Secaucus, N.J. -
has introduced the Lumix DMC-FX75 super-slim digital camera with a 5x optical 24mm ultra-wide-angle F2.2 Leica DC Vario-Summicron zoom lens.
The camera features 14.1-megapixel resolution and HD video recording in the AVCHD Lite format.
To complement the high-quality video, the Lumix FX75 also features Dolby Digital Creator to record high-quality audio. For those users who are recording HD video to view on a computer screen, they also have the option to record in Motion JPEG, as well as WVGA (848 by 480) and VGA (640 by 480).
"The Panasonic Lumix FX75's 24mm ultra-wide-angle lens is a rare feature to have on a compact camera -- especially one this small, so we are packing a lot of value and quality into this slim and stylish digital camera," stated David Briganti, Panasonic imaging senior product manager. "Most consumers value the benefits of a long zoom, but understanding the importance of a wide angle isn't as known. With a 24mm ultra-wide angle like the one on the Lumix FX75, photographers have a wider range of composition possibilities with approximately 213 percent larger viewing space compared to that of a 35mm camera."
Also included is a 3-inch touchscreen LCD, enabling selective control of autofocus (AF) on a subject by image on the screen. The FX75 then tracks the subject with the AF tracking feature.
In playback mode, users can drag an image across the screen with their finger to browse the collection of photos, as though it is a page in a book.
Also included is Panasonic's iA (Intelligent Auto) mode with a new Motion Deblur mode that updates the motion detection (Intelligent ISO Control) and brightness control (Intelligent Exposure) to gain the highest shutter speed possible.
The Power optical image stabilizer (OIS) uses the bright lens to reduce blur created from handshake or the subject moving.
The iA suite of technologies includes: Power OIS, face recognition, face detection, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure.
The features are also available while shooting video.
A Venus Engine HD II image processor incorporates Intelligent Resolution technology to perform the optimum signal processing based on the part for natural clearness with fine details. It also supports super-fast response time. The shutter-release lag time is as short as approximately 0.005 of a second in 1-area AF, and the camera's quick response makes it easier to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities together with the Sonic Speed AF.
Other features include Cosmetic Mode, Happy Mode and long battery life.
The camera also offers HDMI output and support for the SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.
Pricing and availability will be announced 30 days prior to the product release.