- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 6400
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 24-120mm (F2.5-5.9) lens
- 149g - 102 x 56 x 22mm
- Released August 2011
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Panasonic FX90 summary
Panasonic FX90 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally introduced on August of 2011. The camera houses a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The FX90 stands at #97 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #923 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. Please look at our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your customized criteria.
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Panasonic FX90 history
The Panasonic FX90 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the detailed list underneath.
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Panasonic FX90 Gallery
You can view the FX90 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Panasonic FX90 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of pros and cons of the Panasonic FX90 based on aspects which are generally regarded as important in a digital camera.
Panasonic FX90 Sensor specs
The specification of the sensor on the Panasonic FX90 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 80 to 6400. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved therefore you have less margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the FX90's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The FX90 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is shown in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic FX90 dimensions
Panasonic FX90 weighs in at 0.33 pounds (149g or 5.26 ounces) and features external dimensions of 102mm x 56mm x 22mm (4.0" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Panasonic FX90 is less heavy compared to other competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Underneath is a picture of the Panasonic FX90 next to a soda so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view under will provide the button layout on the FX90.
Panasonic FX90 Lens details
The FX90 has got a built in lens giving a focal range of 24-120mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't outstanding however it would certainly be invaluable in some cases.
At it's widest 24mm, it will have an aperture of f2.5 which will be fairly sluggish and not good in low light circumstances and you will probably find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You would also need to up your ISO which causes noisy images. For the long end, 120mm comes with f5.9 making it really sluggish and you may have to apply slower shutter speeds.
Panasonic FX90 Connectivity
The FX90 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to send files and at times alter settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Several apps also enable a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Panasonic FX90 Video details
The highest possible video quality on the Panasonic FX90 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD file format. 1080p quality gives a great balance in video quality vs file size but 1080p won't give you much room to crop. The body does not offer a mic and headphone port which means that you have zero control over your audio. It is probably best to have a look at another model in case you want good audio in your videos.
Panasonic FX90 Weather Sealing
Panasonic FX90 does not have environment proofing so rainy conditions may ruin the camera.
Panasonic FX90 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic FX90 is equipped with a 3" fixed display with a resolution of 460k dots.
Additionally the display is touch friendly which means you can easily set focus points plus change settings with your fingertips.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specs regarding Panasonic FX90 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders are pretty valuable.
Panasonic FX90 Shutter details
Panasonic FX90 has the capability to shoot continuously at 4.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Panasonic FX90 Flash and Hot shoe details
Panasonic FX90 boasts just inbuilt flash lacking external flash support.
Panasonic FX90 Autofocus details
Panasonic FX90 boasts only Contrast Detect Autofocus and does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and exact compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
It supports 23 focus points to pick from. Panasonic FX90 has touch to focus. You can use your fingers to switch focus. It also features Tracking Autofocus for objects that move. Panasonic FX90 lacks manual focus. Manual focus can be good in low light occasions or you need to have more exact control on focus.
Panasonic FX90 Battery life
The battery life on the Panasonic FX90 is fashioned to last for 200 shutters with respect to the CIPA benchmarks which is less as compared to its competitors. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the best (470) battery life in this kind of cameras.
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Panasonic FX90 for specific forms of photography
The following graph gives a outline of the Panasonic FX90 for specific forms of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section underneath.
Panasonic FX90 Portrait photography factors
The Panasonic FX90 receives a rating of 21 which is lousy, meaning that it is not really good for portrait images. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files together with the capability to use off-camera lighting.
Panasonic FX90 Street photography details
Having a very good rating of 62, the Panasonic FX90 is a fine choice to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Panasonic FX90 Sports photography info
A lousy sports photography score of 30 suggests the Panasonic FX90 is not really good for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have excellent focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic FX90 Travel photography highlights
Size is pretty critical when picking a travel camera. Overall, the Panasonic FX90 gets a modest 60 as a travel camera which is somewhat suited to take on your holidays.
Panasonic FX90 Landscape photography advice
In case you're looking to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the most vital aspect will be image quality. The Panasonic FX90 with it's lousy score of 36 as a landscape camera is not really good amongst it's competitors.
Panasonic FX90 Vlogging factors
A vlogging camera should offer a moving display, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Panasonic FX90 is not really good for vlogging as it gets a lousy rating of 34.
Panasonic FX90 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the FX90, below is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall in to the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart just below gives you an overview of the FX90 versus it's highest ranked competitors shown previously.
These are some more cameras you may take into account as alternatives. To review a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.