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Panasonic Lumix 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Red)


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  • Optical Zoom 4x; Extra Optical Zoom 4.7. 6.8 x. 8.4x / 4x Digital Zoom / 4x optical has focal length of 35-140mm in 35mm equivalent
  • Optical Image Stabilizer-2 MEGA O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2) Photo and Movie modes
  • Focus Range Display / AF Metering / Focus - Normal / Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF (Always On) / AF Assist Lamp
  • ISO Sensitivity Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)
  • White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform)
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Product Details

Color Name: Red
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 9.9 x 5.8 cm ; 141 g
  • Shipping Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: DMCFP2R
  • ASIN: B003FGX5JY
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Nov. 15 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #130,960 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Color Name: Red

From the Manufacturer

The flat body and compact size of the DMC-FP2 allow it to fit nicely into a small handbag. Built of high-quality aluminum, the DMC-FP2 also brings a wide range of colors to the series. The new lens cover both protects the lens from scratches or dusts and serves as the camera's power switch, making it fast and easy to slip the camera out of a pocket or a bag and turn on the power. The delicate hairline finish on the lens cover of the DMC-FP2 elegantly accents the design. You'll want to take this sleek, stylish camera with you everywhere you go, like a fashion accessory.

Lumix DMX-FP2 Highlights

Panasonic Lumix digital camera highlights
Sonic Speed AF
The Sonic Speed AF system in the DMC-FP2 has a maximum speed of approx. 0.33 second for auto focusing*. It includes numerous re-engineering enhancements, including a higher-speed actuator, optimized algorithms and parallel software processing. The result is fast and accurate AF performance. You can quickly get moving subjects in focus, such as when you're shooting sports scenes.
* Using the 1-area AF, at the wide-end.

HD Movie Recording
The DMC-FP2 can record motion images in high-definition (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps in Motion JPEG format). The pixel mixed readout method enables bright motion-image recording even in low-light settings. The DMC-FP2 can also record full-size motion images in WVGA (848 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) or standard motion images in VGA (640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels at 30 fps).


4x Optical Zoom / Up to 8.4x Extra Optical Zoom
The DMC-FP2 is equipped with a 4x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 35-140mm). The Extra Optical Zoom function*1 uses the center part of the CCD to extend this 4x zoom ratio to powerful 8.4x zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 295mm) at a resolution of 3-megapixel or less. Adding the Extra Optical Zoom to the 4x digital zoom*2 extends the total zooming power to a maximum of 33.8x.
*1 At a resolution of 3-megapixel or less. In the DMC-FP2, image resolution is kept at its maximum size to the optical tele-end even if the Extra Optical Zoom is ON.
*2 As digital magnification increases, resolution significantly decreases.
Venus Engine IV
The image-processing engine, Venus Engine IV, uses advanced signal processing to give you beautiful images even when the sensitivity is high. Multi-task signal processing is employed for all images to enable high-speed, high-performance shooting. Venus Engine IV also effectively raises the precision of various functions, such as MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) and Intelligent ISO Control. Along with its extremely high performance, Venus Engine IV reduces power consumption thanks to a number of energy efficiency improvements.
Extended Battery Life
The energy-saving Venus Engine IV image-processing engine and the efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery which has been slimmed down to fit into thinner camera bodies work together to extend the shooting time of the DMC-FP2. This lets users take approx. 300 shots on a single battery charge*.
* Based on the CIPA standard.

Product Description

Panasonic DMC-FP2 14.1MP 4x-Opt Zoom Digital Camera Capture special still photos and videos with this digital camera that features a 2.7" TFT-LCD screen display for easy operation and a clear view. The optical image stabilizer ensures clear shots by reducing blurring caused by hand shake. Features 14.1-megapixel CCD Captures high-resolution images up to 4320 x 3240 pixels. 4x optical/4x digital/16x total zoom Through a Lumix DC Vario lens for precise zooming and accuracy. 2.7" TFT-LCD screen monitor For easy use and a clear display. High ISO sensitivity (up to 6400) For improved image capture in low-light conditions. Optical image stabilization reduces image blur caused by camera shake and vibration. Scene modes Portrait, soft skin, transform, self-portrait, scenery, sports, night portrait, night scenery, food, party, candlelight, baby 1, baby 2, pe

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Syms on Dec 3 2010
Color Name: Grey
Bought this camera after my last Lumix broke. Nothing wrong with it except that I had dropped it too many times. I like everything except that this model does not have a docking station to charge. You have to take the battery out and put it in the charger. Also the last model had a one button control to take video where as this you have to go through a couple menu options to find it. The camera itself takes great pictures. A little disappointed with the design both physical and usable.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
fine performance, not-so-good ergonomics Oct. 5 2011
By Santoku, Mr. - Published on Amazon.com
Color Name: Red
First, it's important to know that although described as 'red', this FP2 is more of a metallic magenta (i.e. somewhat of a lipstick color!@$#). It's a pleasant and cheerful color, but more for girls than guys. The lens cover slides down to turn the camera on and back up to turn it off again. You can also turn the camera on/off in playback mode to view your photos and videos without opening the lens cover. The FP2 is made in China and seems to have come out in 2010.

pros:

+ lightweight
+ mostly metal body with solid build quality & feel
+ in natural light it takes bright and contrasty photos with good color rendition
+ folded light path design(internal zoom mechanism) - no lenses protrude when turned on
+ very smooth motion of the lens cover - smoother than a $300 Sony I was looking at
+ fast startup & focus (about 1 second to turn on + 1 second to focus and snap)
+ exceptionally long 60-second maximum exposure time (most/all Panasonic Lumix cameras have this)
+ 720p video recording

cons:

- width and height dimensions are not as tiny as I was expecting, and although it is very thin, this makes it tippy when sitting up
- I find the flat body shape uncomfortable to hold...not much 'shape' to grip onto (but not as bad as overly-rounded 'used soap bar' shaped compact cameras)
- side location of lens - often a finger will accidentally get in your shot
- images taken in dim light without the flash are grainy
- batteries are very thin and light but only provide at most 1 hour usage before needing recharging
- mediocre macro ability - closest focus is 10cm (most other compacts can focus to 5cm or less)
- tiny buttons
- 2 buttons are flush to the surface and difficult to press (on/off and capture/playback select)
- no zooming while recording video, but you can set the zoom before recording
- somewhat slow to zoom in/out
- panning left/right up/down through photos is extremely slow
- plastic tripod socket (I've read conflicting accounts regarding the durability of modern plastic sockets)

The FP1 is almost identical to the FP2, except 12.1 megapixels rather than 14.1 (doubtful it would make any noticeable reduction in image quality). The FP3 is the touch screen version and I wouldn't recommend paying more to get it...just my dislike of touch screens. If you can get either the PF1 or FP2 for around $100, it's a good buy.

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