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Panasonic DMC-FP3 Blue 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMC-FP3AB

Abt Model: DMCFP3AB | UPC Code: 885170005075
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14.1 Megapixels/ 4x Optical Zoom/ 3.0" TFT Screen LCD Display/ 4x Digital Zoom/ Up To 8.4x Extra Optical Zoom/ HD Movie Recording/ Venus Engine IV/ Sonic Speed AF/ Blue Finish
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Panasonic DMC-FP3 Blue 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMCFP3AB

Futuristic, Flat Body Design
The flat body and compact size of the DMC-FP3 allow it to fit nicely into a small handbag. Built of high-quality aluminum, the DMC-FP3 also brings a wide range of colors to the series. Choose from 4 colors (Silver, Black, Red, Blue).The new lens cover both protects the lens from scratches or dusts and serves as the camera's power switch, making it fast and easy to slip the camera out of a pocket or a bag and turn on the power. The delicate hairline finish on the lens cover of the DMC-FP3 elegantly accents the design. You'll want to take this sleek, stylish camera with you everywhere you go, like a fashion accessory.

Touch Screen Operation
The newly adopted static sensor type 3.0-inch touch-screen LCD on the DMC-FP3 gives you an easy, intuitive control thanks to a hybrid operation combined with the 4 major operation buttons. Touch operation is free and smooth either in recording or playing back images.

Sonic Speed AF
The Sonic Speed AF system in the DMC-FP3 has a maximum speed of approx. 0.33 second for auto focusing*. It includes numerous re-engineering enhancements, including a higher-speed actuator, optimized algorithms and parallel software processing. The result is fast and accurate AF performance. You can quickly get moving subjects in focus, such as when you're shooting sports scenes.

* Using the 1-area AF, at the wide-end.

HD Movie Recording (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps in Motion JPEG Format)
The DMC-FP3 can record motion images in high-definition (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps in Motion JPEG format). The pixel mixed readout method enables bright motion-image recording even in low-light settings. The DMC-FP3 can also record full-size motion images in WVGA (848 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) or standard motion images in VGA (640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels at 30 fps).

4x Optical Zoom / Up to 8.4x Extra Optical Zoom
The DMC-FP3 is equipped with a 4x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 35-140mm). The Extra Optical Zoom function*1 uses the center part of the CCD to extend this 4x zoom ratio to powerful 8.4x zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 295mm) at a resolution of 3-megapixel or less. Adding the Extra Optical Zoom to the 4x digital zoom*2 extends the total zooming power to a maximum of 33.8x.

*1 At a resolution of 3-megapixel or less. In the DMC-FP3, image resolution is kept at its maximum size to the optical tele-end even if the Extra Optical Zoom is ON.

*2 As digital magnification increases, resolution significantly decreases.

Venus Engine IV
The image-processing engine, Venus Engine IV, uses advanced signal processing to give you beautiful images even when the sensitivity is high. Multi-task signal processing is employed for all images to enable high-speed, high-performance shooting. Venus Engine IV also effectively raises the precision of various functions, such as MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) and Intelligent ISO Control. Along with its extremely high performance, Venus Engine IV reduces power consumption thanks to a number of energy efficiency improvements.

Extended Battery Life
The energy-saving Venus Engine IV image-processing engine and the efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery which has been slimmed down to fit into thinner camera bodies work together to extend the shooting time of the DMC-FP3. This lets users take approx. 300 shots on a single battery charge*.

* Based on the CIPA standard.

Features:

Key

  • Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels
  • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-inch / 14.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
  • Aperture F3.5 - F5.9 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F3.5 - 5.6 (W) / F5.9 - 7.1 (T))
  • Optical Zoom 4x
  • Digital Zoom 1
    • 4x
    • ( Max. 16.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom )
    • (Max. 33.8 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
  • Focal Length f=6.3-25.2mm (35-140mm in 35mm equiv.)
  • Lens
    • LUMIX DC VARIO
    • 11 elements in 10 groups
    • (4 Aspherical Lenses / 7 Aspherical surfaces/ 1 ED Lenses)
  • Optical Image Stabilizer 2
    • MEGA O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
    • Photo & Movie

Performance

  • Focusing Area
    • Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 50 cm - infinity
    • Macro / Intelligent AUTO : Wide 10 cm - infinity / Tele 50cm - infinity
  • Focus Range Display Yes
  • AF Metering Face / 9 pt/ 1pt / Touch Area on screen
  • Focus Normal / Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF (Always On), Touch AF
  • AF Assist Lamp Yes
  • ISO Sensitivity
    • I.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
    • High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)
  • White Balance
    • Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set
    • (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Highspeed Burst, Photo Frame)
  • Exposure Program AE
  • Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
  • Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
  • Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
  • Face Detection Photo
  • Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1/2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo, Film Grain
  • Shutter Interval approx. 1.2 sec
  • Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
  • Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Hold
  • Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9

Convenience

  • Unlimited Consecutive Shooting 3 1.5 frames/sec
  • Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
  • Travel Date/World Time Yes/Yes

Standard

  • LCD Monitor
    • 3.0" TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots), AR Coat
    • Field of View : approx. 100%
    • AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High-Angle LCD
  • Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Favorites Playback
  • OSD Language English, Spanish
  • Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Interface AV Output (NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for N. America), USB2.0 Full-speed, DC Input

Package Content:

Included Software:

  • PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition
  • QuickTime
  • Adobe Reader

Standard Accessories:

  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Case
  • AV cable
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM

Specifications:

  • Quick Menu Yes
  • Continuous Shooting Mode High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6 frames/sec (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
  • Focus Icon Select Yes
  • Macro Zoom Yes
  • Orientation Detector Yes
  • Playback Motion Picture Yes (Motion JPEG)
  • Slideshow Mode
    • All / Category / Favorites
    • BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
  • Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
  • PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
  • iA Direct Button Yes
  • Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode Max. 5 images (Standard mode)
  • Intelligent ISO Control Photo
  • Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro)
  • File Format
    • Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.21)
    • Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
  • Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, SCN, My SCN, Motion Picture
  • Motion Picture Recording
    • 4:3 VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
    • 4:3 QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
    • 16:9 WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
    • HD Movie 1280x720 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
  • Still Picture Recording
    • 4:3 4320x3240(14M)/3648x2736(10M EZ)/2560x1920(5M EZ)/2048X1536(3M EZ)/640X480(0.3M EZ)
    • 3:2 4320 x 2880 (12.5M)
    • 16:9 4320 x 2432 (10.5M)
  • Color Mode / Color Effect Standard, Vivid, Natural, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
  • Copy / Text Stamp Yes / Yes (only Baby, Pet, Travel)
  • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 4.7x (4:3 / 10M), 6.8x (4:3 / 5M), 8.4x (under 3M)
  • Shutter Speed
    • Still: approx. 8 - 1/1600 sec
    • Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
  • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo
  • Mode Switch [Recording] / [Playback]
  • Composition Guide line Yes (1 pattern)
  • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Max 16x
  • Calendar Display Yes
  • Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / Yes
  • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
  • Resize / Trim Yes / Yes
  • Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes
  • Built-in-Flash
    • Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
    • 0.3 - 4.9m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.5 - 2.9m (Tele/ISO Auto)
  • Built-in-Memory Approx. 40MB
  • Microphone / Speaker Mono / Yes
  • Power 4
    • ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, Minimum: 695mAh) (Included)
    • AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
  • Battery life (approx.) 300 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
  • Touch Panel Yes

Approximate Dimension:

  • Width: 2.32"
  • Height: 3.88"
  • Depth: 0.73"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.28 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels14.1 Megapixel
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)3.88"
Width (inches)2.32"
Depth (inches)0.73"
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Lengthf=6.3-25.2mm (35-140mm in 35mm equiv.)
Focus ModesNormal / Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF (Always On), Touch AF
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypeTFT Screen LCD
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2sec / 10sec
Shutter SpeedStill: approx. 8 - 1/1600 sec, Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec
Storage MediaBuilt-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Power SourceID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack, AC Adaptor
White BalanceAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set
  

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Panasonic DMC-FP3 Red 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Inexpensive (7)
  • Convenient (6)
  • Exceeded expectations (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Family photos (3)
  • Sports/action (3)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

cool camera, touch screen needs a lot of work

Over-all it is a good camera. I also own the Panasonic G-1 SLR which is fantastic in comparison, but for a compact this is a decent camera. It has gets the normal...Read complete review

Over-all it is a good camera. I also own the Panasonic G-1 SLR which is fantastic in comparison, but for a compact this is a decent camera. It has gets the normal complaints- slight delay in shutter (but better than most), lack of manipulation in trade for compact size. I have been very happy with the camera's ability to take low light without flash, macro, and really overall shots. The touch screen is ok, but needs some work- it is really slow to respond, and not as sensitive as I would like- or maybe it is too sensitive, and my fat fingers touch too many pixels, either way I end up having to touch the screen several times before the camera responds. Perhaps I am spoiled with my iphone's touch screen. Not as many touch screen options as the i-phone either... like zoom in/out, and moving around a zoomed in photo is totally worthless!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

What the heck?

I love the camera except why the heck did they not put a view finder on the camera? You can't see a thing in the LCD screen if you shoot in the daylight sun!

I love the camera except why the heck did they not put a view finder on the camera? You can't see a thing in the LCD screen if you shoot in the daylight sun!

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5.0

Great pictures automatically!

By 

from Cranbrook, BC

Pros

  • Compact
  • Convenient
  • Durable
  • Easy to use
  • Exceeded expectations
  • Fun to use
  • Inexpensive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic DMC-FP3 Red 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      Not only was the compact ZS20 easy to learn to use the menu navigation, but it hardly allows one to take a bad picture when using the Intelligent Auto (iA) mode and Scene mode. The 4 optional manual modes (P, A, S, M) plus Creative Control make it possible to experiment with artistic photography almost without limit. Many photo editing operations for stills, and for movies as well, can be performed in camera making it possible to view a modified photo on flat screen TV via the mini HDMI cable. Computer modified photos can not be viewed this way when copied back to the SD card. It is truly amazing how many features are packed into this compact version of my bulky FZ150 and shares the same CMOS sensor although it lacks the RAW format. In addition it has GPS and optional touch screen controls for the most often used operations. When traveling, the photos can be uploaded to internet to share with family and friends back home or shared with the world by uploading to YouTube, etc. For convenience it has the option of in camera battery charging. And the best thing of all is the Leica lens for superb definition and sharpness complemented by its 14 MP sensor. The camera is also known as TZ30 in some countries so it has seen 30 generations of development to produce this gem of a digital camera. With the photo editing software supplied on a CD slide shows including HD movies can also be created with music and burned to a DVD or copied to USB flash memory for viewing on TV. After exploring the camera for 2 weeks I would not hesitate to recommend the camera to anyone just starting out with digital photography.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent

      By 

      from Undisclosed

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Exceeded expectations
      • Inexpensive

      Cons

      • slow switching between modes

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic DMC-FP3 Red 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

        We already own and are happy with a DMC FZ35 Superzoom, so when we saw this at Costco we figured to give it a try. What we've found is that it takes excellent pictures! The "shutter" lag is reasonable, the touch screen is nice and the picture quality is great. One of the best aspects is the battery life, we've only charged it once since purchase and have taken enough pictures to empty the memory card. My only complaint would be switching to motion picture mode takes a little too long. It's so small and handy to carry we hardly use the "big" camera but we take more pics overall. Which was kinda the point. We didn't really compare cameras in this class but overall it's been great.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice Camera, Terrible Touchscreen

        By 

        from Ogden, Utah

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Convenient

        Cons

        • Did not meet expectations
        • Difficult to use
        • touchscreen lacks resposiveness

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic DMC-FP3 Red 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          The images that this camera takes are very good and the HD video is also very nice, but make sure you are in good lighting. Video in dark lighting doesn't pic up the best. The speed between pictures is very good, though I am using a High Speed High Capacity SD card, which helps. My issues come in the Touchscreen interface. The responsiveness is poor at best. You've got to be pinpoint accurate for it to register your touch, which is frustrating, especially when I use a Smartphone with a touchscreen every day. I expect this camera's touchscreen to be a lot better than it is. Supposedly there was a firmware update released to fix this issue, however, I can attest that the issue was NOT fixed! I would suggest a calibration tool in the next firmware update, as that would help dramatically the functionality of their touchscreen.

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          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome quality pics

          By 

          from Undisclosed

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to use
          • Exceeded expectations
          • Inexpensive

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic DMC-FP3 Red 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

              I bought this camera in May 2010. I love to take photos of sunsets, Storm clouds, as well as family and close-up shots. I couldn't be happier. My daughter takes a ton of pics, tried 3 different brand name cameras in the same price range, and returned all 3, then stated "your camera rocks, dad". I have to have one, so I bought another for her.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              cover opens too easily

              By 

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Panasonic DMC-FP3 Red 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

              I slipped my camera into my pocket to be easily accessible on a walk. When I reached in, I realized that the lens cover had slid open and the battery was totally drained. I was then careful to be sure the cover was in the closed position, but it happened to me several more times. So, I have it in a light case so that I do not lose my battery charge. A shame because the photos are excellent! I have an old dmc-tz5 that I absolutely Love!!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              AMAZING!

              By 

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Convenient
              • Durable
              • Easy to use
              • Exceeded expectations
              • Inexpensive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic DMC-FP3 Red 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                  This Panasonic Lumix Camera is the best camera I've ever owned. I was shocked by how simple it was to figure out and that fact paired with the quality of photos took my breath away. I am an amatuer photographer and this camera helps me look like a professional, I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I reccomend it to every budding photographer out there <3

                  Comment on this review

                  (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  cool camera, touch screen needs a lot of work

                  By 

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Convenient
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to use
                  • Inexpensive

                  Cons

                  • moving around a zoomed in photo is worthless
                  • slow touch screen

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Panasonic DMC-FP3 Red 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                    Over-all it is a good camera. I also own the Panasonic G-1 SLR which is fantastic in comparison, but for a compact this is a decent camera. It has gets the normal complaints- slight delay in shutter (but better than most), lack of manipulation in trade for compact size. I have been very happy with the camera's ability to take low light without flash, macro, and really overall shots. The touch screen is ok, but needs some work- it is really slow to respond, and not as sensitive as I would like- or maybe it is too sensitive, and my fat fingers touch too many pixels, either way I end up having to touch the screen several times before the camera responds. Perhaps I am spoiled with my iphone's touch screen. Not as many touch screen options as the i-phone either... like zoom in/out, and moving around a zoomed in photo is totally worthless!

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Great camera.

                    By 

                    from Yuma. CO

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Short Lag Time

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Panasonic DMC-FP3 Red 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                      Small and easy to carry. Super fast start up. Easy to use. Touch screen is great and big (3"). Video is easy to use. Takes great pictures.

                      Comment on this review

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      AMAZING!!

                      By 

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Convenient
                      • Easy to use
                      • Exceeded expectations

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Panasonic DMC-FP3 Red 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                          this is the best camera ever! i love it soo much! grat pictures and fun features! worth the price.

                          Comment on this review

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great camera

                          By 

                          from Tennessee

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Nice Body Color
                          • Short Lag Time

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Panasonic DMC-FP3 Red 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                            Simple to carry in purse and use.

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