Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500

DPReview reports: [edited]

The new 10.1-megapixel DMC-FX500 features a 25mm ultra-wide angle Leica DC lens with 5x optical zoom. The FX500 features a touch-screen operation on a large, 3.0-inch LCD.

Functions include Intelligent Auto mode, HD motion picture recording and HD component output, and slideshows complete with music.

Auto focus tracking follows the subject even if it moves after the AF is set. In 3-megapixel resolution mode, the Extra Optical Zoom function extends the zoom power to 8.9x. High Sensitivity mode lets the DMC-FX500 record at a setting of up to ISO 6400.

Available in the US from May 2008, price $399.95.

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