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Panasonic FX48 vs Panasonic FX700

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 front
Portability
94
Imaging
38
Features
44
Overall
40

Panasonic FX48 vs Panasonic FX700 Key Specs

Panasonic FX48
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Increase to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 25-125mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 150g - 95 x 53 x 22mm
  • Introduced January 2009
  • Also Known as Lumix DMC-FX40
Panasonic FX700
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.2-5.9) lens
  • 176g - 104 x 56 x 25mm
  • Introduced July 2010
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Panasonic FX48 vs Panasonic FX700 Overview

Let's examine more closely at the Panasonic FX48 versus Panasonic FX700, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both are sold by Panasonic. The resolution of the FX48 (12MP) and the FX700 (14MP) is fairly similar and they feature the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The FX48 was introduced 18 months before the FX700 making the cameras a generation away from one another. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go through a detailed comparison, below is a concise view of how the FX48 grades vs the FX700 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FX48 over the Panasonic FX700

 FX48 FX700 

Reasons to pick Panasonic FX700 over the Panasonic FX48

 FX700 FX48 
IntroducedJuly 2010January 2009Newer by 18 months
Focus manually Very precise focus
Display sizing3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Panasonic FX48 and Panasonic FX700

 FX48 FX700 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kExact same display resolution
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen

Panasonic FX48 vs Panasonic FX700 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to travel with your camera, you will need to take into account its weight and proportions. The Panasonic FX48 offers outside measurements of 95mm x 53mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") with a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs) whilst the Panasonic FX700 has measurements of 104mm x 56mm x 25mm (4.1" x 2.2" x 1.0") and a weight of 176 grams (0.39 lbs).

Take a look at the Panasonic FX48 versus Panasonic FX700 in the new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you select at that moment. Here is the front view dimensions comparison of the FX48 against the FX700.

Panasonic FX48 vs Panasonic FX700 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the FX48 and FX700 is 95 and 94 respectively.

Panasonic FX48 vs Panasonic FX700 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FX48 vs Panasonic FX700 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its hard to visualise the contrast between sensor dimensions purely by going over a spec sheet. The pic here will help give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the FX48 and FX700.

As you can see, both of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same megapixels. You should anticipate the Panasonic FX700 to offer greater detail using its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop pics far more aggressively. The more aged FX48 is going to be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Panasonic FX48 vs Panasonic FX700 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FX48 vs Panasonic FX700 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FX48 vs Panasonic FX700 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FX48 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic FX700 as a Portrait photography camera
27
includes face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
can't use external flash
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
38
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic FX48
Street photography with Panasonic FX700
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
57
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic FX48 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic FX700 as a Sports photography camera
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
44
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic FX48
Travel photography with Panasonic FX700
58
has built in flash
decently wide (25mm)
no Timelapse mode
resolution not great (12MP)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
65
megapixel count decent (14MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (24mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f2.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FX48 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic FX700 as a Landscape photography camera
33
decently wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.5 inch)
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
no Timelapse mode
49
you can focus manually
pretty wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.2)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FX48 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic FX700 as a Vlogging camera
31
decently wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focusing
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
no external microphone jack
34
pretty wide (24mm)
built-in touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow max aperture (f2.2)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external mic jack
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Panasonic FX48 vs Panasonic FX700 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FX48 and Panasonic FX700
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700
Also Known as Lumix DMC-FX40 -
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2009-01-27 2010-07-21
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - Venus Engine FHD
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Maximum native ISO 3200 6400
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 11 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-125mm (5.0x) 24-120mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/2.2-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.5" 3"
Resolution of screen 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/3000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 2.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 6.00 m 7.40 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG AVCHD
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 150 gr (0.33 pounds) 176 gr (0.39 pounds)
Dimensions 95 x 53 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.9") 104 x 56 x 25mm (4.1" x 2.2" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Price at launch $325 $399