Not wishing to mess with a successful formula it differs from the FX-30 in just two areas...

Product Overview

Overall rating:

91%

Panasonic Lumix FX33

Value:90%
Features:90%
Overall score:91%
Image Quality:90%
Performance:90%
Design:95%

Pros:

  • Great design and build quality, Useful features, Leica lens

Cons:

  • Not that much

Product:

Panasonic Lumix FX33 Review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£180.00

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The FX-33 succeeds the Lumix FX30, which we named as our consumer Compact Camera of the Year in 2007. Not wishing to mess with a successful formula it differs from the FX-30 in just two areas: a new intelligent auto mode (in which the camera analyses the subject and decides which ISO and scene mode to select), and a new matt black version (as well as silver)  which is simply stunning.

The other features are unchanged: an 8MP sensor, a useful 28-100mm equivalent Leica zoom lens (a 28mm wideangle is rare on a compact but very welcome) a 2.5in LCD screen, Mega OIS stabilisation and the impressive Venus III processor. You can also shoot in a choice of three aspect ratios (4:3, 3:2 or 16:9). Image quality is better than the FX30, though not radically so, while the Intelligent Auto works surprisingly well too.

Verdict

Marginally better than our best compact of 2007, making it very good indeed.

Full Specification

Connectivity:
USB 2.0

Power:
Li-ion
Dimensions:
94.9 x 51.9 x 22.0mm

Weight:
154g
Other:
-

Memory Card:
SD, SDHC
Flash Modes:
6

White Balance:
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set / White Balance. Adjustment (±10steps, except for auto set)
ISO Range:
100-1600

Metering System:
TTL Intelligent Multiple
Exposure Modes:
Program AE

Shutter Speeds:
8-1/2000 sec Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec
File Formats:
JPEG

Sensor:
8.1mp
Lens:
28-100mm

LCD:
2.5in, 230,000 pixels