|Panasonic Lumix FH2|
Ilse Jurriën : January 11th 2011 - 21:30 CET
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2 digital camera : Panasonic introduces a slim and stylish digital camera to its highly-successful Lumix FH-Series. The ultra-compact 14.1 megapixel Lumix DMC-FH2 (known as Lumix DMC-FS16 in Europe) features a newly-developed retractable, high-quality 28mm wide-angle Leica DC lens with a 4x optical zoom. With the new retractable lens, the Panasonic Lumix FH2 has approximately 20% slimmer profiles than its predecessor, while still maintaining exceptional performance. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2 also records 1280 x 720p High Definition (HD) video. Panasonic’s popular iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, a suite of technologies that engage automatically, with no setting changes needed, makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos.|
Panasonic Lumix FH2 camera
"The new Panasonic Lumix FH2 provides the same advanced features that consumers have come to expect from the Lumix brand, such as Intelligent Auto mode and Intelligent Zoom, but now offer even greater speed and accuracy," said David Briganti, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. "Panasonic continues to pack a variety of valuable features into slim camera bodies making shooting easier, convenient and fun."
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH2 image processor
The newly-incorporated Venus Engine VI in the Panasonic Lumix DMC FH2 elevates resolution performance, zooming capabilities, start-up speed and auto focusing. The Intelligent Resolution technology realizes optimum signal processing to give the entire image outstanding natural clarity.
Panasonic Lumix FH2 intelligent zoom
Taking advantage of the powerful Intelligent Resolution, the 4x optical zoom power is increased to 5x with the Intelligent Zoom function, while still preserving photo quality.
iA mode on the Panasonic Lumix FH2
Panasonic’s popular iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, a suite of technologies that engage automatically, with no setting changes needed, makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos. The Panasonic DMC FH2 digital camera features two new iA functions - AF (Auto Focus) Tracking and Intelligent Exposure. AF Tracking locks onto any subject and keeps it in focus. Intelligent Exposure optimizes the exposure for each part of an image, preventing blocked shadows and blown highlights, while helping to ensure that gradation and details are reproduced flawlessly.
Panasonic Lumix DMC FH2 - iA mode functions
• MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) - Helps reduce blurry photos due to hand-shake
• Intelligent ISO Control - Reduces blur when the subject is moving
• Face Detection - Helps to ensure registered faces are captured in focus with appropriate exposure, and also digitally corrects unwanted red eyes
• Intelligent Scene Selector - Selects the best option from Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and Sunset by detecting the environment
Users can also enjoy instant photo and video sharing with Lumix Image Uploader. Simply check the photos/videos you want to share and connect the camera to a PC. Uploading starts just by following the easy on-screen guide.
Panasonic Lumix FH2 camera features
• Intelligent LCD - The LCD detects the lighting conditions and controls the brightness level in 11 fine steps, to display the most appropriate setting
• Scene Modes - A total of 28 modes, such as Baby, Pet and Sports, and users can also record the name/birthday of a child or pet and embed the information in the photo
• Built-in memory - Has increased to 70MB
Panasonic Lumix FH2 review, price & availability
Pricing and availability for the Panasonic Lumix FH2 will be announced 30 days prior to shipping date. Encased in a metallic, noble hairline finish, the Panasonic Lumix DMC FH2 will be available in black, pink, red and blue. As soon as we receive a Panasonic Lumix FH2 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Panasonic Lumix FH2 review.