Panasonic FX700

 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 front
 
  • 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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Portability
94
Imaging
38
Features
44
Overall
40

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 #41 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over all #705 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our collection. Please check out our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your personal criteria.

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Panasonic FX700 history

The Panasonic FX700 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the detailed range underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH10 front thumbnailPanasonic FH10
FX700 vs FH10
26-130mm
F2.8-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-F5 front thumbnailPanasonic F5
FX700 vs F5
28-140mm
F3.2-6.5
14MP1/2.3"2013
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH8 front thumbnailPanasonic FH8
FX700 vs FH8
24-120mm
F2.5-6.4
16MP1/2.3"2012
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH6 front thumbnailPanasonic FH6
FX700 vs FH6
24-120mm
F2.5-6.4
14MP1/2.3"2012
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH7 front thumbnailPanasonic FH7
FX700 vs FH7
28-112mm
F3.1-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX90 front thumbnailPanasonic FX90
FX700 vs FX90
24-120mm
F2.5-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX78 front thumbnailPanasonic FX78
FX700 vs FX78
24-120mm
F2.5-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH2 front thumbnailPanasonic FH2
FX700 vs FH2
28-112mm
F3.1-6.5
14MP1/2.3"2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH25 front thumbnailPanasonic FH25
FX700 vs FH25
28-224mm
F3.3-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH5 front thumbnailPanasonic FH5
FX700 vs FH5
28-112mm
F3.1-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH27 front thumbnailPanasonic FH27
FX700 vs FH27
28-224mm
F3.3-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX700 front thumbnailPanasonic FX70024-120mm
F2.2-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX75 front thumbnailPanasonic FX75
FX700 vs FX75
24-120mm
F2.2-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH1 front thumbnailPanasonic FH1
FX700 vs FH1
28-140mm
F2.8-6.9
12MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH22 front thumbnailPanasonic FH22
FX700 vs FH22
28-224mm
F3.3-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH3 front thumbnailPanasonic FH3
FX700 vs FH3
28-140mm
F2.8-6.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH20 front thumbnailPanasonic FH20
FX700 vs FH20
28-224mm
F3.3-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FS25 front thumbnailPanasonic FS25
FX700 vs FS25
29-145mm
F3.3-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX580 front thumbnailPanasonic FX580
FX700 vs FX580
25-125mm
F2.8-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX48 front thumbnailPanasonic FX48
FX700 vs FX48
25-125mm
F2.8-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ28 front thumbnailPanasonic FZ28
FX700 vs FZ28
27-486mm
F2.8-4.4
10MP1/2.3"2009

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.

above average minimum ISO (80)
decent megapixels (14MP)
flash built-in
good zoom range (24-120mm 5.0 x zoom)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes HDMI socket
manual focus
pretty wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3")
touch screen
cannot use external flash
does not have a selfie friendly screen
does not have phase detect AF
does not have RAW support
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
no headphone socket
no microphone socket
no Timelapse recording
screen does not articulate
screen has low resolution (230 thousand dots)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
slow at tele end (f5.9)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.2)
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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.

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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.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 sensor size Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Down below is a shot of the Panasonic FX700 next to a softdrink so you can have a feel for its scale.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 dimensions scale

The top view just below will show the button layout on the FX700.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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has manual focus
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files

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.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files

Panasonic FX700 as a Sports photography camera

A bad sports photography points total of 44 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.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus

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.

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MP count decent (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (24mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.2)

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.

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manual focus
really wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.2)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
missing Timelapse function

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 34.

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quite wide (24mm)
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f2.2)
does not have selfie friendly display
lack of microphone jack

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.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Panasonic
Model
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700
Type
Small Sensor Compact
Launched
2010-07-21
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Processor
Venus Engine FHD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area
27.7mm²
Sensor resolution
14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4320 x 3240
RAW format
Maximum native ISO
6400
Min native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points
0
Lens
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-120mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture
f/2.2-5.9
Macro focus range
3cm
Focal length multiplier
5.9
Screen
Type of screen
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
3"
Screen resolution
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
60s
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate
10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
7.40 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
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
1920x1080
Video file format
AVCHD
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
176g (0.39 lb)
Physical dimensions
104 x 56 x 25mm (4.1" x 2.2" x 1.0")
Other
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage type
SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal
Card slots
One
Pricing at release
$399