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Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35 / FZ38 Digital Camera with 18x Zoom

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

July 27th, 2009

Panasonic has today introduced the 12.1 megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 (FZ38 in some countries) digital camera, featuring a wide-angle 18x optical zoom (27mm-486mm equivalent in 35mm terms) Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35 / DMC FZ38 is a successor to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28, and offers a number of updates and new features, including; a 12.1 MP sensor, AVCHD Lite HD video recording capability, upgraded Power Optical Image Stabilizer, and ultra high-speed Auto Focus (AF) for capturing action scenes as they happen.

Taking advantage of the versatile 27mm wide-angle powerful 18x optical zoom lens, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 (DMC-FZ38) lets users record both photo and movie with creative freedom.

New manual controls and creative options on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 / FZ38 include;

• Creative Movie Mode – Allows the user to set the shutter speed and aperture manually when shooting movies.

• My Color Mode – This special option gives free reign to the user’s creativity. The color, brightness and saturation parameters can be freely adjusted while seeing how the adjustments affect the picture, live on the monitor.

• High Dynamic Mode – Helps to capture a scene with moderate exposure even though the scene may contain both bright and dark areas.

The demand for digital cameras that can record higher-quality movie has grown in step with the trend toward larger HDTV screens and new technologies of movie recording. Now, in addition to Motion JPEG images, the DMC-FZ35(FZ38) can record high-definition motion picture of 720P in AVCHD Lite. As a result, High Definition movies can be recorded with almost double length, compared with the conventional Motion JPEG format.

A stereo microphone, featuring Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator, on the upper body records dynamic, true-to-life stereo audio that brings out the power of your HD movies. In addition, thanks to a silence design that helps suppress lens drive noise, the DMC-FZ35(FZ38) records sounds in greater clarity. There is also a Wind Cut function that reduces noise on breezy days.

Motion picture recording can be started by pressing a dedicated button on the camera's back panel — an extremely quick, convenient way to start motion picture recording. Most of the camera's settings will be carried over when switched to motion picture recording.

The iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode is also available in motion picture recording. iA Mode automatically and simultaneously activates 4 advanced detection functions: POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) to detect hand-shake, Face Detection AF/AE to detect faces in the frame, Intelligent Scene Selector to detect scene conditions, and Intelligent Exposure to detect the ambient light.

The adoption of AVCHD Lite lets users enjoy watching not only still images but also HD movies, just inserting the SDHC/SD Memory Card from the camera in the VIERA Image Viewer (Built-in SDHC/SD Memory Card slot) on a Panasonic VIERA HDTV to start playback.

Alternatively, simply connect the camera via an optional mini-HDMI cable to a VIERA Link-equipped TV and use the TV's remote control to run slideshows including both still and motion images in the timeline.

The DMC-FZ35(FZ38) features a shorter start-up time and an ultra high-speed AF that rival many system cameras. Quick operation lets you tailor your shooting to the moment. You can capture even the rapid action of sports scenes and other sudden photo opportunities easily

Close-up photos all the way down to 1cm are possible with MF (manual focus) or AF Macro selected. When the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode is selected, Macro Mode is activated automatically. Tele Macro Mode automatically turns on, so you can use the 11x-18x zoom to get clear shots as close as 1m (2m in normal mode) from your subject.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 / FZ38 lets you snap off consecutive shots at approx. 2.3 frames per second in full resolution. You can take a series of shots, then choose the one you like the best and delete the rest.

You can also select High-speed Burst Mode or Flash Burst Mode from Scene Mode. The number of recordable pictures depends on the memory card size and battery life.

Panasonic Lumix FZ35 Shooting Speed

The FZ35 (FZ38) inherits and enhances the manual operation that has proven so popular with other members of the FZ family. The FZ35 (FZ38) manual controls are more versatile than in previous models and the control layout has been improved, making use of the manual controls easier and more intuitive.

In Manual Exposure Mode, you can either select ISO Auto or make settings from ISO 80 to ISO 1600. With ISO Auto, once you set the aperture and shutter speed, the camera automatically judges the ISO sensitivity and maintains the appropriate exposure. For example, you have to use a fast shutter speed to capture moving subjects, while closing down the aperture enough to extend the depth of field for focusing ease. With this kind of shot, you can set the shutter speed and aperture manually, and then leave the exposure up to ISO Auto.

Panasonic Lumix FZ35 back view

The DMC-FZ35(FZ38) has a clear 0.2" EVF (electronic viewfinder) featuring a 100% field of view, 201,600-dot equivalent, and a large, comfortable eyepiece. Located directly on top of the lens, it is easy to use and provides fast, accurate framing.

The joystick that was so popular in previous FZ Series models gives the DMC-FZ35(FZ38) its precise, full manual operation. You can easily operate it with your thumb while holding the camera to prevent any interruption to your shooting rhythm. Simply move the joystick vertically or horizontally to adjust the exposure in Aperture-priority Mode, Shutter-priority Mode, or Manual Exposure Mode, and to adjust the focus during manual focus.

Take High-Definition Motion Picture Recording to the Next Level with New Generation AVCHD Lite and 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 make any settings, simply choose iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode and let the camera do it all for you. You just choose iA Mode, aim at your subject, and shoot. Seven detection and correction functions are simultaneously activated to optimize the settings.

Now on the FZ35 (FZ38), the iA (Intelligent Auto) is now further advanced to also be available in motion image recording. Newly incorporated POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) helps prevent handshake even when using high-powered zoom. Face Detection automatically detects a face in the frame and adjusts focus, exposure, contrast, and skin complexion on it, so it always turns out beautiful.

Intelligent Exposure optimizes the exposure for each part of an image, preventing blocked shadows and blown highlights and helping ensure that gradation and details are reproduced beautifully. It now features an automatic backlight compensation function that activates whenever the camera detects the subject is in backlight. Intelligent Scene Selector automatically detects the five most common shooting situations -- Portrait, Night Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery and Macro -- and switches to the appropriate Scene mode.

The FZ35 (FZ38) features Face Recognition, a function that "remembers" faces. When a familiar face is recorded several times, the camera will prompt you to register the face. Once completed, if the familiar face appears into your frame again, the camera will display the name you specified for the person and prioritize focus and exposure so that the registered face is bright and in sharp focus.

Up to six people's faces can be registered, and up to three can be simultaneously recognized to show their names once registered. Three face images can be registered for each person, to dramatically raise the detection accuracy. And when the angle of view is changed horizontally, the name display also rotates for easier reading.

You can also specify the age of the registered subject and have both the name and the age of the subject stamped onto your photos. When babies under 3 years-old are registered, the camera will automatically switch to Baby mode if the baby appears into the frame. In playback, you can choose to display only photos that contain a specific registered face using Category Playback. You can also view image slideshows of only a selected person.

Face recognition makes sorting and archiving incredibly easy. This advanced face detection system also digitally corrects unwanted red-eye during recording. With AF Tracking, the FZ35 (FZ38) can lock onto any subject and keep it in focus even if it moves -- making it easy to get beautiful, clear shots when a great photo opportunity suddenly arises. Simply aim, lock and shoot.

In addition to the advanced functions mentioned above, the iA mode inherits fundamental functions users need in a good digital still camera. These include Intelligent ISO Control, which reduces motion blur by adjusting the ISO sensitivity if the subject moves as the shot is taken.

The Quick AF system helps keep focus on the subject while the camera is in recording mode even before pressing the shutter button halfway. This improves the result out of a shutter chance because the focus is always near the subject and AF time is minimized. The user can activate all of these useful, convenient shooting-assist functions by simply selecting iA mode.

Motion image recording can be started by pressing a dedicated button on the camera's back panel. Most camera settings are carried over when switched to motion picture recording.

A Wind Cut function is also available to block out most of the noise from background wind.

The FZ35 (FZ38) carries over 19 different Scene modes from photo scene modes in movie recording. In AVCHD Lite recording, you can select from three levels of motion image quality: SH (17 Mbps), H (13 Mbps) and L (9 Mbps).

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35 movie button

*Continuous recording exceeding 2GB is not possible when recording motion JPEG. Remaining time for continuous recording is displayed on the screen.

*AVCHD Lite motion images recorded onto an SD Memory Card or a DVD cannot be played on a device that does not support the AVCHD standard.

27mm Wide-Angle 18x Optical Zoom High Quality Leica DC Lens with Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)

The DMC-FZ35 (DMC-FZ38) packages a 27mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with F2.8 brightness and powerful 18x optical zoom (equivalent to 27-486mm on a 35mm film camera) together with a 12.1-megapixel CCD into a compact body. The lens unit comprises of 11 elements in 8 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses and 2 ED lenses. Notably 2 ED lenses minimize the chromatic aberration that is likely to occur in telephoto images. This set of lenses secure picture quality high enough to pass Leica's stringent standards and delivers exceptional optical performance. The powerful zoom also works during the motion picture recording.

Further, in 3-megapixel resolution mode, the Extra Optical Zoom function uses the center part of the CCD to provide additional magnification, extending the zoom power to 35.2x.

The new POWER O.I.S. is extremely effective for high-power zoom shots, and clearly captures subjects in the ultra-telephoto range, which used to require a tripod.

Outstanding Basic Performance -- High Image Quality with the Fast Response and Enhanced Performance of the Venus Engine HD

The common concept shared by all new Lumix products for 2009 second half is the seamless operation, which is indispensable for stress-free photography. In order to respond to the foremost desire of all photographers -- to catch every possible shooting opportunity -- Panasonic went back to the basics and developed an industry-leading, ultra high-speed AF that is twice as fast as its predecessor DMC-FZ28 while dramatically shortened the start-up time, too.

To realize the ultra high-speed AF, a number of re-engineering and improvements are made including the adaptation of higher-speed actuator, the optimization of algorism and the parallelization of software processing element. The result is ultra high-speed yet accurate AF performance for users to enjoy the airy shooting that has experienced never before. Panasonic also replaced its linear program processing with parallel processing to achieve an ultra high-speed start-up of 1.2 seconds, a remarkable 20% decrease from previous models.

The high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine HD has been re-engineered to support the recording of beautiful, high-definition motion images in AVCHD Lite. With its twin CPUs, Venus Engine HD boasts approx. 2.4x processing capability, greatly improving the speed of camera operations.

In image processing, luminance noise and chromatic noise are reduced separately before and after signal processing. This is further refined by separating noise two-dimensionally into high-frequency and low-frequency noise. The circuits then effectively reduce only the low-frequency noise to minimize the unwanted noise and help produce beautiful, sharp still and motion images. This multi-task image-processing engine has a super-fast response time. The shutter release time lag is as short as approx. 0.007 seconds, making it easy to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities.

In burst shooting mode, the FZ35 (FZ38) can snap approx. 2.3 shots per second at 12.1-megapixel full resolution. In High-speed Burst shooting mode, it fires off an incredible approx. 10 shots per second. Newly added Flash Burst mode makes it possible to take consecutive shots with continuous emissions of the flash.

Panasonic Lumix DMC F35 flash

The Panasonic Lumix FZ35 / FZ38 is more energy efficient than its predecessor which allows the supplied Panasonic Li-Ion rechargeable battery to be extended up to 470 shots (CIPA) per a single charge.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35 comes supplied with a dual voltage battery charger, so a transformer converter is not required if you are travelling abroad (will need the appropriate AC plug adapter)

Advanced Auto focus Modes

The Panasonic DMC-FZ35 features a number of advanced auto focus options, including;

• Selectable AF: When either 1-area AF, 1-area High-speed AF, or Spot AF in AF Mode, you can use the joystick to move the AF frame to any location you want by pressing the Focus button to activate. Along with the conventional half-pressing of the shutter button and manual focusing, this function adds to the available selections. This is extremely convenient for applying the AF at a specific point in the frame when the angle of view is fixed, for example, when using a tripod.

• 11-point Selectable AF Area: When you select Multi-point AF, you can choose and set the AF area from among 6 groups. This mode also prevents the system from mistakenly focusing on the area between two subjects in a vertical or horizontal composition. It is convenient, as well, for shooting with a tripod.

• AF Tracking Subject Detection: Once you focus on your subject, AF Tracking automatically tracks it until you press the shutter. When you're taking pictures of an active subject, like children or pets, this function eliminates the need to press the shutter button halfway down repeatedly to readjust the focus. AF Tracking makes sure you don't miss those once-in-a-lifetime shooting opportunities.

My Color Mode and Enhanced White Balance Settings for Creative Control

My Color Mode makes it easy to customize color effects to match your intent. Color, brightness and saturation can be adjusted on an easy-to-understand operation screen in ±6 steps. This function works well for a variety of purposes, from achieving highly elaborate images to creating uniquely bold expressions.

2-axis adjustment feature gives you a finer white balance adjustment for Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, or Halogen conditions. It can also be used when adjusting the Color Temperature Setting or White Set function. You can adjust with a reference to the horizontal axis for amber to blue and the vertical axis for green to magenta*. The Color Temperature Setting provides more flexible, more precise adjustment than conventional white balance settings, with compensation from 2,500 K to 10,000 K in 100 K steps.


You can allocate frequently used modes to the Function button. Functions that normally have to be selected from a menu or switched can be assigned to this button for faster, easier operation.

Features that can be assigned to the Function button on the Panasonic DMC-FZ35 include;
(1) Review, (2) ISO sensitivity, (3) White balance, (4) Metering mode, (5) AF mode, (6) Intelligent Exposure

Slideshow with Music

The DMC-FZ35 (FZ38) can play a slideshow with music. Choose from four types of music: Natural, Slow, Swing and Urban. Then, select the transition effect to match your music. You can also use the optional RP-CDHM15/CDHM30 HDMI mini cable to connect the camera to an HDTV for breathtaking, large-screen viewing*. For musical slideshows created with the included PHOTOfunSTUDIO 4.0 HD Edition, you can choose your favorite iTunes music file as background music.

HD Photos and HD Movies with VIERA Link Networking

Both photos and AVCHD Lite high-definition movies recorded by FZ35 (FZ38) on SD Memory Cards are easy to view on a Panasonic VIERA TV with dynamic HD resolution. The user simply inserts the card into the VIERA Image Viewer (SDHC/SD card slot) on a VIERA TV or Blu-ray Disc Player to play the content. Alternatively, an optional mini-HDMI cable can be used to output still and motion images recorded with the Lumix DMC-FZ35 (DMC-FZ38) directly to the TV for easy VIERA Link operation. This makes it possible to take maximum advantage of the camera's playback functions, including slideshows in which both still and motion images are played sequentially, or calendar displays and so on. Operation using only TV's remote controller is super-easy.

In addition, with the included software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 4.0 HD Edition, it is easy to view and edit your recorded contents. You may also choose to upload your videos to YouTube or burn them to a DVD for archiving.

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Intuitive Manual Control and Creative Option

The DMC-FZ35 (DMC-FZ38) concept goes much further than simply recording HD movies. Apart from the movie recording capability of conventional digital cameras, the DMC-FZ35 (DMC-FZ38) also features a Creative Movie mode, which lets the user set the shutter speed and aperture manually to make even more impressive movies. Changing the shutter speed brings special effects to movies, which is especially suitable for shooting fast-moving subject. The ability to control the aperture is convenient when there are several subjects at different distances and it is desired to have each of them stand out. Creative Movie mode gives the user a wider range of expressive possibilities to explore.

My Color mode, which was popular in the Lumix G Micro System cameras, is a special option that gives free reign to the user's creativity. In My Color mode, the color, brightness and saturation parameters can be freely adjusted while seeing how the adjustments affect the picture lively on the monitor. This makes it easier and more fun to create interesting, expressive images. The user can adjust the settings that best suit the shooting conditions and his or her expressive intent, for greater photographic control.

The High Dynamic mode is newly added to the existing Scene modes. This mode helps to capture a scene with moderate exposure, even though the scene contains both bright and dark area together. The user can select either of three options, Standard, Art, or B/W, depending on the desired effect and personal taste to make the photo look natural to artistic.

Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 4.0 HD Edition

The latest version of the exciting bundled software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 4.0 HD Edition allows you to view, edit and archive your captured contents with greater ease and fun. The new PHOTOfunSTUDIO 4.0 HD Edition features dramatic speed-up of operation by achieving 10x as fast as the previous edition for start up and 8x for initial image registration process*1. The GUI is re-designed by adopting simple graphic elements and layouts as well as the incorporation of wizard method, making the operation more intuitive and extremely easy.

Still and motion images can be transferred to the PC via a USB cable for viewing and archiving on the PC with the PHOTOfunSTUDIO 4.0 HD Edition installed. Using PHOTOfunSTUDIO 4.0 HD Edition, you can edit and remove unwanted portions of your video clips recorded in AVCHD Lite. Contents recorded in AVCHD Lite can be burned directly onto a DVD for viewing on a Blu-ray Disc player. Alternatively, you can use the software to convert your contents to MPEG2 format to burn onto a DVD.

The portrait images taken with the camera's Face Recognition function are organized neatly in the folder of the name registered with the camera. Not only that, the software also features an independent Face Recognition function that recognizes the faces in the picture stored in your PC to sort the photos by the face speedily. You do not have to pick out each photo one by one out of thousands of photos when you only want pictures of a specific person. With PHOTOfunSTUDIO 4.0 HD Edition, the software automatically sorts your images into virtual folders based on the faces you registered. You can also enjoy slideshows with a variety of effects and use your iTunes music library as background music. Motion pictures can be uploaded directly to YouTube using the built-in YouTube uploader.

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35 / FZ38 Digital Camera Specifications
Camera Effective Pixels
12.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
1/2.33-inch / 12.7 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
F2.8 - 4.4 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.8 - 8 (W) / F4.4 - 8 (T))
Optical Zoom
Focal Length
f=4.8 - 86.4mm (27 - 486mm in 35mm equiv.)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
22.1x (4:3 / 8M), 28.1x (4:3 / 5M), 35.2x (under 3M)
11 elements in 8 groups
(3 Aspherical Lenses / 2 ED Lenses)
2-Speed Zoom
Optical Image Stabilizer
POWER O.I.S. (Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
Conversion Lens Compatibility
Digital Zoom
(Max. 72.0x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
(Max. 140x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focusing Area
Normal: Wide 30cm - infinity
Macro / Intelligent AUTO: Wide 1cm / 200cm (Max.) / 100cm (11x - 18x) - infinity
Focus Range Display
AF Assist Lamp
Normal / Macro, Macro Zoom, Quick AF On / Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On / Off
AF / MF Switchable, Manual Focus (Joystick), One Shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking
AF Metering
Face / AF Tracking / Multi (11-area) / 1-area HS / 1-area / Spot
Shutter Speed
Still: 60 - 1/2,000 sec
Creative Movie Mode: 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec (1/8 - 1/20,000 sec on MF operation on Manual Mode)
Shutter Interval
0.9 sec
0.20" Color EVF (201.6K Pixels equiv.),
Field of View: approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x
Face Recognition
Optical Image Stabilizer
Photo & Movie
Intelligent ISO Control
Face Detection
Photo & Movie
Intelligent Scene Selector
Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Macro) & Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)
Intelligent Exposure
Photo & Movie
AF Tracking
Digital Red-Eye Correction
File Format
Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.21) / RAW
Motion Picture: AVCHD Lite / QuickTime Motion JPEG
Mode Switch
[Recording] / [Playback]
Mode Dial
Intelligent AUTO, P (Program) Mode, A (Aperture Priority) Mode, S (Shutter Priority) Mode, M (Manual) Mode, Creative Movie Mode, Portrait Mode, Scenery Mode, Sports Mode, Night Portrait Mode, Close-up Mode, Scene Mode, My Color Mode, Custom
Still Image Scene Mode
Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Hi-speed Burst, Flash Burst, Panning, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Pin Hole, Film Grain, High Dynamic (Standard, Art, B&W), Photo Frame, Panorama Assist
Advanced Scene Mode
Portrait Mode: Normal, Soft Skin, Outdoor, Indoor, Creative
Scenery Mode: Normal, Nature, Architecture, Creative
Sports Mode: Normal, Outdoor, Indoor, Creative
Close-up: Flower, Food, Objects, Creative
Night Portrait: Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Illuminations, Creative
Movie Scene Mode
Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Flower, Intelligent AUTO, Soft Skin, Food, Objects, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Panning, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Pin Hole, High Dynamic (Standard, Art, B&W), Film Grain, Creative Movie (P, S, A, M) Mode
Continuous Shooting Mode
Full-Resolution Image, 2.3 frames/sec
Max. 5 images (Standard Mode), Max. 3 images (Fine Mode)
Hi-speed Burst Mode:
approx. 10 frames/sec (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)(Speed Priority)
approx. 6 frames/sec (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)(Image Priority)
Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode
Max. 5 images (Standard Mode)
Motion Picture Recording
VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
HD Movie:
1280 x 720 pixels,
NTSC: 60p (CCD output is 30p) /
PAL: 50p (CCD output is 25p)
(AVCHD Lite, SH: 17Mbps / H: 13Mbps / L: 9Mbps )
/ 30fps (Motion JPEG)
Continuous Recordable Time (movie)
AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [SH]:
Approx. 150 min
Motion JPEG with picture quality set to [HD]:
Approx. 150 min
Actual Recordable Time (movie)
AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [SH]:
Approx. 80 min
Motion JPEG with picture quality set to [HD]:
Approx. 80 min
Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift (Program AE Mode)
Exposure Compensation
1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation
Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO Mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing
+/- 1/3 EV ~ 1EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering
Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity (ISO 1600 - 6400)
Max. Auto ISO Setting
Aspect Ratio
4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
Still Picture Recording
4000 x 3000 (12M) / 3264 x 2448 (8M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ) / 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) / 1600 x 1200 (2M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ)
4000 x 2672 (10.5M) / 3264 x 2176 (7M EZ) / 2560 x 1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048 x 1360 (2.5M EZ)
4000 x 2248 (9M) / 3264 x 1840 (6M EZ) / 2560 x 1440 (3.5M EZ) / 1920 x 1080 (2M EZ)
Image Quality
Fine / Standard / RAW / RAW+JPEG
White Balance
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Flash / Halogen / Color Temperature / White Set 1 / White Set 2
(Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Hi-speed Burst, Pin Hole, Panorama Assist Mode)
White Balance Adjustment (2-axis adjustable, +/-9 steps each, Blue / Amber and Magenta / Green bias)
Quick Menu
Color Effect
Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
Picture Adjustment
Contrast: +/- 2 steps
Sharpness: +/- 2 steps
Saturation: +/- 2 steps
Noise Reduction: +/- 2 steps
Real-Time Histogram
Composition Guide Line
Yes (2 patterns)
Auto Review
1 sec, 2 sec, Hold, Zoom
Zoom Resume
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture
Macro Zoom
Orientation Detector
Scene Mode Help Screen
Self Timer
2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec [3 pictures]
Focus Icon Select
Yes (in Face Recognition only)
Playback Mode
Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback,
Favorites Playback, Mode Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
12, 30 thumbnails / Max. 16x
Calendar Display
Set Favorites
Playback Motion Picture
Yes (AVCHD Lite / Motion JPEG)
Slideshow Mode
All / Still Images Only / Motion Picture Only / Category / Favorites
BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
Show Histogram
Show Highlights
Delete Image
Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
Yes / Yes
Resize / Trimming / Leveling
Yes / Yes / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
Yes / Yes / Yes
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
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the OSD languages on the products that are available in your market.
Travel Date / World Time
Yes / Yes
LCD Monitor
2.7" TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots)
Field of View: approx. 100%
AUTO Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode
Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Synchro: 1st / 2nd
0.3 - 8.5m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 5.4m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Recording Media
Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Approx. 40MB
Microphone / Speaker
Stereo (Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator) / Yes
AV Output (NTSC / PAL, NTSC only for N. America) , mini HDMI, USB2.0 High Speed, DC Input
HDMI Output
Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p for PAL)
Audio: Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, Typical: 710 mAh / Minimum: 695 mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Optional)
Battery Life (Approx.)
470 pictures (CIPA Standard*2)
Included Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 4.0 HD Edition, ArcSoft (MediaImpression / Panorama Maker), SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.0 SE, QuickTime
(W x H x D)
117.6 x 75.8 x 88.9 mm (4.63 x 2.98 x 3.50 in)
Approx. 367g (0.81 lb)
Approx. 414g (0.91 lb) with Battery and SD Memory Card
Standard Accessories
Battery Charger, Battery Pack, AV Cable, USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Lens Hood, Lens Hood Adaptor, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the standard accessories on the products that are available in your market.


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