When the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1
came out, it was an instant success, though some
bemoaned the fact it had only 2 megapixels resolution
and no flexible exposure control. The Panasonic
Lumix DMC-FZ10 rectifies both complaints with
4 megapixels resolution, flexible exposure control
and everything else basically the same: a 12x
optical zoom with image stabilization, and a maximum
F2.8 maximum aperture usable throughout the
entire zoom range!
[Editor's note: In
most cameras, the aperture gets smaller at telephoto
settings thus limiting the amount of light available
for proper exposure. With the Panasonic FZ10,
you are able to use the F2.8 aperture at the maximum
12x zoom setting. Quite a feat for the Leica lens!]
To accomodate the extra resolution,
Panasonic equipped the FZ10 with a larger image
sensor (1/2.5 in.). The LCD is also larger at
2 in. and 130,000 pixels.
There is also an optional wide-angle
lens attachment for an equivalent of 28mm, and
one for a telephoto equivalent of 630mm.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10, with
its stunning feature set, qualifies for our OriGenial
Seal of Approval. It should be a fun camera
and should appeal to beginner to serious amateur
photographers desiring a long zoom lens and who
will mainly be taking bright outdoors pictures.
Battery Charger included
16MB SD Memory Card
Li-Ion Battery Pack, Battery
Lens Hood, Lens Cap, Lens
A/V Cable, USB Cable
Software CD-ROMs (ArcSoft)
x H x D)
5.45 x 3.43 x 4.16
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