|Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6|
Mark Peters : January 26th 2012 - 19:00 CET
CES 2012 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 digital camera : At CES in Vegas, Panasonic has also launched a new stylish zoom camera; the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 (Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 for Europe). This new compact camera features a 14.1 Megapixel CCD and a 2.7-inch LCD display packed in an even slimmer, more compact stylish body. The new addition to the Panasonic FH camera line-up also features a powerful high-quality 24mm wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Summarit lens with a 5x optical zoom (24-120mm on a 35mm camera). The Leica lens with F2.5 brightness has been designed to fit in the compact lens unit enhancing the slimness of the camera body. |
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 camera lens
The Leica DC Vario-Summarit lens especially excels not only in shooting landscapes with its wide angle of view but also in capturing moving objects even in low light conditions such as indoors or at night. The 5x optical zoom increases its zoom range to 10x equivalent with the 'Intelligent Zoom' function with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the 'Intelligent Resolution technology'. The Sonic Speed autofocus and a quick start-up time offer high speed response that helps you to catch even the most fleeting photo moments.
Panasonic Lumix FH6 image quality
Comprising of 6 elements in 5 groups with 3 aspherical lenses with 5 aspherical surfaces, the Leica lens unit in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 digital camera realized downsizing of both total length and diameter to fit in the slim, compact body of the camera. This advanced camera lens unit passes Leica's stringent standards and delivers an excellent optical performance with its minimal distortion and chromatic aberrations while suppressing ghosting and flaring.
HD Video recording with the Panasonic FH6
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 camera is able to capture HD video in 1280x720p at a smooth 30p (NTSC) 25p (PAL) in Motion JPEG. The recorded videos can be uploaded instantly to YouTube. Or you can enjoy high-quality image playback that fits a wide-screen HD-TV for full screen viewing together with HD photos taken in 16:9 aspects. The Venus Engine processing unit supports a fast response time which makes it easier to capture unexpected moments together with the Sonic Speed Autofocus that lets you lock on the subject. The Leica lens, high resolution CCD and the high performance Venus Engine from Panasonic guarantees high quality image rendering.
Panasonic DMC-FH6 photography features
The Intelligent Auto mode lets users leave everything to the Lumix camera to take wonderful pictures with its MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), Autofocus tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Face Detection, Intelligent Exposure and Intelligent Scene Selector. Once you enter the iA mode, these photography features happen automatically, so that you can capture without adjusting your camera settings.
Creative digital photography
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 digital camera also incorporates a variety of photo effects; Panorama Shot, Beauty Retouch and Auto Retuch - to add a fun element in your photographic experience. The large 2.7-inch intelligent LCD display offers clear view under any lighting situations by its automatic backlight adjustment. Panasonic FH6 users can enjoy their communication with the Lumix Image Uploader, which realizes instant image sharing via FaceBook or YouTube with any Personal Computer on the spot. Featuring a host of functions, the new Panasonic DMC-FH6 compact camera lets any user enjoy creative digital photography.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 price and availability
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 camera will be available in the United States in March 2012 for a suggested retail price of $130 USD. (In the United Kingdom it will retail for £120 GBP and in other European countries the camera will cost around €130 Euro). The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 will be available in a number of colour options to choose from. Availability of colors and optional Lumix accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the Panasonic website in your region for more information.
Panasonic DMC-FH6 review
Once we receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution sample pictures and test videos, followed by an in-depth Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 review. For now you can enjoy our latest Panasonic Lumix reviews.