PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Announces Pricing For Its Newest Stylish Digital Camera Featuring Beauty Retouch, The Lumix FH7
SECAUCUS, NJ (June 9, 2011) - Panasonic today announces pricing for its new 16.1-megapixel digital camera, the LUMIX DMC-FH7, which will be available in early-July 2011 for a suggested retail price of $179.99. The LUMIX FH7, available in black, features an incredibly slim and stylish design, making this new digital camera easy to carry, and with intuitive touch-controls via a 3-inch Smart Touch Screen, it is also easy to use.
The LUMIX FH7's Smart Touch Screen allows users to enable Touch Auto Focus (AF), Touch Zoom, Touch Shutter and Intelligent Scene Selector simply by touching the screen. The LUMIX FH7 also features three modes that gives users creative control by manually (with a touch of a finger) editing their photos on the digital camera. These modes include: Beauty Retouch - allows users to retouch faces; Esthetic - creates effects on faces such as clearing skin texture and whitening teeth and Makeup - gives color options such as foundation, eye-shadow or coloring for the lips and cheeks.
While the LUMIX FH7 is a stylish standout, it does not compromise on performance. It features Leica DC lenses with an impressive 4x optical zoom, High Definition video recording-capabilities that record 1280 x 720p at a smooth 24 fps and Panasonic's iA technology - making shooting photos and videos simple and intuitive - while still producing vivid and beautiful images Additionally, it features the LUMIX Image Uploader, with which you can instantly share images via Facebook© and video via YouTube when the digital camera is connected to a computer or the SD Memory Card is inserted.
Furthermore, the Panasonic LUMIX FH7 encompasses Panasonic's Venus Engine VI image processor, which automatically detects outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation that results in naturally clear images. The multitasking Venus Engine VI also supports a super-fast response time. The shutter release time lag is incredibly quick, at approximately 0.006 second and its quick response makes it easier to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities. For more information on all Panasonic's LUMIX digital cameras, please visit http://www.panasonic.com/lumix> .
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Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's natural resources and protect our environment through the company's Eco Ideas <http://www.panasonic.com/environmental/ecoideas.asp> programs. Company information for journalists is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.
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(First posted on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 14:44 EDT)