LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic FX90 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
FX90 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Nikon Coolpix P7000 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic FX90 can shoot continuously at max speed of 4 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately FX90 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Panasonic FX90 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 23 points to choose from.
With Panasonic FX90, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60,30 fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Panasonic FX90 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
FX90 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Panasonic FX90 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7000 or Olympus Stylus SH-1 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic FX90 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect FX90 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic FX90 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 200 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Panasonic FX90 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend FX90 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic FX90 vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Panasonic FX90 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Panasonic FX90 is $248.90