Panasonic Lumix DMC FX550 review

Verdict

Quite simply the Panasonic FX550 (or FX580 for those across the pond) is an excellent little compact. Its simple design makes for easy functioning, further championed by the 3in touch screen, AF tracking and 25mm wide angle lens.

On occasion the autofocus may be a little slack, but with the fountain of other options that the Lumix FX550 puts on the table it's forgivable; especially when considering the excellent AF-tracking mode to ensure your subject (however non-stationary) is in focus. Image quality is good in decent light and, although less reasonable in dimly lit conditions, there is always the flash there to save your shots.

Find the Panasonic Lumix FX550 at the right price and you'll have a wide angle compact with manual modes to be proud of. At around the £250 mark you'll be hard pressed to find a much better deal. In short: What Digital Camera recommends the Panasonic Lumix DMC FX550.

Compact Camera Reviews

Price as reviewed

£300.00

Scores

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Scores
Design 19/20
Image Quality 16/20
Performance 18/20
Value 18/20
Features 20/20
Overall Score 91%