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Panasonic DMC-FX90 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.1MP 5x Mar 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Three industry awards
Robust
Supports video recording
21 Reviews + 3 Awards
revolucaodigital.net Silver Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this camera. Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both gave this Panasonic digital camera a "Recommended" award.

This Panasonic digital camera was given a "Silver" award by websites Revolucaodigital.net who decided that this camera was very good.

Average Expert Reviews

This low megapixel camera has an average expert rating of 68% based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Techradar.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 9,075 user and expert reviews (including 704 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Huge Array of New Features

Eight customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had good features. Website Digital-Photography-School.com said “Huge array of new features” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Ticks all the boxes for the latest features” in their review. Expert review site Itreviews.com said “It's packed with advanced features like touch-screen, Wi-Fi” however they rated the product 2 stars out of 5.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact, Stylish Camera

Six people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was compact. Website Digitalcamerareview.com said in their review of the Panasonic DMC-FX90 “Compact, stylish camera” and rated it 80 out of 100. Website Digital-Photography-School.com wrote in their review of this digital camera seven years ago “Feature packed, small and compact design”. Techradar.com mentioned on expert website Techradar “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 attempts to bridge the gap between a compact camera's ability to capture quality prints”.

Two owners reckoned that it was thick. Website Digital-Photography-School.com wrote “All the latest "must haves" - extremely broad focal range”.

Two customers said in their reviews that it was thin. Whatdigitalcamera.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert review site What Digital Camera “The LUMIX FX90 is targeted towards users looking for a stylish, slim and easy to use compact camera”. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com said “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 is a small, thin, elegant camera that offers some interesting features”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 149 grams, the Panasonic DMC-FX90 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was March 2012 when this Panasonic digital camera was released.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The DMC-FX90 supports video recording, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DMC-FX90 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras that were released more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Panasonic digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera which do not support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm, or the Canon S110 which both of have better reviews.

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Network Ready

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 is network ready. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age are not network ready.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic DMC-FX90 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm, or the P500 both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII which all of have better reviews.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DMC-FX90 has a touchscreen. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do not have a touchscreen.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including because of their better review scores, the Canon SX50 HS, or the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DMC-FX90 has a built-in flash. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of their better review scores, the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, or the Canon 230 HS.

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Features Date Imprinting

The DMC-FX90 features date imprinting. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also feature date imprinting.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera, the DMC-FX90 does not have a video out.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DMC-FX90 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The DMC-FX90 has a pretty standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Panasonic DMC-FT3 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Panasonic camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon 500 (4.1x and higher rated), or the GE A1250 (5.7x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the DMC-FX90 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

If this Panasonic camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-LF1 (7.1x and higher rated), or the Nikon P7700 (7.1x and higher rated).

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras of this age and type have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 38mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the DMC-FX90 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 11. The DMC-FX90 has a fairly small minimum aperture number (only 2.5) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-FX90 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the SX220 HS, and the SX130 IS both from Canon or the Panasonic LUMIX GF3K which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-FX90 has a higher still image resolution than most low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1536 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2448 x 2448, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1920, 2992 x 2992, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 2448 and 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2672. The best still image resolution of all low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera is 4032 x 3024 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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12.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.1 megapixels digital camera.

We compared all the other 12.1MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the 105 + DCC-60, and the SX230 HS both from Canon are also worth considering.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II (12.2MP and higher rated), or the Nikon P7700 (12.2MP and higher rated).

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Camera

Features Album Organization

The DMC-FX90 features album organization, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The DMC-FX90 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Calendar

The DMC-FX90 features calendar. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also feature calendar.

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Features Histogram

The DMC-FX90 features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a hand strap.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The DMC-FX90 has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DMC-FX90 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The DMC-FX90 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Supports PictBridge

The DMC-FX90 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The DMC-FX90 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DMC-FX90 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of cameras of this type and age is 8MB, the biggest is 7.5GB, and the average internal memory is 300MB. With an internal memory of 70 megabytes, the DMC-FX90 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Design

Robust

Five owners considered that it was well made. Expert review site Itreviews.com mentioned five years ago “Cliff Smith Since introducing its first digital camera as long ago as 1997, Panasonic has built its Lumix brand into a market leader with a solid reputation for quality” in their review of this digital camera but they only gave the product a score of 40 out of 100. Expert website Cnet.com.au said in the same month “While adding Wi-Fi to a point-and-shoot is a solid way to compete with smartphones, Panasonic fumbles it a bit with the Lumix DMC-FX90” . Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on expert review site Pocket Lint “The Panasonic Lumix FX90 is small, well-built and packed full of features”.

Improved Design Over Previous Model

Four owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “The Panasonic Lumix FX90 has similar specs to other small, stylish compacts” nonetheless they only scored the Panasonic DMC-FX90 60 out of 100.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was well designed. Seven years ago website Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned “Improved design over previous model”.

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Easy to Use

Three customers who reviewed the product said that it was easy to use. Expert website Ephotozine.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “A handy combinatio”.

Good Quality Lens

Nine people who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Digital Versus mentioned “Good build quality and assembly” but they only gave the product a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Website Digital-Photography-School.com said in their review of the Panasonic DMC-FX90 seven years ago “Excellent picture quality with vibrant colours” . They also mentioned “We were sceptical about the quality of a lens with such an extreme focal length range.” in their review.


Good Quality Lens

Five owners who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good lens. Website Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This is testimony to the quality of the lens and the sheer brilliance of the optical image stabilisation” . Techradar said “Good quality lens” but they gave the product a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 has a good range of features to separate it from the competition, such as a fast f/2.5 lens and built-in Wi-Fi”.

Two customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Website Digital-Photography-School.com wrote “Zoom accessible for movies”. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said “The FX90 also offers a bright f/2.5, 5x zoom lens, 12 megapixel CCD sensor, 3 inch LCD screen” in their review of this digital camera.

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Video Picture Quality

Five owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Website Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned “This text and the accompanying images correctly reviews” . Digital Versus said “Video picture quality”. Expert website Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of the Panasonic DMC-FX90 “There aren't many cameras which feature built-in Wi-Fi and the FX-90 also takes good pictures”.

Video Picture Quality

Four owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Seven years ago website Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned “Manual controls in video mode”. They also wrote “Excellent video quality” in their review.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcfx90ebk
Barcodes 05025232639786, 05025232639816

Panasonic DMC-FX90 Review Sources

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