optical zoom lens available while recording
24mm wide angle extreme is one of
available in a camera of this size
Quality AVCHD movie capture
and accurate Touchscreen GUI
Low Light performance with F2.2 lens
Touch Video Recording Button
Some may think $400 is a hefty price tag
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Panasonic has taken a great camera (the DMC-FX75) and made it even
better with the all new Lumix DMC-FX700. This model boasts their latest
and greatest Lumix technologies packed into a diminutive frame that can
be tucked away in the smallest handbag or pocket. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
Panasonic's most powerful FX-series camera to date (9/2010), the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FX700 is a diminutive camera with some very appealing features; many of which it shares with the new DMC-FZ100 and the DMC-FX75. These features include a Live MOS image sensor, AVCHD 1080p high definition video recording, and a 24mm wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens, which allows 213% larger viewing space than a traditional 35mm camera.
The camera uses a 3.0-inch LCD touchscreen, allowing the user to control all camera functions via the graphical touch system (with exception of the zoom lens). The FX700 also has Face Recognition / Detection, their POWER O.I.S. stabilization system and Intelligent Resolution to enhance degradation during digital zooming.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FX700 key features include:
14.1 megapixel, 1/2.33-inch Live MOS sensor
Leica DC-Vario-Summicron 5x optical zoom wide-angle lens with 24-120mm (equivalent) focal range
ISO 100-1600 (up to 6400 high sensitivity at lower resolution)
3.0-inch Touch-screen LCD with 230K pixels
1080p HD video capture (AVCHD)
Face Recognition / Detection technologies
Venus Engine FHD image processor
POWER Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.)
SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
A/V, USB 2.0, HDMI outputs
Stereo Microphone with Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
Powered by a Li-ion battery pack (rated up to 300 shots per charge)
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FX700 is available in black and silver for a suggested retail price of $399.95 US.
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