- 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 6400
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 24-120mm (F2.2-5.9) lens
- 176g - 104 x 56 x 25mm
- Launched July 2010
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- Size Comparison
Panasonic FX700 summary
Panasonic FX700 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally launched on July of 2010. It comes with a 14 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The FX700 is placed #49 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over all #759 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. Please check out our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your personal criteria.
The following is a diagram of different factors used in the rating system.
Panasonic FX700 history
The Panasonic FX700 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the detailed range underneath.
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Panasonic FX700 Gallery
You can check the FX700 from various angles in the gallery here.
Panasonic FX700 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of positives and negatives of the Panasonic FX700 based on criterias which are generally regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Panasonic FX700 Sensor info
The Panasonic FX700 houses the Venus Engine FHD processor. The sensor spec in the Panasonic FX700 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4320 x 3240 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CMOS sensor boasts 14MP and gives a standard ISO range of 80 - 6400. Sadly, RAW files are not saved therefore you have less margin for error.
The picture underneath illustrates the FX700's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The FX700 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is shown in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic FX700 dimensions
Panasonic FX700 weighs in at 0.39 lb (176g / 6.21 ounces) and the volume of the camera is 104mm x 56mm x 25mm (4.1" x 2.2" x 1.0"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Panasonic FX700 is similar when compared with various competitors.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Down below is a shot of the Panasonic FX700 next to a softdrink so you can have a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will show the button layout on the FX700.
Panasonic FX700 Lens info
The FX700 houses a built-in lens and it has a focal range of 24-120mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't really ideal however it will probably be handy in a few conditions.
At the widest 24mm, the lens offers an aperture of f2.2 and that's really slow and not very good in low light conditions and you might struggle to capture good bokeh. You would also need to increase the ISO resulting in noisy shots. On the tele end, 120mm comes to f5.9 making it fairly sluggish and you will need to use slower shutter speeds.
Panasonic FX700 Connectivity
The FX700 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to copy images and usually alter settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Certain applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external display. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Panasonic FX700 Video info
The highest possible video resolution in the Panasonic FX700 is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in AVCHD file format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance between video quality versus file sizes but 1080p will not leave you with much room to downsample. The camera does not offer a mic or headphone jack which means that you have got little control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to find another model in case you want decent audio in your videos.
Panasonic FX700 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing in the Panasonic FX700 so you need to be careful in wet or dusty situations.
Panasonic FX700 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic FX700 comes with a 3 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means you will be able to switch focus points as well as change settings by using your fingertips.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specifications regarding Panasonic FX700 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be rather beneficial during sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.
Panasonic FX700 Shutter info
Panasonic FX700 continuous shooting rate is 10.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Panasonic FX700 Flash and Hot shoe info
Panasonic FX700 includes only integrated flash with no external flash support.
Panasonic FX700 Autofocus info
Panasonic FX700 includes just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker & exact in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Panasonic FX700 boasts manual focus when needed during low light scenarios or you need more precise control on focus.
Panasonic FX700 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the best (470) battery life within this kind of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the strongest battery life:
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Panasonic FX700 for different kinds of photography
The following graph gives a outline of the Panasonic FX700 for different kinds of photography. To look at more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Panasonic FX700 Portrait photography details
The Panasonic FX700 gets a points total of 38 which is bad, and means the camera is not acceptable to use for portraits. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support plus the option to work with external lighting.
Panasonic FX700 Street photography highlights
Coming in at a reasonable points tally of 57, the Panasonic FX700 is somewhat adequate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Panasonic FX700 as a Sports photography camera
A bad sports photography points total of 43 indicates the Panasonic FX700 is not acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera must have good autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Panasonic FX700
Weight is extremely critical when selecting a travel camera. Over-all, the Panasonic FX700 gets a above average 65 as a travel camera which is a very decent pick for your vacations.
Panasonic FX700 Landscape photography highlights
For anyone planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Panasonic FX700 with it's moderate grade of 49 for a landscape camera is relatively adequate within the current marketplace.
Panasonic FX700 Vlogging info
A camera for vlogging should come with a articulating display, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Panasonic FX700 is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it comes to a bad score of 33.
Panasonic FX700 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the FX700, here is a collection of the top scored cameras which fall under the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph down below shows you a bird's eye view of the FX700 versus it's highest rated rivals listed previously.
Here are a few more cameras you might view as alternative options. To see a full comparison, simply click the "compare" link.