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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 (Gold)

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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 with higher quality signal processing including the Intelligent Resolution technology
  • iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode - When you don't know which mode will give you the best shooting results, or when a sudden photo opportunity pops up and you don't have time to change any settings, simply choose the iA (Intelligent Auto) 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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Product Description

Product Description

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 12.1 Megapixel Compact Camera - Gold DMC-FX78N Digital Cameras

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 Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 3.9 x 2.2 inches ; 5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B004KKZ0GK
  • Item model number: DMC-FX78N
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,803 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at January 25, 2011

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sergio Rubinstein on April 8, 2012
I sent a FX78 camera for repair during waranty period. The eyes of people taken with flash show white dots. The camera was returned unrepaired with the advice to stop taking pictures with flash. I spent $350 for this camera and now it should go to the garbage. At the begining it was OK
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By shopamazed on November 13, 2012
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LOVE this camera!!!....Lots of features. Hard to find champange color I looked everywhere for and it does not disappoint! Pleased with all aspects, used the heck out of this little guy on my cruise. Only one negative, the battery life not so great. And it is easy to turn on by accident, therefore it is "on" and you do not know it, and the batteries are being used up.
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By J. Howard on August 19, 2013
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This camera is perfect for my business. I sell RVs and needed a easy to use, wide angle lens, so that you can see more of the interior of the RV for our Web-listings. The Shots that I take outside, of the exteriors, are not as good, but would be perfect for wide shots or scenic views. I will probably just use this one for interiors and my other point and shoot camera, with a regular lens, for exterior shots of the RVs. It has a nice wide screen and the touch screen works OK, not as sensitive as my iphone, but that might be a good thing. I think this camera would be great for a Real Estate person or appraiser too, who is trying to get the most out of a photo of an interior room.
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I've only had my camera about a month, but am so far extremely pleased. I was totally amazed when I took a photo of a flowering plant that was blowing in the breeze giving it a back and forth arc of about 2 inches of movement. The photo turned out very clear with no blurring at all. I took the pic while testing the camera and did not expect this result. Definitely a 5 star or even better, in my opinion.
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By David Giusto on July 13, 2014
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Super fast delivery,exactly want I wanted. Excellent service.Highly recommended.
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