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Panasonic DMC-FX78K Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMC-FX78K

Abt Model: DMCFX78K | UPC Code: 885170031982
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Touch-Control Shooting/ 5x Optical Zoom/ 4x Digital Zoom/ LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT Lens/ 70 MB Built-In Memory/ HD Recording/ Optical Image Stabilizer/ 3.5 " TFT Touch Screen LCD Display/ Black Finish
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMCG2K

Panasonic is pleased to announce a new addition of stylish and compact hybrid digital camera DMC-FX78 to the LUMIX FX series featuring a Smart Touch operation on the 3.5-inch large LCD. All control is possible by the touch operation - Touch AF, Touch Zoom or Touch Shutter during recording and various playback functions including new Art Retouch and Beauty Retouch mode. Delicate in design but bold in performance - The DMC-FX78 looks so sleek and elegant with its new streamline design but is an outstandingly high performance hybrid digital compact camera you have never met before.

Features:

Touch-control Shooting
Your subject is instantly brought into auto focus by simply touching the image on the large, 3.5-inch LCD. You can also operate the auto focus and shutter release at the same time with just a touch and the Sonic Speed AF system provides fast, accurate AF performance for an entirely new style of shooting.

My Color Mode
Naturally, you want your photos and movies to be unique. The My Color Mode, which was popular in the LUMIX G Micro System cameras, is a special option that gives free reign to your creativity. It offers a total of 8 preset effects – Expressive, Retro, Pure, Monochrome, High Dynamic, Silhouette, Pin Hole, Film Grain. You can dramatically change the images of even familiar subjects to express your own creativity.

Touch Playback Control
The touch-screen operation excels not only for shooting but also for playing back images with outstanding visibility. You can drag the image across the screen with a finger to browse a collection of photos as you flip over the pages of the book.

3.5-inch, 16:9 LCD
The DMC-FX78 is equipped with a 3.5-inch 16:9 LCD with 230,000-dot high-resolution and a wide-viewing angle. The big screen reflects fine details, making it easy to check the focus before shooting. It also serves as a small photo and video viewer, allowing you and friends to enjoy viewing the still and motion images together.

Specifications:

  • Camera Effective Pixels: 12.1 Megapixels
  • Sensor Size/ Total Pixels/ Filter: 1/2.33", 12.5 Mega Total Pixels CCD, Primary Color Filter
  • Aperture: F2.5 - 5.9 / Iris Diaphragm (F2.5 - 8 (W) / F5.9 - 18 (T))
  • Optical Zoom: 5X
  • Focal Length: f = 4.3 - 21.5 mm (24 - 120 mm in 35 mm equiv.)
    (26 - 130 mm in 35 mm equiv. in movie recording)
  • Extra Optical Zoom: 6.1x (4:3 / 8M), 7.8x (4:3 / 5M), 9.8x (4:3 / under 3M)
  • Intelligent Zoom: 6.5X
  • Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT
    7 elements in 6 groups
    (3 Aspherical Lenses / 5 Aspherical Surfaces)
  • Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (On / Off / Active mode (only for motion picture))
  • Digital Zoom: 4X
    (Max. 20.0x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
    (Max. 39.2x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
  • Focusing Area:
    • Normal: Wide 50 cm (1.64 feet) - infinity / Tele 100 cm (3.27 feet) - infinity
      Macro / Intelligent Auto / Movie Recording: Wide 3 cm (0.10 feet) - infinity / Tele 100 cm (3.27 feet) - infinity
  • Focus Range Display: Yes
  • AF Assist Lamp: Yes
  • Focus:
    • Normal/ AF Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF, AF Tracking
    • Continuous AF (only for motion picture)
  • AF Metering: Face / AF Tracking / 23-area / 1-area / Spot / Touch Area
    • Shutter: Speed Still: 8 - 1/4,000 sec
    • Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
  • Shutter Interval: Approx. 0.3 sec
  • Face Recognition: Photo
  • Optical Image Stabilizer: Photo/ Movie
  • Intelligent ISO Control: Photo
  • Face Detection: Photo/ Movie
  • Intelligent Scene Selector: Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro) & Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)
    Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)
  • Intelligent Exposure: Photo/ Movie
  • AF Tracking: Photo
  • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red Eye Removal): Photo
  • Intelligent Resolution Technology: Photo/ Movie
  • File Format:
    • Still Image: JPEG (DCF/ Exif2.3)
    • 3D Image: MPO
    • Motion picture: AVCHD, QuickTime Motion JPEG
  • AVCHD Recording: NTSC / PAL (Depends on region)
  • One-Touch Movie Button: Yes
  • Recording Mode (Mode Button):
    Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, 3D Photo, SCN, Cosmetic, My Color
  • Still Image Scene Mode:
    Portrait, Transform, Self Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, High-speed Burst (Image Priority / Speed Priority), Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Photo Frame
  • Movie Scene Mode:
    Portrait, Transform, Self Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, Beach, Snow, Aerial, High Sensitivity (Activated by selecting Still Image Scene Mode then pressing movie button. Still Image Scene Modes without corresponding Movie Scene Mode is recorded in Normal Mode)
  • Continuous Shooting Mode:
    • Full-Resolution Image: 3.7 frames/ sec Max. 7 images
    • High-Speed Burst Mode: approx. 6 frames/ sec (image priority) approx. 10 frames/ sec (speed priority) (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)
  • Motion Picture Recording:
    • 4:3:
      • VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
      • QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
    • 16:9:
      • Full-HD Movie: 1,920 x 1,080 pixels,
        AVCHD (FSH: 17 Mbps):
        [NTSC Model] 60i *Sensor output is 30p.
    • HD Movie: 1,280 x 720 pixels,
      AVCHD (SH: 17 Mbps):
      [NTSC Model] 60p *Sensor output is 30p
  • Continuous Recordable Time
    • AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 60 min
    • AVCHD with picture quality set to [SH]: Approx. 65 min
    • MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 75 min
  • Actual Recordable Time
    • AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]:Approx. 35 min
    • AVCHD with picture quality set to [SH]: Approx. 38 min
    • MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 40 min
  • Exposure Program: AE
  • Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
  • Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO Mode)
  • Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 ~1EV step, Max +/-1, 3 frames
  • Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
  • ISO Sensitivity:
    • Auto/ i.ISO/ 100/ 200/ 400/ 800/ 1600
    • High Sensitivity Mode (ISO 1600 - 6400)
  • White Balance: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set
    (Selectable at Portrait, Transform, Self Portrait, Panorama Assist, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, High-speed Burst, Pin Hole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic, Cosmetic)
  • Intelligent Resolution Technology: Photo & Movie
  • Optical Zoom in Motion Picture: Yes
  • Macro Zoom: Yes
  • Real-time Histogram: Yes
  • Composition Guide Line: Yes (2 patterns)
  • Built-in-memory Approx.: 70 MB
  • Orientation Detector: Yes
  • Travel Date / World Time: Yes / Yes
  • Copy /Title Edit /Text Stamp: Yes /Yes /Yes
  • Cut Animation: Yes
  • Video Divide: Yes
  • Built-in-flash: Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off 0.6 - 5.9 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.5 m (Tele / ISO Auto)
  • LCD: 8.8 cm (3.5") TFT Touch Screen LCD Display (230,000 dots), AR Coating
    Field of View: Approx. 100%
    Auto Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode, High-angle Mode
  • Touch Panel: Yes
  • Playback Mode: Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback (Picture Only, Video Only, 3D, Category, Favorites), Album Playback, Dual Image Playback, Calendar Playback
  • Thumbnails /Zoomed Playback: 12, 30 thumbnails / Yes / Touch Magnification
  • Calendar Display / Dual Image Display: Yes/ Yes
  • Set Favorites: Yes
  • Playback Motion Picture: Yes (AVCHD / Motion JPEG)
  • Slideshow Mode: All / Picture Only / Video Only / 3D / Album / Category / Favorites
    BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / Off)
  • Show Histogram: Yes
  • Delete Image: Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
  • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection: Yes /Yes
  • Resize /Cropping: Yes/ Yes
  • OSD Language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek
  • VIERA Link: Yes
  • HDMI Output: Yes (AUTO)
  • Movie Rec Guide: Yes
  • Wind-cut in Motion Picture: Yes
  • Recording Media: Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Microphone: Yes (Mono)
  • Speaker: Yes
  • Interface: HDMI (mini HDMI), AV Output (NTSC / PAL), USB2.0 High speed
  • PictBridge Support: Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
  • LUMIX Image Uploader: Yes
  • Power: Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 680 mAh) (Included)
  • AC Adaptor: (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Optional)
  • Release Time Lag (Approx.): 0.005 sec
  • Shutter Interval (Approx.): 0.3 sec (minimum) *Not including the time for AF.
  • Battery Life (Approx.):** 200 images (CIPA Standard)

Package Contents:

Included Software:

  • PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 HD Lite Edition
  • QuickTime
  • Adobe Reader
  • Super LoiLoScope ( trial version)

Standard Accessories:

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

Approximate Dimension:

  • Width: 3.93"
  • Height: 2.17"
  • Depth: 0.81"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor

 

 

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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels12.1 Megapixel
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.17"
Width (inches)3.93"
Depth (inches)0.81"
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Lengthf = 4.3 - 21.5 mm (24 - 120 mm in 35 mm equiv.) (26 - 130 mm in 35 mm equiv. in movie recording)
Focus ModesNormal / AF Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF, AF Tracking, Touch AF/AE, Continuous AF (only for motion picture)
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.5"
LCD TypeTFT Touch Screen LCD, AR Coating
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2 sec, 10 sec
Shutter SpeedStill: 8 - 1/4,000 sec Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
Storage MediaBuilt-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Power SourceLi-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 680 mAh) (Included) AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Optional)
White BalanceAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set (Selectable at Portrait, Transform, Self Portrait, Panorama Assist, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, High-speed Burst, Pin Hole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic, Cosmetic)
  

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Pros

  • beautiful finish of the surface
  • Compact
  • Convenient
  • Easy to use
  • Exceeded expectations
  • Good design

Cons

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      Comments about Panasonic DMC-FX78K Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      I think you can know about this model more detailed in Panasonic global website. http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/compact/fx78_fx77/touch.html

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      Pros

      • beautiful finish of the surface
      • Compact
      • Convenient
      • Easy to use
      • Exceeded expectations
      • Good design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic DMC-FX78K Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          I am Japanese, I have its Japanese version "DMC-FX77�, I think the only difference is the language on the display, mine is with Japanese language. I happened to view this website, and I wonder why nobody ever put a comment for such a nice camera, so I think I can write a review for this (Please forgive me for my poor English). The color, its white color is beautiful, I think the color is a bit like ivory with pearl finish. I really like this camera and this model actually has been rated quite high in one of the Japanese evaluation website for many kinds of products or service. I introduce you some evaluations from the website for example. I totally agree with them, and "Beauty Retouch Mode" is also very convenient for the ladies, I think. I think the only problem is a power of the battery as one of them says, so I suggest you to prepare spare battery if you use it for travel, but I think it's no problem for the daily use. A) I take pictures everyday (with a camera), I only use compact digital camera because of the easiness to carry. I bought this "Panasonic" model for the first time feeling it attractive for its wide lens (24mm Ultra-Wide-Angle Leica Lens). The LCD display is also wide and beautiful. The response of touch panel is also good, we can also take a picture by only touching the display if you like, it's very easy because the camera automatically focus on the pint where you touch the display (Touch-control Shooting). The focus is rapid, when taking pictures of my children, it surely chases the moving of them. I am really surprised of its rapidity because I felt the time lug with my previous camera in the same occasion. The movie taken with this camera, I'm content with its picture quality, it is enough for taking pictures with compact digital camera. This is very nice model in the category of compact digital camera, such a light weight, small sized with fine functions and specification. I think the only problem is that it’s a bit difficult to get used to the icons in the beginning, but I think it's no longer the problem once you get used to it. If you really seek the quality of the picture or functions, you probably choose compact system camera with zoom lens, but I don't need such models for taking pictures everyday. I don't understand why those who can't use the functions of those models properly want to have compact system cameras with zoom lens, because this model's performance is amazing though it's a compact digital camera. I am very content with buying this camera, after sometime ago. B) (Design) I think the design is good with the quality of the materials, and the thickness itself is no problem, only the dimension on the catalog became a bit thicker than the similar models of other manufacturers because around the area of its lens is a bit thicker than the rest part of the camera. (Quality of the picture) I think 1.21 mega pixels is enough. As the number of the pixels gets larger, file size increases and it gets more hard to back up the data. I think 1 mega pixel is already fine. (Operation) In case of Panasonic, it's easy to use because the power switch is slide type. The button for taking movies, the button for zooming, they are not icons but mechanical type, it's also good to make it easy. (Battery) It doesn't last long, makes me feel stress. (Size) The thickness 20mm class is good, thinking about the operation holding with hands. (Functions) I think it's fine considering about the easiness of the usage and the quality of the pictures. With its strong performance of trembling reduction system, I don't feel any special problem even when taking pictures in the night. (LCD) The large 3.5-inch LCD enables the operation without stress and convenient when viewing the pictures taken. (Feeling of holding) With its strong performance of trembling reduction system, you don't have to "hold" the camera with intention. (General) Very strong performance of trembling reduction system and easiness of the usage put this camera's evaluation high.

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          Panasonic DMC-FX78K Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

          Panasonic DMC-FX78K Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

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