The Panasonic DMCFX78W 12.1MP Digital Camera features an elegant body shape and a variety of chic colors. But it's more than just attractive, thanks to a host of advanced functions that capture stunning photos and full HD movies. Stylish enough to look like a fashion accessory, it will preserve precious memories of parties and other events with its incredible image quality as you carry it wherever you go. The DMC-FX78 gives you smooth, free, touch-control shooting. Your subject is instantly brought into auto focus by simply touching the image on the large, 3.5-inch 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.
The DMC-FX78 is equipped with a 3.5-inch 16:9 LCD with 230,000-dot high-resolution and a wide-viewing angle. The big screen reflects fine details, making it easy to check the focus before shooting. It also serves as a small photo and video viewer, allowing you and friends to enjoy viewing the still and motion images together.
According to the rise of movie recording popularity, digital cameras are now more compatible with it. The DMC-FX78 has recording capability of full HD 1,920 x 1,080 movies in AVCHD format despite its slim, stylish body. The AVCHD format features almost doubling the recording time in HD quality compared with conventional Motion JPEG. In addition, a host of options enhance the usability and fun of recording high quality full HD movie. Despite its compact, slim and stylish look, the DMC-FX78 offers versatile ways of recording memories not only in beautiful photo but also in high quality movie with ultimate ease of operation.
The DMC-FX78 features a 5x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-120mm). This gives you highly natural expressions from people and animals that you can't get close to. The 5x optical zoom can be increased its power to 6.5x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function. Furthermore, the Extra Optical Zoom function that extends zoom power to 9.8x by using the center part of the large CCD brings subjects even closer.
Reviewed by 4 customers
Still testing this camera, is great in most caracteristics , just two little things. 1.The selection for different scenes is little complicated, so i recommend use the IA (intelligent adjust), but also you can study the other controls and learn to use them. 2. The sensibility of the touchscreen at least with my finger sometimes is low. The camera instruction itsel recommend to use the pen stylus, but is little weird to carrying it and using it. So patience and learn to use your finger.
I am Japanese, I have its Japanese version "DMC-FX77Ã¢â‚¬ï¿½, I think the only difference is the language on the display, mine is with Japanese language. I happened to view this website, and I wonder why nobody ever put a comment for such a nice camera, so I think I can write a review for this (Please forgive me for my poor English). The color, its white color is beautiful, I think the color is a bit like ivory with pearl finish. I really like this camera and this model actually has been rated quite high in one of the Japanese evaluation website for many kinds of products or service. I introduce you some evaluations from the website for example. I totally agree with them, and "Beauty Retouch Mode" is also very convenient for the ladies, I think. I think the only problem is a power of the battery as one of them says, so I suggest you to prepare spare battery if you use it for travel, but I think it's no problem for the daily use. A) I take pictures everyday (with a camera), I only use compact digital camera because of the easiness to carry. I bought this "Panasonic" model for the first time feeling it attractive for its wide lens (24mm Ultra-Wide-Angle Leica Lens). The LCD display is also wide and beautiful. The response of touch panel is also good, we can also take a picture by only touching the display if you like, it's very easy because the camera automatically focus on the pint where you touch the display (Touch-control Shooting). The focus is rapid, when taking pictures of my children, it surely chases the moving of them. I am really surprised of its rapidity because I felt the time lug with my previous camera in the same occasion. The movie taken with this camera, I'm content with its picture quality, it is enough for taking pictures with compact digital camera. This is very nice model in the category of compact digital camera, such a light weight, small sized with fine functions and specification. I think the only problem is that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a bit difficult to get used to the icons in the beginning, but I think it's no longer the problem once you get used to it. If you really seek the quality of the picture or functions, you probably choose compact system camera with zoom lens, but I don't need such models for taking pictures everyday. I don't understand why those who can't use the functions of those models properly want to have compact system cameras with zoom lens, because this model's performance is amazing though it's a compact digital camera. I am very content with buying this camera, after sometime ago. B) (Design) I think the design is good with the quality of the materials, and the thickness itself is no problem, only the dimension on the catalog became a bit thicker than the similar models of other manufacturers because around the area of its lens is a bit thicker than the rest part of the camera. (Quality of the picture) I think 1.21 mega pixels is enough. As the number of the pixels gets larger, file size increases and it gets more hard to back up the data. I think 1 mega pixel is already fine. (Operation) In case of Panasonic, it's easy to use because the power switch is slide type. The button for taking movies, the button for zooming, they are not icons but mechanical type, it's also good to make it easy. (Battery) It doesn't last long, makes me feel stress. (Size) The thickness 20mm class is good, thinking about the operation holding with hands. (Functions) I think it's fine considering about the easiness of the usage and the quality of the pictures. With its strong performance of trembling reduction system, I don't feel any special problem even when taking pictures in the night. (LCD) The large 3.5-inch LCD enables the operation without stress and convenient when viewing the pictures taken. (Feeling of holding) With its strong performance of trembling reduction system, you don't have to "hold" the camera with intention. (General) Very strong performance of trembling reduction system and easiness of the usage put this camera's evaluation high.
I think you can know about this model more detailed in Panasonic global website. http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/compact/fx78_fx77/touch.html
Slim, stylish and easy to use P&S. Intelligent Auto (iA) mode works great so this is a perfect camera for someone who really wants a true point and shoot to not think about things and get nice snapshots in most settings. I recommend using the settings and features to get even more out of the camera - and there are a lot of them. Things I like about the FX78: â€¢Slim and stylish; easy to slip in a pocket or purse and enjoyable to handle â€¢Great auto (iA - intelligent Auto) â€¢Fast focus, start up and next shot responsiveness â€¢Fun and artistic "my color" settings (pinhole, film grain, high dynamic, silhouette, etc.) â€¢Lots of flexibility to adjust the "regular camera" mode (exposure compensation, focus, face detection, self timer, standard color, vivid color, black and white, sepia, flash on, flash off, flash slow sync, etc.) â€¢Great selection of scene settings to get the most out of photographing things like pets, portraits, night portraits, snow, beach, hand-held night scene, etc. â€¢Easy to use especially if you are familiar with Panasonic cameras. If not, it's worth a read through the manual (on CD only) to get a better understanding of the settings and what icons represent what settings. â€¢Nice image quality for P&S - The images are very nice but keep in mind this is a point and shoot camera with a P&S sensor. I would say you could easily get photos that would print out nicely at 4x6, 5x7 and 8x10 that you'd be proud to hang on the wall or put in a photo album. â€¢24mm ultra-wide angle lens â€¢5x optical zoom (with stabilization) â€¢Bright f/2.5 aperture â€¢Nice video - although I haven't played with the HD movie mode much yet but the one quick clip I took was fine. I wasn't too interested in the "beauty touch-up mode" but I tested it out to see how it works and it does well if you use a light touch - meaning that you can apply the beauty settings (whiten teeth, smooth skin, eye shadow) in varying percentages. 10% - 20% was enough for me to offer a pleasing effect for a snapshot. Overall, I'm really having a lot of fun with this camera.