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Panasonic launches FZ47/FZ48 superzoom and LS5 compact

Panasonic introduces the Lumix DMC-FZ47/FZ48 adding full-HD video recording capability and a Creative Control with Miniature Effect mode. The camera features a 12.1-megapixel Hi-Speed CCD sensor and a 25mm ultra wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens with 24x Optical Zoom. Power O.I.S., Face Recognition, Face Detection, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent D-range Control are included. Panasonic also introduces the 14 megapixel DMC-LS5, a 5x optical zoom Point-and-Shooter...

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All about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47(FZ48) digital cameraA Super-Zoom Digital Camera with High Quality 24x Optical Zoom Lens Featuring 1920 x 1080 Full-HD Video Recording and Creative Manual Control

Panasonic is pleased to introduce new DMC-FZ47(FZ48) from the LUMIX's popular FZ series that packs a powerful optical zoom and attractive options including manual operation, adding full-HD video recording capability and the new Creative Control with Miniature Effect mode. The high quality lens unit of 25mm ultra wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with powerful 24x Optical Zoom newly features Panasonic's Black Box Nano Surface Coating technology to minimize light reflection that causes ghost and flare. The powerful 24x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm) can be increased its power to 32x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function taking advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even using digital zoom.

Empowered by a 12.1-megapixel Hi-Speed CCD sensor, the DMC-FZ47(FZ48) is compatible with high-speed, large-capacity signal processing required for 1,920 x 1,080 full-HD video recording in AVCHD and high speed continuous shooting. And the advanced image processing LSI, the Venus Engine FHD, assures high picture quality in both photo and video recording. It also 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. The Sonic Speed AF and a quick start-up time give the DMC-FZ47(FZ48) super high speed response that helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities. The accuracy and the speed of AF Tracking are also dramatically improved.

For more artistic freedom, manual control is available with DMC-FZ47(FZ48). User can enjoy image shooting expressing their intention not only in photo but also in video, utilizing a host of options including the new Creative Control or Photo Style with a wide variety of preset options.

The LUMIX's popular iA (Intelligent Auto) powerfully assists in any shooting situations to get the best result. Combined with the outstanding brightness of the lens, the POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) and the Motion Deblur mode*, the DMC-FZ47(FZ48) thoroughly prevents any kind of blur - whether the blur is caused by a handshake or the subject's motion. The POWER O.I.S., Face Recognition, Face Detection, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent D-range Control work appropriately just by entering the iA mode for any user to take beautiful photos with maximum ease.

In addition, the realistic, less-distorted 3D image produced by DMC-FZ47(FZ48) with the 3D Photo mode can also be enjoyed on a VIERA 3D HDTV or other MPO-compatible 3D equipment. Videos can be recorded in MP4 format to play it back directly on the PC or other portable electronic devices without a need of conversion. Together with the photos, users can enjoy their communication with the LUMIX Image Uploader, which realizes instant image sharing via Facebook (photo) or YouTube (video) with any PC on the spot. The 3.0-inch Intelligent LCD has now 460,000-dot high resolution to dramatically, improve visibility during recording and playback.

From outdoor school events to indoor family photograph, the DMC-FZ47(FZ48) powerfully supports recording those spur-of-the-moment memories in high quality photo and video easily with its superior optical and digital performance.
* The picture size may be reduced.


The Smart and Easy 14.1-Megapixel LUMIX DMC-LS5

Featuring O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) and iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode

Panasonic is introducing a new 14.1-megapixel LUMIX DMC-LS5 that features high quality 26mm wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equiv: 26-130mm) with F2.8 brightness and the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer).

The O.I.S. is renowned for its high correction performance against blur caused by a hand-shake. It is compensated effectively without deterioration of image quality. In addition to this O.I.S., LUMIX's popular iA (Intelligent Auto) powerfully assists in any shooting situations to get the best result - The Face Detection finds human faces to give appropriate focus and exposure on it. The Intelligent Scene Selector detects the scene and set best parameter depending on the scene such as Portrait, Landscape and so on.

It also enables recording 720p HD motion image to save memories in either high quality photo or video. The bundled software PHOTOfunSTUDIO supports easy sharing of those photos and videos you take via Facebook or YouTube.

Running on AA batteries, the DMC-LS5 offers any entry-level user comfort and satisfaction a step above.

Additional information: All about the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47(FZ48) digital camera
July 21, 2011
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