Check out the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1 12.1 MP Digital Camera
This little camera has a very slim profile. The small size of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1 makes it easy to put in your purse or pocket. It's made of high-quality aluminum, and can be purchased in a wide variety of colors. There is a newly designed lens cover that makes sure the lens is protected dust or scratching, and also serves as the power switch for this particular camera. That makes it very easy to whip out the camera and quickly power up.
Main Features of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1
* 4x Optical Zoom / Up to 7.8x Extra Optical Zoom
The DMC-FP1 has a 4x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 35-140mm) and 7.8x Extra Optical Zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 273mm). Adding the Extra Optical Zoom to the 4x digital zoom extends the total zooming power to a maximum of 31.3x.
* Sonic Speed AF
It has a maximum speed of around 0.33 second for auto focusing*. It includes numerous re-engineering enhancements, including a higher-speed actuator, optimized algorithms and parallel software processing. The result is fast and accurate AF performance. You can shoot sports scenes or any moving object as quickly as you can..
* HD Movie Recording
The DMC-FP1 can record motion images in high-definition (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps in Motion JPEG format). The pixel mixed readout method enables bright motion-image recording even in low-light settings. The DMC-FP1 can also record full-size motion images in WVGA (848 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) or standard motion images in VGA (640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels at 30 fps).
* Venus Engine IV
The image-processing engine, Venus Engine IV, uses advanced signal processing to give you beautiful images even when the sensitivity is high. Multi-task signal processing is employed for all images to enable high-speed, high-performance shooting. Venus Engine IV also effectively raises the precision of various functions, such as MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) and Intelligent ISO Control. Along with its extremely high performance, Venus Engine IV reduces power consumption thanks to a number of energy efficiency improvements.
* Extended Battery Life
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery which has been slimmed down to fit into thinner camera bodies work together to extend the shooting time of the DMC-FP1. This lets users take nearly 300 shots on a single battery charge*.
* Based on the CIPA standard.
Product Description: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1 Point & Shoot Digital Camera - 12.1 Megapixel - 2.70" Active Matrix TFT Color LCD - Black DMC-FP1K Digital
Here's what a few other people have to say about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1 12.1 MP Digital Camera:
--- I bought this camera solely on Consumer Reports ratings. I wanted a slim camera to carry in my pocket at parties, events, etc. with friends. I am not doing any "professional" photos, just fun pics. This camera is AWESOME!!! It is about $100 cheaper than comparable Nikon and Sony cameras, it does great with night pics, some movement, etc. I post all my party pics on FB and everyone talks about how good they turned out. I LOVE this camera!! Can't be beat for the price! Consumer Reports knows what they were talking about.
--- This camera is overall pretty good and has a competitive MSRP. However, be sure to consider the older but higher-end Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8. When Panasonic came out with the new FP1 and FP3 (the touchscreen version of the FP1), I was hoping they would be the same as the well-reviewed FP8 but with an improved look and a lens cover. Well, I was slightly disappointed.
--- This is a great little camera to carry around for capturing images that come up while driving along or visiting somewhere. I have a Nikon SLR that I use for planned photographs, but this is a great camera to carry around for picture opportunities that pop up unexpectedly. It is small and very easy to use, and it has a rechargable battery that seems to have a very long cycle between charges. It uses a SDHC card that holds more pictures than you are likely to take before you download them, and the image quality is very good.
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OVERALL RATING: 4 out of 5 stars.
COMPARISON OF PANASONIC LUMIX CAMERAS
Still not sure if this is the right camera for you? Here it is compared to a couple of other very popular Panasonic Lumix cameras so you can do a side-by-side comparison.
|Title||Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 16x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)||Panasonic DMC-FH25K 16.1MP Digital Camera with 8x Wide Angle Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Black)||Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Black)|
|Feature||The DMC-ZS8 features a powerful 16x optical zoom lens.|
The 16x Optical Zoom Keeps the Subject Sharp While Giving the Background a Soft focus.
The DMC-ZS8 features a 1/2.33-inch CCD with effective 14.1-megapixel high-resolution.
Images remain clear and sharp even when they are enlarged to A2 size.
The Sonic Speed AF system includes numerous re-engineering enhancements, including a higher-speed actuator.
The DMC-ZS8 features a powerful 16x optical zoom lens
The 16x Optical Zoom Keeps the Subject Sharp While Giving the Background a Soft focus
The DMC-ZS8 features a 1/2.33-inch CCD with effective 14.1-megapixel high-resolution
Images remain clear and sharp even when they are enlarged to A2 size
The Sonic Speed AF system includes numerous re-engineering enhancements, including a higher-speed actuator
|The high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine VI is incorporated to enable the recording of beautiful images.|
The Sonic Speed AF system includes numerous re-engineering enhancements. Battery included.
When you don't know which mode will give you the best shooting results.
Just choose the iA Mode, aim at your subject and shoot.
The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) compensates for the blurring caused by hand-shake.
The Sonic Speed AF system includes numerous re-engineering enhancements. Battery included
The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) compensates for the blurring caused by hand-shake
|Optical Zoom 4x; Extra Optical Zoom 4.9x, 6.3x, 7.8x / 4x Digital Zoom / 4x optical has focal length of 35-140mm in 35mm equiv|
Optical Image Stabilizer-2 MEGA O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2) Photo and Movie modes
Focus Range Display / AF Metering / Focus - Normal / Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF (Always On) / AF Assist Lamp
ISO Sensitivity Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set
Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, High-speed Burst, Photo Frame mode
|Height||2 inch||2.2 inch||2.3 inches|
|Weight||1.2 pound||0.33 pound||2 pound|
|Width||2 inch||1.1 inch||3.9 inches|
|Length||6 inch||3.9 inch||0.7 inches|
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