Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33

Despite its remarkably compact body and slim profile, the stylish DMC-FX33 boasts a 28mm wide-angle Leica DC lens that lets you fit more people in a p...

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Review of "Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33"

published 01/05/2008 | tangentman
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Not for me
Pro nice viewing screen
Cons Doesn't take good pictures
Picture Quality
Range & Quality of Features
Ease of Use

"Panasonic DMC FX33"

Having had this camera for a little over 5 months now, i can safely say it is probably one of the worst i have ever had the misfortune to use.
Handling and feel.
top marks for these, it is a cool looking camera, and very useful for taking with you. That aside it is hardly what you purchase a camera for in the first instance.
Quality and results
quality and results show very poor performance which tends to rival those cameras that you would expect to pay around £50.00 for. whilst panasonic is certainly a leading name in electronics, Lieca is a leading name in optics. A marrige of the two has shown itself to be completely lacking in both.
quite frankly, for taking half decent pictures look elesewhere. My money was wsted on this purchase.
I have a cheap 6m Kodak DX 7630 which produces far better pictures, under all conditions.
Be advised, do not buy this camera, steer well clear of Lumix if you like quality pictures.

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  • Clarrisa published 03/05/2008
    Nice to see a new member writing here so welcome to ciao from me . Riss
  • manlybeach published 01/05/2008
    Panasonic are usually a good make but it seems this one has let the side down. Useful first review and welcome to ciao
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Product Information : Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33

Manufacturer's product description

Despite its remarkably compact body and slim profile, the stylish DMC-FX33 boasts a 28mm wide-angle Leica DC lens that lets you fit more people in a photo when space is tight or capture beautiful portraits of people with sweeping scenery or large structures in the background. With the newly incorporated Intelligent LCD, the camera detects the light condition and automatically boosts the LCD backlighting by 40% when shooting outdoors in bright sunshine, and boosts signals with pixel-mixed readout method when shooting under low-lit situation to secure a clear image in any circumstances.

Product Details

Product Description: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33 - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33EB-S - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33EB-K - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33E-K - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33EG-K - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33EG-S - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33E-S - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33EG-A - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX33EG-T - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Sensor Resolution: 8.1 Megapixel

Lens System: Leica 3.6 x zoom lens - 4.6 - 16.4 mm - f/2.8-5.6

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1000 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.5 cm x 2.2 cm x 5.2 cm

Weight: 132 g

Colour: Silver, Matte black, Night blue, Chocolate

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 8.1

Viewfinder / Viewfinder Type: Optical Viewfinder

Flash Memory / Form Factor: SD Memory Card; SDHC Memory Card; MultiMediaCard

LCD Display Size: 2.5

Auto Focus: TTL-AF

Manufacturer: Panasonic

Lens System / Optical Zoom: 3.6 x



Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Sensor Resolution: 8.1 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 8,320,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 8,100,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5"

Optical Zoom: 3.6 x

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 5

Digital Video Format: QuickTime

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Enclosure Colour: Silver, Matte black, Night blue, Chocolate

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 1600, ISO 6400, ISO 1250

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Shooting Programs: Portrait mode, party/indoor, night portrait, self-portrait, PET, scenery, food, fireworks, night scene, Underwater, sports mode, sunset, candle, beach, snow, high sensitivity, starry sky, soft skin, baby1, baby2, aerial photo

Special Effects: Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia, Vivid

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Cloudy, daylight, halogen, shade

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 60 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

Type: Leica 3.6 x zoom lens - 4.6 - 16.4 mm - f/2.8-5.6

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 28 - 100mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Macro Focus Range: 5cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Lens Construction: 6 groups / 7 elements

Features: Built-in lens shield, aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: AF illuminator

Effective Flash Range: 0.3 m - 6.3 m

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 3 frames per second, 7 frames per second (2Mpix)

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: Audio recording, multi-picture burst, built-in speaker, backlight compensation, RGB primary colour filter, date/time stamp, DPOF support, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, cropping an image, resizing an image, 16:9 widescreen mode


Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 207,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in


Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: SD card


Software: Drivers & Utilities, LUMIX Simple Viewer


Included Accessories: Carrying strap, battery charger, battery case, USB cable, audio / video cable


Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1000 mAh ( included )

Memory / Storage

RAM Installed: 27 MB

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Supported Memory Cards: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Image Storage: JPEG 3264 x 2448 ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1920 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 1600 x 1200 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480 ¦ JPEG 3264 x 2176 ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1712 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1360 ¦ JPEG 3264 x 1840 ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1440 ¦ JPEG 1920 x 1080

Video Capture: QuickTime - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ QuickTime - 320 x 240 - 30 fps ¦ QuickTime - 848 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ QuickTime - 640 x 480 - 10 fps ¦ QuickTime - 320 x 240 - 10 fps ¦ QuickTime - 848 x 480 - 10 fps

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 9.5 cm

Depth: 2.2 cm

Height: 5.2 cm

Weight: 132 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C


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