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Panasonic DMC-FX80 Digital Camera

12.1MP 5x CCD Mar 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Compact Digital Camera FX80 - Featuring Bright F2.5 LEICA DC Lens And Wide Variety Of Exciting Image Effect Functions In A Slim Body The DMC-FX80 incorporates bright F2.5 LEICA DC... More
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26 Reasons For

Good Size

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 owners thought it was compact. Four years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “The Panasonic Lumix FX80 is an ultra compact camera from Panasonic” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 review. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their review “The Panasonic Lumix FX80 offers a host of photographic features in a compact camera body” but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 3 stars. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com said “Compact and light in weight, LUMIX FX80 is suitable to carry in pocket or handbag” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80.

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 reviewers agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 was thin. Cnet.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 is very thin”. Cnet.co.uk also wrote “Light and slim”. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “The 12 megapixel camera features a very slim body, optical image stabilisati” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 review yet they only scored the product 3 stars.

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Good Technical Features

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 had good features. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “Features a bright f/2.5 5x optical zoom lens, 12.1 megapixel Hi-speed CCD sensor, 3 inch touch screen” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars. Ephotozine.com also wrote “The Panasonic Lumix FX80 is a stylish ultra compact camera with a wide range of features including full HD video with stereo sound”. Photographyblog.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review on expert website PhotographyBlog.com four years ago “It's a neat little package that bursts with nice features such as t”.

Nice Design

A few customers agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 was good looking. Expert website Techmagnifier.com said “A Stylish Touch Digital Camera” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 review. Techmagnifier.com also mentioned “Panasonic LUMIX FX80 Digital Camera Review tells us that it is a brilliant touch style camera, which features a host of photographic features”.

One customer concluded that the product was neat.

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Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

Compact cameras manufactured by Panasonic have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all digital cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Panasonic also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Video Capture

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “Full HD video recording with stereo sound” in their review.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 reviewers agreed that it was able to produce good images.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 owner thought this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Four years ago Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 on expert review site Ephotozine “A 12 megapixel sensor with high speed shooting and a good 3 inch touch screen” and gave it a score of 70 out of 100.

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Good Quality Lens

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Techradar.com/au/ wrote “With a 24mm wide lens, Full HD video with stereo sound, touchscreen shooting”.

One customer who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 reckoned that it had a good zoom. Expert review site Photographyblog.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 review four years ago “The FX80 also offers a bright f/2.5, 5x zoom lens, 12 megapixel CCD sensor, 3 inch LCD screen”.

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Easy to Use

Two people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Four years ago expert review site Techradar.com said “As a simple to use camera with a wide angle lens, Full HD video”.

One person who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 considered that it had a good interface. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert website PhotographyBlog.com four years ago “The Pansonic Lumix DMC-FX80 is a cutting-edge compact camera with an almost entirely touch-screen interface”.

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Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 concluded that it was good quality.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 owner who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good screen.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec. 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.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DMC-FX80 which do not support Full HD video, the DMC-FX80 supports Full HD video.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DMC-FX80 which do not support video capability, the DMC-FX80 supports video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DMC-FX80, the DMC-FX80 has an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DMC-FX80, the Panasonic DMC-FX80 has a built-in flash.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DMC-FX80 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DMC-FX80. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the DMC-FX80 is more than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FX80. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the DMC-FX80 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently found shooting modes is Auto, but this shooting modes is not found on this camera. The shooting modess Movie and Scene are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4000 X 2672 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DMC-FX80 has a 4000 x 2672 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of this type and age. Most compact cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 2992 x 2992 and 3264 x 2448 and 4000 x 2248. Across all comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-FX80 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-FX80.

The worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DMC-FX80 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all cameras of this type and age the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Light

Similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-FX80 have weights of between 20g and 840g. The DMC-FX80 is one of the lighter compact cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-FX80 (only 114 grams) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

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

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-FX80 is 5mm, the longest is 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. The Panasonic DMC-FX80 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.5, the DMC-FX80 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-FX80 have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel

Digital cameras of this age and spec have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP. The Panasonic DMC-FX80 has one of the lower megapixels (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-FX80, the DMC-FX80 does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DMC-FX80 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-FX80 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DMC-FX80 are not waterproof. The Panasonic DMC-FX80 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The Panasonic DMC-FX80 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/2.3"".

This digital camera's optical sensor size (1/2.33"") is actually the worst optical sensor size amongst all compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-FX80.

The best optical sensor size across similar types of digital camera is 2/3"".

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FX80 is 1x and the biggest is 810x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-FX80 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FX80.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The DMC-FX80 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-FX80. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Panasonic DMC-FX80 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-FX80. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

With a motion JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the DMC-FX80 has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The average motion JPEG frame rate of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FX80 is 33fps, and the motion JPEG frame rates range from 15fps to 240fps.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The DMC-FX80 has a quite few total megapixels (only 12.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The least total megapixels of digital cameras of this spec and age is 10MP and the most is 48MP.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600, the DMC-FX80 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Compact cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-FX80 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3 and 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800.

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Very Small Extra/Smart Zoom

At only 9.8 times zoom factor, the DMC-FX80 has a fairly small extra/Smart zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the DMC-FX80. Cameras of a similar spec and age to the DMC-FX80 have extra/Smart zooms of between 1.3x and 96x, and the average extra/Smart zoom is 27x.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FX80 the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 120 millimeters, the Panasonic DMC-FX80 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the DMC-FX80 has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-FX80 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The DMC-FX80 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100, the DMC-FX80 has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-FX80. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-FX80 range from 10 to 200.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.05 meters, the Panasonic DMC-FX80 has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DMC-FX80. The closest focusing distances of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.01m to 0.2m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.039m.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-FX80

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DMC-FX80 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this compact camera digital camera was released.

Average Optical Zoom

The DMC-FX80 has a pretty average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-FX80.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
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 Type
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
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
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Album Organization
Multi-Shot
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
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 Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Panorama
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

28 May 2013

Welche Kamera ist die richtige für mich? Die Auswahl an kompakten Digitalkameras ist geradezu erdrückend. Da ist es überhaupt kein Wunder, dass die allermeisten Käufer sich überfordert... Read more…

Fun of Photography with Filter Effects
Beauty Retouch and Defocus Effect Leica Lens offers good sharp images
3.0inch Smart Touchscreen LCD Featuring Touch AF and Touch Shutter
Full HD Video with 12.1megapixel HiSpeed CCD
Slim, sturdy body
Some of the drawbacks of this camera are listed below
Touchscreen unresponsive
Low resolution screen
Poor dynamic range
No manual control

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmcfx80egk, panasonic 121, panasonic 121m, panasonic 121mp, panasonic dmcfx80, panasonic dmcfx80e, panasonic dmcfx80n, panasonic dmcfx80eb, panasonic dmcfx80ebk
Barcodes 04984824949157, 05025232661336, 05025232661343, 05025232661350
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