Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FP3 digital camera
- Video recording mode isn't that bad
- Unimpressive image quality in our test shots, interface was difficult to master
While Panasonic boasts that this camera has superior optics and great performance, our tests of its Lumix DMC-FP3 revealed it to be an uninspiring digital camera that was a pain to use. It's modern styling hides its lacklustre features, poor menu design and below par image performance.
Price$ 329.00 (AUD)
|Camera resolution (megapixels)||14.1|
|ISO speeds||80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto|
|White balance||Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade|
|Flash modes||Auto Flash, Flash Off, Red-eye Reduction Flash|
|Warranty length (months)||12|
|Wired Terminals / Ports||USB 2.0|
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GGG Evaluation Team
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
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My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.