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Panasonic DMC-FX90 Digital Camera

12.1MP 5x CCD Sep 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
The DMC-FX90 has Wi-Fi connectivity for sharing images easily. You can send your images to a computer, and enjoy watching images with your family or sharing images with friends around the world.... More
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31 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both recommend this Panasonic camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The reviewer at Revolucaodigital.net wrote that this Panasonic digital camera was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

Good Size

A few customers concluded that the product was compact. Expert website Techradar.com wrote “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 attempts to bridge the gap between a compact camera's ability to capture quality prints” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 review.

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 reviewers considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 was thin.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 owners reckoned that this digital camera was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 is a digital compact camera with built-in Wi-Fi, allowing you to upload your photos to your computer wirelessly” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “There aren't many cameras which feature built-in Wi-Fi and the FX-90 also takes good pictures”. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in the same month “Chief among them is built-in Wi-Fi, which enables the wireless transfer of photos” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

A number of people who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 concluded that it had good features. Four years ago Ephotozine.com said on 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”. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert review site Pocket Lint five years ago “Its feature set sounds impressive.” in their review of this digital camera. Itreviews.com said on IT Reviews.com four years ago “It's packed with advanced features like touch-screen, Wi-Fi” in their review of this digital camera.

Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Panasonic is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Panasonic also has good ratings for its compact cameras.

Good Quality Lens

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Pocket-Lint.com gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars and said in their review on expert website Pocket Lint five years ago “The 24mm wide-angle lens is capable for macro shots”.

One person who purchased it considered that it had a good autofocus. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com wrote “While the touchscreen won’t see off Smartphone competitors it is great for literal hands-on autofocus”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com five years ago “The FX90 also offers a bright f/2.5, 5x zoom lens, 12 megapixel CCD sensor, 3 inch LCD screen” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90.

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Robust

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 reviewers agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 was well made. Four years ago Cnet.com.au wrote “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” but they scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 60 out of 100. Five years ago Pocket-Lint.com said in their review on Pocket Lint “The Panasonic Lumix FX90 is small, well-built and packed full of features”. Itreviews.com said in their review of this digital camera “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”.

Easy to Use

Some people reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 was easy to use. Four years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote “A handy combinatio” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “While this kind of interface is often seen in Quick menus, grouping together four frequently used settings, we”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 owner thought this digital camera had a good interface. Photographyblog.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said on PhotographyBlog.com “The Pansonic Lumix DMC-FX90 is a cutting-edge compact camera that offers an almost entirely touch-screen interface and wi-fi connectivity”.

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Nice Design

A number of customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good looking. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “The LUMIX FX90 is targeted towards users looking for a stylish, slim and easy to use compact camera”. Four years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com said “The Panasonic Lumix FX90 has similar specs to other small, stylish compacts” in their review. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 is a small, thin, elegant camera that offers some interesting features” in their review.

Good Product Quality

Several customers reckoned that the product was good quality. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com said “It's attractive with good build quality, though I have a few minor quibbles with its ergonomics, particularly its tiny zoom lever”.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 was able to produce good images.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FX90 which do not support wi-Fi, the Panasonic DMC-FX90 supports wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix Z1000EXR[pl_394895_price], or the X100T[pl_3180325_price] both from Fujifilm or the Sony DSC-RX100M2[plb_1610616_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to look at including the X10[pl_1150_price], or the X10[pl_1150_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 6.5 times zoom factor, the DMC-FX90 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-FX90. The smallest digital zoom of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FX90 is 1x and the biggest is 810x.

If this Panasonic digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] (6.7x and higher rated).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type which do not support video capability, the DMC-FX90 supports video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support video capability and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FX90.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price], or the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price].

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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 digital cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price] which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Wireless LAN Optional Connectivity

The DMC-FX90 supports a Wireless LAN optional connectivity which is better than most digital cameras of this type and age. Most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago support a USB 2 optional connectivity.

This digital camera's connection type (Wireless LAN) is in fact the best supported connection type across all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-FX90.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst supported connection type is Bluetooth.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At 60 seconds, the DMC-FX90 has a fairly long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DMC-FX90. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.12s to 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DMC-FX90 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-FX90. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has One Camera Playback

The number of camera playback modes found on the Panasonic DMC-FX90 is more than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found camera playback is Single image, but this camera playback is not found on this camera. The camera playbacks Slide show are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 70 megabytes, the Panasonic DMC-FX90 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. Digital cameras of this age and type have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DMC-FX90 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of this type and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 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. Across all compact cameras that came out more than two years ago the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The DMC-FX90 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the DMC-FX90. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic camera. This camera also 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this type and age.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DMC-FX90 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras of this type and age.

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

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Panasonic DMC-FX90 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this digital camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE are also found on this camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras of this age and spec have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At only 24 millimeters, the DMC-FX90 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FX90.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras of this type and age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras of this spec and age have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. The DMC-FX90 has a quite small minimum aperture number (only 2.5) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar the average expert rating of this Panasonic digital camera is 68 out of 100.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-FX90, the DMC-FX90 does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Canon 115 HS[plb_1526810_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DMC-FX90 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FX90 are not waterproof. The DMC-FX90 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the DMC-FX90 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of a similar type and age to the DMC-FX90.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DMC-FX90 is more than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Panasonic camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DMC-FX90. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The DMC-FX90 has a fairly few total megapixels (only 12.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-FX90. The total megapixelss of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 10MP to 48MP.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FX90 the battery capacitys range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 840mAh. The DMC-FX90 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 680 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 120 millimeters, the Panasonic DMC-FX90 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-FX90 is 250mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the DMC-FX90 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this age and type.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-FX90

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DMC-FX90 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the 26[pl_1280883_price], the 9300[pl_408824_price], or the Coolpix S6150[pl_1147112_price] all from Nikon which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Canon ELPH 320 HS[plb_1385328_price] (3.2" and higher rated), the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price] (3.3" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5" and higher rated).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This Panasonic camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the DMC-FX90 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the 26[pl_1280883_price], or the COOLPIX S3100 + 4GB[pl_955911_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price].

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Average Weight

With a weight of 149 grams, the DMC-FX90 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FX90.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 149g cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price].

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 12.1 megapixels, the DMC-FX90 has a fairly typical megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-FX90.

We compared all the other 12.1MP digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the SX240 HS[pl_410378_price], and the PowerShot SX230 HS[pl_1143510_price] both from Canon or the Nikon P500[plb_1066460_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] (12.2MP), or the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] (12.4MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Optional Connectivity
DC-In Jack
HDMI
Camera
3D
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Album Organization
Histogram
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
Network Ready
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Panorama

Expert Reviews

21 July 2014

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Feature packed, small and compact design
Wi
Fi connectivity
Good quality lens
Excels at capturing people shots
Disappointing image quality, confusing WiFi integration, expensive
Small menu icons
Superfluous menu options
The F 90's convoluted WiFi setup made me want to smash the camera to bits
For its price, its photo quality is disappointing

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcfx90, panasonic dmcfx90e, panasonic dmcfx90eb, panasonic dmcfx90ebk
Barcodes 05025232639786, 05025232639816

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