Panasonic FX75

 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 front
 
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-120mm (F2.2-5.9) lens
  • 165g - 103 x 55 x 23mm
  • Announced June 2010
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FX70
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  • Alternatives
Portability
94
Imaging
38
Features
32
Overall
35

Panasonic FX75 summary

Panasonic FX75 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Compact camera initially introduced on June of 2010. The camera features a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4320 x 3240. It is also known as "Lumix DMC-FX70" in some countries.

The FX75 is ranked #117 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over all #935 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should test our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your personal criteria.

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Below is a chart of different factors used in the rating system.

Panasonic FX75 family

The Panasonic FX75 has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can identify all earlier and new models along with key specifications.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH10 front thumbnailPanasonic FH10
FX75 vs FH10
26-130mm
F2.8-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-F5 front thumbnailPanasonic F5
FX75 vs F5
28-140mm
F3.2-6.5
14MP1/2.3"2013
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH8 front thumbnailPanasonic FH8
FX75 vs FH8
24-120mm
F2.5-6.4
16MP1/2.3"2012
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH6 front thumbnailPanasonic FH6
FX75 vs FH6
24-120mm
F2.5-6.4
14MP1/2.3"2012
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH7 front thumbnailPanasonic FH7
FX75 vs FH7
28-112mm
F3.1-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX90 front thumbnailPanasonic FX90
FX75 vs FX90
24-120mm
F2.5-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX78 front thumbnailPanasonic FX78
FX75 vs FX78
24-120mm
F2.5-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH2 front thumbnailPanasonic FH2
FX75 vs FH2
28-112mm
F3.1-6.5
14MP1/2.3"2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH25 front thumbnailPanasonic FH25
FX75 vs FH25
28-224mm
F3.3-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH5 front thumbnailPanasonic FH5
FX75 vs FH5
28-112mm
F3.1-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH27 front thumbnailPanasonic FH27
FX75 vs FH27
28-224mm
F3.3-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX700 front thumbnailPanasonic FX700
FX75 vs FX700
24-120mm
F2.2-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX75 front thumbnailPanasonic FX7524-120mm
F2.2-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH1 front thumbnailPanasonic FH1
FX75 vs FH1
28-140mm
F2.8-6.9
12MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH22 front thumbnailPanasonic FH22
FX75 vs FH22
28-224mm
F3.3-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH3 front thumbnailPanasonic FH3
FX75 vs FH3
28-140mm
F2.8-6.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH20 front thumbnailPanasonic FH20
FX75 vs FH20
28-224mm
F3.3-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FS25 front thumbnailPanasonic FS25
FX75 vs FS25
29-145mm
F3.3-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX580 front thumbnailPanasonic FX580
FX75 vs FX580
25-125mm
F2.8-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX48 front thumbnailPanasonic FX48
FX75 vs FX48
25-125mm
F2.8-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ28 front thumbnailPanasonic FZ28
FX75 vs FZ28
27-486mm
F2.8-4.4
10MP1/2.3"2009

Panasonic FX75 Pros and Cons

Here is a collection of pros and cons of the Panasonic FX75 based on things which are typically considered useful in a camera.

built-in flash
comes with tracking focus
does have HDMI support
good minimum ISO (80)
good resolution (14MP)
image stabilization (Optical)
in built lens has zoom (24-120mm 5.0 x zoom)
provides focus by touch
relatively wide (24mm)
touch screen
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
cannot use external flash
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have headphone jack
does not have mic jack
does not have Time Lapse function
has no phase detect auto focus
has no RAW files
lack of manual mode
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
no aperture priority mode
no articulating screen
no manual focus
no shutter priority
screen has low resolution (230 thousand dot)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
sluggish at full zoom (f5.9)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.2)
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
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Panasonic FX75 Sensor specs

The Panasonic FX75 features the Venus Engine HD II processor chip. The sensor spec on the Panasonic FX75 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4320 x 3240 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter might produce cropping.

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The CCD sensor has 14MP and includes a native ISO range of 80 to 6400. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved which means that you have less margin for error.

The graphic underneath shows the FX75's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The FX75 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is presented in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Panasonic FX75 dimensions

Panasonic FX75 weighs around 0.36 lbs (165g / 5.82 oz) & has external dimensions of 103mm x 55mm x 23mm (4.1" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Panasonic FX75 is very much the same when compared to various competitors.

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Underneath is a picture of the Panasonic FX75 besides a softdrink so you're able to get a feel for its size.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 dimensions scale

The top view under will provide the button design on the FX75.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 topview buttons dials

Panasonic FX75 Lens details

The FX75 features a built in lens giving a focal range of 24-120mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which may not be exceptional however it may be handy in some scenarios.

At it's widest 24mm, it features an aperture of f2.2 and that is very sluggish and not ideal for low light situations and you might find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You could also need to up your ISO which results in noisy pictures. For the long end, 120mm comes with f5.9 making it pretty sluggish and you would have to choose slow shutter speeds.

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Panasonic FX75 Connectivity

The FX75 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to send pictures and oftentimes change camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.

Certain apps also enable a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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Panasonic FX75 Video details

The max video quality on the Panasonic FX75 is 1280 x 720 and you can save in AVCHD Lite and Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful for today's requirements. You should shoot for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The body does not have a microphone and headphone socket which means you have got zero control over the audio. It is probably best to get a different model if you want better audio for your video clips.

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Panasonic FX75 Weather Sealing

There is no environment proofing for the Panasonic FX75 so you have to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.

Panasonic FX75 Display and Viewfinder

The Panasonic FX75 features a 2.7 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means that you are able to switch focus points plus adjust settings with your fingers.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75 screen and viewfinder World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

The ViewFinder specifications for Panasonic FX75 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders will be quite useful.

Panasonic FX75 Shutter details

Panasonic FX75 has the capability to shoot continuously at 2.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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Panasonic FX75 Flash and Hot shoe details

Panasonic FX75 features just integrated flash with missing external flash support.

Panasonic FX75 Autofocus details

Panasonic FX75 features only Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & accurate compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.

Panasonic FX75 has tap to focus. You can use your fingers to adjust focus points. It also includes Tracking Autofocus for moving objects. Panasonic FX75 has not got manual focus. Manual focus mode can be good for low light situations or you need more accurate control on focusing.

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Panasonic FX75 Battery life

The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the maximum (470) battery life for this class of cameras.

Following is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the best battery life:

Panasonic FX75 for different styles of photography

The following bar chart presents a summary of the Panasonic FX75 for different styles of photography. To find out more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Portrait photography with Panasonic FX75

The Panasonic FX75 has a points total of 29 which is subpar, meaning that it is simply not good for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor specs, RAW support together with the option to utilize external lighting.

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sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
no manual exposure
can't use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files

Panasonic FX75 Street photography factors

With a very good points total of 62, the Panasonic FX75 is a fine option to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.

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image stabilization (Optical)
features touch focus
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format

Panasonic FX75 Sports photography information

A subpar sports photography points total of 40 indicates the Panasonic FX75 is simply not good for taking photos of sports. A camera should have good autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus

Panasonic FX75 Travel photography features

Portability is very crucial when picking a camera for travel. All round, the Panasonic FX75 gets a above average 68 as a travelling camera which is a good pick to buy for your vacations.

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provides touch to focus
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (24mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.2)

Panasonic FX75 Landscape photography details

If you are planning to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most vital factor will be image quality. The Panasonic FX75 with it's subpar score of 38 for a landscape camera is simply not good among its competition.

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really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.2)
small screen (2.7")
manual mode not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
lack of Time Lapse mode

Panasonic FX75 Vlogging features

A camera for vlogging really should have a moving display, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Panasonic FX75 is simply not good for vlogging as it receives a subpar rating of 31.

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rather wide (24mm)
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.2)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have mic port

Panasonic FX75 Alternatives

If you want alternatives to the FX75, here is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.

The line graph below provides you a bird's eye view of the FX75 vs it's top scoring rivals listed above.

There are more cameras you may regard as alternate options. To go through a detailed comparison, click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand Name
Panasonic
Model
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX75
Also called
Lumix DMC-FX70
Category
Small Sensor Compact
Announced
2010-06-01
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Processor
Venus Engine HD II
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area
27.7mm²
Sensor resolution
14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
4320 x 3240
RAW images
Max native ISO
6400
Minimum native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-120mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture
f/2.2-5.9
Macro focus range
3cm
Focal length multiplier
5.9
Screen
Range of display
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
2.7"
Display resolution
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
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
Min shutter speed
60s
Max shutter speed
1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed
2.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
7.40 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
1280x720
Video format
AVCHD Lite, Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
165g (0.36 lbs)
Dimensions
103 x 55 x 23mm (4.1" x 2.2" x 0.9")
Other
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots
Single
Retail price
$139