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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 / FX2

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7

Category: Point-and-Shoot

Panasonic now offers an ultra compact model in either black or all silver body: the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 has 5-megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom with image stabilization, and macro focus at 5 cm (2 in.).

The FX7 is a very cool looking digital camera with lots of features underneath: 8-1/2,000 sec. shutter speed range, real-time histogram, grid lines to aid in keeping the horizontal level, scene modes to automate exposure setting in various situations, a large 2.5 in. LCD monitor (no viewfinder, though), an AF Assist Lamp for low-light focusing, and of course the image stabilized Leica lens all the Panasonic digital cameras are quickly becoming famous for. Plus, the FX7 is also Pictbridge-compatible, allowing images to be sent directly to a Pictbridge-compatible printer from the camera without going through a computer.

Though other ultra compacts may have a similar feature set, none yet has the image stabilization to negate camera shake at slow shutter speeds.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 is JeansPocket™ Certified and should appeal to those desiring a take anywhere ultra compact with image stabilization.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX2 is similar to the FX7 but sports 4-megapixel resolution, and lacks still image audio recording, audio dubbing, and has a 2 in. LCD monitor.

 
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Panasonic FX7 / FX2
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 Home Page JeansPocket Certified  
  Image Sensor FX7: 5.0 effective megapixels
FX2: 4.0 effective megapixels
1/2.5 in. CCD
 
  Lens Leica DC Vario-Elmarit  
  Focal Length 5.8-17.4mm (35-105mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Aperture W: F2.8, F5.6
T: F5, F10
 
  Optical Zoom 3x (MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer)  
  Macro 5 cm / 2 in.  
  Auto Focus Auto Focus System, Normal/Macro (Dial); AF Assist Lamp  
  Shutter Speed 8 - 1/2,000 sec.  
  Exposure Control Program AE  
  Shooting Modes Dial: Normal Picture, Simple, Macro
SCN Mode: Portrait, Sports, Landscape, Night Landscape, Panning, Night Portraight, Fireworks, Party, Snow, Moving Image, Playback ; Burst: Full-Resolution Image, 3 frames/sec (FX2: 3 frames/sec) or 2 frames/sec Max. 7 images (Standard mode), Max. 4 images (Fine mode); Movie 30 or 10 fps (320 x 240 pixels), Max. recording time depends on Memory Card capacity
 
  Exposure Compensation
1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
AEB: +1/3EV-1EV Step, 3 Frames
 
  Light Metering Intelligent Multiple  
  White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Halogen, White Set; White Balance Adjustment (except for Auto Set)  
  Viewfinder None  
  LCD

FX7: 2.5" diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (114k pixels, Transflective Type)
FX2: 2.0" (130K);
Field of view: approx. 100%

 
  ISO Sensitivity

FX7: Auto; 80, 100, 200, 400
FX2: Auto; 64, 100, 200, 400

 
  Storage Media SD Memory Card; Multimedia Card  
  Battery Lithium-ion Battery with Charger/AC Adaptor  
  Included Accessories
16MB SD Memory Card
Lithium-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 710 mAh); Battery Charger/AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)
A/V Cable, USB Cable
Strap
Software CD-ROMs (ArcSoft, SD Viewer for DSC)
 
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 94.1 x 50.0 x 24.2 mm /
3.70 x 1.97 x 0.95 in.
 
  Weight (Camera body only) FX7: 135g / 0.30 lbs
FX2: 130g / 0.29 lbs
 
  MSRP FX7: US$499  

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