Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

Review Date : Mon, 10 Nov 2008

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Panasonic’s luxury ultra-compact gets a minor upgrade

This upgrade to the FX35 adds a 5x zoom, a 25-125mm lens and a new LCD monitor with a wider angle of view.

Panasonic's cameras tend to be a bit pricey, and at around £190 the FX37 is more expensive than many of its competitors.  However, the build quality is outstanding and the camera is also quick, pleasant and easy to use.  There's no denying that it's a great-looking model too.

The FX37 also sports a near-identical set of features to the FX35, including the aclaimed MegaOIS image stabilisation system, Intelligent Auto mode and 1280 x 720 HD video mode.  There are a couple of extra scene modes and effects, but they don't amount to much.

Low-light performance is good, but overall image quality lags a bit behind some of its rivals.  High ISO image noise is a problem, and the overall level of detail is a little disappointing.

Verdict

The FX37 looks great, performs will and is built to last, but image quality could be better.


Compact System Camera Reviews

Price as reviewed

£190.00

Scores

Scores
Design 19/20
Image Quality 17/20
Performance 18/20
Value 14/20
Features 16/20
Overall Score 84%