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Panasonic introduces DMC-FT10 rugged digital camera

Panasonic introduces the new Lumix DMC-FT10 featuring a flat and slim profile that could be accomplished by adopting folded optics for its 4x optical zoom lens unit. The model FT10 is equipped with a 14.1 megapixel CCD and offers you rugged toughness to be waterproof to 3m, shockproof to 1.5m, freezeproof to -10 degrees C and dustproof. On the back you'll find a 2.7-inch Intelligent LCD with Anti Reflective coating assures high visibility of your photos and movies, which can be recorded in 720p Motion JPEG...

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All about the new Panasonic DMC-FT10 rugged digital cameraPanasonic today introduced the new LUMIX DMC-FT10 from the LUMIX's FT series geared for active outdoor use. Featuring the flat and slim profile adopting the folded optics for its 4x optical zoom* lens unit, the new 14.1-megapixel FT10 features credible toughness to be waterproof to 3m, shockproof to 1.5m, freezeproof to -10 degrees C and dustproof.

Equipped with iA
Panasonic's world-acclaimed iA (Intelligent Auto) mode makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos by various shooting-assist functions. It comprehends MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) for hand-shake, Intelligent ISO Control for subject movement, Face Detection and Intelligent Scene Selector. The dedicated iA button on the top of the camera lets you enter the iA mode directly. Once you enter the iA mode, these multi-capable functions happen automatically, so 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.

High Definition movie recording in 720p Motion JPEG
With the DMC-FT10, HD (High Definition) movie recording in 720p Motion JPEG is available. You can enjoy recording not only photos but also HD movies casually even in active outdoor situations. It is also possible to edit it or upload it on YouTube with the included software PHOTOfunSTUDIO ver. 5.0

Venus Engine IV
The image-processing LSI, Venus Engine IV, features advanced signal processing technology for rendering high-quality images. Featured in the DMC-FT10, the multi-task image-processing engine Venus Engine IV supports a super-fast response time. The camera's quick response makes it easier to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities together with the Sonic Speed Auto Focus.

2.7-inch Intelligent LCD with Anti Reflective Coating
The high performance DMC-FT10 excels in the powerful battery life and provides 300 pictures per a single charge (CIPA) despite its slim, compact body. The 2.7-inch large Intelligent LCD with Anti Reflective coating assures high visibility of photo and movies both in shooting and playing back the images.

Enjoy casual photo and video shooting with tremendous ease, stylishly in town and actively in outdoor adventures - the FT10 suits both situations.

*Equivalent to 35-140mm on a 35mm camera.

Additional information: All about the new Panasonic DMC-FT10 rugged digital camera
July 22, 2010
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