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Panasonic introduces the DMC-FS6 / FS7 digital cameras

Panasonic expands its Lumix FS series with the DMC-FS7 and DMC-FS6 digital camera. The new DMC-FS7 comes with an 10,1 megapixel image sensor, the DMC-FS6 offers 8.1 megapixel resolution and both cameras feature a bright F2.8 Leica DC lens with 4x optical zoom (equivalent to 33mm to 132 mm). In High-Speed Burst shooting mode, the camera fires off an 6 (5.5 for FS6) shots per second. You also get unlimited consecutive shooting, which lets you keep shooting until the memory card is full...

PRESS SUMMARY

All about the new Panasonic DMC-FS7 digital cameraPanasonic is pleased to introduce the latest additions to its award winning Lumix FS series – the new 10.1-megapixel DMC-FS7 and 8.1-megapixel DMC-FS6 cameras with a bright F2.8 Leica DC lens and with 4x optical zoom (equivalent to 33mm to 132 mm on a 35mm film camera). The FS series, a sister line of the world-acclaimed FX series, pursues easy and simple operation with its high specification for users at every stage to enjoy taking beautiful pictures.

Every Photographer Can Be a Good Photographer Thanks to Intelligent Auto
Panasonic incorporated Intelligent Auto mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of misshots. Comprising of four major functions (MEGA O.I.S, Intelligent ISO Control, Face Detection and Intelligent Scene Selector) that work together to provide the best possible shooting results everytime. The two most advanced countermeasures against blurring – MEGA O.I.S (Optical Image Stabiliser) to compensate for hand-shake and Intelligent ISO Control to detect and suppress motion blur – are built into the FS6 and FS7. The MEGA O/I/S conventionally has mode 1 and mode 2, and now it has AUTO mode to select the suitable one between the modes according to the zoom ratio being used. Both image stabilising technologies have been further advanced in detection accuracy and correction effect thanks to the new image-processing LSI, Venus Engine IV.

In addition to these two paramount anti-blurring technologies, the Face Detection system helps the camera to recognize human faces and to focus and set the exposure automatically. Up to 15 faces can be recognized simultaneously. Face detection accuracy has also been increased, allowing continuous AF/AE adjustment even if a face moves or turns sideways to the camera. Not only that, the unwanted red-eye effect caused by the use of flash can be digitally corrected.

The Intelligent Scene Selector automatically sets the appropriate scene mode according to the scene you're going to take from among the most frequently used scene modes, such as Portrait, Scenery, Macro, Night Scenery and Night Portrait mode. It now features an automatic backlight compensation function that activates whenever the camera detects that the light source is behind the subject. The Quick AF system allows the camera to keep focus on the subject while the camera is in recording mode even before pressing the shutter.

The user can activate all of these useful, convenient functions by simply pressing an independent iA button on the top of the camera, which is newly equipped for direct activation of the mode.

Additional information: All about the new Panasonic DMC-FS7 digital camera
January 16, 2009
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