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The Lumix DMC-FX5 is a compact, durable and lightweight 4-megapixel camera that features a
metal body, high quality Leica DC-VARIO ELMARIT all-glass aspherical 3x optical zoom lens
with Panasonic's Mega Optical Image Stabilization system. The FX5's captures up to 2304 x
1728 pixel still images which are sufficient to produce up to 11 x 17" photo-quality
prints. Still images are saved in standard Exif JPEG format as Fine or Standard quality.
The FX5 can also capture 320 x 240 pixel motion video at 30 or 10 frames per second with
audio. The length of these QuickTime movies is limited only by available memory on the SD
card. The user can select to capture 5-seconds of audio with still images or during
playback you can dub up to 10-seconds of audio caption per image.
Using the FX5 is very easy. The mode dial lets you select the desired operating
mode from Simple, Normal, Picture, Macro, Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait or Movie.
The Simple mode turns the FX5 into an easy to use Point-n-Shoot camera with a simplified
menu that even the total novice can understand quickly. When you want more control just
turn it to the Normal position and the full menu of options is at your disposal. The
other modes let you quickly set the camera for capturing close-ups, people portraits,
scenic landscapes and night portraits using a special slow-synchro flash mode and slow
Power is supplied by an included rechargeable Li-ion type battery. Images and
movies are stored on removable Secure Digital (SD) memory cards which are available in
capacities up to 512MB. The data is easily transferred from the camera to the host PC via
its built in USB port. Pictures and movies can also be replayed on a television set with
the supplied audio/video cable.
Lumix FX5 Features:
4-megapixel CCD for images up to 2304 x 1728 pixels
Image stabilized Leica 3x zoom lens (35-105mm on a 35mm camera)
Macro focus as close as 3.9 inches in wide angle
1.5-inch TFT color monitor with 114,000 pixels
Mega Burst, 3.3fps to 3 frames Fine/5 frames Standard
Auto Exposure Bracketing, 3 frames
QuickTime Movie mode, 30/10fps w/sound, length limited by available memory
Record 5-sec audio with still image or add up to 10-sec audio memo later
Real-time exposure histogram display
Automatic shutter speeds from 1/2000 to 8 seconds
Adjustable ISO speed: Auto / 50 / 100 / 200 / 400
Built-in flash with auto, fill, slow synchro and red-eye reduction modes
Intelligent Multiple and Spot exposure metering
Color saturation and color effect settings
TTL Auto White Balance, 4 presets and custom set
Secure Digital/MMC memory card slot, 16MB SD card included
Plug-n-Play USB connectivity with PC/Windows
USB PictBridge/Direct-Print compatible
The Lumix FX5 compared in size to a standard CD disc.
Still Image: JPEG Exif 2.2 (design rule for camera file system)
Still Image w/ Audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system) & QuickTime (Still Image w/ Audio)
Motion Image: QuickTime (Motion Image with Audio)
Motion Image Recording with Audio
Approximately 30 or 10 frames/second @ 320 x 240 pixels (maximum recording time deponds upon memory card capacity)
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