Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 
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General
Model Number: DMC-FX500
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $399.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2008-05-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 6.2 oz (176 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(95 x 57 x 23 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, Other),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.8
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 848x480, 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30/15, 30/10, 30/10, 30/10
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 10.70
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.33 inch
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type: CCD
Effective Megapixels: 10.10
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 125 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Aperture Range: Wide: f/2.8 - 8; Tele: f/5.9 - 8
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, (High Sensitivity Mode : Auto(1600 - 6400) )
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, White Set
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: 0.6 - 6.0m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.8m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Memory Included (MB): 50.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: QuickTime (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: DC Input
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO -viewer-, ArcSoft (MediaImpression / Panorama Maker), USB Driver
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 280
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Touch-screen LCD, wide-angle lens (25-125mm), MEGA O.I.S., Intelligent ISO, Intelligent Exposure, Digital Red-eye Correction, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Detection, HD video.

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