|Panasonic Lumix FS62|
Ilse Jurriën : April 22th 2009 - 12:00 CET
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62 digital camera : Responding to market demand, Panasonic announces a new addition to the simple and stylish Lumix FS series, expanding its line-up with the Lumix DMC-FS62. Compact and slim, the 10.1-megapixel Panasonic FS62 offers all of the features inherent to the popular FS series, including ease of use, high specification, and good looks. Panasonic incorporated Intelligent Auto mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of misshots. Comprising of four major functions (MEGA O.I.S, Intelligent ISO Control, Face Detection and Intelligent Scene Selector) that work together to provide the best possible shooting results everytime.|
MEGA OIS on the Panasonic Lumix FS62
The two most advanced countermeasures against blurring - MEGA O.I.S (Optical Image Stabiliser) to compensate for hand-shake and Intelligent ISO Control to detect and suppress motion blur - are built into the DMC-FS6 and DMC-FS7. The MEGA O/I/S conventionally has mode 1 and mode 2, and on the Panasonic Lumix FS62 it has even an AUTO mode to select the suitable one between the modes according to the zoom ratio being used. Both image stabilising technologies have been further advanced in detection accuracy and correction effect thanks to the new image-processing LSI, Venus Engine IV.
Panasonic Lumix FS62 supports Face detection
In addition to these two paramount anti-blurring technologies, the Face Detection system helps the camera to recognize human faces and to focus and set the exposure automatically. Up to 15 faces can be recognized simultaneously. Face detection accuracy has also been increased, allowing continuous AF/AE adjustment even if a face moves or turns sideways to the camera. Not only that, the unwanted red-eye effect caused by the use of flash can be digitally corrected.
Intelligent Scene Selector integrated on the Panasonic FS62
The Intelligent Scene Selector automatically sets the appropriate scene mode according to the scene you're going to take from among the most frequently used scene modes, such as Portrait, Scenery, Macro, Night Scenery and Night Portrait mode. It now features an automatic backlight compensation function that activates whenever the camera detects that the light source is behind the subject. The Quick AF system allows the camera to keep focus on the subject while the camera is in recording mode even before pressing the shutter. The user can activate all of these useful, convenient functions by simply pressing an independent iA button on the top of the camera, which is newly equipped for direct activation of the mode.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62 lens
The 10.1-megapixel Panasonic DMC-FS62 packages a bright F2.8 Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with 4x optical zoom into a slim, compact body. The zoom ratio can be extended up to7.1x in 3-megapixel recording using the Extra Optical Zoom. By using the central part of the CCD, this powerful zooming function allows you to easily capture and magnify distant subjects. With a 2.5-inch 230,000 dot intelligent LCD, images are effortlessly easy to view.
Panasonic DMC-FS62 features Motion Pictures
Not forgetting motion pictures, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62 can record WVGA2 (848 x 480) motion pictures at 30 frames per second in addition to standard VGA 640 x 480). The WVGA motion picture also fits a wide-screen (16:9) TY perfectly to offer impressive viewing.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62 software
The latest version of exciting software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 3.0 comes bundled with the Panasonic Lumix FS62. The PHOTOfunSTUDIO 3.0 allows the user to edit or organize a collection of photos with more ease and fun. It features Face Recognition function that recognizes the faces in the picture stored in your PC to sort the photos by faces. Conventionally, you had to pick up one by one out of hundreds of photos when you only want the picture of a specific person. But with the PHOTOfunSTUDIO 3.0, the software automatically does it once the face is registered regardless of the camera type you used - perfect for digging out all photos of Aunt Mary for her birthday surprise for example! On the sophisticated interface, you can also enjoy emotional slideshow with a variety of effects. Motion pictures (MOV or MPEG) can also be upload directly to YouTube.
Panasonic Lumix FS62 price & availability
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62 will be available from May 2009 - in a choice of silver, black, blue, red or pink.