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Panasonic Lumix FX90 review

A function-packed quality compact camera with Wi-Fi

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

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Panasonic lumix dmc-fx90 review: signal to noise ratio

JPEG images from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 are on a par with those from the Nikon Coolpix S9100, but has the advantage of a lower minimum sensitivity of ISO 100.

Dynamic range

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Panasonic lumix dmc-fx90 review: dynamic range

This chart indicates that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90's JPEGs are on a par with the Canon IXUS 230 HS. Whilst the Fujifilm Finepix F550 EXR has a better dynamic range at lower sensitivities the Panasonic FX90 captures a more consistant tonal range throughout the sensitivity settings.

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
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