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Panasonic DMC-FX37K 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black)
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Product Description

The Lumix DMC-FX37 digital camera features a 25mm ultra wide-angle Leica DC lens, enabling you to capture almost double the viewing space at the same shooting distance as compared to 35mm cameras. The 10.1-megapixel FX37, capable of High Definition video recording, also includes a powerful 5x optical zoom while maintaining a sleek, ultra-compact body and expands Intelligent Auto Mode (iA), Panasonics system of intuitive technologies that help you capture better photos.

Features:
  • 10-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality poster-size prints
  • 5x wide-angle MEGA Optical Image Stabilized zoom lens
  • Intelligent Auto Modes include new side portrait and AF tracking
  • High Definition video mode
  • 50 MB built-in memory; capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

Customer Reviews:

  • good camera
    Had and lost a panasonic camera before this one. Previous camera had a 10x optical zoom. I am happy to give up the extra zoom. This camera is much smaller...more pocket size, which is nice. Video is so good you would think it is a video camera. Night shots turn out very nice( did a few cityscape shots over a lake). Haven't actually used the camera a lot yet, but previous Lumix camera was really nice....The 25mm is awesome, it is very cool to take a picture of a room and get the whole room. ...more info
  • Poor packaging from shipper + not really white (more like silver)
    Negatives:
    1) Poor packaging from shipper - camera came partially damaged
    2) Shutter lag
    3) Not true white - very close to being silver

    Positives:
    1) Very Portable
    2) Wide angle and zoom work great
    3) Extremely intuitive menu navigation

    I've decided to return it in the end because the camera screen is damaged due to poor packaging from shipper. I ordered the Nikon S60 (WHITE) as a replacement....more info
  • Good Buy, Good product
    The pictures crisp, and videos clear, almost perfect in every sense. The Intelligent Auto (iA) is the best feature. Works well. What does not make it perfect 10 is - the tones, pictures in low light conditions tend to have more magenta and lacks depth. It needs longer exposure time for pictures taken in zoom (optical) in perfect light conditions. Overall, a good product, I always buy Panasonic in Cameras, and recommend this as a good buy....more info
  • Great Sharp Small
    I'm a professional photographer with 25 yrs experience. Came down to the FX 37.. Canon sd 990 or the
    Sony dswc T-77.
    Sent the Canon right back. Clever design, too bulky, and guaranteed to slip through your fingers.
    Sony, nice and slim, but too many menus, plus the touch screen is awkward and will drive you insane.
    The FX 37 is very small, very fast, push buttons, and a 25mm wide-angle lens. Plus it extends to a nice telephoto...125mm. All you will ever need and POCKETABLE. Have the camera with you. Never miss the shot.
    Beautiful construction. Feels solid. Very easy to shoot. Focus tracking. Leica lens. HD video. Excellent prints.
    It's a no brainer....more info
  • Panasonic Lumix FX37K
    After researching many compact digital cameras online, I decided on the Lumix FX37 because of the size, it's usually good reviews (there were some that commented on photo quality - I should have listened) and the fact it had a Leica lens.

    I was very disappointed with the quality of the photos which lacked contrast and crispness. The edges of the photos had more perspective distortion than I found acceptable in the default wide angle setting. The zoom caused photos to be even less sharp. I tried a variety of settings and took photos both inside and outside. The extra noise picked up while using the movie mode outside was very loud.

    On the plus side the camera looks nice; the macro mode poduced sharp photos only slightly lacking in contrast and was the best feature of the camera; the menu was easy to navigate.

    In the end, after only two days I returned the camera. The whole point is to take good photos, no matter how many nice other features the camera may have....more info
  • great little camera
    performs very well with excellent definition and easy to use controls so you really don't need to go tho the manual to figure it out...more info
  • Great Zoom and Wide-Angle Camera Choice
    I needed a new small digital camera and decided on Canon or Panasonic due to input from several sources and many weeks of research. The camera had to have at least 5x zoom, my biggest requirement until I started reading and hearing about the advantages of a wide-angle lens. Finding the two together in the camera size I wanted was not easy (at least in the two brands above and in a reasonable price range for me) and I wavered between less zoom but wide-angle, or no wide-angle and 5x (or more) zoom. Finally I decided on the Panasonic DMC-FX37 which offers both and is very small! I am very happy with it so far! I think the photos and videos are super and the extra features are amazing. I don't like the exposure screen that pops up every once in awhile when I'm ready to take a shot (it's great to know that if I adjust right then the picture will come out better) but I have lost the photo opportunity a few times since I haven't figured out how to override the screen quickly. The manual is a bit overwhelming but I'm sure help is available in those pages somewhere!
    Four stars as I've compared my photos with a similar Canon camera and I think those are a bit better; however, I love having the 5x zoom and wide-angle which I would never do without again....more info
  • Quality camera, responsive, great 25-125mm f/2.8-5.9 lens
    The exemplary build quality gives this camera a luxury feel. The camera is dense, feels hefty for its size when picked up, unlike many similar cameras that feel like a piece of plastic. This is a fine example of Japanese craftsmanship. It is fast and very responsive in operation. The lens is fantastic, 25mm (effective) wide angle is rare among such cameras, significantly wider angle than the 28mm of the FX33. In wide angle lenses every mm counts. Thankfully, the max aperture is back to f/2.8 - the FX35 maxed at f/3.3. The lens is sharp edge to edge with very little, if any, in the way of distortion and chromatic aberration. Certainly, the lens is better than the sensor. The wide aperture (f/2.8) at the wide angle is great for low light [The lenses on the FX35, TZ3, TZ4 and TZ5 are not as fast].

    The flash is weak [manufacturers under-power the flash in order to gain on the "shots per battery charge" scale.].

    Hints: In low light, including indoor shots with flash, use the wide angle (zoom out) to make use of the f/2.8 aperture, and you'll get less dark underexposed pictures. Stick with ISO 100 and 200. Keep ISO 400 for emergencies, but never go beyond 400. In auto-ISO mode, you can limit the max ISO. You probably read a lot about image noise. Yes, it is there, but you will not see it in 4x6 or 8x10 prints. You won't see it on a typical 20" monitor (12"x16") when viewing the whole image on the screen. You will see it if you view part of the image 1:1, which amounts to close up inspection of a 57"x38" print (assuming the monitor is running at 1024x768). Those wanting 57"x38" prints will be using a medium-format digital back, not this camera anyway. Reduce the resolution to 3 or 5 mp and you'll see less noise (per pixel), and save hard disk space!

    I recommend an extra battery and a 4 GB memory card (minimum).

    Optical image stabilization is very effective indeed. Video (1280x720x30) is very good.

    I took out one star for: 1) Lack of full manual controls, 2) sensor noise.
    This camera needs a larger sensor.

    The more expensive TZ3, TZ4 and TZ5 lack the f/2.8 aperture (they max at f/3.3).

    If you like the size and build-quality of the FX37, but want a better picture-taking machine, look at the LX3. It has a larger sensor, manual controls, RAW, and an excellent 24-60mm (equiv) f/2-2.8 lens. The LX3 is destined to be a big hit....more info
  • Reviewed: Panasonic DMC-FX37A 10.1MP Digital Camera
    Panasonic DMC-FX37A 10.1MP Digital Camera
    I haven't done any extensive testing of this camera, but everything seems fine. This is similar to my Panasonic DMC-TZ3, with less Zoom (5x) but more memory. The DMC-FX37A is quite slim and the battery charger is small, so it is very handy for travelling. I've used it for candle light photos (with and without the 'candle light scene' exposure preset. Not sure which I prefer - I edit my photos in Paint Shop Pro anyway. I did get some usable photos under very low light conditions. The extra wide angle is very handy for situations where you can't back up any further. I haven't used the movie mode yet.
    So, I would recommend either the DMC-FX37A 10.1MP, or the DMC-TZ series. The latter is a bit larger with 10x zoom. Both have good lenses (Leica)....more info
  • Excellent Value -- Great Pics and Vids
    For the money this camera is outstanding and preferred to the newer models for 2009 in many ways....more info
  • First Impressions very positive
    When Panasonic announced their new cameras, I was interested in this model for its size, lens and image size. They have ceased the race for megapixel king and I was hoping image quality and not megapixels would become important.

    Camera is 10MP, and has a 5x wide angle zoom. Plenty of MP for most uses and users.

    The 5X zoom, while not the smoothest when zooming, the range is really appreciated. From a wide to a nice short tele! Very useful. On of my favorite things to do on vacation is to make "two-fers" self portraits of my wife and I. Not easy to do with most point and shoots, not wide enough to capture people and ambiance. This one fits the bill nicely!

    First impressions: Camera is smaller than I had expected. This is a plus. It is the same size dimensionally as the Sony Cybershot T-5 it replaces.Also a plus. It is lighter than the Sony, and does not have that "solid" feeling. I consider this a neutral or slight minus.

    Fast on the Draw, acceptable shutter lag from this class of camera (I use a D2X as well). Facial recognition focus seems to work too.

    One of the most easy to navigate and use menus I have come across. It is distilled to a bare minimum.

    Wish it captured RAW data.

    I had been concerned, and started to have buyers remorse before I received the camera when I read some reviews of the predecessor about noise in poorly illuminated settings. This does not seem to be a problem. My abbreviated testing in low light has very acceptable results. (Your mileage may vary of course.)

    For the price, this seems to be quite a nice camera for a carry everywhere camera. ...more info
  • stay away
    I don't normally write reviews but I felt compelled to attach a warning to this camera's page. After using the 37 for a week, I have since returned it. Almost every picture looks like it was taken with a webcam--very pixelated and grainy at 10MP shooting 4:3. Also, the LCD screen is very low-quality. Lastly, there is a lot of shutter lag. It's too bad since it boasts such a wide lens (although this does cause more-than-moderate fish-eye effect with images close up) and the HD 16:9 video (although, I don't really need that anyway). This is the first time in awhile that I have purchased a non-Canon camera and I will not do so again. Oh, and as with other Panasonic Lumix cameras, the usb input is non-standard (usually a mini-usb). Anyway, avoid this camera: Panasonic has ruined the Leica name with this one....more info