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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
Two industry awards
Good quality lens
Good size
17 Reviews + 2 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by both review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which decided that this low megapixel digital camera was good.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar this low megapixel digital camera has an average expert rating of 70%.

Panasonic Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 8,853 user and expert reviews (including 695 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Camera

Features Album Organization

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 features album organization, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The DMC-FX90 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Calendar

The DMC-FX90 features calendar. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also feature calendar.

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Features Histogram

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 features histogram, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

One Panasonic DMC-FX90 reviewer who bought it thought it did not have a good battery life. Pocket Lint said in their review “Poor battery life, touchscreen can slow access to some settings”.


Lens System

Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 4.5mm to 38mm, 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 cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 1.3 to 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 3. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.5, the DMC-FX90 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 has a pretty typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Canon 510 HS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Panasonic digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon 500 (4.1x), or the GE A1250 ($55.29) (5.7x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

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

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Panasonic DMC-LF1 (7.1x), or the Nikon P7700 (7.1x) which is also higher rated.

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Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

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

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

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

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Two people who purchased it agreed that it was noisy. Digital Versus wrote “Noise isn't controlled as well as in many competitor cameras” in their review of this digital camera. Digital-Photography-School.com said “Noise starts to degrade images above ISO 400” in their Panasonic DMC-FX90 review.


Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

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

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Supports PictBridge

The DMC-FX90 supports PictBridge. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 has a hand strap. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a hand strap.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The DMC-FX90 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DMC-FX90 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 has a touchscreen. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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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 cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

If this Panasonic digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon 1100 (3.2" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5" and higher rated).

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-FX90 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon 1100 is also worth considering.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-FX90 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this 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. Low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4032 x 3024 (best).

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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 digital cameras of this age and type.

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Good Quality Lens

Several Panasonic DMC-FX90 reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it had a good lens. Cnet.com.au mentioned “The Panasonic Lumix DMCF 90 has a bright 2.5 ultrawideangle Leica lens and good shooting performance for its class” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-FX90 nonetheless they only scored it 3 stars. Pocket-Lint.com wrote “The 24mm wide-angle lens is capable for macro shots”. Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned in their review “25600mm lens capacity, good optical image stabilisation”.

Two Panasonic DMC-FX90 owners who bought the Panasonic DMC-FX90 concluded that it had a good autofocus. Digital Versus wrote “Good, fast autofocus” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-FX90. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of this digital camera six years ago “While the touchscreen won’t see off Smartphone competitors it is great for literal hands-on autofocus” .

One person who reviewed it wrote that it had a good zoom. Six years ago expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote “The FX90 also offers a bright f/2.5, 5x zoom lens, 12 megapixel CCD sensor, 3 inch LCD screen” and gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100.

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Pocket Lint rated it 4 stars and wrote “3cm wide-angle macro mode, optical stabilisation, colourful images, small size”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Panasonic DMC-FX90 owners thought it was able to produce good images. Digital-Photography-School.com wrote “This text and the accompanying images correctly reviews and reflects the F 100” in their review of this digital camera. Digital-Photography-School.com also mentioned “Excellent picture quality with vibrant colours”. Digital-Photography-School.com also mentioned “This one is a dismal affair which is only useful for framing the picture in bright sunlight when the LCD turns black”.

Several Panasonic DMC-FX90 reviewers mentioned that the product had a good picture resolution.

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Good Video Capture

Several customers reckoned that the Panasonic DMC-FX90 was good for video recording. Seven years ago Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned “Excellent video quality”. Digital-Photography-School.com also mentioned “Full HD video”. Digital-Photography-School.com also wrote “HD video, stereo sound, tilting high resolution LCD - are included”.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DMC-FX90 supports video capability, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

Other cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to consider include the Nikon D5000 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P340 ($665.31).

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Features Date Imprinting

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

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DMC-FX90 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 does not have a video out. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also do not have a video out.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic DMC-FX90 supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age which do not support Wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon S110, and the Fujifilm XQ2 is also worth considering.

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Network Ready

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

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The DMC-FX90 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also support video recording.

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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 the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera). This digital 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 across all similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Support

Good Support

One Panasonic DMC-FX90 owner wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Digital-Photography-School.com said “Plenty of auto and manual shooting options should satisfy all levels of experience”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Some customers who purchased the Panasonic DMC-FX90 concluded that it was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “There aren't many cameras which feature built-in Wi-Fi and the FX-90 also takes good pictures”. Cnet.com.au said on CNET.com.au “Its builtin WiFi lets you back up photos” in their review. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in their review “Chief among them is built-in Wi-Fi, which enables the wireless transfer of photos”.


Design

Nice Design

A few Panasonic DMC-FX90 reviewers who bought it thought it was good looking. Five years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “The Panasonic Lumix FX90 has similar specs to other small, stylish compacts”. Digitalcamerareview.com said in their review “Compact, stylish camera” .

A few Panasonic DMC-FX90 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned seven years ago “Improved design over previous model”. Digital-Photography-School.com also mentioned “Feature packed, small and compact design”.

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Robust

A few customers considered that the Panasonic DMC-FX90 was well made. Cnet.com.au wrote in their Panasonic DMC-FX90 review on expert review site CNET.com.au five years ago “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 in spite of that they only rated it 60 out of 100. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “It's attractive with good build quality, though I have a few minor quibbles with its ergonomics, particularly its tiny zoom lever” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-FX90 and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Easy to Use

A few Panasonic DMC-FX90 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. What Digital Camera wrote “Touch AF can be handy, wellmade” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-FX90. Ephotozine.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned on Ephotozine “A handy combinatio” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-FX90.

Several Panasonic DMC-FX90 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “While this kind of interface is often seen in Quick menus, grouping together four frequently used settings, we”.

One person who reviewed the product thought it had a good interface.

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Good Product Quality

Several Panasonic DMC-FX90 reviewers considered that the product was good quality. Techradar wrote “Good quality lens” in their Panasonic DMC-FX90 review nonetheless they only gave the Panasonic DMC-FX90 a rating of 3 stars. Digital Versus said “Good build quality and assembly” in their review of the Panasonic DMC-FX90. Digital Versus also wrote “Lens gives consistent quality and is sharp at wideangle settings”.


Features

Good Technical Features

A few people said that it had good features. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site 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 in their Panasonic DMC-FX90 review on expert website Pocket Lint “Its feature set sounds impressive.”. Pocket-Lint.com also wrote “The Panasonic Lumix FX90 is small, well-built and packed full of features”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six people thought the product was compact. Ephotozine.com wrote in their Panasonic DMC-FX90 review 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”. Photographyblog.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com six years ago “The Pansonic Lumix DMC-FX90 is a cutting-edge compact camera that offers an almost entirely touch-screen interface”. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 attempts to bridge the gap between a compact camera's ability to capture quality prints” however despite that they only scored it 50 out of 100.

Several customers who reviewed the Panasonic DMC-FX90 thought it was thin. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said in their Panasonic DMC-FX90 review “The LUMIX FX90 is targeted towards users looking for a stylish, slim and easy to use compact camera”. Digitalcamerareview.com scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 is a small, thin, elegant camera that offers some interesting features”.

One Panasonic DMC-FX90 owner concluded that it was thick. Digital-Photography-School.com wrote “Broad focal range ideal for landscapes, close-ups” in their review of this digital camera.

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Average Weight

The DMC-FX90 has a pretty typical weight (149 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Panasonic released the DMC-FX90.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcfx90ebk
Barcodes 05025232639786, 05025232639816

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