Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

The camera is equipped with the Intelligent Image Stabilizer, which combines MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) and Intelligent ISO Control. MEGA ...

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Review of "Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12"

published 24/02/2008 | JJGEight
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Excellent
Pro Face detection, great look, high quality photos.
Cons Little memory, could have higher pixel count.
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"A camera you will love."

The Panasonic Lumix camera is a truly wonderful piece of hardware. The whole camera is a masterpiece. It has 7.2 megapixels inside of it working with a superb 3x optical zoom. The display on the camera is just as good. It is an LCD screen but does make the pictures look worse than they acctually do (if you look at pictures of yourself on this camera it truly does destroy your self esteme, but that just shows how detailed the pictures are). The camera is also very compact and comes with a nice wrist strap so if your one of those people who have a tendice to drop things, you wont drop this. The face detection system is pretty awsome, I have taken a photo of about 15 faces before and it picked up all of them with there own focus square which makes any group photo look as good as any proffesional one. As you can see by the picture the design is pretty dam sexy, the black one is much nicer than the the silver one. I wouldnt reccomend this camera though if you are a serious photographer as you can get way better but its still nice if you a general camera user who likes good quality pictures.

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  • blissman70 published 24/02/2008
    Great review, VH. My camera is getting passed it so i might just invest in this Panasonic...
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Product Information : Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12

Manufacturer's product description

The camera is equipped with the Intelligent Image Stabilizer, which combines MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) and Intelligent ISO Control. MEGA O.I.S. lets even inexperienced users take sharp, clear pictures without any blurring due to handshake. When snapping photos of an actively moving baby or pet, Intelligent ISO Control automatically prevents blurring caused by subject motion. Combined with high 7.2-megapixel (DMC-FX12) resolution and the high-performance Venus Engine III image processor, Intelligent Image Stabilizer ensures beautiful results every time. With its advanced image-rendering performance, the LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with 3x optical zoom lets you create clear, beautiful, expressive photographs. And when you want to bring your subject closer, simply use the 4.5x (DMC-FX12, 35mm equivalent: 157mm) Extra Optical Zoom. This conveniently small camera has huge potential. Enjoy a high-performance camera without having to make highly complicated settings. The DMC-FX12 features a Scene Mode function that lets you choose from among 20 modes, including the newly added SUNSET and PET. It also has a Simple Mode for super-easy shooting in most conditions. The Mode Dial makes it easy to switch between shooting and viewing modes, so you can snap a picture and enjoy viewing it right away.

Product Details

Product Description: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12 - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12EB-S - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12EB-K - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12EG-K - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12EG-S - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX12EF-K - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Sensor Resolution: 7.2 Megapixel

Lens System: Leica 3 x zoom lens - 5.8 - 17.4 mm - f/2.8-5.0

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1150 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.4 cm x 2.4 cm x 5.1 cm

Weight: 125 g, 153 g

Colour: Silver, Black

General

MPN: DMC-FX12, DMC-FX12EB-S, DMC-FX12EB-K, DMC-FX12EG-K, DMC-FX12EG-S, DMC-FX12EF-K

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Available Body Colours: Black, silver

Sensor Resolution: 7.2 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 7,380,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 7,200,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5"

Optical Zoom: 3 x

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 5

Digital Video Format: QuickTime

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Enclosure Colour: Silver, Black

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 1250

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment

Exposure Modes: Programme, bulb, automatic

Shooting Programs: Portrait mode, party/indoor, night portrait, PET, scenery, food, fireworks, night scene, panning, Underwater, sports mode, sunset, candle, beach, snow, high sensitivity, starry sky, soft skin, baby1, baby2, aerial photo

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia, Neutral, Vivid

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Cloudy, daylight, shade

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 60 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

Type: Leica 3 x zoom lens - 5.8 - 17.4 mm - f/2.8-5.0

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 35 - 105mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Macro Focus Range: 5cm

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Lens Construction: 6 groups / 7 elements

Features: Built-in lens shield, aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: AF illuminator

Effective Flash Range: 0.3 m - 5 m

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: Audio recording, direct print, built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, DPOF support, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, resizing an image

Display

Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 115,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft PhotoBase, ArcSoft Panorama Maker, LUMIX Simple Viewer, Photo Fun Studio

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple Mac OS X

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Battery charger, battery case, hand strap, USB cable, audio / video cable

Battery

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1150 mAh ( included )

Memory / Storage

RAM Installed: 27 MB

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Supported Memory Cards: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Image Storage: JPEG 3072 x 2304 ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1920 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 1600 x 1200 ¦ JPEG 1280 x 960 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480 ¦ JPEG 3072 x 2048 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1360 ¦ JPEG 3072 x 1728 ¦ JPEG 1920 x 1080

Video Capture: QuickTime - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ QuickTime - 320 x 240 - 30 fps ¦ QuickTime - 848 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ QuickTime - 640 x 480 - 10 fps ¦ QuickTime - 320 x 240 - 10 fps ¦ QuickTime - 848 x 480 - 10 fps

Included Memory Card: 27 MB

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 9.4 cm

Depth: 2.4 cm

Height: 5.1 cm

Weight: 125 g, 153 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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