LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic FX580 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
FX580 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Fujifilm X30 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic FX580 can shoot continuously at max speed of 2 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately FX580 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Panasonic FX580 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 11 points to choose from.
Panasonic FX580 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic FX580, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
FX580 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Panasonic FX580 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect FX580 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Panasonic FX580 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Panasonic FX580 is $498.99