Panasonic Lumix FP2 features an iA mode
Panasonic's world-acclaimed iA (intelligent auto) mode makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos by various shooting-assist functions. The Panasonic Lumix FP2 comprehends MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) for hand-shake, Intelligent ISO Control for subject movement, Face detection and Intelligent Scene Selector. The dedicated iA button on the top of the camera lets you enter the iA mode directly. Once you enter iA mode, these multi-capable functions happen automatically, so you can shoot without the bother of adjusting settings every time conditions change. You can enjoy easy, trouble-free shooting in any situation and get the satisfaction that comes with capturing clear, beautiful images.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2 LCD display and lens
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2 incorporates a 2.7-inch 230,000-dot LCD with Intelligent LCD function, which detects the lighting condition and controls the brightness level of the LCD in 11 fine steps, to offer a display with the most appropriate clarity in any situation. The Panasonic FP2 features a high-quality 4x optical zoom Lumix DC Lens(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 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. Further, in 3-megapixel resolution mode, the Extra Optical Zoom function provides additional magnification, extending the zoom power to 8.4x (294mm) by using the center part of the high resolution CCD.
Panasonic DMC-FP2 boasts a Venus Engine IV processor
The image-processing LSI, Venus Engine IV, features advanced signal processing technology for rendering high quality images. Featured in the Panasonic DMC-FP2, the multi-task image-processing engine Venus Engine IV supports a super-fast response time. The shutter release time lag is as short as approx. 0.006 second. The camera's quick response makes it easier to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities together with the sonic speed AF(auto focus) that lets you lock on the subject minimum 0.33 second and the short start-up time of approx. 0.96 second. The Venus Engine IV also supports a High Sensitivity mode that lets the Panasonic Lumix FP2 record at a setting of up to ISO 6400, sensitive enough to capture subjects in near-total darkness without using a flash.
Panasonic FP2 digital camera technologies
Panasonic incorporated the Intelligent Auto mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of misshots. This mode comes of course with the new Panasonic FP2. The MEGA O.I.S. suppress hand-shake and the Intelligent ISO control prevents moving subject to be blurred by optimizing the shutter speed and ISO setting, to render sharp, clear images whatever the shooting situation is. Human faces are captured in focus and appropriate exposure with the Face Detection. Unwanted red-eyes are digitally corrected and backlight compensation automatically activates if they happens. Intelligent Scene Selector, which automatically selects whichever of 6 scene modes - Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and newly added Sunset - that best suits the shooting situation. The Quick AF system allows the FP2 to keep focus on the subject while the camera is in recording mode even before without pressing a shutter button halfway, to get the best result out of a shutter chance because the focus is always near the subject and the AF time is minimized. The user can activate all of these useful, convenient shooting-assist functions by simply pressing an dedicated iA button on the top of the camera. All these make the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2 the ultimate, super-versatile automatic digital camera for capturing clear, beautiful, mistake-free photos with ease.
Record HD videos with the Panasonic Lumix FP2 camera
The Panasonic DMC-FP2 can take 16:9 HD (high-definition) quality photos that perfectly fit a wide-screen HDTV for full-screen viewing. You can enjoy slideshow of photos taken with the camera in stunning HD quality by inserting an SDHD/SD memory card in to the SDHC/SD card slot with the VIErA HDTV (VIErA Image Viewer). The new Panasonic Lumix FP2 digital camera even records dynamic HD movie in 1280 x 720p at a smooth 30 fps, in addition to WVGA (848 x 480) and normal VGA (640 x 480). It is also possible not only to watch the movie on PC but also to upload it on YouTube with the included software PHOTOfunSTUDIO ver.5.0.
• Use a card with SD Speed Class with “Class 6” or higher when recording motion pictures.
• For Europe, motion images can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes.
2.7" LCD screen of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2 incorporates an easy-to-see, 230,000-dot Intelligent LCD for comfortable viewing while both monitoring shots and playing back the results. The Intelligent LCD function detects the light condition and automatically boosts the LCD backlighting by Max. 40% when shooting outdoors in bright sunshine, and adjusts the frame rate when shooting in low-lit situations in addition to using the pixel mixed readout method to secure clarity in such situations. Detecting the lighting condition precisely and automatically controlling the brightness with a total of 11 fine steps, this function gives the display the most appropriate clarity in any situation without using extra energy. The High-angle mode makes the LCD screen extremely easy to view when the camera is held high, such as when shooting over a crowd.
Scene modes on the Panasonic DMC-FP2
The new Panasonic FP2 features a variety of functionalities to expand fun and convenience for users at every stage to enjoy taking beautiful pictures. A rich variety of scene modes make it easy to get beautiful photos in a range of photographic situations. Baby, Pet and Sports mode take advantage of the Intelligent ISO Control as previously described, to let you get great results even if the subjects have unexpected motion. Furthermore, you can record the name and birthday of your children or pet and embed the information of the name and at which age in year and month the photo was taken on the photo, and choose to print either or both of them on the photo. Photo Frame mode lets the user put attractive borders around the photo. When printed, the photos look like postcards in picture frames, making them ideal postcards.
Panasonic FP2 incorporates My Scene setting
The functions and settings used most often, such as O.I.S., consecutive shooting, auto focus point, white balance adjustment, ISO level, image size and LCD mode are quickly and easily accessed via the Quick Setting function. There's no need to open menus to adjust them. The user can select from among several pretty icons for the camera to use for indicating when the subject is in focus. With the My Scene setting, the user can assign up to specific Scene modes to that setting, and switch instantly to the mode when desired. Using the Macro Zoom function, the user 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.
Panasonic Lumix FP2 review and colors
In addition to the conventional SD/SDHC memory card, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2 accepts next-generation SD format SDXC, that features high potential in both capacity and data transfer speed. The Panasonic FP2 is compatible with Windows 7. Built of high-quality aluminum, the Panasonic Lumix FP2 brings an especially wide color variation to the series to choose from; silver, black, red, gray, orange, blue, light pink and green. Uncompromising beauty lies in both appearance and recording photo of the DMC-FP2. As soon as we receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP2 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Panasonic Lumix FP2 review.