Panasonic's new Leica DC VARIO-SUMMICRON 5x optical zoom lens features a 35mm equivalent range of 24-120mm. At F2.2, this is one of the best low-light lenses you will find on a compact digicam, providing you with approx. 170% more light than an F2.8 lens. The FX75 is also equipped with Panasonic's proven Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) system to help keep your images blur and shake free. This compact lens retracts into the camera body when powered down, and is protected by a built-in lens cover.
Normal: 50cm - Infinity (W), 100cm - Infinity (T)
Macro: 3cm - Infinity (W), 10cm - Infinity (T)
The FX75's built-in flash has modes for Auto, Forced on, Forced off, Red-eye reduction and slow sync, providing you with the right mode for any low-light situation. It has a short range of up to 7.4m (W) or 2.8m(T) at ISO auto, so you will want to keep as close to your subjects as possible.
Framing and viewing your images is accomplished on the camera's 3.0-inch, 230,000 dot touch LCD screen. The majority of your camera settings are controlled by using this screen. It also allows you to touch a point on the screen for the camera to focus on and capture the image.
Because of the touch screen controls, there are very few on the back of the camera. Here you can see the switch for Shooting/Playback modes, the mode button to change your shooting or playback modes and the menu button to enter into the camera menus.
On the right side of the camera are the two input/output ports. On the bottom is the A/V-USB port, which allows you to hook up to any standard TV or computer. Above that is the HDMI port for connecting to a HDTV.
The FX75 stores your images and videos on any SD, SDHC and the new SDXC memory cards, or if you are in a bind, you can also use the 40MB of internal memory. Shown here is a standard RiDATA 2GB SD card.
Powering the FX75 is a 3.6V, 940mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery. Also included with the camera is a compact, quick charger with foldaway prongs for easy storage. Panasonic claims that the battery is capable of capturing up to 360 images on a single charge (CIPA).