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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20, FH3 and FH1


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 / FS30 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 (Named Lumix FS30 in some regions)


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3 / FS11 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3 (Named Lumix FS11 in some regions)


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 / FS10
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 (Named Lumix FS10 in some regions)

 

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January 7th, 2010 - Panasonic today introduced the new FH-Series to its 2010 line of Lumix digital cameras, which includes the Lumix DMC-FH20 (14.1-megapixels), Lumix FH3 (14.1-megapixels) and Lumix FH1 (12.1-megapixels).

The Panasonic Lumix FH-Series are slim, pocketable models that pack a 28mm wide-angle lens with 8x optical zoom for the Panasonic Lumix FH20 (28-224mm in 35mm terms) and 5x optical zoom for the Lumix FH3 and FH1. (28-140mm in 35mm terms). All three cameras can also record High Definition video and thanks to iA (Intelligent Auto)shooting mode- are extremely easy to use.

"With the new Panasonic Lumix FH-Series, consumers will be thrilled to see small, easy-to-use digital cameras that do not compromise quality or advanced features. Though there are similarities within the family, we expect slightly different users for each model. The step-up FH20 will be attractive for sophisticated digital camera users who want a longer zoom, perhaps to take photos of their kids playing sports," said David Briganti, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. "Meanwhile, for the Lumix FH3/1, we expect first-time buyers who may not be as concerned with a long zoom, but who still demand high performance and ease-of-use will be drawn to these models."

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 Specifications

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3 and DMC-FH1 Specifications

The Lumix FH-Series features High Definition (HD) 720p motion jpeg video recording capabilities. By recording 1280 x 720p at a smooth 30 fps, in addition to WVGA (848 x 480) and normal VGA (640 x 480), the Lumix FH-Series makes it easy to view videos on a PC or upload it seamlessly to YouTube with the bundled PHOTOfunSTUDIO version 5.0 software.

All models are compatible with Windows® 7*2 and can take HD-quality still photos that fill a 16:9 HDTV. Users with a Panasonic VIERA® HDTV can enjoy a slideshow of photos simply by inserting an SD Memory Card into the HDTV's SD Memory Card Image Viewer slot. Panasonic's popular iA mode, a suite of technologies that engage automatically - with no setting changes needed by the user - makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos.

Panasonic iA includes the following: MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) to help reduce blurry photos due to hand-shake; Intelligent ISO Control to help reduce blur when the subject is moving; Face Detection to ensure registered faces are captured in focus with appropriate exposure and unwanted red eyes are digitally corrected; and Intelligent Scene Selector which selects the best option from: Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and newly-added Sunset. There is even a dedicated iA button, letting users engage easily with one click.

Panasonic Lumix FH3 back
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3 in Black

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20, FH3 and FH1 feature a large, 2.7-inch 230,000-dot Intelligent LCD for comfortable viewing while both monitoring shots and playing back the results. The Intelligent LCD function detects light conditions and automatically boosts LCD backlighting by up to 40% when shooting outdoors in bright sunshine. .

By offering automatic LCD brightness control in 11 fine steps, the Intelligent display function provides the best clarity based on the situation without absorbing extra energy. The High-angle viewing mode makes it easier to see the LCD screen when the camera is held high, such as when shooting over a crowd.

The Panasonic Lumix FH-Series includes the Venus Engine IV image processor, which features advanced signal processing technology to produce a fast response time. The shutter release time lag on the Lumix FH20 and FH3 is approximately 0.006 second; and approximately 0.007 second for the Panasonic FH1. The Auto Focus on the three models can lock on the subject in as fast as 0.35 second.

Other features of the Panasonic Lumix FH-Series digital cameras include:

Quick Setting - Allows the users' most frequently-used settings, such as O.I.S., consecutive shooting, Auto Focus Point, White Balance - to be easily accessed through the "Quick Menu" button. There's no need to open several menu screens to adjust them - the user simply selects convenient icons displayed on the menu.

Scene Modes: Baby, Pet and Sports modes let the user choose the setting and the camera does the rest. Users can also record the name/birthday of a child or pet and embed the information in the photo and have it printed if desired.

Photo Frame: Put attractive borders around the photo and when printed, the photos look like postcards in picture frames.

My Scene - Lets the user customize specific Scene modes that they like best, so they can quickly and conveniently switch instantly to the mode

Macro Zoom - Pulls subjects even closer by using 3x digital zoom, and captures even more dramatic close-ups.

SDXC Memory - Compatible with standard Secure Digital (SD) and SDXC Memory Cards, including Panasonic's newly announced 48 GB and 64 GB SDXC Memory Cards - to enable high capacity content storage and fast data transfer speeds.

Battery Life - The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 can take up to 300 images and the FH3 / FH1 can take up to 310 images on a single battery charge.

The latest version of PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 comes bundled with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20, FH3 and FH1. With quick start-up and fast read-in of images, PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 software makes it possible to sort and organize photos not only of those newly taken but also of those stored in your PC.

A built-in Face Recognition function recognizes faces in the picture to automatically sort photos by faces - the selected face has to be registered in the software first. You can also enjoy slideshows with a variety of effects and use your iTunes music library as background music. Movies can be uploaded directly to YouTube using the built-in YouTube uploader even in HD (High Definition) quality. PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 also lets you create a 360-degree rotation panorama file in MOV. format. The software is compatible with Windows 7.

Pricing and availability for the Panasonic Lumix FH20, Lumix DMC-FH3 and Lumix DMC-FH1 will be announced 30 days prior to shipping date. Encased in a brushed metal-finished panel, the Lumix FH20 will be available in silver, black, red and violet models. The Panasonic FH3 and FH1 will be available in silver and black.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 Specifications

Dimensions (W x H x D) 100.0 x 56.5 x 27.8 mm / excl. protrusions: 22.4 mm
(3.94 x 2.22 x 1.09 inch / excl. protrusions: 0.88 inch)
Weight Approx. 160 g (0.35 lb) with Battery and SD Memory Card
Approx. 138 g (0.30 lb) without Battery and SD Memory Card
Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-inch / 14.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F3.3 - 5.9 / 2-Step (F3.3 - 10 (W) / F5.9 - 18 (T))
Optical Zoom 8x
Focal Length f = 5 - 40 mm (28 - 224 mm in 35 mm equiv.)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 9.5x (4:3 / 10M), 13.5x (5M), 16.9x (under 3M)
Lens Lumix DC VARIO
9 elements in 7 groups
(3 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical Surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
Digital Zoom 4x
(Max. 32.0x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
(Max. 67.5x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity
Macro / Intelligent AUTO: Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
Focus Range Display Yes
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus FH20 (FS30): Normal / Macro, Macro Zoom, Quick AF (Always On)
AF Metering FH20 (FS30): Face / 9-area / 1-area
Shutter Speed Still: Approx 8 - 1/1600 sec
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
Shutter Interval 1.2 sec
Optical Image Stabilizer Photo & Movie
Intelligent ISO Control Photo
Face Detection Photo
Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro)
Digital Red-Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo
iA Direct Button Yes
File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.21)
Motion Picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Mode Switch [Recording] / [Playback]
Mode Button Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, SCN, My SCN, Motion Picture
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Hi-speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Photo Frame
Continuous Shooting Mode Hi-speed Burst Mode: Approx. 4.6 frames/sec
(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting 1.5 frames/sec
Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode Max. 5 images (Standard Mode)
Motion Picture Recording 4:3
VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
16:9
WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
HD Movie: 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Exposure Program AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
ISO Sensitivity I.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity (ISO 1600 - 6400)
Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
Still Picture Recording 4:3
4320 x 3240 (14M) / 3648 x 2736 (10M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ) / 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ)
3:2
4320 x 2880 (12.5M)
16:9
4320 x 2432 (10.5M)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set
(Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Hi-speed Burst, Photo Frame)
Quick Menu Yes
Color Mode Standard, Vivid, Natural, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
Composition Guide line Yes (1 pattern)
Auto Review 1 sec, 2 sec, Hold
Macro Zoom Yes
Orientation Detector Yes
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec
Focus Icon Select Yes
Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Favorites Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12, 30 thumbnails / Max. 16x
Calendar Display Yes
Set Favorites Yes
Playback Motion Picture Yes (Motion JPEG)
Slideshow Mode All / Category / Favorites
BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize / Trimming Yes / Yes
Copy / Text Stamp Yes / Yes (only Baby, Pet, Travel)
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
OSD language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek
Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes
LCD Monitor FH20 (FS30): 2.7" TFT Screen LCD Display (230,000 dots)
Field of View: Approx. 100%
AUTO Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode, High-angle Mode
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6 - 5.8 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.2 m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx. 40MB
Microphone / Speaker Mono / Yes
Interface AV Output (NTSC / PAL, NTSC only for N. America), USB2.0 Full-speed, DC Input (requires optional DC coupler)
Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 740mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Optional)
Battery Life Approx. 300 pictures (CIPA Standard)*
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 Edition, QuickTime, Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Case, AV Cable, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3 and DMC-FH1 Specifications

Dimensions (W x H x D) FH3 (FS11):
98.4 x 55.2 x 24.0 mm / excl. protrusions: 21.3 mm
(3.87 x 2.17 x 0.94 inch / excl. protrusions: 0.84 inch)
FH1 (FS10):
98.4 x 55.2 x 23.4 mm / excl. protrusions: 20.7 mm
(3.87 x 2.17 x 0.92 inch / excl. protrusions: 0.81 inch)
Weight FH3 (FS11):
Approx. 147 g (0.32 lb) with Battery and SD Memory Card
Approx. 125 g (0.27 lb) without Battery and SD Memory Card
FH1 (FS10):
Approx. 145 g (0.32 lb) with Battery and SD Memory Card
Approx. 123 g (0.27 lb) without Battery and SD Memory Card
Camera Effective Pixels FH3 (FS11): 14.1 Megapixels
FH1 (FS10): 12.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter FH3 (FS11):
1/2.33-inch / 14.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
FH1 (FS10):
1/2.33-inch / 12.7 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F2.8 - 6.9 / 2-Step (F2.8 - 9 (W) / F6.9 - 20 (T))
Optical Zoom 5x
Focal Length f = 5 - 25 mm (28 - 140 mm in 35 mm equiv.)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) FH3 (FS11):
5.9x (4:3 / 10M), 8.4x (4:3 / 5M), 10.5x (under 3M)
FH1 (FS10):
6.1x (4:3 / 8M), 7.8x (4:3 / 5M), 9.8x (under 3M)
Lens Lumix DC VARIO
6 elements in 5 groups
(3 Aspherical Lenses / 5 Aspherical Surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
Digital Zoom 4x
(Max. 20.0x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
FH3 (FS11): (Max. 42.0x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
FH1 (FS10): (Max. 39.2x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
Macro / Intelligent AUTO: Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
Focus Range Display Yes
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Normal / Macro, Macro Zoom, Quick AF (Always On)
AF Metering Face / 9-area / 1-area
Shutter Speed Still: Approx. 8 - 1/1600 sec
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
Shutter Interval FH3 (FS11): Approx. 1.2 sec
FH1 (FS10): Approx. 1.1 sec
Optical Image Stabilizer Photo & Movie
Intelligent ISO Control Photo
Face Detection Photo
Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro)
Digital Red-Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo
iA Direct Button Yes
File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.21)
Motion Picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Mode Switch [Recording] / [Playback]
Mode Button Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, SCN, My SCN, Motion Picture
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Hi-speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Film Grain, Photo Frame
Continuous Shooting Mode FH3 (FS11):
Hi-speed Burst Mode: Approx. 4.6 frames/sec (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
FH1 (FS10):
Hi-speed Burst Mode: Approx. 5.5 frames/sec (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting FH3 (FS11): 1.5 frames/sec
FH1 (FS10): 1.8 frames/sec
Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode Max. 5 images (Standard Mode)
Motion Picture Recording 4:3
VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
16:9
WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
HD Movie: 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Exposure Program AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
ISO Sensitivity I.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity (ISO 1600 - 6400)
Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
Still Picture Recording Panasonic Lumix FH3 (FS11):
4320 x 3240 (14M) / 3648 x 2736 (10M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ) / 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ)
3:2
4320 x 2880 (12.5M)
16:9
4320 x 2432 (10.5M)
Panasonic DMC-FH1 (FS10):
4:3
4000 x 3000 (12M) / 3264 x 2448 (8M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ) / 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ)
3:2
4000 x 2672 (10.5M)
16:9
4000 x 2248 (9M)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set
(Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Hi-speed Burst, Photo Frame)
Quick Menu Yes
Color Mode Standard, Vivid, Natural, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
Composition Guide Line Yes (1 pattern)
Auto Review 1 sec, 2 sec, Hold
Macro Zoom Yes
Orientation Detector Yes
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec
Focus Icon Select Yes
Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Favorites Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12, 30 thumbnails / Max. 16x
Calendar Display Yes
Set Favorites Yes
Playback Motion Picture Yes (Motion JPEG)
Slideshow Mode All / Category / Favorites
BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize / Trimming Yes / Yes
Copy / Text Stamp Yes / Yes (only Baby, Pet, Travel)
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
OSD language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek
Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes
LCD Monitor 2.7" TFT Screen LCD Display (230,000 dots)
Field of View: Approx. 100%
AUTO Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode, High-angle Mode
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6 - 6.8 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.7 m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx. 40MB
Microphone / Speaker Mono / Yes
Interface AV Output (NTSC / PAL, NTSC only for N. America), USB2.0 Full-speed, DC Input (requires optional DC coupler)
Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 740mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Optional)
Battery Life Approx. 310 pictures (CIPA standard)
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 Edition, QuickTime, Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Case, AV Cable, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM




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