011)
Turn it on via the Stabilizer option in the main menu and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX70 automatically compensates for camera shake, which is a slight blurring of the image that typically occurs at slow shutter speeds when the camera is hand held.
Lumix DMC-FX75 by Photography Blog (Aug, 2010)

max continuous shooting

In continuous mode it is limited to a three-shot burst in just under two seconds.
Lumix DMC-FX75 by TrustedReviews (May, 2011)
 

Our analysis How does it stack up against its top 10 competitors

pros

  • f/2.2
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
  • Fewer buttons, interact directly with menus
  • Optical
  • 60 s
  • 23 mm
  • 165 g
  • 103 x 55 x 23 mm

cons

  • 5x
  • Jun, 2010
  • 230 k dots
  • 550 ms
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
  • 10.11 fps
  • 1.8 fps
  • Less capability to adjust white balance and exposure
  • No automatic stitching
  • No automatic 3D
  • 14 MP
  • Lens capabilities are fixed
  • No automatic HDR
  • Lacks the ability to create slow motion video
  • Won't have that film look

Reviews Word on the street

Rated 80%
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The lens quality is also generally good, with nice edge-to-edge sharpness and very little chromatic aberration.
Rated 80%
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The FX70 can record HD 1280 x 720 movies at 30 frames per second in the AVCHD (MPEG-4/H.264) format.

Screen

It is nice and bright, and has a fast refresh rate and a very wide viewing angle in all directions, but the touch-sensitive layer reflects light internally, making the screen very difficult to see when using the camera in bright sunlight.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (May, 2011)
The touch-screen interface works well, and the camera is easy to use and pleasant to handle.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (May, 2011)
From the front the DMC-FX70 displays a clean, unfussy faceplate, with the retractable lens barrel the most prominent feature, top left of which is a lozenge shaped window for the built-in flash - sufficiently clear of the camera edges to avoid fingers partly obscuring it - and to the right, we also find a small porthole housing the reasonably powerful AF assist lamp/self timer indicator.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 | Rated 80% by by Photography Blog (Aug, 2010)

Lens

Weighing 1464g without battery or card inserted yet still feeling sturdy when gripped in the palm, feature-wise it includes an ultra wide, Leica branded 24mm lens.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 | Rated 80% by by Photography Blog (Aug, 2010)
The fast F/2.2 lens is a cut above the rest of FX70's competitors, allowing the camera to collect more light and effectively allowing you to use a slower ISO speed to achieve a similar shutter speed.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 | Rated 80% by by Photography Blog (Aug, 2010)
The HD video recording mode is particularly nice, offering 1280 x 720 resolution at 50/25 fps, very high quality mono audio and full optical zoom, with the zoom action slowed down to avoid inducing nausea in your viewers.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (May, 2011)

Video

There's little if anything provided on the camera's rounded edges or smooth and shiny front and back surfaces for the user to get a firm grip on when taking photographs without the aid of a tripod - save for a small square of nine raised nodules at the back that fall under the thumb - it's important that the FX70's image stabilization proves effective to avoid external wobble translating into blurred images.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 | Rated 80% by by Photography Blog (Aug, 2010)
As usual with Panasonic compacts the FX70 has multiple autofocus modes, including face detection, a very effective subject tracking system, spot AF, single-zone high speed, multi-zone and touch-controlled zone AF.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (May, 2011)
The Panasonic FX70's Intelligent Auto mode also works in movies as well as for still photos.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 | Rated 80% by by Photography Blog (Aug, 2010)

Touch

That being said, the touch controls do work well.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (May, 2011)
Panasonic has used a touch-screen interface before, but has always kept the traditional D-pad and buttons as well.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (May, 2011)
As regular readers will know, I'm not particularly keen on touch-screen controls for cameras.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (May, 2011)

Sensor

The move up to a 14.1 megapixel sensor doesn't really improve the image quality compared to the previous FX60 model, other than slightly increasing the amount of resolution, with noise readily apparent at ISO 400 and much more obvious at ISO 800 along with smearing of fine details, with the fastest speed of ISO 1600 being something of a last resort.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 | Rated 80% by by Photography Blog (Aug, 2010)
Image quality is good at 80 ISO, but there is still a little speckling in the green areas.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 | Rated 80% by by TrustedReviews (May, 2011)

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Editions Editions of the Panasonic DMC-FX70 / DMC-FX75

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