The first 4-megapixel consumer digital camera with 12x optical zoom. Featuring Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) which helps to deliver sharp, vivid images even when taking handheld telephoto shots or shooting in low light.
With F2.8 brightness throughout the entire zoom range, the camera's powerful 12x zoom is equivalent to a 35 - 420mm zoom lens on a conventional 35mm film camera. Its precision Leica lens, extraordinary telephoto features and no-lag processing speed enable this camera to capture every detail of distant or quick-moving subjects with superb brightness and clarity.
The camera features a 1/2.5" CCD and F2.8 large-aperture Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with 13 elements in 8 groups and three aspherical lenses. Legendary for rendering images with superb color reproduction and expressive depth, the Leica lens opens the door to exciting new creative possibilities, for both the first-time digital camera user and the experienced photographer.
Especially important for a high zoom camera, Panasonic's advanced MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) enhances the camera's telephoto zoom capabilities, helping to deliver sharp, vivid images even when taking handheld telephoto shots or shooting in low light.
This feature uses motion sensors, which detects even slight hand movement and integrally links the lens control to the motion of the camera to reduce jitter. Unlike digital image stabilization sy stems, this optica l system provides precise compensation with no degradation in image quality.
The DMC-FZ10's histogram feature functions like a digital light meter, providing a graphic representation of the luminance level of the pixels composing an image. By using the histogram, users can exercise more precise exposure control for quality photos. The histogram can be displayed on the unit's large, 2-inch LCD screen while an image is being recorded and also after a shot has been taken.
Incredibly responsive, the DMC-FZ10 captures consecutive shots nearly as quickly as a motor-driven film camera. As soon as the camera's CCD captures the image signal, Panasonic's multi-tasking Venus Engine LSI simultaneously displays images on the LCD while writing data to the memory card, significantly reducing lag time between shots. To capture sudden events as they unfold, Panasonic's exclusive MEGA BURST recording feature enables consecutive rapid-fire shooting, capturing 4 frames per second with undiminished quality from frame to frame.
The camera can also record motion images (320 x 240 pixel JPEG) in 30 or 10-frames-per-second QuickTime , complete with audio. The DMC-FZ10 features manual focus, aperture, shutter and exposure functions to help enhance the picture taking experience.
|Type||Digital SLR Still Camera with Fixed Leica Lens|
|Effective Pixels||4.0 Effective Megapixel Still Picture Recording|
|Sensor||1/2 .5", CCD, Primary Color Filter|
Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens 13 elements in 8 groups (3 aspherical lenses / 3 aspherical surfaces)
12x Optical Zoom
Aperture (Iris) F2.8 - F8 (wide)
Digital Zoom: 3x (single shot) 3x (Burst Consective shot) (Max 36x combined with Optical Zoom)
f=6.0-72mm (35mm equivalent: 3 5-420mm)
Focusing Area Normal:
Wide 30cm / Tele 200cm - infinity
Macro: Wide 5cm / Tele 200cm - infinity
|Recorded Pixels||4.23 Total Megapixel|
|Sensitivity||ISO Sensitivity Auto / 50 / 100 / 200 / 400|
|File Formats||JPEG (EXIF 2.2)|
|Quality Levels||Fine / Standard|
|Storage Media||SD Memory Card (16MB Card Included)
|White Balance||Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Halogen / White Set|
|LCD Monitor||2.0" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT Color LCD with 130,000 pixels|
|Interfaces||Interface DC Input, A/V Output, USB USB Port|
|Exposure Modes||Auto (Program AE), Manual Aperture, Scene Mode, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE
Light Metering: Multiple / Spot (Spot Mode)
|Shutter||8-1/2000 sec (Shutter Priority Mode, Manual Mode) 1-1/2000 sec, except for Shutter Priority Mode and Manual Mode|
|Viewfinder||Color EVF (Adjustable)|
|Exposure Meter||Multiple / Spot (Spot Mode)|
|Exposure Compensation||1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV|
|Auto Bracketing||1/3 EV-1 EV Step, 3 Frames|
|Autofocus||Auto Focus System, Manual Focus, Normal/Macro (Dial), Spot AF On/Off (Spot Mode), Continuous AF On/Off|
|Focus Distance||f=6.0-72mm (35mm equivalent: 35-420mm)|
|Focus Area||Normal: Wide 30cm / Tele 200cm - infinity Macro: Wide 5cm / Tele 200cm - infinity|
|Self-timer||10 sec / 2 sec|
|Color Effect Mode||Cool, Warm, Black & White|
|Motion Image Recording and Audio||Approximately 10 frames/second @ 320 x 240 pixels (maximum recording time deponds upon memory card capacity)
Still Image Recording with Audio 5 seconds
Audio Dubbing Maximum of 10 Seconds
|Built in Card Slot||Yes SD type|
|Stabilizer||MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer|
|Picture Adjustment||Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation (each with Low, Standard and High Mode)|
|Scene Mode||P Mode (Program) A/S/M Mode (Aperture Priority/ Shutter Priority/ Manual) Macro, Portrait, Sports, Panning, Night Portrait, Moving Image|
|Power Source||Li-Ion Battery (680 mAh, 3.6V)
Battery Charger/AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Included)
|Dimensions||(H x W x D) 3.43'' x 5.45'' x 4.16''|
|Other||ArcSoft Editing Software Package 2: ArcSoft PhotoBase- ArcSoft PhotoImpression- ArcSoft Panorama Maker
Requires Microsoft® Windows® 95, Windows® 98, Windows® Me, Windows® 2000 or Windows® xp, or Macintosh® OS 8.5-OS X (Classic Mode). ArcSoft® PhotoPrinter® Pro requires Microsoft® Windows® 95, Windows® 98, Windows® Me, Windows® 2000 or Windows® xp, or Macintosh® OS 7.5-OS X (Classic Mode). SD Viewer for DSC requires Microsoft® Windows® 95, Windows® Me or Windows® xp.