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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 12.1MP Digital Camera, Black 3 inch LCD Digital, 5.00x Lens, 24 - 120mm Focal Length, 2.5 Max Aperture, WiFi

SKU: IPCDMCFX90B MFR: DMCFX90K

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Panasonic DMC-FX90: Picture 1 regular

About Panasonic DMC-FX90

Panasonic's Lumix FX90 digital camera is aimed at the photographer who wants to be able to share their photos immediately after capture and as such, is likely to prove particularly popular with younger photographers who appreciate the immediacy of social networking sites like Facebook, or on sharing venues such as Flickr, Picasa and YouTube.

Built-in wireless transfer connectivity is still a relatively rare feature in digital cameras, which is perhaps one of the reasons for the popularity of camera phones, which excel in allowing immediate sharing, but typically don't match the image quality of a dedicated camera. Of course, third-party solutions such as Eye-Fi's WiFi-capable SD cards exist that allow many cameras to offer wireless connectivity, even if they weren't designed to provide this, but arguably aren't as well-integrated as a camera designed ground-up with WiFi usage in mind.

The Panasonic FX90 is based around a 12.1 effective megapixel, 1/2.33-inch type CCD image sensor, whose total resolution is 12.5 megapixels. Panasonic has placed this sensor behind a Lumix DC Vario-Summarit branded 5x optical zoom lens which includes true optical image stabilization, helpful for fighting the effects of blur at slower shutter speeds and longer focal lengths.

The FX90's lens offers a focal range from a generous 24mm wide angle to a moderate 120mm telephoto for still imaging and 26 - 130mm equivalents for video capture. Maximum aperture varies from f/2.5 to f/5.9, across the zoom range. In video mode, the image stabilization function operates in what Panasonic refers to as an "Active" mode, which takes advantage of the lower resolution with respect to still imaging and thereby provides a greater degree of correction.

The camera itself includes 802.11b/g/n WiFi connectivity to connect to a WiFi-capable Android or iOS device. An application running on the mobile device, called LUMIX LINK, is used to share images and videos through the LUMIX CLUB cloud service, with the LINK application able to store and remember login credentials for the various sharing destinations. If you're sharing via a home wifi network, things are even easier - just hit the dedicated WiFi button on the camera and the camera will automatically connected to WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)-compliant devices.

Panasonic DMC-FX90 Specifications

Camera Format
Ultra Compact
Tripod Mount
Yes
Image Resolution: I
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4 3)
4000 x 2672 (10.7 MP, Other)
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16 9)
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4 3)
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3 2)
3264 x 1840 (6.0 MP, 16 9)
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4 3)
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, Other)
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16 9)
Image Resolution: II
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4 3)
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, 3 2)
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16 9)
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4 3)
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4 3)
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1 1)
2448 x 2448 (6.0 MP, 1 1)
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1 1)
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1 1)
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1 1)
Continuous-mode frames/second
3.7
Movie Resolution
1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate
60i/30p from 30p sensor output, 60p/30p from 30p sensor output, 30p
Movie Audio
Yes
CCD Sensor (Megapixels)
12.5
CCD Size (inches)
1/2.33"
Aspect Ratio
16:9, 4:3
Sensor Type
CCD
Effective Megapixels
12.1
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
24 - 120 mm
Zoom Ratio
5.00x
Digital Zoom
Yes
Digital Zoom Values
Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light
Yes
Manual Focus
No
Normal Focus Range
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range
3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
Aperture Range
f/2.5 - 8 (W) / f/5.9 - 18 (T) with Iris Diaphragm
Optical Viewfinder
No
LCD Viewfinder
Yes
LCD Size (inches)
3
LCD Resolution (pixels)
460,000
ISO Settings
Auto, iISO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600; High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
White Balance Settings
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set
Shutter Speed Range
60 - 1/4000
Exp Adj Range (EV)
+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes
Intelligent Multiple
Aperture Priority
No
Shutter Priority
No
Full Manual Exposure
No
Self Timer
2 or 10 seconds
Internal Flash
Yes
Flash Modes
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Range Description
0.6 - 5.9m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.5m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Usable Memory Types
SD / SDHC / SDXC
Memory Included (MB)
70
CCD Raw Format
No
Movie File Format
AVCHD, MP4; mono audio
Video Out
Yes
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL)
No
External Connections
USB 2.0 High Speed, WiFi
Other Connection
Micro HDMI
Battery Form Factor
Proprietary
Usable Battery Types
3.6V, 680mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
CIPA Rating
200
Dimensions
4.0 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(102 x 56 x 22 mm)
Weight
5.3 oz (149 g)(includes batteries)
Mfr #
DMCFX90K
SKU
IPCDMCFX90B
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joan d  is this similar to lumix TZ10, mine was stolen but I think as a replacement I do not need the GPS, movie?
CARL M  I have no idea. I've never used the Lumix TZ10.
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