Panasonic Lumix FX90 review

A function-packed quality compact camera with Wi-Fi

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Panasonic lumix dmc fx90 review

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 packed full of useful features such as the Panorama Assist mode, as well as a few superfluous modes such as the ability to add cheesy picture frames in-camera.

Some of the touchscreen controls are less effective than others. For example, by dragging your finger over the on-screen zoom icon you make the lens zoom in or out, but we found this virtual control was less responsive than the more tactile zoom button at the top of the camera.

When it comes to capturing a photo opportunity you can relax and save time by letting the camera's Intelligent Auto Mode choose the appropriate ISO, white balance and focus settings, instead of tinkering with menus.

We liked

The Leica lens helps reduce lens distortion and colour fringing. It's great to tap the Wi-Fi button and pop the shots onto our PC without a cable.

We disliked

The Smart Touch screen's fiddly icons make it harder to change settings quickly. Heavy compression settings add too many artefacts for a large print.

Final verdict

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.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMP4, AVCHD
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)132 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Image Sensor Size1/2.33" (6.13 mm x 4.60 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height56.3 mm
Width102.2 mm
Depth21.6 mm
Focal Length4.30 mm to 21.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-FX90
Product NameLumix DMC-FX90 Compact Camera
Product LineLumix
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMCFX90EBK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

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. Even in places with no wireless access points (broadband router), by activating the dedicated application and log in the SNS link setup service "LUMIX CLUB" on the smartphone, you can instantly upload photos and videos to image sharing services such as Facebook, and YouTube, etc.

Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-FX90 Compact Camera
  • Li-Ion Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • Stylus Pen
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year