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PanasonicLumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

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84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Good image quality (10)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (9)
  • Compact (8)
  • Image stabilization (8)

Cons

  • Poor image quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (9)
  • Family photos (8)
  • Travel (7)
  • Video (6)
  • Low light (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

big thing in small size

Mostly I use this camera to make photos of my family and friends. I have big SLR camera but it's not comfortable to have it everywhere so I decided to get this one -...Read complete review

Mostly I use this camera to make photos of my family and friends. I have big SLR camera but it's not comfortable to have it everywhere so I decided to get this one - small. I was amazeg how many new technologies are inside such a small camera. It's so comfortable to use it! Possibilities of Auto and Manual settings are cool. Big touch screen makes operation fast and easy. The most surprising for me was optical stabilization for video shooting - I never though it is possible to shoot such a steady video on such small cameras. Also wide angle and lucid lens are important for me because it's always a problem when shooting inside.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Would not recommend

I bought this to replace a Panasonic DMC-TZ5 that broke. I loved this camera and built up some brand loyalty to the Lumix series of cameras. I purchased this camera because it had a...Read complete review

I bought this to replace a Panasonic DMC-TZ5 that broke. I loved this camera and built up some brand loyalty to the Lumix series of cameras. I purchased this camera because it had a fast aperture and leica lens. I took about 50 pictures indoors and outdoors as soon as I charged up the new camera to test it out. I loaded them onto my computer and inspected the sharpness of the images. To my surprise, the images were just about on par with my camera phone's picture quality. I literally could not believe how horrible these pictures turned out. None of them were sharp when zoomed to 100%, even the outdoor photos. The photos I took of my child were even worse. Don't bother with this camera! I returned it immediately and ordered the Canon s95, which is a bit more costly but worth every penny. The s95 is fun, tiny, and amazingly sharp and fast.

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5.0

Great Camera with easy to use features.

By jo the auction junkie

from wny state

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

    I use this little camera every day to take pictures for online auction sites and the macro focus features are just perfect. The images are crisp, clear and perfect.
    The mode settings make it easy to set up the camera for whatever situation you find yourself in. Can't get any easier than this. Size is perfect for slipping in my purse and taking it with me wherever I go. I love it.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 9
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Good camera, wish it was better

    By Jarv

    from Californa

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color

    Cons

    • Poor Image Quality

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

    Good enough performance in sunlight, poor performance in low.

    Noise is horribly noticeable at ISO 800.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Great features for the price

    By novo

    from Canada

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

      A great P&S for outdoor still and all around video at a great price. Flexible record modes and basic video editing on camera. Bad ISO performance, but the lense is fast enough that it somewhat compensates. You can cap the ISO at 200.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 8
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      Would not recommend

      By sunshine143

      from Boulder, CO

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Poor Image Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

        I bought this to replace a Panasonic DMC-TZ5 that broke. I loved this camera and built up some brand loyalty to the Lumix series of cameras. I purchased this camera because it had a fast aperture and leica lens. I took about 50 pictures indoors and outdoors as soon as I charged up the new camera to test it out. I loaded them onto my computer and inspected the sharpness of the images. To my surprise, the images were just about on par with my camera phone's picture quality. I literally could not believe how horrible these pictures turned out. None of them were sharp when zoomed to 100%, even the outdoor photos. The photos I took of my child were even worse. Don't bother with this camera! I returned it immediately and ordered the Canon s95, which is a bit more costly but worth every penny. The s95 is fun, tiny, and amazingly sharp and fast.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Camera

        By DrummerDrew

        from Yuma, AZ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Tons of features

        Cons

        • Not good in low light

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

          When I took it out and got to take a couple of pictures I was not impressed. It did better video than pictures which was odd. I did some research and found out that there was a firmware update for the camera. MAKE SURE YOU GET THE UPDATE!!! It made a huge difference. Overall for the price you can't beat all of the features that this camera has.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great little camera for vacations.

          By Chop Chop Video

          from North Carolina

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • 1080i video poor

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

          I purchased this camera to have a point and shoot for trips and vacations. So far I am pleased with it's performance. Not too happy with the 1080i video but 720 looks very good. Battery life is excellent and the size is perfect for the shirt pocket. I believe this camera was orig. priced at [$] and at that price I would not buy it again. I purchased it for [$] & at that price I would say that the features the camera has and the quality it produces are excellent!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Awesome camera

          By Cole33

          from Saginaw, MI

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

          This camera allows me to be able to set up the camera to the setting i want and take a great picture. The video is awesome also. Very pleased.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 8
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Love this camera

          By Cole33

          from Saginaw, MI

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video

          Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

          Have a Dslr but wanted something to be able to give me the qualities of my D700 but of course know not match. It has taken wonderful pictures and I love the manual settings I have. Great carry around camera for that any time moment. Also great video from such a small device. Absolutely love this camera for what I intended to use it for.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 8
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          2.0

          noisy picture

          By Serg

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Nice Body Color
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom
          • No Viewfinder
          • Poor Flash
          • Poor Image Quality
          • Poor Image Stabilization

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

          For personal use.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 7
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Very nice camera

          By Chuck

          from Austin

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

              I love little point and shoot cameras like this.
              It goes in my pocket and only comes out when I want to snap a shot of something. Under the right conditions, this camera will produce a clean crisp image, as good as any SLR can produce.
              I have used Casio point and shots for years so getting used to the positioning of buttons and the location of settings has been fun.
              This camera has all the functions you would expect from a point and shoot.
              I love the touch screen, although you have to be careful to not touch the screen unless you're making setting adjustments.

              The video is outstanding. It uses a .mtv compression and you have to have the included software to view it on your computer. This file type works in my video editing software (Magix) although I'm still working with the export quality.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 6
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Lumix DMC-FX700

              By Patto

              from Lima, Peru

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

                For mi bussines and personal

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 9
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great little camera!

                By NKC

                from University Place, WA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • No Viewfinder

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

                I was hesitant to purchase this camera after reading some of the reviews by customers but am more than satisfied. I used it this weekend to take pictures at my grandson's 1st birthday party & got some fantastic movies & still shots even in low light. The burst feature was particularly helpful since it is often hard to photograph children.

                I would absolutely recommend this camera!

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                [...]

                By eli

                from Haifa, Israel

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Silver):

                  Not my first Panasonic camera and most probably not the last one. Excellent machine.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Very Nice Camera

                  By Bubba Jay

                  from Perry Hall, MD

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Fast reaction time
                  • Features
                  • Good battery life

                  Cons

                  • Optical Zoom

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

                    Camera works great and is easy to use. Many features for the typical shutterbug. A better optical zoom (say 10x) would have made this a perfect camera.

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                    5.0

                    Panasonic LumixDMC-FX700

                    By no nickname!

                    from Ann Arbor Michigan

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

                    This is one of the Best camera's i have owned..For a point and shoot camera, it's takes photos as good as a proffessional SLR Camera..The colors are full, deep and rich..The focus is sharp and clear..I've used this camera for an auto show and portraits, the quality of the photos are very proffessional and magazine ready.This camera does not disappoint.

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                    4.0

                    All the reviews were right on!

                    By Ph

                    from Southwestern, CO

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Size

                    Cons

                    • LCD Screen

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

                      Great camera. However, just as the other reviews said this camera is not great in low light. The photos are blurry when not using the flash in a low light situation. Also, the LCD screen is VERY difficult to see in bright sunlight, which we have a lot of in CO!
                      Beside the two issues listed above, we are happy with our purchase.

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                      5.0

                      big thing in small size

                      By Vitaliy

                      from Almaty, Kazakhstan

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Full HD video
                      • Great functionality
                      • Small
                      • Wide and lucid lens

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday shooting
                        • Trips

                        Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

                        Mostly I use this camera to make photos of my family and friends. I have big SLR camera but it's not comfortable to have it everywhere so I decided to get this one - small. I was amazeg how many new technologies are inside such a small camera. It's so comfortable to use it! Possibilities of Auto and Manual settings are cool. Big touch screen makes operation fast and easy. The most surprising for me was optical stabilization for video shooting - I never though it is possible to shoot such a steady video on such small cameras. Also wide angle and lucid lens are important for me because it's always a problem when shooting inside.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Camera

                        By Greg

                        from Ann Arbor Mi

                        Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

                        This is one of the Best Cameras i have ever owned.Takes beautifull full rich color shots with little effort from the user..I would recommend this camera to anyone interested in a pro point and shoot camera..

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                        5.0

                        it's a very good product!!!!!!!!!!!

                        By andbas307

                        from sinnai italy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Lumix DMC-FX700 Digital Camera (Black):

                        I did three thousand photos and they are more beautiful than the simple and intuitive to use. Thanks B & H

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