Lumix DMC-FX37

Last but by no means least is the DMC-FX37, which supersedes the impressive FX35 at the top of Panasonic's successful luxury ultra-compact range.

Keen observers will notice that the FX37 bears a very close resemblance to its predecessor. In fact its specification is almost identical, including its 10.1-megapixel resolution sensor, 2.5-inch 230k LCD monitor and Venus Engine IV processor. Like the FX35 it also features Intelligent Auto mode and HD movie recording.

There are some differences however, most notably in the lens department. The FX37 features a 5x zoom Leica DC lens with a wide-angle equivalent to 25mm, slightly better than the FX35's 4x zoom 25mm version.

The FX37 is available in a range of colours including black, silver, blue, pink and brown, although not all colours will be available in all territories. As you've probably guessed if you've read this far the camera will be going on sale sometime in August, at a price of £249.99.

Link: Panasonic UK

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SpiderJacek

July 22, 2008, 2:16 pm

The article says that UK pricing is not yet available, but DP posted them along with their info about these new cameras:





DMC-LX3 - &#163400


DMC-FZ28 - &#163330


DMC-FX150 - &#163300


DMC-FX37 - &#163250





Please come here to discuss the launch of these cameras:


http://www.trustedreviews.com/...

The Pope

July 22, 2008, 2:23 pm

Damn - I was interested in the LX3, and had a sinking feeling it would be pricey, but &#163400?!? I know it's a different market, but you can have a 400D for that money (and I do!)

Luan Bach

July 22, 2008, 4:03 pm

I'm going to get a new compact at xmas, hopefully the FX37 will drop down to the current FX35 price by then as it was on top of my short list.

Kazzaz

July 22, 2008, 5:03 pm

Panasonic IS The Best In The Market Now ( Non-DSlrs ) .. i hoped to see the Fz60 .. any news about it ?

Cliff Smith

July 23, 2008, 4:45 pm

No news on an FZ60 yet, but the big Photokina camera show is coming up in September, so they'll probably keep some big launch for that.

Cliff Smith

July 23, 2008, 4:54 pm

UPDATE: I've just received an email from Panasonic confirming the prices that Spider quotes above:





FX150 - &#163299.99


FZ28 - &#163329.99


LX3 - &#163399.99


FX37 - &#163249.99





I've updated the article accordingly.

NRoy

July 24, 2008, 2:22 am

no fz60, but FZ28 :) http://www2.panasonic.com/weba...

Frankf9d

August 21, 2008, 4:36 am

Much as I find the LX3 appealing, I have difficulty considering anything without a viewfinder (small format) to really be a camera and I also think The Pope makes a good point.

Geoff Richards

August 21, 2008, 11:56 am

Well, having said that Frank, a friend of mine lusted after the LX3 and bought one this week. He's over the moon with it! Why? It has great performance but without the bulk of a dSLR - that's what he wanted. Horses for courses.

Frankf9d

August 21, 2008, 6:00 pm

Fair point Geoff, that your friend is delighted, but these are not horses and though the LX3 has some great attributes, , , ,It does not have a viewfinder.


Or am I the one, flogging a dead horse ?

Vertigon

August 30, 2008, 8:34 pm

I was keenly awaiting the arrival of the LX3 but after seeing sample images on another site it's obvious Panasonic haven't cleared up there noise problems. I did read yet on another sit that the images were fine to ISO 400. On paper it all looks good, and the convenience of having a camera around almost all the time isn't something that can be achieved with a DSLR even though at the price one wants to try.

Vertigon

August 31, 2008, 8:01 am

Well after searching for images worthy of the F2 lens on this camera I found some interesting posts at flickr, comenting on the early firmware and the fact that these early pictures taken during a press tour wern't not intended to be released. It does hold hope that the release of the production LX3 will clear up the noise issues and hopefully offer images a little sharper than what we've been seeing. Oh and the specs vs price on the D90 are looking inviting.

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