Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 Digital Camera (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 Digital Camera (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 Digital Camera (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 10.0 Megapixel
  • 5x Leica Zoom Lens (25-125mm)
  • 2.5" Intelligent LCD Display
  • MEGA O.I.S. Image Stabilization
  • Ultra-wide-angle Lens (25mm)
  • High Sensitivity (up to ISO 6400)
  • 6 fps Hi-speed Burst
  • HD Video Recording & Output
  • iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode
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Panasonic DMC-FX37 Overview

  • 1Description

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 Digital Camera (Black) has an ultra slim body - yet it contains a professional quality 5x wide angle zoom lens that is equivalent to a 25-125mm lens in 35mm terms permitting you to easily capture a large group of people, or expansive architectural structures and landscapes with dynamic width and rich perspective. The telephoto end of the cameras zoom can also be extended an additional 8.9x (when shooting 3 megapixels or less) with minimal loss of image quality thanks to the Extra Optical Zoom feature. The top quality Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens also provides an ingenious combination of two anti blur systems (MEGA O.I.S and Intelligent ISO control), ensuring that you'll get consistently sharp and bright images, regardless of the shooting situation. Furthermore, the Venus Engine IV advanced image-processing engine can record at a sensitivity setting as a high as ISO 1600, providing fast camera functioning, and keeps power usage down so you can keep shooting pictures all day.

The DMC-FX37 has a bright, high resolution LCD display that measures 2.5" diagonally so you can easily frame your shots and then review and share your pictures with family and friends. The cameras controls are also very intuitive with a logical mode dial, a one-touch function button to quickly access commonly used menu selections, and a slew of scene modes for getting the best possible exposure, without the need to manually adjust all of the camera settings. In addition, the camera is extremely energy efficient, so the included lithium-ion battery can provide 300 shots on a single charge.

10.0 Megapixel Resolution
With a resolution of 10.0 megapixels, you'll be able to easily produce high resolution images that can yield photo quality 20 x 30" prints. The camera also has resolution options that are available in three different aspect ratios - 16:9 for displaying on a wide screen monitor or TV, 3:2 for making standard photo album prints, and 4:3 for more traditional image dimensions common in picture frames
5x Optical Zoom Wide-angle Lens
The DMC-FX37 is equipped with an impressive wide angle Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens (25-125mm equivalent) with a fast aperture (f/2.8-5.9) that incorporates multiple aspherical lenses, including an Extra High Refractive Index Aspherical Lens (EA Lens). The 25mm wide-angle capability lets you easily capture large groups of people indoors or expansive architectural structures and scenes with dynamic width and rich perspective
Slim & Stylish Design
The DMC-FX37 is a remarkably slim and super-stylish camera that features a distinctive finish. Its cool design and light weight make it easy to take with you everywhere you go, just like a fashion accessory, for even more photographic fun
Intelligent Image Stabilizer
Image blur is commonly caused by either movement of the camera or movement of the subject. Camera movement is corrected with the MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) feature which uses built-in gyro-sensors to detect the smallest camera movement and instantaneously shifts a lens element in the opposite direction to compensate, giving you sharp, clear images without deterioration. Motion blur - caused when a subject moves as the shot is being taken - is minimized with Intelligent ISO Control. This system actually detects whether the subject is moving and automatically adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed to minimize the motion blur effect while maintaining good exposure.Additionally, a Blur Indicator lets you confirm that the camera is precisely detecting hand-shake and motion blur separately
High Sensitivity with Intelligent ISO Control
The High Sensitivity mode increases the equivalent ISO sensitivity range of the camera to an incredible ISO 1600-6400 - making it possible to take sharp, blur-free shots of active children or pets even in indoor settings with limited light, or without a flash. The Intelligent ISO uses advanced subject-motion detection circuitry to sense when your subject is moving and raises the camera's ISO sensitivity and shutter speed settings accordingly. This suppresses motion blur and also makes it easy to shoot scenes with fast moving action
Face Detection for Superb Portraits
The Face Detection function can detect up to 15 faces in a scene then automatically adjust the camera settings to make sure faces appear well-lit and in focus. This advanced technology will even automatically readjust the settings if the positions of the subjects change while you are framing the shot
Intelligent Scene Selector
Just turn the dial to "iA" and say good-bye to complicated settings. The camera will not only help eliminate blurring from hand-shake or subject movement, but it will also initialize the Face Detection system and automatically select the focus, exposure and scene modes for the best results. In fact, the Intelligent Auto Mode automatically begins focusing even before you press the shutter button, so you'll never miss a great shot
Intelligent Auto Technology
Just turn the dial to "iA" and say good-bye to complicated settings. The camera will not only help eliminate blurring from hand-shake or subject movement, but it will also initialize the Face Detection system and automatically select the focus, exposure and scene modes for the best results. In fact, the Intelligent Auto Mode automatically begins focusing even before you press the shutter button, so you'll never miss a great shot
Super-Fast Shutter Response and Consecutive Shooting
The DMC-FX37 is fast and responsive - thanks to the Venus Engine IV processor. The camera has an extremely fast shutter release time lag of 0.005 second, so you won't miss that "perfect" moment, while the time between shots is also very quick at 0.9 seconds (without flash). The Venus Engine IV also enables high ISO to minimize motion blur and take pictures under low lighting without the need for a mood-killing flash. Furthermore, the advanced processor enables fast, and continuous shooting at a rate of 2.5 frames per second at all resolution settings with a High speed burst of 9 frames per second (lower resolution only) - an incredibly useful feature when shooting sports or other fast paced events
Versatile Auto Focus Options
Choose from five focus methods to match the shooting conditions of your subject. The 9-point AF prevents the camera from mistakenly focusing on the area between two subjects in a vertical composition, 3-point high-speed AF has the same advantage as the 5-pint AF but allows the AF system to function much more rapid, 1-point high-speed AF further reduces the AF time, 1-point AF eliminates screen freeze while maintaining particularly fast AF, and finally Spot AF keys the focus to a small area within the frame for extremely accurate focus on a single subject
Mode Dial & Mode Position Display
Using the Mode Dial on the camera activates the mode position display consisting of animated icons that are displayed on the cameras LCD - making it easy to find the mode you want. This single, easy-to-understand mode dial lets you easily switch between shooting, viewing, and printing
Easy-to-use Scene Modes
The DMC-FX37 has a host of scene modes to provide the best overall image quality for common shooting situations, such as Portrait, Sports, Scenery, Night Scenery, and more. It is easy to select the best scene mode thanks to the Scene Mode list display and help screen, which shows the description of each mode on the LCD monitor, and animated moving icons make mode selection even easier and more fun
High-Definition Motion Images and HD Output
Record beautiful full-size QuickTime Motion JPEG movies in HD Video Format or 16:9 Wide VGA format at up to 30 fps with enhanced picture quality and brightness, and it can also shoot standard VGA and QVGA resolution for home use or e-mail/web applications. The length of recording time depends on the capacity of the SD/SDHC Memory Card (Up to 2 GB per motion image recording). The camera also provides HD Video Output so you can view your HD movies as they were intended - right out of the camera
Function Button for Quick and Easy Setting Adjustment
The Function Button provides a shortcut to frequently used menu settings - this single button lets you turn consecutive shooting on/off, make white balance adjustments, set the ISO sensitivity and image size, and select the compression format, while you continue to view your subject on the LCD
Built-in and Expandable Memory
The camera includes 27MB of built-in memory, and the memory capacity can be expanded dramatically with Secure digital (SD) or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards. You can also copy images from a memory card or PC to the built-in memory, and view them on the LCD anytime you like
Large 2.5" High-resolution LCD
The DMC-FX37 features a 2.5" diagonal high-resolution (230,000 pixels) LCD monitor which is surprisingly large for such a compact camera. This high-quality, display makes it easy to see your subject, and when shooting outdoors on a sunny day, press the Power LCD button to boost the backlighting by about 40% for easier visibility. The High Angle Mode improves viewability from a low angle, such as when shooting over a crowd. The display also provides many shooting assist features such as guide lines for better image framing and a histogram function to check exposure on the fly
Extended Battery Life
Incorporating the latest lithium-ion battery and the Venus Engine processor that consumes less power than previous processors, the FX37 provides impressive battery life so you can take approximately 300 pictures on a charge
Direct Printing Capability
Simply connect the DMC-FX37 to a PictBridge compatible printer with the included USB cable, engage the direct print feature, and print directly - without the need for a computer The direct print feature allows you to select all images or just the images you like best, and even make multiple copies to share with family and friends
In the Box
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 Digital Camera (Black)
  • DMW-BCE10 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • USB Connection Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Software CD-ROM (PHOTOfunSTUDIO viewer 2.1 E, ArcSoft MediaImpression, ArcSoft Panorama Maker, QuickTime, USB Driver)
  • User Guide
  • 90-Days Labor; 1-Year Parts Manufacturers Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Panasonic DMC-FX37 Specs

    Camera Type Ultra Compact Wide Angle Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
    Image Quality
    Image Sensor 1/2.33", 10.7 MP CCD with Primary Color Filter
    Effective Resolution 10.1 million pixels
    Color Depth 24-Bit RGB
    Color Modes Standard, Natural, Vivid, Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia
    Image File Formats JPEG (Fine, Standard)
    Recorded Resolution 4:3 Aspect Ratio
    3648 x 2736
    3072 x 2304
    2560 x 1920
    2048 x 1536
    1600 x 1200
    640 x 480

    3:2 Aspect Ratio
    3648 x 2432
    3072 x 2048
    2560 x 1712
    2048 x 1360

    16:9 Aspect Ratio
    3648 x 2056
    3072 x 1728
    2560 x 1440
    1920 x 1080

    Video Recording QuickTime Motion JPEG with Audio
    HD Video (1280 x 720 @ 30 or 15 fps)
    Wide VGA (848 x 480 @ 30 or 10 fps)
    VGA (640 x 480 @ 30 or 10 fps)
    QVGA (320 x 240 @ 30 or 10 fps)
    Clip Length limited only by available memory
    Audio Recording WAV Format
    Up to 5 sec record time with image, up to 10 sec Dubbing
    Optics
    Lens Type Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Wide Angle Lens
    Optical Zoom 5x (up to 7.1x Extra Optical Zoom)
    Lens Focal Length 4.4-22mm (25-125mm equivalent)
    Digital Zoom 4x
    Minimum Focus Distance 2" (5cm)
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8-f/5.6
    Optical Image Stabilization Yes (Mega O.I.S. - mode 1, mode 2)
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount No
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto Focus System with AF assist lamp
    Focus Modes Auto Focus (1-point, 1-point high speed, 3-point high speed, 9-point, Spot), Macro, Quick AF
    Focus Range Normal: 19.7" (50cm) - infinity
    Macro: 2" (5cm) - infinity wide
    Exposure Control
    Sensitivity Auto ISO
    Selectable ISO (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
    High Sensitivity Mode (1600-6400)
    Shutter Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Shutter Speed 8-1/2000 sec
    15, 30, or 60 sec in Starry Sky Mode
    Aperture Range f/2.8 & f/8.0 (2 steps)
    Exposure Metering Intelligent Multiple
    Exposure Modes Program AE, Intelligent Auto, Exposure Compensation (±2EV in 1/3 EV increments), Backlight Compensation (in Simple mode), Auto (AE) Bracketing (±13 -1EV - 3 frames), Scene Modes, Simple, Intelligent ISO
    White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, White Set, White Balance Adjustment (±10steps)
    Scene Modes Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Self-Portrait, Food, Party, Candle, Fireworks, Starry Sky, Beach, Aerial Photo, Snow, High Sensitivity, High Speed Burst, Baby1, Baby2, Underwater, Sunset, Pet, Hi-Speed Burst
    Flash
    Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off)
    Effective Flash Range 0.9' (0.3 m) - 21.2' (6.3 m) wide
    External Flash Connection No
    External Flash Control Not Applicable
    Performance
    Start-Up Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Shutter Lag 0.005 sec
    Time Between Shots 0.5 sec
    Burst Capability Standard Burst: 2.5 fps up to 7 images
    High-speed Burst: 10 fps (2.5M or less resolution)
    Self Timer 2 sec or 10 sec
    Interval Recording No
    Date & Time Stamp Yes
    Memory & Power
    Built-in Memory 27MB
    Compatible Memory Cards Secure Digital (SD/SDHC)
    MultiMediaCard (MMC)
    Recording Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Battery Type DMW-BCE10 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (3.6V, 1000mAh)
    Power Adapter DMW-AC5 AC Adapter (optional)
    Input/Output
    Computer Interface USB 2.0
    Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
    Remote Control No
    Video Output NTSC, PAL & HD AV (Component)
    Web-Cam Capable No
    System & Software Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista
    Macintosh OS X (10.1 or later)
    Display
    Viewfinder No
    LCD Display 2.5" TFT Color LCD (230,000 pixels) with Power LCD Mode, and High Angle Mode
    Language Options English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
    Playback Options Full Image, Thumbnail display (12 or 30-up), Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Image rotation, Slide show (duration is adjustable, also manual controllable), Playback of favorite pictures, Creating still pictures from a motion picture, Resizing (selectable number of pixels), Trimming, Protection, Aspect conversion, DPOF print setting
    Physical
    Dimensions 3.8 x 2.1 x 0.9" (95 x 52 x 22mm)
    Weight 4.7 oz (132g) without battery

    Panasonic DMC-FX37 Reviews

    Lumix DMC-FX37 Digital Camera (Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Camera! I recently received this camera as a birthday gift and couldn't be happier! It is a replacement for a Sony camera that I have used for awhile. I have already found that the Lumix takes better pictures, has more functions, and is simply, just a better product. I generally take photos of everyday events...parties, concerts, etc.... and dabble in outdoor scenery shots. I have found that in every situation this camera has had a factory-preset or I have been able to adjust the settings to get a perfect picture. The intelligent auto function also works very well. This camera is great for everyday users and from the other reviews, great for pros looking for something small. I look forward to taking many more great pictures with this camera in the future!
    Date published: 2009-01-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great ultracompact I am an advanced amateur with a Leica M8 as my high end camera. I bought this after reading all the reviews to replace my Pentax Optio S5i camera. This little camera has a great 25-125mm zoom with iA control. I am very glad with the quality of the files and the quality of the lens- even wide open in the corners. Any minor imperfections will NEVER been seen in printing pix up to 8x10. The LCD screen is bright and detailed. A great camera that fits in your pocket- don't hesitate to get it. The smallest camera that fits in a pocket is the one you will take 95% of the time.
    Date published: 2009-03-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent point and shoot choice! I'm a pro photog, normally shoot with a Canon 1Ds Mark III, which is not suitable for lugging around to concerts, parties etc. So I picked up this camera and I couldn't be more happy. I was planning on getting a Canon compact, but once I had a play with this camera, I was sold. I LOVE - the compact size and stylish design. ease of menu use. HD film quality image color balance I don't love - slight delay between shots (to be expected). lag time is not the greatest.
    Date published: 2008-10-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The P&S You Will Take Everywhere I'm a professional photographer and use an arsenal of pro Canon gear, but really wanted something that I could literally take everywhere. Even my G10, as good as it is, is too big. This little gem is just about perfect. It doesn't take RAW, but the 10mp jpegs are clean and decidedly usable. Even the Scene Modes are very useful, as is the auto-iso. Just a sweet little camera that is tons of fun and takes superb photos that look great in prints up to 8x10 easily. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2009-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great wide angle lens My husband has an older model Lumix that I've always loved using for the quality of the photos. I purchased this one for myself specifically for the wide angle lens--I'm in real estate and need to photograph tight spaces frequently. I couldn't be happier with it.
    Date published: 2008-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best 3 things to keep in mind when looking at this camera: 1. Great size, able to put it in a pocket. 2. Great lens, bright zoom with excellent quality, specially in such a package. 3. Very good ergonomics at a very good price. A tad noisy, maybe, but for a point and shoot of that size you just can't expect SLR noise levels. This is my backup camera for my SLR, and at times the main camera when I just can't be bothered carrying all the SLR equipment.
    Date published: 2009-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I rarely leave home without a camera so compact was paramount but at the same time I wanted a solid performer. The Canon 790IS and Sony W170 were on my short list with the FX-37. This is my first non-Canon camera since 2002; it edged out the Canon 790IS only because of its size but am very pleased with it. I primarily use it indoors/low light environments which is brutal on point and shoots. I have more good shots than bad with this one. The controls are very simple to learn and use. The menu has a logical layout. It feels like a quality product (what does that mean really?) It offers the 3:2 aspect ratio which saves you from having to crop when you print 4X6's. This is especially useful if you use pictbridge or the compact photo printers w/out a computer.
    Date published: 2009-01-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price-quality-features ratio this camera is a great buy, for those looking for a practical, easy to handle, pocket size camera with a 5x zoom and wide angle lens. It takes very good pics in low light conditions, and it has a wide variety of shooting options. I also tried the sony w-170, i find it better in pic quality, functions and portability, its size is unbelievable! Go for it! You won't regret it.
    Date published: 2008-10-22
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