Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Apple iOS 8 Coming On Wednesday
Latest Intel LTE Chipset Certified on China Mobile
ZTE Brings Its Supersized ZMax Smartphone To The US Market
Sony Slashes Guidance Due To Poor Smartphone Sales
Samsung Launches First 28-Megapixel APS-C CMOS Image Sensor for Cameras
Apple Adds Two-step Verification To iCloud
CEA Unveils New Logos For 4K Displays
IBM Offers Watson Data Tool To the Mainstream
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > Digital Cameras > Panason...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, July 21, 2005
Panasonic Introduces a 16:9 Aspect CCD Into Digital Photography


Panasonic has launched two new LUMIX digital still cameras. They include the DMC-FZ30 in the super zoom FZ series and the DMC-LX1 in the new wide mode LX series.

The LX1 is the first digital still camera featuring a CCD which supports a 16:9 wide screen width to height ratio (aspect ratio). They will be available in Japan on August 26 and released worldwide from August this year.

Both models feature Panasonic's MEGA O.I.S. (optical image stabilizer) to compensate for hand shaking. As with the previous models, they are equipped with high-quality Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lenses and the Venus Engine II image processors for the FZ30 and LX1.

The DMC-LX1 has an 8.4-megapixel 1/1.65-inch 16:9 CCD to capture images in a wide screen mode with true-to-life color and texture. Together with a 4x optical zoom 28-mm wide-angle lens, it gives more depth and scope to the pictures. The images stored on the SD Memory Card can be viewed on a wide-screen TV such as Panasonic Viera flat-panel TV.



The 105.7 ? 55.8 ? 25.6 mm compact camera offers extensive manual controls including manual focus and manual exposure. To set exposure, aperture (wide: F2.8-8.0, telephoto: F4.9-8.0) and shutter speed (60-1/2000 sec.) can be determined individually for desired photographic effects. The DMC-LX1 comes with a unique joy stick for easy operation. It enables users to set the shutter speed, control manual focus and shortcut to a menu containing frequently used settings. The LX1, equipped with the same 2.5-inch LCD monitor as the FX9, is available in black and silver.

The LX1 adopt Extra Optical Zoom (EX) that extends the zoom ratio by using the center part of the CCD. With EX, LX1 can achieve 5.6x for 4:3 3-megapixel recording.

For advanced users, the 8-megapixel DMC-FZ30, the high-end model in the FZ series, comes with a 12x optical zoom and full manual operation. The optical zoom lens system is comprised of 14 lens elements in 10 groups including one extra-low dispersion (ED) lens and three aspherical lenses. With EX, the FZ30 can extend the 12x optical zoom up to 19x for 4:3 3-megapixel image recording.

The FZ30 comes with a free-angle 235,000-pixel 2.0-inch LCD monitor to support high- and low-angle shooting. The model is available in black and silver.

Both models offer switchable aspect ratio options. Users can easily select 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 when shooting. Other common features include video and audio recording capability. The FZ30 can capture moving images at 640 ? 480 VGA and the LX1 at 848 ? 480 Wide VGA at 30 frames per second.

For further information about LUMIX digital still cameras, visit the LUMIX web site at http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/lumix/.


Previous
Next
Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24-Bit Audio Processor Goes on-board        All News        Sony Unveils Development Plans for PS3
Pentax Announces Optio 60 Digital Camera     Digital Cameras News      BenQ Digital Cameras To Use Pentax SMC Camera Lens

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Panasonic Reveals The Lumix DMC-LX100, Lumix DMC-GM5 Cameras And the DMC-CM1 Smartphone
Panasonic Showcases Optimized Workflow at IBC 2014
Panasonic Announces Rugged Toughpad FZ-E1 Tablet at IFA 2014
Panasonic Legendary Audio Brand Technics Returns
Panasonic and Tesla Sign Agreement for the Gigafactory
Panasonic Seeks To Sell Its Mobile Base Station Business to Nokia
Panasonic Updates Toughpad FZ-G1 10-inch Tablet
Intel To Manufacture Future Panasonic SoCs Using Intel's 14nm Low-Power Process
Panasonic Releases Its 2014 Life+Screen AX800 Series 4K Ultra HDTVs
Fujitsu Buys Shares of Panasonic Information Technology Solutions
Panasonic, Samsung Debut Devices For Connected Classrooms
Panasonic Toughpad Line Gets Smaller And Tougher with Rugged Handheld Tablets

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .