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Panasonic Unveils Lumix Club Cloud Service

Secaucus, N.J. –
In addition to its other

digital camera introductions

on Friday, Panasonic took
the wraps off a Wi-Fi-enabled model, the Lumix DMC-FX90, and announced a
Cloud-based photo service.  

The Lumix Club is
accessible via smartphones and computer browsers, allowing users to upload
photos taken with the FX90. Photos can be simultaneously uploaded to Facebook,
Flickr, Picasa or YouTube.

Once a Lumix Club
account is acquired, Panasonic said it will provide a free iPhone and Android app
called Lumix Link, letting users share photos by connecting the FX90 just once
to the smartphone and then using the carrier network to share photos online.

With the app, users
can reportedly enter and store all their social-network account information and
will not have to login to individual sites after the initial setup. At home,
they will be able to directly upload the images to the social networks via the
access point of a home router or a wireless connection, Panasonic said.

To assist with
this, the FX90 has a dedicated Wi-Fi button that directly opens a Wi-Fi
Connection mode outside home and gets WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) connection at

Access to the
Lumix Club is slated for Sept. 5.

Other features of
the FX90 include 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, a 24mm ultra-wide Leica DC Vario-Summarit
lens with F2.5 brightness, 5x optical zoom, 3-inch 460,000-dot LCD with Smart
Touch, 12.1-megapixel CCD sensor, Intelligent Auto (iA) mode, and 1,920 by 1,080
60i FullHD video recording in the AVCHD format.

Pricing and
availability for the FX90 will be announced approximately 30 days prior to
shipping, Panasonic said.