PANASONIC ADDS FEATURE-PACKED, SUPER-SLIM LUMIX DIGITAL CAMERAS WITH HD RECORDING CAPABILITIES
New Panasonic LUMIX FH5 and LUMIX FH2 Include Advanced, Easy-To-Use Features Including Intelligent Auto Mode to Create Beautiful, High-Quality Photos and Videos
Mississauga, ON (January 5, 2011) – Panasonic Canada Inc. introduces today two slim and stylish digital cameras to its highly-successful LUMIX® FH-Series. The ultra-compact 16.1 megapixel LUMIX DMC-FH5 and 14.1 megapixel LUMIX DMC-FH2 both feature newlydeveloped retractable, high-quality 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC lenses with a 4x optical zoom. With the innovative retractable lens, the LUMIX FH5 and LUMIX FH2 have approximately 20 per cent slimmer profiles than their predecessors, while still maintaining exceptional performance. And both models record 1280 x 720p High Definition (HD) video.
“These additions to the popular LUMIX FH-Series provide the same advanced features consumers expect from the brand, such as Intelligent Auto mode and Intelligent Zoom, but now offer even greater speed and accuracy,” said Doug Borbath, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Canada Inc. “Panasonic continues to pack a variety of valuable features into slim camera bodies making shooting easy, convenient and fun.”
The newly-incorporated Venus Engine VI in the LUMIX FH5 and FH2 elevates resolution and auto focus performance, zooming capabilities, and start-up speed.. Intelligent Resolution realizes optimum signal processing to give the entire image outstanding natural clarity and the camera’s 4x optical zoom1 power is increased to 5x with the Intelligent Zoom function, while still preserving photo quality.
Panasonic’s popular iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, a suite of technologies that engage automatically with no setting changes needed, makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos. The LUMIX FH5 and FH2 feature two additional iA functions – AF (Auto Focus) Tracking and Intelligent Exposure. AF Tracking locks onto any subject and keeps it in focus. Intelligent Exposure optimizes the exposure for each part of an image, preventing blocked shadows and blown highlights, while helping to ensure that gradation and details are reproduced flawlessly.
Other features of Panasonic iA mode include:
- MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) – Helps reduce blurry photos due to handshake
- Intelligent ISO Control – Reduces blur when the subject is moving
- Face Detection – Helps to ensure registered faces are captured in focus with appropriate exposure, and also digitally corrects unwanted red eyes
- Intelligent Scene Selector – Selects the best option from Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and Sunset by detecting the environment
Users can also enjoy instant photo and video sharing with LUMIX Image Uploader. Simply check the photos / videos you want to share and connect the camera to a PC. Uploading starts by following the easy on-screen guide.
Other camera features include:
- Intelligent LCD – The LCD detects the lighting conditions and controls the brightness level in 11 fine steps to display the most appropriate setting
- Scene Modes – A total of 28 modes, such as Baby, Pet and Sports, and users can also record the name / birthday of a child or pet and embed the information in the photo
- Built-in memory – Has increased to 70MB
Pricing and availability for the Panasonic LUMIX FH5 and FH2 will be announced at a later date. Encased in a metallic, noble hairline finish, the LUMIX FH5 will be available in, black and violet and the LUMIX FH2 in black and red.
1 35mm camera equivalent: 28-112mm
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Panasonic products are marketed in Canada by Panasonic Canada Inc. (PCI). PCI is an affiliate of Panasonic Corporation (PC) of Japan, one of the world’s largest producers of electronic and electric products for consumer, business, and industrial use. Consumers seeking more information on the company’s products can call Panasonic’s Customer Care Centre at 1-800-561-5505 or access Panasonic’s home page at www.panasonic.ca.