June 2, 2010
Panasonic’s Lumix FX75 – a Good-Looking Cameraby iona
The new Lumix FX75 from Panasonic is a slim and stylish hybrid model. It shoots HD video in AVCHD Lite, allowing for almost double the recording time in HD quality. However, users wanting to record HD video to view on a computer screen, can also record in Motion JPEG, as well as WVGA (848×480) and VGA (640×480). The lens offers a 213% larger viewing space than that of a 35mm camera and is a rare feature – especially on such a compact digital. With Intelligent Zoom, the Panasonic FX75 can also reach up to 6.5x, whilst maintaining clear, crisp images in photo and video recording. The shutter release time is around just 0.005 of a second in 1-area AF, which, together with the Sonic Speed AF, makes it easier to capture sudden, impromptu photo opportunities.
The touch screen is a large 3.0-inch 230,000-dot LCD, with tap-to-set auto focus, and the AF tracking feature tracks the subject, even when moving. When recording video, users can also touch the area they want to focus on, before pressing the shutter button. In playback mode, users can drag images across the screen, like turning pages in a photo album. The new Lumix FX75 includes Panasonic’s standard Intelligent Auto technologies, and also features the new Motion Deblur Mode for the shaky-handed; Cosmetic Mode, which allows you to choose flattering skin tones and Happy Mode, which optimizes colour, saturation and brightness.