Panasonic Lumix FS35 Digital Camera - Violet (16.1MP, 8x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD
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New 28mm Wide-Angle Powerful 8x Optical Zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens The 16.1-megapixel Pansonic Lumix FS35 packages a newly developed 28mm wide-angle high quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with powerful 8x optical zoom (1). Comprising 9 elements in 7 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses with 6 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit realises an outstandingly slim and compact body yet achieving exceptional optical performance. The zoom ratio can be extended up to 18x at 3 megapixel resolution mode with minimal deterioration thanks to the Extra Optical Zoom. By using the central part of the 16.1-megapixel high resolution 16.1 CCD, this powerful zooming function allows you to easily capture and magnify distant subjects. To help with these technical aspects, the FS35 has an Easy Zoom button to utilise the powerful zoom with ease and comfort. It shifts the lens instantly to full 8x zoom power at a touch. The second touch of the button activates the 18x Extra Optical Zoom Intelligent Zoom to draw even closer into the subject (3). Enable beautiful image recording with higher quality signal processingNew 16.1-megapixel High Resolution CCD and High Performance Venus Engine VI The high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine VI is newly incorporated in both FS models to enable beautiful image recording with higher quality signal processing and now includes Intelligent Resolution technology. With Intelligent Resolution technology, 3 areas — outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation areas are automatically detected. The outline parts are enhanced effectively to give edges more clearness while giving a moderate accentuation to the texture areas to look more finely detailed. To the soft gradation part, the superior noise reduction process of the Venus Engine VI is applied to make it smoother. Apart from the uniform enhancement of sharpness, this innovative technology precisely performs signal processing pixel by pixel in the most effective way and as a result images are naturally clear and crisp. The multi-task image-processing engine, Venus Engine VI, supports a super-fast response time. The shutter release time lag is as short as approx. 0.005 of a second and the camera's quick response makes it easier to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities together with the Sonic Speed AF (Auto Focus) that lets you lock on the subject. The Venus Engine VI also supports a High Sensitivity mode that lets the FS35 records at a setting of up to ISO 6400, sensitive enough to capture subjects in near-total darkness without using a flash (4). Reduce unwanted shots with the Intelligent Auto mode The iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode for Every Photographer to Be a Good Photographer Panasonic incorporated Intelligent Auto mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of misshots. This mode is also further advanced with the inclusion of the AF tracking and Intelligent Exposure feature. With the new AF Tracking function, the user can lock the focus onto a moving subject. The camera then automatically tracks the subject as it moves, keeping it in focus without the user having to hold the shutter button halfway down. This makes it easier to capture the perfect moment clearly and in sharp focus when shooting images of a child, pet, sports or any scene with moving subjects and spur-of-the-moment action. Intelligent Exposure suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights to capture images that look natural and true-to-life. It now features an automatic backlight compensation function that activates whenever the camera detects that the light source is behind the subject. Intelligent Scene Selector automatically selects whichever of 6 scene modes -- Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and Sunset - that best suits the shooting situation. The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses hand-shake and the Intelligent ISO control prevents moving subject to be blurred by optimizing the shutter speed and ISO sensitivity setting, to render sharp, clear images whatever the shooting situation is. In addition, human faces are captured in focus and appropriate exposure with the Face Detection and it also corrects unwanted red-eye digitally. The user can activate all of these useful functions by simply pressing an independent iA button on the top of the camera and make the FS35 the ultimate, super-versatile automatic camera for capturing clear, beautiful, mistake-free photos with ease. Record dynamic, beautiful full HD movies Enjoy Instant Image Sharing with Family and Friends You can now also enjoy your precious moments instantly with family and friends as each camera features LUMIX Image Uploader, a new way of communication by sharing photo or movies. All you have to do is checkmark the photos you want to share and connect the camera to a PC. Uploading starts just by following the simply instructions, allowing you to add comment and notify your friends via e-mail consequently. Facebook can be used for photos and YouTube for movies. Technically specified, yet remaining easy to use – the new FS35 even records dynamic HD movie in 1280 x 720p at a smooth 24 fps (FS18) / 30fps (FS16), in addition to normal VGA (640 x 480) in Motion JPEG. All movies can be directly uploaded to YouTube via the uploader software or you can enjoy high quality image playback by simply playing connected or loading the memory card into a wide-screen HDTV for full-screen viewing Further features to expand the fun and convenience for users include built-in memory of 70MB, an Intelligent LCD which automatically adjusts the screen brightness in 11 steps as the surrounding brightness level changes, ensuring easy visibility at all times plus a total of 28 scene modes, such as ‘Baby’ or ‘Pet’, set most appropriate parameter in wide-ranging situations.