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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX550 - Test Shots - Detail and Lens Performance

By Cliff Smith



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A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.


Here's the usual test shot of the west window of Exeter cathedral to compare detail and sharpness with other cameras. See below for a full-res crop or click to download the full-sized version.


There's no real improvement in overall detail compared to the FX500.


The lens produces almost no barrel distortion at wide angle.


Centre sharpness is reasonably good.


Corner sharpness is also good, with no chromatic aberration.



February 8, 2010, 5:16 pm

Bought my FX500 after the TR review and have been very pleased with it. Recently I got the instruction book out again as I realised I had slipped into using only i-Auto and had no idea about the rest or what i-Auto was deciding for me! Now, I can use all the bits again :) It is a very versatile & well built camera that can do quick snapshots or the more arty stuff whilst fitting a pocket/belt pouch.


February 9, 2010, 7:23 pm

Had an FX500 for 18 months or so. Was generally pleased with it, but somehow dust has got into lens / sensor (despite being carefully looked after) with no obvious way of cleaning it.


February 19, 2010, 11:21 am

The "Exeter cathedral" picture it doesn't look very sharp...

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