LetsGoDigital - Photokina 2002 Live Showfloor Coverage
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Panasonic surprises us all with their new 12x optical zoom Lumix DMC-FZ1
Panasonic set out to create a new breed of digital camera that would combine the ease and convenience of digital utility with the expressiveness of film photography. To develop a digital camera that could render images with more warmth, subtlety and richness than any other, Panasonic sought a partnership with the definitive photographic lens expert - Leica Camera AG, the world leader in camera and lens technology. Now it is time for Panasonic to expand the popular LUMIX line-up of digital cameras with the introduction of the DMC-FZ1, featuring a super-zoom function. To bring the DMC-FZ1 excitingly close to the realm of professional camera, Panasonic has equipped it with a 12x super optical zoom (equivalent to a 35-420mm lens on a 35mm camera) and f2.8 brightness throughout the entire zoom range!! Both of these features were previously available only in high-end cameras. This gives users everything they need to capture truly professional-looking close-ups with dynamic angle variations lifelike renditions of their subject. The DMC-FZ1's Mega Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S) also prevents jitter, which is often a problem when zooming to a distant subject. In the compact DMC-FZ1, Panasonic has achieved a level of performance that rivals many top-of-the line single-lens reflex cameras by combining its digital technologies with renowned Leica optical technologies.
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The Panasonic DMC-FZ1 offers a reduced start-up time and a reduced shutter interval time. Mega Burst Consecutive Shooting also enables rapid, consecutive shots. The DMC-FZ1's scene mode dial makes it easier to select various modes according to shooting conditions. The DMC-FZ1 is targeted at entry-level users of single-lens reflex cameras and those who want to shoot pictures outdoor. The new Panasonic camera features the enhanced performance of the second generation DC-Vario-Elmarit lens. The 12x optical zoom lens system, which comprises 13 elements in eight groups, including four aspherical surfaces in three lenses (including one lens with dual aspherical surfaces), achieves a brightness of f2.8 across the entire zoom range. This advanced lens system helps achieve a compact size not possible with conventional camera systems. Equivalent to 35 to 420mm on a 35mm camera, the 12x optical zoom brings distant subjects up close. The Mega Optical Image Stabilizer decreases the shake of a hand when zooming in. It even works to minimize the slight shake caused when the user presses the shutter button. The Mega O.I.S also helps shooting night scenes without a flash. Advanced Panasonic digital technologies also enabled the development of image processing circuitry that enhances image quality and boost processing speed, while improving the diagonal resolution by about 50% and producing smoother edges.
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The DMC-FZ1 Mega Burst function captures up to seven full-size images at a fast four frames per second. With the Mode dial it's easy to select any of the nine mode settings to get an optimal results for particular shooting conditions. The new Pan shooting mode captures the subject in crisp focus while the background flows past, making it easy to get clear shots of action movements. There is also a simple mode that is easy for beginners where there are only a select number of menu items. Some other technical specifications are a 2.0 effective Megapixels CCD with an image sensor size of 1/3.2", Auto ISO or manual setting of 50, 100, 200 or 400 ISO, exposure compensation of -/+ 2 EV per 0.3 EV, shutter speed range of 8 - 1/2000e second, resolution range of 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480 pixels, Movie recording with sound in 320x240 pixels and 10 frames per second, 1.5" TFT monitor, Secure Digital or MultiMedia card for record media, video out, USB, Li-Ion battery pack or an AC adapter. We were really surprised to see this new Panasonic camera and this new 12x optical zoom lens. The show will actually start Wednesday 25th, but we were able to shot some live images of this brand new model from Panasonic.