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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x f/2.5 Ultra Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Lens and 3.5-Inch Touch LCD (Black)

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  • Accessories Included - Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Stylus Pen, AV cable, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROMFeatures
  • 3.5-inch High Resolution LCD - Large 3.0-inch LCD features high 230K-dot resolution Intelligent LCD with Touch Screen
  • Venus Engine VI - The high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine VI is incorporated in the camera to enable the recording of beautiful images.
  • Beautiful images with higher quality signal processing including the Intelligent Resolution technology
  • When a sudden photo opportunity pops up and you don't have time to change settings, choose the iA Mode and let the camera do it all for you.
  • The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) - Compensates for the blurring caused by hand-shake.
  • Even slight hand-shake movement is accurately detected by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second,
  • And compensated to produce sharp, clear images.
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Technical Details

  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Flash
  • Image Stabilization
  • Video Capability
  • HD Compatible
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 3.9 x 2.2 inches ; 5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004KKZ0GA
  • Item model number: DMC-FX78K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,373 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 25, 2011

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Panasonic's Lumix FX78 features a new Smart Touch operation on the large 3.5-inch 16:9 aspect LCD, allowing for intuitive touch operation, including Touch AF, Touch Zoom, Touch Shutter, and Touch Playback. The Lumix FX78 also incorporates a new LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT, 24mm ultra-wide angle lens that has a 5x optical zoom with F2.5 aperture. The 24mm wide-angle lens offers approximately 213% larger viewing space when compared to a traditional 35mm camera. This high-performing lens has been designed to fit the slim body while still offering exceptional photo and video quality. With its wide and bright lens, the Lumix FX78 excels when shooting dynamic landscapes and in low-lit situations.

The Lumix FX78's Smart Touch Screen allows for the Auto Focus (AF) to be set by simply touching the subject on the LCD and a touch can even release the shutter. Once locked on the subject, the Lumix FX78 tracks the subject with the AF tracking function even if it moves. With the Intelligent Scene Selector in the iA mode, the FX78 automatically switches to the appropriate mode according to the subject touched. For example, a touch on a human face switches to the portrait mode, and a touch on the background or a landscape changes to the Scenery mode, while a touch on the subject close in the foreground changes to Macro mode. All menu settings are now available with touch control. The touch-screen operation excels not only for shooting, but also in playback, allowing the user to drag the images across the screen with a finger and browse the collection of photos as though flipping the pages of the book.

The Lumix FX78 also features the Panasonic 3D Photo mode, which produces a realistic 3D photo by taking 20 consecutive photos and overlaying the two best to create a 3D image that can then be played on a Panasonic VIERA 3D HDTV. The format of 3D images is compatible with MPO, and can also be played back on other MPO-compatible equipment such as a televisions, digital photo frames and printers. Panasonic also adds the Lumix Image Uploader, for seamless and instant sharing via Facebook (for digital photos) or YouTube (for videos). Users can checkmark the photo or video files they want to share, connect the camera to a PC with the included USB cable or by inserting the SD memory card directly into the PC's SD card slot, and then the uploading automatically launches with an easy-to-follow menu option.

Incorporating a newly developed 12.1-megapixel Hi-Speed CCD sensor, the DMC-Lumix FX78 is compatible with high-speed, large-capacity signal processing required for 1920 x 1080 full-HD video recording in AVCHD and high speed continuous shooting. The AVCHD format almost doubles the recording time in HD quality, when compared with the conventional Motion JPEG. The Lumix FX78 also boasts Dolby Dolby Digital Creator to record high quality audio.

The advanced image processing LSI, the Venus Engine FHD, assures high picture quality in both photo and movie recording. It also incorporates the Intelligent Resolution technology to perform the optimum signal processing to give the entire image outstandingly natural clearness with fine details. The Lumix FX78's 5x optical zoom is available when shooting video. Thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology, the Intelligent Zoom is available with the Lumix FX78 which extends the zoom ratio by approximately 1.3x maintaining the picture quality and extending it to a 6.5x zoom equivalent. The Sonic Speed AF, which gains approximately 33% higher speed compared with its predecessor DMC-FX75, has a quick shutter release time lag as short as approximately 0.005 second.

The Lumix FX78 is not only a high-performing digital camera when it concerns image quality, but it also includes a host of entertaining features that brings photography to a new level of fun with features such as Art Retouch and Beauty Retouch. The Art Retouch function lets the user change the original photo in brightness and color saturation. The Beauty Retouch mode allows users to digitally touch-up faces by applying different effects, such as skin texture, lifting up the face and whitening of teeth. In addition, the Make-up mode gives the user the option to change the face's complexion, lips, cheeks or eye-shadow coloring.

Panasonic's iA Mode, a suite of technologies that engage automatically, has evolved for more powerful image stabilization while video recording and taking still photos with Active Mode which boosts MEGA OIS to excel in suppressing blur when recording videos at wide angle while walking. Other features of iA include: Motion Deblur, MEGA OIS, Face Recognition, Face Detection, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure. With iA, taking beautiful photos is possible for users at any level. In addition, the Intelligent Resolution technology is always activated in the iA mode, which helps produce even clearer photos by precisely performing signal processing pixel by pixel to help ensure clear and sharp images.

Product Description

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 12.1 Megapixel Compact Camera - Black DMC-FX78K Digital Cameras

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By meroda_o on December 7, 2012
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Pictures with this camera are gorgeous!!! I bought it for my mother and she loves the make up thing. and is way to easy to use!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By alfredou on July 29, 2013
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This is a very good camera,I am very happy with it. Easy to handle and great potos can be taken,the video is great as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. M on February 23, 2013
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This is a very compact and light weight camera and can be carried around in a jacket or shirt pocket. It takes great photos but it is very sensitive to the touch. I find it more difficult to use because of the touch screen. This is a great looking camera and seems to be of good quility.
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By elmer on January 31, 2014
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I would buy this item again and at the same time recommend it 100% to friends and family as it is easy to handle
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By Dan McKee on January 5, 2014
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On sale for $109. Can't beat that price for a great camera . Great pics and hd video is awesome.
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