Ilse Jurriën : January 11th 2011 - 15:10 CET
Panasonic Lumix FP5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5 digital camera : Panasonic introduces an ultra-slim Lumix model to its 2011 line, perfect for consumers seeking a fashionable camera with loads of advanced photo and video features. The 14.1 megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5 maintains its slim profile by incorporating an ultra-thin 4x optical zoom lens with folded optics. Complete with a matte finish on the Panasonic Lumix FP5, this digital camera has high-performing feature that complement the design, such as 720p High Definition (HD) video recording, large touch-control LCDs and easy-to-use settings like Intelligent Auto (iA).|
Panasonic Lumix FP5 camera
"The Panasonic’s Lumix FP5 digital camera is perfect for the style-conscious consumer who cares about the look of the digital camera as much as the stunning images it captures," said David Briganti, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. "Panasonic is committed to incorporating user-friendly features that make taking high-quality photos easy. For example, by incorporating the popular iA setting, allowing users to have confidence that the right setting is engaged, without having to change it themselves.
Panasonic FP5 touch-screen
The Panasonic Lumix DMC FP5 features a 3.0-inch 3:2 touch-control LCD. The Panasonic DMC FP5 also includes a Smart Touch Screen, allowing users to enable Touch Auto Focus (AF), Touch Zoom, Touch Shutter and Intelligent Scene Selector simply by touching the screen. All menu setting options are now available with touch control and in playback mode users can drag the image across the screen with their finger to browse the collection of photos, as though it is a page in a book.
Panasonic Lumix FP5 features
The Panasonic Lumix FP5 is stylish, yet still full with substance thanks to the Venus Engine VI image processor with Intelligent Resolution technology. The new Panasonic FP5 digital camera is fast, with a shutter release lag time as short as 0.005 per second and by adding Sonic Speed AF users can capture high quality spur-of-the-moment images even faster.
Panasonic DMC-FP5 camera
Using a folded optics design allows the Panasonic Lumix DMC FP5 to remain ultra-thin, yet still has a high-quality 4x optical zoom. In addition, the new zoom button makes the Panasonic FP5 camera look even more sleek. Also taking advantage of Intelligent Resolution, the Intelligent Zoom function on the Panasonic Lumix FP5 allows the powerful 4x optical zoom to increase to 5x equivalent without compromising picture quality.
iA mode on the Panasonic Lumix DMC FP5
Panasonic’s popular iA mode, a suite of technologies that engage automatically - with no setting changes needed by the user - makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos. The Panasonic Lumix FP5 features two new iA functions - AF Tracking and Intelligent Exposure.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5 auto focus
AF Tracking locks onto any subject and keep it in focus even if it moves, while the Intelligent Exposure optimizes the exposure for each part of an image, preventing blocked shadows and blown highlights and helping ensure that gradation and details are reproduced beautifully. The automatic backlight compensation function activates whenever the camera detects the subject is in backlight.
Panasonic Lumix FP5 camera - iA mode functions
Other features of Panasonic iA include:
• MEGA OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) - Reduces blurry photos
• Intelligent ISO Control - Reduces blur when the subject is moving
• Face Detection - Ensures registered faces are captured in focus with appropriate exposure and unwanted red eyes are digitally corrected
• Intelligent Scene Selector - Selects the best option from: Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and Sunset
• Dedicated iA button - Lets users engage easily with one click
Panasonic Lumix FP5 digital camera features
• Lumix Image Uploader - Share images via Facebook and video via YouTube
• Intelligent LCD - Detects the lighting conditions and controls the brightness level in 11 finely graduated steps, to display the most appropriate setting
• 70MB of built-in memory
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5 review, price & availability
The Panasonic Lumix FP5 will be available in blue, black, pink and silver. Pricing and availability for the Panasonic Lumix DMC FP5 will be announced 30 days prior to shipping date. As soon as we receive a Panasonic Lumix FP5 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Panasonic Lumix FP5 review.