Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5 14.1MP Digital Camera, DC Vario 4x Optical and Digital Zoom, 3.0in TFT Touch Screen LCD, HD Movies 1280x720 Pixels, Silver


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About Panasonic DMC-FP5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5S features shiny front panel and boasts a sophisticated, futuristic design suiting the casual urban usage. The slide cover both protects the lens from scratches or dusts and serves as the camera's power switch, making it fast and easy to slip the camera out of a pocket or a bag and turn on the power.

The DMC-FP5 features a 4x optical zoom LUMIX DC VARIO lens (35mm camera equivalent: 35-140mm). The folded optics of the shaft guide method is adopted to secure the toughness of the lens unit. Comprising 11 elements and a prism unit in 10 groups, including an ED (Extra Low Dispersion) lens and 4 aspherical lenses with 7 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit renders high resolution image corner to corner even adopting the folded optics.

The DMC-FP5 gives you smooth, free, touch-control shooting. Your subject is instantly brought into auto focus by simply touching the image on the large LCD. You can also operate the auto focus and shutter release at the same time with just a touch and the Sonic Speed AF system provides fast, accurate AF performance for an entirely new style of shooting. A newly designed GUI also enables more comfortable operation. Simply touching the easy-to-understand icons lets you quickly and easily switch shooting modes and select functions.

The DMC-FP5 can record motion images in high-definition. The pixel mixed readout method enables bright motion-image recording even in low-light settings. The DMC-FP5 can also record standard motion images in VGA (640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels at 30 fps).

Panasonic DMC-FP5 Features

  • 4x Optical Zoom / 5x Intelligent Zoom / 8.4x Extra Optical Zoom: The 4x optical zoom can be increased its power to 5x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function taking advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even using digital zoom
  • Touch Shutter: You can operate the auto focus and shutter release at the same time with just a touch. This kind of intuitive touch operation lets you easily catch even fast-action sports shots where your subject is on the move
  • Touch AF: With the DMC-FP5, auto focus can be set at any part of the frame by simply touching the subject on the LCD. This lets you frame your shot easily and accurately. It's also helpful when you want to single out a subject from among other objects in the frame, to optimize focus
  • Touch AF Tracking: Touch the screen and the DMC-FP5 locks on and automatically "tracks" the subject as it moves, keeping on adjusting the focus settings for best results
  • Touch Operation in iA Mode: In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, simply touch the subject on the LCD and the DMC-FP5 automatically selects the optimal Scene Mode
  • Touch Playback Control: The touch-screen operation excels not only for shooting but also for playing back images with outstanding visibility. You can drag the image across the screen with a finger to browse a collection of photos as you flip over the pages of the book
  • 12/30 Multi Display: The 12/30 Multi Display shows you images in a small thumbnail format. The DMC-FP5 makes it smooth and easy to find the exact shot you want even from a large number of thumbnail images
  • 14.1-megapixel High-resolution CCD: The DMC-FP5 features a 1/2.33-inch CCD with effective 14.1-megapixel high-resolution
  • Venus Engine VI: The high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine VI is incorporated in the DMC-FP5 to enable the recording of beautiful images with higher quality signal processing including the Intelligent Resolution technology
  • Sonic Speed AF: The Sonic Speed AF system includes numerous re-engineering enhancements, including a higher-speed actuator, optimized algorithms and parallel software processing. The result is fast and accurate AF performance
  • Fast Start-up Time: The parallel processing of software resulted in ultra high-speed start-up
  • Short Release Time Lag: The shutter release time lag is as short as approx. 0.005 second (FP5), making it easy to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities
  • Battery Life: The energy-saving Venus Engine VI image processing engine and the efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery - which has been slimmed down to fit into thinner camera bodies - work together to extend the shooting time of the DMC-FP5
  • Unlimited Consecutive Shooting: The Unlimited Consecutive Shooting function lets you snap off consecutive shots at approx. 1.5 frames per second (FP5) until the memory card is full
  • iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode: When you don't know which mode will give you the best shooting results, or when a sudden photo opportunity pops up and you don't have time to make any settings, simply choose the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode and let the camera do it all for you
  • MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) - Shake Detection: The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) in the DMC-FP5 compensates for the blurring caused by hand-shake
  • Touch AF Tracking - Subject Detection: Once the AF subject is selected by touch control, it continues to track the subject even if it moves until you press the shutter
  • Quick AF: The DMC-FP5 features the Quick AF. Ordinary AF is activated when the shutter button is pressed half-way, while the Quick AF starts operating as soon as the camera is pointed toward a subject
  • Intelligent ISO Control - Motion Detection: The Intelligent ISO Control function in the DMC-FP5 made possible by the Venus Engine VI detects subject movement and automatically adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed to best suit the movement and light conditions
  • Face Detection AF/AE: The Face Detection AF/AE function detects faces and automatically optimizes the focus and exposure settings
  • Intelligent Scene Selector - Scene Detection: When the camera's in iA Mode, the Intelligent Scene Selector automatically sets the Scene Mode to one of Scenery, Portrait, Macro, Night Portrait, Night Scenery or Sunset
  • Intelligent Exposure - Light Detection: The Intelligent Exposure function increases the exposure only in under-exposed areas by detecting the brightness level part-by-part in the image
  • Panorama Assist Mode: This is a handy function for aligning panorama photos using the included software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 Edition. The afterimage of each previous shot is displayed, so you can use it to precisely line up the second and third shots
  • Macro Zoom: You can pull subjects even closer than the closest point possible with the wide-angle setting by using 3x digital zoom and capture dramatic close-ups
  • Selectable Focus Icon: When using 11-area AF, the camera automatically determines the most appropriate AF area from the eleven points. This ensures accurate focusing even for difficult compositions
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