|Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35 digital camera review : The number of ultra compact digital cameras has grown considerably over the past few years. At the time, Casio took the initiative with the Exilim Card models to produce flat models and nearly every manufacturer followed their example. Although many models look rather similar, we do find a special species from time to time, that is, if we only focus on specifications at first. We are talking about the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FX35; an ultra-compact model featuring an optical image stabilization system (MEGA O.I.S.) and a real wide angle zoom lens.
Panasonic Lumix FX35 with wide angle lens
Naturally, there are many more compact cameras with a wide angle lens, however; that of the Panasonic FX35 starts at 25mm, and should therefore be considered a genuine wide angle. Panasonic take digital photography seriously, which is not only obvious from the specifications on paper; it also becomes evident when you take an average LUMIX camera into your hands. It has a solid build and Panasonic have taken care of every little detail. It’s a nice piece of design; focussing on both; the appearance as well as the feel. And despite the ultra-compact size of the Panasonic LUMIX FX35, it still feels like holding a true camera in your hands.
Market share for Panasonic Lumix compact cameras grows
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FX35 was introduced at the beginning of this year and has been on the market for a while now. The camera belongs to the FX-series of cameras that has been available on the market for many generations. It is striking to see how Panasonic have continued to build up the LUMIX compact camera line at considerable speed, and it seems this progress is far from over. The market segment is growing considerably and this year, for the first time, Panasonic was able to get a number 1 ranking in five European countries. This does not suprise me to be honest, while the clearly rising line cannot escape the consumer and trade market’s attention.
Panasonic FX35 offers 10 Megapixel resolution
As far as the 10 Megapixels of resolution are concerned, the Panasonic LUMIX FX35 belongs to the top of the camera market. There are some erratic samples of 14 Megapixels, although they are rare and thankfully remain an exception. The feedback Panasonic must have received from the media and from consumer’s views, must have been unmistakably clear: stop the Megapixel race. The demand will not only concern Panasonic; the entire compact camera industry has to draw a line somewhere soon, and focus on quality of the pixel rather than the amount.
Panasonic Lumix FX35 review
The Panasonic FX35 offers 10 Megapixels, MEGA O.I.S. and a 4x optical wide angle zoom. Features that are certainly interesting enough to go for a full camera test. Our findings can be read in the following Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FX35 review.
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