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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 digital camera
Lumix DMC-FX7
at a glance
2560 x 1920
3x optical zoom
2.5" lcd viewer
SD, MMC
li ion battery
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 review summary
camera date Aug 04  out of production
pixels / class 5.4M  compact digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  6 reviews
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 specifications
lens / zoom  35mm - 105mm (3x) (dig. 4x)
focus / macro  auto / 30cm / 5cm
metering mode  intelligent multiple
aperture  F2.8 - F5.0
white balance  
shutter  auto / 8s - 1/2000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal -  5 modes / 0.3m - 4.0m
viewfinder  lcd
iso ratings  80 / 100 / 200 / 400
image size  2560x1920 / 2048x1536 / 1920x1080 / 1600x1200 / 640x480
image format  jpeg (exif 2.2)
image compr.  
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 10s / 2s
video options  Qt m-jpeg 320x240
audio options  available
connectivity  usb / video (PAL/NTSC)
storage  secure digital, multimedia
platform  
extra features  histogram display
PictBridge compatible
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
25Nov04 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 review at Megapixel.net
20Oct04 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 review at Steves-digicams
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
09Dec04 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 review at Dpreview
02Nov04 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 review at DCResource
Introductions, previews and other reviews
08Jun05 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 review at CNET reviews
10Oct04 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 review by Josh Waller
News, guides, hints & tips
25Jul04 Panasonic press summary
Forum discussions
dpreview.com Panasonic Talk Forum
steves-digicams.com Panasonic Forum
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 announcement clippings


Panasonic's new model DMC-FX7 5-megapixel Lumix™ digital camera packs a wealth of advanced technology and easy-to-use features in a sleek, compact package.  It's the first compact digital camera to feature both an Optical Image Stabilizer, and 2.5" LCD.  Incorporating a high-performance Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens,  the DMC-FX7 combines the ease and convenience of digital utility with the expressiveness of film photography.

Scheduled to begin shipping to retailers in August, the DMC-FX7 will be available in black or silver.  The unit will have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $499.95.

“Everything about the DMC-FX7 is designed to allow anyone to get high-quality results, whether composing a scene or catching the action on the fly,” said Monica Helmer, Marketing Manager for Panasonic's Optical Group.  “Consumers who use a camera this small and lightweight are particularly troubled by image quality problems due to inevitable hand movement.  With the DMC-FX7, Panasonic has corrected this problem by including an optical image stabilizer.  It intuitively compensates for any hand movement, so that every shot is beautifully crisp and clear.”

The DMC-FX7 features a Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens system comprising 7 elements in six groups, including three aspherical lenses.  This small, lightweight lens achieves the fine rendering and vivid color reproduction for which Leica DC lenses are renowned.  The Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens features F2.8 ¾ 5.0 brightness and a focal distance of 5.8mm to 17.4mm (comparable to a 35 to 105mm lens on a 35mm film camera.)

The camera's 3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom1 may be used together to achieve up to 12x  zoom power ¾ corresponding to a 420mm zoom lens on a 35mm camera.

Panasonic's MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer automatically detects and corrects for hand movement. This technology is especially appreciated when taking telephoto shots or when using slow shutter speeds to capture the atmosphere in dimly lit scenes.  This optical technology provides precise compensation for movement with no image quality degradation.  

Panasonic's improved Venus 2 Engine LSI handles image processing, LCD functions, and writing to the memory card simultaneously, giving the camera quick response, increased shutter speed and reduced lag time. The improved LSI also allows faster consecutive shooting than its predecessor.  If desired, the camera will keep shooting until the memory card is full.  This second-generation Venus Engine also improves horizontal, vertical and diagonal resolution.

Other features include 9 thumbnail image display, large 2.5” (diagonal) LCD, 30 or 10 fps QuickTimeâ motion image recording with audio, SD Memory Card/MultiMedia Card slot, MEGA BURST recording for lightning-fast consecutive shots, auto bracketing, program AE, USB port, SD card viewer, SD Memory Card, included ArcSoftâ photo editing software package, and much more.


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