IFA 2010 Press - Panasonic announces a new addition of DMC-FX700 to the Lumix popular FX series, that packs a host of advanced functions in a slim, stylish body. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 is now truly a hybrid camera that records high quality 1920x1080 full HD movie in AVCHD. The 14.1-megapixel Panasonic Lumix FX700 also features F2.2 super bright 24mm ultra wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens with 5x optical zoom to make the camera even more versatile from shooting dynamic landscapes to the moving subject in low-lit situations such as indoors or at night. The well-known iA (Intelligent Auto) mode now comprehends Motion Deblur mode and Intelligent Burst mode.
Panasonic DMC-FX700 camera technologies
The Motion Deblur mode is available by updating the motion detection (Intelligent ISO Control) and brightness control (Intelligent Exposure) to gain as high shutter speed as possible. Combined with the outstanding brightness of the lens and the POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), the Panasonic FX700 thoroughly prevents any kind of blur - whether the blur is caused by a handshake or the subject's motion. The new Intelligent Burst mode determines the frame rate in the burst shooting according to the speed of subject’s motion. The POWER O.I.S., Face Recognition, Face Detection, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure work appropriately just by entering the iA mode for any user to take beautiful photos with maximum ease.
14.1 megapixel Panasonic Lumix FX700 camera
To realize a high speed and accurate image processing, both the image sensor and the image processing LSI is re-engineered. The new 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor achieves high speed consecutive shooting and full HD movie recording with high resolution and high sensitivity. And the new image processing LSI, the Venus Engine FHD, assures high picture quality in both photo and movie recording. It also compiles the Intelligent Resolution technology to perform the optimum signal processing depending on the part of a picture to give a whole image outstandingly natural clearness with fine details. The powerful 5x optical zoom increases its power to 6.5x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function taking advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even using digital zoom. The Sonic Speed AF and a quick start-up time gives the Panasonic Lumix FX700 super high speed response that helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities.
Panasonic DMC-FX700 features a 3" LCD screen
Now the 3.0-inch large Intelligent LCD offers full touch control and easy view both in shooting and playing back images. You can not only set the menu or the focus on the intended subject but also release the shutter subsequently. For advanced creative freedom, A/S/M mode is available to set shutter speed and aperture that best express the photographer’s intention. Despite its compact, slim and stylish look, the DMC-FX700 offers versatile ways of recording memories not only in beautiful photo but also in high quality movie with ultimate ease of operation.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 lens
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 packages a high quality LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens that boasts an astonishing brightness of F2.2, extraordinary for a slim, stylish digital compact camera. The F2.2 lens is about 1.6x brighter than the F2.8 lens, itself generally considered a bright lens. It lets DMC-FX700 shoot at higher shutter speed and capture stunningly clear, sharp, blur-free images in lower lighting situation. Together with the anti-blurring function in the iA mode, Lumix FX700 never allows any subject to be blurred. This advanced lens also makes it easy to produce beautiful photos with pleasing soft background focusing thanks to the shallow depth of field provided by the extra light.