Panasonic DMC-FX7K LUMIX Digital Camera - At less than 1-inch deep, this Panasonic Lumix digital-camera has a metal body for dependability and a Leica Elmarit Vario lens for optic excellence. A rather remarkable new feature is OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) that helps keep images stable despite the jitter from normal hand movements - a really popular feature that was introduced on camcorders. Speaking of camcorders, this camera can shoot still pictures as well as video/movie images - with or without sound. All images are stored on replaceable and reusable SecureDigital SD memory. 2.5 LCD Viewer built-in Burst Shooting Mode - 3.3fps Selectable Shooting Modes including Simple Mode Exposure Compensation with Auto Exposure Bracketing Audio Dubbing Light Metering - Intelligent Multiple / Spot Mode Self Timer (2, 10 seconds) Motion Image Recording QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) Built-in Multimode Automatic Electronic-Flash Is PictBridge compatible for printing images without requiring a computer Unit Dimensions (H x W x D) - 1.97'' x 3.70'' x 0.95'' / Weight - 0.30 lbs We advise buying an optional 256MB or higher SD card for more flexible use.
Optics and Resolution
Featuring a 5-megapixel CCD sensor, the DMC-FX7 delivers a wide range of detail and color with images up to 2560 x 1920 pixels--enough information to make photo-quality prints up to 13 by 17 inches. Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 3x zoom lens, with 3 aspheric elements, combines comfortably small size with superb image rendering. By combining with a 4x digital zoom, users will have an equivalence of a 12x zoom lens in a very compact body, though users should note that digital zoom degrades picture quality.
The DMC-FX7 lets you shoot QuickTime Motion JPEG video at resolutions up to 320 x 240 pixels with sound. The amount of video you can capture is limited by space on the memory card; you'll fit more at low quality (10 frames-per-second) than at high quality (30 frames-per-second). The movies aren't camcorder quality, but they're fun and convenient, and they're perfect as e-mail attachments. You can also record audio comments, up to five seconds in length, for your still pictures.
- Flip Animation: Allows you to create your own frame-by-frame animations.
- Unlimited Consecutive Shooting: Allows consecutive shooting up to the capacity of the SD memory card.
- 2.5-inch diagonal polycrystalline TFT LCD display (114k pixels)
- Mega Burst Shooting Mode: Shoot up to seven images at three or two frames-per-second in standard resolution, or up to four images in fine resolution. This option is designed to provide you with the best selection of photos during action, such as a sporting event.
Storage and Transfer
Images and video are stored on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards. A 16 MB SD card is included. Files can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB connectivity, which means it can be connected to any USB-based Windows 98/Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.
This camera supports the PictBridge standard. PictBridge is a technology that lets you transfer pictures from a digital camera to a compatible printer, without a PC or image-editing software. Because PictBridge is an industry standard, users can connect PictBridge-compatible devices made by many different manufacturers. Learn more about PictBridge.
Power and Size
The camera is powered by lithium-ion battery pack (included with charger). It measures 1.97 by 3.70 by 0.95 inches and weighs 0.30 pounds.
What's in the Box
DMC-FX7 digital camera, battery charger, battery pack, battery carrying case, 16 MB SD memory card, lens cap, lens hood with adaptor, A/V and USB cables, strap, and CD-ROM