Ilse Jurriën : January 11th 2011 - 20:40 CET
Panasonic Lumix FP7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 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 16.1 megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 maintains its slim profile by incorporating an ultra-thin 4x optical zoom lens with folded optics. Complete with a sleek mirror finish on the Panasonic Lumix FP7, 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 FP7 camera
"The Panasonic’s Lumix FP7 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. And we are always adding creative, interesting options like the new Beauty Retouch mode on the Lumix FP7 which takes advantage of the popular and easy-to-use touch-control operation to retouch faces in photographs."
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 touchscreen camera
The new Panasonic Lumix DMC FP7 takes Panasonic’s touch-control LCD to the next level with a new 3.5-inch 16:9 LCD that offers not only a larger view of images, but also increased usability. The Panasonic DMC FP7 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.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 tochscreen features
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 DMC-FP7 features
Additionally, the Panasonic Lumix FP7 features three new modes that let users get creative by manually (with the touch of a finger) editing their photos. These new modes include:
• Beauty Retouch mode allows users to retouch faces
• Esthetic mode creates effects on faces such as clearing skin texture and whitening teeth
• Make-up mode gives color options such as foundation, eye-shadow or coloring for the lips and cheeks.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 image processor
The Panasonic Lumix FP7 is stylish, yet still full with substance thanks to the Venus Engine VI image processor with Intelligent Resolution technology. The new Panasonic Lumix FP7 digital camera is fast, with a shutter release lag time as short as 0.006 per second and by adding Sonic Speed AF users can capture high quality spur-of-the-moment images even faster.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 intelligent resolution
Using a folded optics design allows the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 camera to remain ultra-thin, yet still has a high-quality 4x optical zoom. In addition, the new zoom button makes the Panasonic FP7 camera look even more sleek. Also taking advantage of Intelligent Resolution, the Intelligent Zoom function on the Panasonic Lumix FP7 allows the powerful 4x optical zoom to increase to 5x equivalent without compromising picture quality.
iA mode on the Panasonic Lumix DMC FP7
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 FP7 features two new iA functions - AF Tracking and Intelligent Exposure. 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 FP7 camera - iA mode functions
Other features of Panasonic iA include:
• MEGA OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) - Reduces blurry photos due to hand-shake
• 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 DMC FP7 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 FP7 review, price & availability
The new Panasonic Lumix FP7 digital camera will be available in blue, black and red. Pricing and availability for the Panasonic Lumix DMC FP7 will be announced 30 days prior to shipping date. As soon as we receive a Panasonic Lumix FP7 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Panasonic Lumix FP7 review.