To measure and compare the Panasonic Lumix FX30's purple fringing caused by lens chromatic aberrations and sensor
blooming, we photographed a test chart with areas of very high contrast
using it and a number of rival models.
We used the built-in lenses at their widest and longest focal lengths with
the apertures wide open. The crops are taken
from the upper left corner of the chart and presented here at 100%.
In this particular test, the FX30 exhibits little to no coloured fringing. This is unlike the other three models, all of which show some fringing. So a good result here for the FX30.
Panasonic Lumix FX30
Canon PowerShot A640
Fujifilm FinePix F30
Sony Cybershot DSC-N2
4.6-16.4mm at 4.6mm f2.8
7.3-29.2mm at 7.3mm f2.8
8-24mm at 8mm f2.8
7.9-23.7mm at 7.9mm f2.8
4.6-16.4mm at 16.4mm f5.6
7.3-29.2mm at 29.2mm f4.1
8-24mm at 24mm f5.0
7.9-23.7mm at 23.7mm f5.4
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30 macro comparison
To measure and compare the Panasonic Lumix FX30's macro performance we photographed
a custom chart using it and a number of rival models with their bundled
Each camera was positioned at a distance and set to a focal length which
delivered the maximum possible reproduction.
The dark lines are 10mm apart and the result is not cropped. Smaller areas
are preferred in this test.
The image left was taken with the Panasonic Lumix FX30 in its Macro mode.
4.6-16.4mm at 4.6mm
Max area of 60x44mm
Switch the FX30 to macro mode and you can focus as close as 5cm with the lens set to wide angle. From this distance the FX30 captured an area measuring 30x22mm, which while similar to the Fuji F30 and slightly better than the Sony N2, is behind that of the Canon A640.