Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 
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General
Model Number: DMC-FX78 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
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Date Available: 2011-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 5.0 oz (142 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 3.9 x 2.2 x 0.8 in.
(100 x 55 x 21 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2672 (10.7 MP, Other),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 1814 (5.9 MP, Other),
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: 3.7
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 60i from 60p sensor output, 60/30, 30, 30
Movie Audio: Yes 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 12.50
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.33" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type: CCD 
Effective Megapixels: 12.10 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 120 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x (Max. 20x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom) 
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: 3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
Aperture Range: f/2.5 - 8 (W) / f/5.9 - 18 (T) 
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Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.5
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, iISO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600; High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set  
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Creative Exposure Modes: 3D Photo, SCN, Cosmetic, My Color; Portrait, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst(Image priority / Speed priority), Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial, Photoframe 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Flash
Internal 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 - 5.9m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.5m (Tele/ISO Auto) 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB): 70.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: AVCHD, QuickTime Motion JPEG 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): No 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: Mini HDMI, DC Input 
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.1 HD Lite Edition, QuickTime, Adobe Reader, Super LoiLoScope (trial version) 
OS Compatibility:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 
Usable Battery Types: 3.6V, 680mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 200
Notes & Features: Mega OIS image stabilization, 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD, 1080i and 720p HD movies, 3D Photos, Beauty Retouch. Available in black, gold and white. 

 


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