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New Panasonic cameras with 28mm Leica DC lenses

Panasonic introduces the new compact 16.1-megapixel DMC-FH27(FS37) / FH25(FS35) camera that allows shooting with a 28mm wide-angle Leica DC lens and 8x optical zoom. The camera features a Smart Touch Screen with 3" Intelligent LCD to offer intuitive touch control including Touch AF, Touch Zoom and Touch Shutter. Panasonic also introduces the 16.1 Mp DMC-FH5(FS18) and 14.1 Mp DMC-FH2(FS16) with an even slimmer, more compact stylish profile. Both models feature a Leica DC 28mm wide-angle lens...

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Check out the full line of Panasonic Imaging products at CES 2011Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH27(FS37) and DMC-FH25(FS35)

Featuring 8x Optical Zoom High Quality LEICA DC Lens in a Slim Body with Advanced iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode

Panasonic is pleased to introduce a new stylish 16.1-megapixel DMC-FH27(FS37) / FH25(FS35) camera that allows shooting clear images with high quality 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC lens with powerful 8x optical zoom (equivalent to 28mm to 224mm on a 35mm camera). The DMC-FH27(FS37) and DMC-FH25(FS35) boast Smart Touch Screen with 3.0-inch large Intelligent LCD to offer intuitive touch control including Touch AF, Touch Zoom and Touch Shutter.

The Venus Engine VI in the DMC-FH27(FS37)/FH25(FS35) compiles the Intelligent Resolution technology to perform the optimum signal processing depending on the part of a picture to give a whole image outstandingly natural clearness with fine details. Taking advantage of this feature, the powerful 8x optical zoom can be increased to 10x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function that maintains the picture quality even digital zoom is used. The 16.1-megapixel high resolution image recording and the Sonic Speed AF let every user to capture the spur-of-the-moment in high picture quality, which is made possible by the smooth linking of the sensor and the image processor, the Venus Engine VI.

The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode is advanced with addition of AF Tracking and Intelligent Exposure to the conventional MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) for preventing hand-shake, Intelligent ISO Control for stopping subject's movement, Face Detection and Intelligent Scene Selector. Once you enter the iA mode, these multi-capable functions happen automatically, so that you can shoot without the bother of adjusting settings every time conditions change. You can enjoy easy, trouble-free shooting in any situation and get the satisfaction that comes with capturing clear, beautiful images.

The high quality 720p HD movie can be recorded. Together with the photos, users can enjoy their communication with the newly added LUMIX Image Uploader, which realizes instant image sharing via Facebook (photo) or YouTube (movie) with any PC on the spot.  
Dressed in a metallic panel with hairline-curved finish with the popular color of silver, black and red (FH27/FS37) or silver, black, red, blue and violet (FH25/FS35), the DMC-FH27(FS37)/FH25(FS35) with a redesigned easy-to-hold grip sustains a slim and stylish profile, offering both convenience and comfort in any daily shooting situations.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5(FS18) and DMC-FH2(FS16)

28mm Wide Angle High Quality LEICA DC Lens in a Slim Compact Body - Featuring Advanced iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode

Panasonic is pleased to introduce new 16.1-megapixel DMC-FH5(FS18) and 14.1-megapixel DMC-FH2(FS16) with even slimmer, more compact stylish profile. Both models feature newly developed retractable-type high quality LEICA DC lens with 28mm wide-angle and 4x optical zoom (equivalent to 28mm to 112mm on a 35mm camera), that achieves ultra compactness to fit in a super-thin body profile.

The newly incorporated Venus Engine VI in the DMC-FH5(FS18)/FH2(FS16) elevates the performance of the camera in many aspects. The Intelligent Resolution technology realizes the optimum signal processing depending on the part of a picture to give a whole image outstandingly natural clearness with fine details. Taking advantage of this feature, the 4x optical zoom power is increased to 5x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function yet the picture quality is maintained even digital zoom is combined. Also, the speed of auto focusing and start-up are outstandingly fast. Linking smoothly with the high resolution sensor, the Venus Engine VI assures beautiful, high quality image recording in spur-of-the-moment.

The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode is advanced with addition of AF Tracking and Intelligent Exposure to the conventional MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) for preventing hand-shake, Intelligent ISO Control for stopping subject's movement, Face Detection and Intelligent Scene Selector. Once you enter the iA mode, these multi-capable functions happen automatically, so that you can shoot without the bother of adjusting settings every time conditions change. You can enjoy easy, trouble-free shooting in any situation and get the satisfaction that comes with capturing clear, beautiful images.
The high quality 720p HD movie can be recorded. Together with the photos, users can enjoy their communication with the newly added LUMIX Image Uploader, which realizes instant image sharing via Facebook(photo) or YouTube(movie) with any PC on the spot.

Packing a host of functions, the new slim and compact DMC-FH5(FS18)/FH2(FS16) lets any user to enjoy shooting beautiful images anytime. The metallic panel with noble hairline finish is available in silver, black, pink, violet and gold (FH5/FS18) or silver, black, pink, red and blue (FH2/FS16) to choose from.

Additional information: Check out the full line of Panasonic Imaging products at CES 2011
January 7, 2011
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