Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 digital camera features : Capture unmissable moments with the new high-speed Lumix DC-FZ80 mega-zoom camera. Panasonic just released its 18.1-megapixel compact camera for semi-professional use. Taking advantage of 4K technology, users can enjoy 4K Photo shots with the Lumix FZ80. Panasonic 4K Photo lets the user capture fleeting photo opportunities at 30fps by extracting the best frame from a 4K burst file to save as a photo. Plus, multiple images can be automatically saved as 4K Photo shoots all at once. A maximum of 150 frames in five seconds can be saved following a designated frame. The Panasonic LumixFZ80 ultra-zoom camera will have a black body and will be available in March for $399.99. Retail prices vary from country to country.
Panasonic Lumix FZ80
Together with the high-performance image processing LSI Venus Engine, it elevates the response, sensitivity and image quality to an even higher level. Incorporating high-speed digital signal output technology, the DC-FZ80 shoots 10 (AFS) / 6 (AFC) fps in 18.1-megapixel full resolution with a mechanical shutter. Full manual control is available with Lumix DC-FZ80 to enjoy more creative photography. The design of the grip has also been re-engineered for stable holding during extended shooting. The Panasonic DC-FZ80 also comes with the Post Focus function, which enables users to select the in-focus area even after shooting. This is helpful especially in macro shooting where strict focusing is required or for changing expressions by changing the focused subject. This function has been developed by combining the high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology with 4K technology. Both Post Focus and Focus Stacking can be activated quickly with the dedicated button on the top panel.
Capture 4K video with the Lumix DC-FZ80
The Panasonic Lumix FZ80 camera also records stunningly smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K videos in 3840x2160 resolution at 30p in addition to Full-HD 1920x1080 videos at 60p in AVCHD Progressive or MP4 (MPEG-4 / H.264) format with practical full-time AF. The Lumix DC-FZ80 enables 4K Live Cropping in video recording to achieve stable panning or zooming in video recording. Thanks to its digital operation, panning and zooming images are smooth because it does not physically move the zoom lens. A variety of video recording options are also available for users to choose from - High Speed Video, Time Lapse and Stop Motion Animation. High Speed Video records subjects in fast motion at 120fps.
0.2-inch Live View Finder
Equipped with a static-type touch-control system, the 3-inch rear screen with 1040K-dot high resolution features an approximately 100% field of view. The touch-control system lets the user immediately focus on a subject and even release the shutter by simply touching the screen. The Panasonic Lumix FZ80 digital camera also has a 0.2-inch LVF (Live View Finder) with a magnification ratio of approx. 2.59x / 0.46x (35mm camera equivalent in 4:3) in 1170K-dot equivalent high resolution, 100% field of view. Thanks to the high 60fps frame rate, image lag is also minimized making it suitable for shooting fast-moving subjects under strong sunlight.
Panasonic FZ80 connectivity features
The Panasonic FZ80 camera also integrates Wi-Fi connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) to provide a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. Once the camera and a smartphone or tablet are connected, installing Panasonic's dedicated application, Panasonic Image App for iOS / Android, users can shoot, browse and share images remotely. Users can also upload images to a variety of social media services right on the spot. The camera’s battery can be recharged either via AC or USB based on the users’ preference.