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Panasonic DMC-FX90
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Panasonic DMC-FX90 Digital Camera

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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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32 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The writers at Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both said that concluded that they would recommend this Panasonic camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This compact camera digital camera received a "Silver" from Revolucaodigital.net who thought that this digital camera was great.

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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

On average Panasonic compact cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras manufactured by Panasonic.

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 digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to 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 camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". At 3 inches, the DMC-FX90 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FX90.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this camera and we think the Canon IXUS 125 HS[plb_1329985_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Canon ELPH 320 HS[plb_1385328_price] (3.2"), the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price] (3.3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DMC-FX90 supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age which do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price], the Sony DSC-QX10[plb_2136113_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Panasonic DMC-TZ35[plb_1974789_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-FX90 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The Panasonic DMC-FX90 has a quite big digital zoom (6.5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-FX90.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price] (6.7x) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

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

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-FX90 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_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 cameras of a similar spec and age to the DMC-FX90 also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price].

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Wireless LAN Optional Connectivity

The DMC-FX90 supports a better connection type than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports a Wireless LAN optional connectivity, whereas most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it support a USB 2 optional connectivity.

A Wireless LAN optional connectivity is actually the best supported connection type across all similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

A Bluetooth optional connectivity is the worst supported connection type amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of compact cameras that have been around for more than two years is 0.12s and the longest is 250s. The DMC-FX90 has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds (60 seconds) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DMC-FX90 is more than most digital 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 have been around for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has One Camera Playback

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently found camera playback is Movie, but this camera playback is not found on this camera. The camera playbacks Slide show are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-FX90 range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 280MB. The Panasonic DMC-FX90 has one of the bigger internal memorys (70 megabytes) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DMC-FX90 has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Panasonic camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also 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. Digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FX90 still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic DMC-FX90 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which 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 in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DMC-FX90.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The DMC-FX90 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 frequently found video resolution.

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

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of camera.

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The DMC-FX90 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this Panasonic 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)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-FX90 is 26mm, and the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm. The DMC-FX90 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FX90 is 1.3, the largest is 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.5, the DMC-FX90 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst compact cameras of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

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

Quite Low Megapixel

The average megapixel of similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DMC-FX90 is 14MP. The DMC-FX90 has one of the lower megapixels (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 12.1MP digital cameras and we think the PowerShot SX230 HS[pl_1143510_price], and the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS[pl_796910_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 Coolpix P330[pl_1724102_price] (12.2MP), or the Coolpix P340[pl_2197142_price] (12.2MP) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Panasonic DMC-FX90 does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most compact cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-FX90 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Panasonic DMC-FX90 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Panasonic DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of a comparable age and spec to 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 a similar age and type to it. This Panasonic digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly 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 DMC-FX90 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-FX90. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this Panasonic 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 comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FX90. The average total megapixels of cameras of this spec and age is 16MP, and the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 48MP.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacitys of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 170mAh to 1,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 830mAh. The DMC-FX90 has a quite small battery capacity (only 680 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-FX90.

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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 DMC-FX90 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FX90. Digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DMC-FX90 have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 18mm and 1,000mm.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The DMC-FX90 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 has a fairly large closest focusing distance (0.05 meters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FX90. The average closest focusing distance of compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DMC-FX90 is 0.039m.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-FX90

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Panasonic released the DMC-FX90.

Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Panasonic DMC-FX90 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-FX90.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Nikon 26[plb_1280883_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Nikon 3300[plb_1378452_price] (6x), or the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x).

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Average Weight

The DMC-FX90 has a fairly average weight (149 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 149g cameras to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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1 June 2012

The latest Panasonic Lumix FX90 is a good choice indeed if you plan on buying a digital camera that has the added bonus of Wi-Fi connectivity...

23 March 2012

Even the best manufacturer can have its off-days, and the FX90 is certainly not one of Panasonic's better efforts. It's packed with advanced features like touch-screen, Wi-Fi and 3D imaging, but...

24 February 2012

If you want to capture the antics of friends and family and share the images on a social network site or an iPad , then this camera will happily do the job, thanks to its welcome Wi-Fi connectivity...

24 February 2012

The Panasonic Lumix FX90 may lack the option to shoot in raw format, but it's perfect for those who want to shoot and share web-friendly JPEGs without having to process each shot. The camera is...

7 February 2012

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...

The Panasonic FX90 is a highly competent, well-made camera with many strengths and a few weaknesses. It's attractive with good build quality, though I have a few minor quibbles with its...

1 February 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC FX90 is a pocket sized digital camera with a touch controlled LCD screen. Another big attraction is likely to be Wi-Fi connectivity. This is one of the few digital cameras... Read more…

26 January 2012

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. There aren't many cameras which feature built-in Wi-Fi...

Ephotozine

17 January 2012

The Panasonic Lumix FX90 has similar specs to other small, stylish compacts but with added Wi-Fi functions. Unfortunately, there are better alternatives out there fore both photos and video, and...

15 December 2011

In times gone by it was a simple rule of thumb that if you wanted to get a digital compact camera, you went for an optical company such as Nikon, Canon, Pentax or Olympus. As an electronics...

PhotographyBlog.com

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