Ilse Jurriën : January 31th 2012 - 23:25 CET
|Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80
New Panasonic Lumix FX80 digital camera : The Panasonic Lumix FX series of premium compact cameras are renowned for their excellent performance and refined design. The new compact and stylish Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 is proof of the success of this range and incorporates a powerful Leica DC Vario-Summarit lens that boasts outstanding brightness of F2.5. Add to this a 24mm ultra wide angle lens, 5 x optical zoom and the ability to record Full HD video, and the Panasonic DMC-FX80 is obvious a great companion in your everyday life. In addition, the 12.1-megapixel CCD sensor offers improved picture quality thanks to the higher sensitivity of the sensor which is made possible by highly efficient light capture using larger on-chip micro lenses. |
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80
For the image processor, the Venus Engine FHD is incorporated, featuring exceptionally advanced signal processing capabilities via its Intelligent Noise Reduction. The multi-task image-processing engine of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 supports a super-fast response time which 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.
3" touch screen on the Panasonic DMC-FX80
Featuring a 3-inch LCD with Smart Touch Screen, complete control is possible with a simple touch. Auto Focus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the large LCD and you can even release the shutter. Once you lock on the subject by a touch, the Panasonic DMC-FX80 tracks the subject with the AF tracking function even if it moves. This makes the Panasonic FX80 a great choice for anyone looking for an upgrade to a camera phones image taking but with the same intuitive controls.
Panasonic Lumix FX80 camera lens
To further add to its appeal, the 24mm ultra-wide-angle lens gives photographers a wider range of composition possibilities with approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to that of a 35mm camera. The Intelligent Zoom is also available with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80. It is an enhanced zoom function using digital zoom, allowing the subject to be drawn 2x closer than the original optical zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. This means the 5x optical zoom can virtually extend to 10x equivalent.
Photo modes on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80
Taking advantage of the touch operation, new features such as Defocus Effect are available on the Panasonic DMC-FX80 that gives a beautifully defocused background to the macro shots to help the subject stand out. Brightness can be changed with exposure and the color with saturation letting users give different impression to the photo in camera from the original. Additional features of the Panasonic Lumix FX80 include the Creative Control mode that offers a selection of artistic filter effects when recording images. With lots of opportunities to be creative and have fun, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 is not only a high performance camera, but one to enjoy and have fun with too.
Full HD video recording with the Panasonic DMC-FX80
Despite its compact profile, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 is capable of recording Full-HD 1920 x 1080 60i (NTSC) / 50i (PAL) videos in AVCHD (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. A special, separate button on the top of the camera lets the user instantly start recording videos while shooting photos without having to make any extra settings. Alternately, users can choose MP4 at 30p (NTSC) / 25p (PAL) for video recording, which has higher compatibility with personal computers. For more effective countermeasure against blur, the Active Mode is equipped in the Panasonic DMC-FX80 for an option of image stabilization in video recording. In addition to the MEGA O.I.S., the Active Mode encourages active video recording at wide angle such as shooting while walking without deterioration of the image quality. The 5x optical zoom is available in video recording. The popular iA (Intelligent Auto) mode is also available in video recording.
Share pictures with the Panasonic Lumix FX80
Sharing images with friends and family is key to the enjoyment of photography which is why the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 includes the Lumix Image Uploader software, allowing users to effortlessly share their photos and videos by simply check marking the photos and videos they want to share and connecting the camera or SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card to a computer.
Panasonic DMC-FX80 price & availability
With its superior design and high performance, not to mention the host of user friendly creative features, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 encompasses everything you would want from a digital camera. The new Panasonic DMC-FX80 will be available in stylish black in Europe from March 2012 for a suggested retail price of €270 Euro (Prices may vary from country to country).
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 review
The moment we receive a Panasonic DMC-FX80 test sample, we will publish a picture gallery with high resolution photos, accompanied by an in-depth Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 review. In the mean time, take a look at our Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 review and get inspired by the possibilities of the Lumix FX-Series.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX80 digital camera