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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100

Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 has 12.2MP resolution, 3.6x optical zoom with image stabilization, a large 2.5-in. high-resolution (207K) LCD monitor, and a wide-angle 28mm LEICA DC lens in a compact and elegant body.

The f/2.8 28mm wide angle Leica DC Vario-ELmarit Lens allows you to cover a wider view than most digital cameras do with their standard 35mm focal length. A wide angle lens lets you capture group shots of family and friends or expansive architectural structures and sceneries. [ Learn more about the Panasonic 28mm wide angle lens... ]

The FX100 features the MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) system to compensate against camera shake, the major cause of blurry images.

In addition, the FX100 deals with the other major cause of blurry images --subject movement -- with the Intelligent ISO Control function which detects subject movement and adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed to best suit the movement and light conditions automatically. Together, they form Intelligent Image Stabilizer.

[ Learn more about the Panasonic Intelligent Image Stabilizer... ]

Movies with sound are recorded in wide aspect VGA (848x480) at 30fps or 1280 x 720 @ 15fps.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 is JeansPocket™ Certified and should appeal to those desiring a take anywhere ultra compact with image stabilization and a wide-angle lens.

Panasonic FX100
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100US | CAN | UK | Lumix Site JeansPocket Certified  
  Camera Effective Pixels 12.2 Megapixels  
  CCD (Image Sensor) 1/1.72", 12.4 Total Megapixel CCD, Primary Color Filter  
  Optical Zoom 3.6x  
  Extra Optical Zoom 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4.4x for 8 Mega, 5.6x for 5 Mega, 7.0x for 3 Mega, 2Mega, 0.3 Mega
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 4.4x for 7 Mega, 5.6x for 4.5 Mega, 7.0x for 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 4.4x for 6 Mega, 5.6x for 3.5 Mega, 7.0x for 2 Mega
  Digital Zoom (*1) 4x (Max. 14.3x combined with Optical Zoom without Extended Optical Zoom)
(Max. 27.9x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
  Focal Length f=6.0-21.4mm (35mm equiv.: 28-100mm)  
  Leica DC Vario-ELmarit Lens 7 Elements in 6 Groups
(4 Aspherical Lenses/5 Aspherical Surfaces)
  Aperture Range Wide: F2.8/F9.0 (2 steps)
Tele: F5.6/F18 (2 steps)
  Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )  
  Conversion Lens Compatibility No  
  Focusing Area Normal: 50cm - infinity
Macro, Simple, Intelligent ISO, Motion Image: Wide 5cm/Tele 30cm - infinity
  AF Metering 1 point
1 point high speed
3 points high speed
9 points
  Focus Auto Focus System
Normal/Macro (Dial)
  AF Assist Lamp Yes  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1250 / 1600 (High Sensitivity Mode: Auto(1600-6400)  
  White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set /
White Balance Adjustment (+10steps, except for auto set) (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, and Highspeed Burst mode)
  Exposure Program AE  
  Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV  
  Backlight Compensation Yes (at simple mode)  
  Auto Bracketing (AE) +1/3EV-1EV Step, 3 Frames  
  Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot  
  Shooting Modes

Dial: Playback/Intelli ISO/Norm Pic/Simple/Macro/SCN(Portrait/Soft Skin/Self-Portrait/Scenery/Sports/Night Portrait/Night Scenery/Food/Party/Candle Light/Sunset/High Svty/Hi-Spd Burst/Baby1&2/Pet/Starry/Fireworks/Beach/Snow/Aerial photo)/Motion Pic/Print

  Shutter Speed 8 - 1/2,000 sec.
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec.
  Self Timer 10 seconds / 2 seconds  
  Auto Review 1 sec/3 sec/zoom  
  Review 1x/4x/8x  
  Picture Adjustment Contrast: Low, Standard, High
Sharpness: Low, Standard, High
Saturation: Low, Standard, High
Noise Reduction: Low, Standard, High
  Color Effect Mode Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia  
  Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF Corresponding
Image with audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system, based on Exif 2.21 standard)+ QuickTime
Motion Picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
  Image Quality Fine/Standard  
  Recording Image Size (Pixels)    
  4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4000 x 3000
3264 x 2448
2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
640 x 480
  3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4000 x 2672
3264 x 2176
2560 x 1712
2048 x 1360
  16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4000 x 2248
3264 x 1840
2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080
  Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio) 640 x 480, 320 x 240
30 fps, 10fps
  Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) 1280 x 720 -15 fps
848 x 480 -30 fps, 10 fps
  Burst Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 2 frames/sec Max. 5 images (Standard Mode), Max 3 images (Fine Mode) High-speed Burst Mode: 8 frames/sec (recorded in 2M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)  
  Unlimited Consecutive Shooting (*2) Yes  
  Easy Zoom/Zoom Resume Yes/-  
  Still Image Recording with Audio 5 seconds  
  Audio Dubbing Maximum of 10 Seconds  
  Real-time Histograms Yes  
  Composition Guide Lines Yes (2 patterns)  
  Built-in Memory 27MB  
  Scene Mode Help Screen Yes  
  Auto Angle Detection Yes  
  Travel Date/World Time Yes/Yes  
  Text Stamp/Date Stamp Yes/Yes  
  Built-in Flash Mode Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6-5.0m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3-2.5m (Tele/ISO Auto)
  External Flash No  
  Viewfinder No  
  LCD Monitor 2.5" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (207k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100%
Power LCD Mode, High Angle LCD Mode
  Playback Mode 9, 25-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x max), Image rotation, Category Playback, Slide Show, Favorite Pictures, Create Still Pictures, Resizing, Trimming, Protection, Aspect Conversion, DPOF Print Setting  
  OSD Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese(Traditional), Chinese(Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese  
  Recording Media Built-in Memory
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
  Microphone Yes  
  Speaker Yes  
  Interface DC Input, A/V Output (NTSC/PAL), USB  
  Direct Print PictBridge  
  Color Black or Silver  
  Power Supply DC Input, A/V Output (NTSC/PAL), USB  
  Battery Life (*3) Up to 320 pictures (CIPA Standard)  
  ArcSoft® PhotoImpression™ Yes  
  ArcSoft® Panorama Maker™ Yes  
  ArcSoft® PhotoBase™ Yes  
  USB Driver Yes  
  Lumix® Simple Viewer Yes  
  Photo Fun Studio Yes  
  Battery Charger Yes  
  Battery Pack Yes  
  Battery Carrying Case Yes  
  SD Memory Card Not included  
  Cables AC, AV & USB  
  Strap Yes  
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 96.7 x 54.0 x 24.5 mm (3.80 x 2.13 x 0.96 inch)  
  Weight (Camera Body Only) 148 g (0.33 lb)
176 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.39 lb)
  MSRP US $399.95 / CDN $499.99  

1 As digital magnification increases, resolution significantly decreases.
2 Number of shots may vary depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression. The consecutive shooting speed varies depending on the memory card or the built-in memory.
3 Shooting conditions: 73.4°F with 50% humidity;LCD On; Using an SD Memory Card; Starting to shoot 30 seconds after turning on the power; Shooting once every 30 seconds with the flash in full operation for every other shot; Changing the zoom setting from telephoto to wide, or wide to telephoto, for each shot; Temporarily turning the power off after each 10 shots (long enough to lower the battery temperature. For DMC-LC1: Shooting once every 30 seconds, flash in operation for every shot, 77°F(25°C) ambient temperature.

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