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Panasonic Lumix FX90 review

A function-packed quality compact camera with Wi-Fi

Our Verdict

For

  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Good quality lens
  • Excels at capturing people shots

Against

  • Small menu icons
  • Superfluous menu options

Resolution

As part of our image quality testing for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90X, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 is capable of resolving up to around 20 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please check out the full article.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Panasonic lumix dmc-fx90 review: resolution iso 100
Panasonic lumix dmc-fx90 review: resolution iso 100

Panasonic lumix dmc-fx90 review: resolution iso 100
Panasonic lumix dmc-fx90 review: resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 20 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc-fx90 review: resolution iso 200
Panasonic lumix dmc-fx90 review: resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 20 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc-fx90 review: resolution iso 400
Panasonic lumix dmc-fx90 review: resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 18 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc-fx90 review: resolution iso 800
Panasonic lumix dmc-fx90 review: resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 18 (see full image)

Panasonic lumix dmc-fx90 review: resolution iso 1600
Panasonic lumix dmc-fx90 review: resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 14 (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMP4, AVCHD
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)132 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Flash Memory Capacity70 MB
Minimum Focus Distance30 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate50 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution12.5 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height56.3 mm
Width102.2 mm
Depth21.6 mm
Autofocus Points23
Focal Length4.30 mm to 21.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-FX90
Product NameLumix DMC-FX90 Compact Camera
Product LineLumix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMCFX90EBK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

The DMC-FX90 has Wi-Fi connectivity for sharing images easily. You can send your images to a computer, and enjoy watching images with your family or sharing images with friends around the world. Even in places with no wireless access points (broadband router), by activating the dedicated application and log in the SNS link setup service "LUMIX CLUB" on the smartphone, you can instantly upload photos and videos to image sharing services such as Facebook, and YouTube, etc.

Battery Life200 Shot/1.67 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-FX90 Compact Camera
  • Li-Ion Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • Stylus Pen
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM
Display Resolution460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker