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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55

Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55 has 8.1MP resolution, 3.6x optical zoom with image stabilization, a high-resolution extra large 3.0-in. LCD monitor, and a wide-angle 28mm LEICA DC lens.

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 FX55 features the MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) system to compensate against camera shake, the major cause of blurry images.

In addition, the FX55 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.

Face Detection function detects up to 15 faces to ensure they are well-lit and in focus.

A new Intelligent Auto (iA) mode turns on MEGA O.I.S., Intelligent ISO, Face Detection, Continuous Auto-Focus and Intelligent Scene Selector for a beginner's point-and-shoot ease of use.

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

Movies with sound are recorded in wide aspect VGA (848x480) at 30fps.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55 is JeansPocket™ Certified and should appeal to those desiring a take anywhere ultra compact with image stabilization.

 
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QuickFact™ Sheet
  Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55US | CAN | UK | Lumix Site JeansPocket Certified  
  KEY FEATURES    
  Camera Effective Pixels 8.1 Megapixels  
  CCD (Image Sensor) 1/2.5", 8.32 Total Mega Pixels CCD, Primary Color Filter  
  Optical Zoom 3.6x  
  Extra Optical Zoom 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4.6x for 5 Mega, 5.7x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega, 0.3 Mega
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 4.6x for 4.5 Mega, 5.7x for 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 4.6x for 4.5 Mega, 5.7x for 2 Mega
 
  Digital Zoom (*1) 4x (Max. 14.3x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
(Max. 22.7x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
 
  Focal Length f=4.6-16.4mm (35mm equiv: 28-100mm)  
  Leica DC Vario-ELmarit Lens 7 Elements in 6 Groups
(5 Aspherical Lenses/6 Aspherical Surfaces)
 
  Aperture Range Wide: F2.8/F8.0 (2 steps)
Tele: F5.6/F16.0 (2 steps)
 
  Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )  
  PERFORMANCE FEATURES    
  Conversion Lens Compatibility No  
  Focusing Area Normal: 50cm - infinity
Macro/Intelligent AUTO/Motion Picture/Clipboard: Wide 5cm/Tele 30cm - infinity
 
  AF Metering Face/1-point/1-point high speed/3-point high speed/5-point/Spot  
  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 Intelligent AUTO mode)  
  Auto Bracketing (AE) +1/3EV-1EV Step, 3 Frames  
  Light Metering Intelligent Multiple  
  Shooting Modes

Dial: SCN(Portrait/Soft Skin/Self-Portrait/Scenery/Sports/Night Portrait&Scenery/Food/Party/Candle Light/Baby1&2/Pet/Sunset/High Svty/Hi-Spd Burst/Starry/Fireworks/Beach/Snow/Aerial photo)/Intelli AUTO/Playback/Norm Pic/Macro/Motion Pic/Print/Clipboard
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  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  
  Color Mode Standard/Vivid/Cool/Warm/Natural/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  
  Motion Image (Quick Time Motion JPEG) 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 848 x 480 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps
 
  Recording Image Size (Pixels)    
  4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3264 x 2448
2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
640 x 480
 
  3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3264 x 2176
2560 x 1712
2048 x 1360
 
  16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 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) 848 x 480 pixels - 30 fps, 10 fps  
  CONVENIENCE FEATURES    
  Burst Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 3 frames/sec Max. 7 images (Standard Mode), Max 4 images (Fine Mode) High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 7 frames/sec (recorded in 2M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)  
  Unlimited Consecutive Shooting (*2) 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 approx. 27MB  
  Scene Mode Help Screen Yes  
  Auto Angle Detection Yes  
  Travel Date / World Date Time Yes / Yes  
  Title Edit Yes  
  Test Stamp / Date Stamp Yes / Yes  
  STANDARD FEATURES    
  Built-in Flash Mode Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6-6.3m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3-3.1m (Tele/ISO Auto)
 
  External Flash No  
  Viewfinder No  
  LCD Monitor 3.0" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (230k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100%
Auto Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode, High Angle 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
MultiMediaCard
 
  Microphone Yes  
  Speaker Yes  
  Interface DC Input, A/V Output (NTSC/PAL), USB  
  Direct Print PictBridge  
  Color Black, Silver or Pink  
  Power Supply Lithium-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1000 mAh)(Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Optional)
 
  Battery Life (*3) Up to 280 pictures(CIPA Standard)  
  SOFTWARE  
  ArcSoft® MediaImpression™ Yes  
  ArcSoft® Panorama Maker™ Yes  
  USB Driver Yes  
  Lumix® Simple Viewer Yes  
  Photo Fun Studio Yes  
  ACCESSORIES    
  Battery Charger Yes  
  Battery Pack Yes  
  Battery Carrying Case Yes  
  SD Memory Card Not included  
  Cables AC, AV & USB  
  Strap Yes  
  SPECIFICATIONS    
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 94.9 x 57.1 x 22.8 mm /
3.74 x 2.25 x 0.90 in.
 
  Weight (Camera Body Only) 143 g / 0.32 lb
165 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.36 lb)
 
  MSRP US $349.95 / 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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