Panasonic Lumix FX500 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera £149.89 at Sendit (RRP £249.99).  Free delivery.
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Panasonic Lumix FX500 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera £149.89 at Sendit (RRP £249.99). Free delivery.

£149.89
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Found 8th Jul 2009
NOT YOUR ORDINARY DIGITAL CAMERAS!
One of the latest range from Panasonic, just released. Very high spec including 5x optical zoom on its Leica lens (incl. 25mm ultra wide angle); 3" touch screen; HD video; Li-ion battery; Intelligent Auto, etc. (full specs below).

Panasonic cameras are definately a cut above the ordinary and this looks like a great new model at a very reasonable price.

Camera Features:
Manual Operation on 3.0 Touch-Screen (Intelligent LCD with Auto-Brightness)
25mm Wide-Angle, 5x Optical Zoom, Bright F2.8 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT Lens
Intelligent Auto mode with Intelligent Exposure
1/2.33 10.1 MEGA pixels CCD
High picture quality and high sensitivity by Venus Engine IV
Camera Effective Pixels: 10.1 Mega pixels
HD Motion picture recording (1280x720) and HD output
Built-in-Memory: 50MB
Recording Media: Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Battery: Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1000mAh)
Battery life: 280 pictures
Dimensions [mm]: Width 94.9, Height 57.1, Depth 22.9

Memory Card Features:
Storage Capacity : 4GB
Type : SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)
Security Level : CPRM
Data Transfer Rate guaranteed : 4.0MB/sec.
Data Transfer Rate max. : 10MB/sec.
Speed Class : Class 4

9 Comments

Better price here:

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£138.98 + £5.86 delivery = £144.84

One of the latest range from Panasonic, just released



It is a great little camera - I have one - but it isn't "just released" as I bought mine last October...

Everybody who contemplates to purchase a Panasonic digital camera should be aware of this!.

Panasonic's sneaky restriction on use of 3rd party batteries (so you have to buy theirs for £50+).

I'd stay away from a company like that no matter how good their products are.

Don't update your firmware, if you already own one.

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pet2000;5692619

Everybody who contemplates to purchase a Panasonic digital camera should … Everybody who contemplates to purchase a Panasonic digital camera should be aware of this!. Panasonic's sneaky restriction on use of 3rd party batteries (so you have to buy theirs for £50+). I'd stay away from a company like that no matter how good their products are.Don't update your firmware, if you already own one.


Strange post! You should get out more!

Just about every camera manufacturer and plenty of other electronics companies use dedicated batteries - annoying perhaps but certainly not specific to Panasonic. Compatibles are widely available on the net at a fraction of the price (eg for my Panasonic TZ5 I got 2 for £11 delivered vs £30 ish for one branded one retail).

And your point re firmware?

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soldana;5692555

It is a great little camera - I have one - but it isn't "just released" … It is a great little camera - I have one - but it isn't "just released" as I bought mine last October...


Interesting, thanks. At least two UK suppliers claim it's new.

Besford;5694437

Strange post! You should get out more!Just about every camera … Strange post! You should get out more!Just about every camera manufacturer and plenty of other electronics companies use dedicated batteries - annoying perhaps but certainly not specific to Panasonic. Compatibles are widely available on the net at a fraction of the price (eg for my Panasonic TZ5 I got 2 for £11 delivered vs £30 ish for one branded one retail).And your point re firmware?


may be same as sony does. I have camcorder 3rd party batt fits powers up camera then says not sony battery but works ok on earlier camcorders .Maybe thats what he means? as it stops you using 3rd party batterys

details here

dpreview.com/new…asp

but it wouldn't bother me for this type of camera as I would only get a replacement and not an additional one

Original Poster

Vimes220;5697406

details … details herehttp://www.dpreview.com/news/0906/09061701panaservicenotice.aspbut it wouldn't bother me for this type of camera as I would only get a replacement and not an additional one


Interesting and new to me. Would have helped if pet2000 had explained!

as i said tho, I have had several compact cameras and the battery life tends to be more than good enough to last a day (200-300 shots) and a simple travel adapter means you can charge abroad. So I have never had the need to buy an additional battery. serious photographers may want a second battery but Ithey are the type of people who buy DSLR's and £30 (although not pocket money) is affordable.
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