This is the first point-n-shoot camera that I have worked with extensively in about three years as I have been using a DSLR exclusively. Before that, I owned a few Nikon and Olympus point-n-shoot cameras and have had some brief shooting time with a few cheap cameras (low end Canon and Kodak) in the past year or so, neither of which I was terribly impressed with. Of course, it would be foolish to think the FX150 would outperform the DSLR so I won't exactly be comparing the two side by side here today. I have, however, been looking for a nice point-n-shoot unit to carry around with me at all times and I aim to find out if the FX150 is a worthy contender in that category.
The Panasonic FX150 arrived in the solid black retail box that you see above. The Panasonic brand name, Lumix series name and FX150 model number are prominently displayed on the top of the box along with a few icon-sized features. The bottom of the box displays the box contents, which we will get to in just a few. Normally I would post a features and specifications list here in the review, but since the technical specs list is so long, I will simply direct you over to Panasonic's website to view this extensive list.
Based on the specifications list, the FX150 appears to be a very user-friendly camera for both novice and experienced photographers. Continue ahead as we unbox the FX150 and take a closer look at everything included.