The new LUMIX 7.2-megapixel DMC-FX50 digital still camera is the world's first to feature Intelligent ISO Control (IIC) to correct image blurriness caused by movement of the subject matter. The camera features Panasonic's exclusive MEGA Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) technology which reduces blurry photos caused by unsteady hands. The FX50 superior lens quality in a compact camera with a 28mm wide angle f/2.8 LEICA DC lens with 3.6x optical zoom (equivalent to 28mm to 102mm on a 35mm film camera) will allow users to enjoy the benefit of a wide angle lens when shooting indoor group portraits, expansive landscapes, or architectural scenes.
The FX50 features a new 3-inch LCD and allows dual image playback, enabling the user to see and compare any two images at a time. It also allows selection of up to nine sequential frames from a captured motion image file to be displayed as thumbnails and saved as still images. The FX50 features multiple scene modes that make it simple to capture great images in all kinds of shooting conditions, such as night portrait, party, food, sports, and the ever popular Baby Mode, which lets the user set a birth date for a child and automatically capture the age each time a picture is taken.
28mm Wide- Angl LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT Lens
The 7.2-megapixel LUMIX DMC-FX50 has a 28mm wide angle 3.6x optical zoom f/2.8 LEICA DC lens housed in a compact body, achieved thanks to the incorporation of a Extra High Refractive Index Aspherical Lens(EA Lens). This wide angle lens lets you easily capture large groups of people indoors or expansive architectural structures and sceneries with dynamic width and rich perspective. The lens part comprises of a LEICA DC lens of seven elements in six groups, incorporating four aspherical lenses to generate high optical performance while preserving the compactness of the unit. The LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens inherits both its name and its outstanding quality from the LEICA ELMARIT lens, renowned in the film camera world for its superb performance and compact size.
3.6x Optical Zoom with 7.2-Megapixel Resolution
The DMC-FX50 is equipped with a 3.6x optical zoom lens (equivalent to a 28mm to 102mm zoom on a 35mm film camera). A special function that uses the center part of the CCD also lets you extend the 3.6x zoom ratio to 5.5x at 3-megapixel resolution with minimal deterioration. Adding the Extended Optical Zoom to the 4x digital zoom extend the total zooming power to a maximum of 21.9x. With this powerful zooming function, you can easily capture and magnify distant subjects.
Compact and Light Weight Body
The DMC-FX50 is a remarkably stylish and compact camera. Its cool design and light weight make it easy to take it with you everywhere you go, for even more photographic fun.
MEGA O.I.S. - The New Standard in Digital Camera Performance
Taking advantage of its outstanding lens technology, Panasonic invented the MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) system to fight against the major cause of blurred images. It compensates for the blurring caused by hand-shake. It is now featured on the entire LUMIX range, and is highly popular with users around the world. Even slight hand-shake movement is accurately detected by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second, and compensated to produce sharp, clear images.
Intelligent ISO Control for Preventing Blurry Shots Caused by Subject Movements New Feature!
The movement of the subject, the other major cause of blurred images, is suppressed by the advanced image processing LSI Venus Engine III with the Intelligent ISO Control (I.I.C.). The world's first incorporation of this I.I.C. allows the automatic adjustment of the suitable ISO setting and shutter speed that best suits the situation by analyzing the speed of subject movement. If the subject is moving, the ISO setting would automatically rise to allow high shutter speed. On the other hand, if the subject is still and no movement is detected, you can take beautiful natural images with a low ISO setting.
High Image Quality - Recording up to ISO 1250 in Full Resolution
The DMC-FX50 adopts the Venus Engine III to realize high sensitivity recording at max. ISO 1250 at full resolution. The noise reduction system is greatly improved by removing noise at the processing stages in series. First, critical noise is roughly undraped and the chromatic noise and the luminance noise are separated to respectively go through the supplemental noise reduction process so that the remaining noise is appropriately minimized.
Super-Fast Shutter Response
Panasonic slashed the release time lag to 0.005 second minimum by increasing both the circuit speed itself and the point at which the shutter release signal is detected. We also shortened the shutter interval to around 0.5 second (minimum)*. These improvements help make LUMIX an extremely quick, responsive camera that's a pleasure to use.
MEGA BURST Consecutive Shooting
With the DMC-FX50, you can snap off consecutive shooting at 3 frames or 2 frames per second with full resolution. The Unlimited Consecutive Shooting function lets you keep on shooting until the memory card or the built-in memory is full. You can take a series of shots, then choose the one you like best and delete the rest.
7.38 Mega Total Pixels CCD
The DMC-FX50/FX07 images are extremely beautiful even when enlarged. The CCDs used in LUMIX models also have outstanding light-collecting efficiency that gives them even greater image-rendering capabilities than the specifications suggest.
Easy to See High-Resolution 3.0" LCD New Feature!
The large 3.0" LCD has a total of 230K pixels, which gives it high resolution. The difference is easy to see, with much greater clarity, both when shooting and during playback.
Dual Image Playback New Feature!
New utilizing large 3.0? LCD, you can playback 2 photos at the same time and compare them
9-Cutout Images from Motion Pictures New Feature!
A motion picture can be cut out as a still image in motion picture playback. And you can also archive a 9-cutout still image.
High Angle LCD Mode for Easy Viewing
The High Angle Mode makes the display extremely easy to view from bottom angle, for example, when taking photos raising a hand upward to shoot the subject over the crowd.
You probably know how difficult it is to see an LCD image on a sunny day. When that happens with the DMC-FX50, all you have to do is hold the DISPLAY/LCD button down a little longer and then select Power LCD mode from the screen. The LCD backlight becomes about 1.4 times brighter to produce clear, easy-to-see images even in bright sunlight.
Bright LCD Shows Even Dark Scenes Clearly
The bright LCD is easy to see when taking photos. The pixel-mixed readout method is used to automatically increase the brightness level of live images according to the level of ambient darkness. This allows bright, easy framing of scenes that would normally be too dark to see.
9/25 Multi Display & Calendar Display
The large LCD allows the display of images even in tiny thumbnail size. Playback of 9 and 25 is possible on a multi-split screen in addition to the normal 1 frame playback. This helps you to search for the image you want out of a number of images stored on the SD/SDHC Memory Card, even if the images are in bulk. The DMC-FX50/FX07 also features the Calendar Display. It shows the day that each shot was taken, which makes it easy to group and play back all of the shots taken on a particular day.
Slideshow with Transition Effects New Feature!
The bright LCD is easy to see when taking photos. The pixel-mixed readout method is used to automatically increase the brightness level of live images according to the level of ambient darkness. This allows bright, easy framing of scenes that would normally be too dark to see
Faster AF: The various AF mode can be selected according to the shooting environment and the position of the subject. In the 1-point normal speed AF, the AF time is reduced by one third of the time compared to the DMC-FX01, to provide a quick and smooth AF without screen-freeze.
AF Distance Metering: Choose from five modes for perfect auto focusing.
9-point AF: For general shooting conditions. This mode gives you a sharp focus for a variety of picture compositions.
3-point high speed AF: This mode prevents the system from mistakenly focusing on the area between two subjects in a horizontal positions.
1-point high speed AF: The AF time has been dramatically reduced to achieve outstanding focusing.
1-point AF: Although screen freeze in in high-speed AF is now minimized, if you take the picture of a subject with fast movement, you can select this mode which does not have any screen freeze while focusing.
Spot AF: This mode keys the focus to a small area within the frame.
AF Assist Lamp: Provides extra lighting as a focusing aid for slightly dark situations where AF focusing would ordinarily be difficult.
New! High Quality Wide Aspect VGA Motion Picture Mode : YThe DMC-FX50 lets you shoot smooth motion pictures at 30 frames/sec, complete with sound, in WVGA (848 x 480) or VGA size (640 x 480). You can also shoot at 10 frames/sec to reduce the file size.
MEGA BURST Consecutive Shooting: Just keep the shutter button pressed to fire off consecutive shots* of a moving subject or a person's changing facial expression. Then save only the best ones. With a digital camera, you can just delete any shots you don't want. In addition, the Unlimited Consecutive Shooting function lets you continue shooting until the memory card is full.
Selection of 3 Aspect Ratios : The aspect ratio is easily selectable between 16:9 wide, 3:2 and conventional 4:3 to shoot in the framing aspect that best suits the subjects' composition or the image's purpose of use. You can shoot images in the wide 16:9 format. Then insert the recorded SD/SDHC Memory Card into a TV equipped with an SD/SDHC card slot to view them in perfect, wide-screen size. Some TVs will display the image in stunning high definition.
New! Viewing Photo on HDTV: Optional HDTV Photo Player DMW-SDP1 allows you to view photos taken by the DMC-FX50/FX07, in 1080i High Definition quality on a large screen TV. It also supports VGA (640 x 480) / WVGA (848 x 480) motion picture playback.
New! World Time Setting: This setting lets you display the local time of your destination when traveling abroad. You simply select your travel destination, and the camera calculates the time difference from the time in the clock setting and displays the local time. You can set the time and date for 74 locations across the world.
New! New Composition Guidelines: You can use composition guide lines from two patterns according to the shooting subject. And guide lines can be shown at the same time as other information, icons.
Real-Time Histograms: This graph, which can be displayed in the LCD as you line up the shot, shows the status of the exposure and contrast in real-time.
White Balance: Choose from six preset white balance settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, and White Set. When there are several different light sources and it's difficult to get the exact coloration you want, you can also fine-tune the photo by adding bluish or reddish tones, in up to +/- 10 steps of 150K (Kelvin) each.
Exposure Compensation Adjust the exposure setting to create a particular image. 1/3 EV step, +/- 2 EV
Auto Bracketing: This lets you pick the best shot from different, automatically graduated exposures. (+/- 1/3 -1 EV step, 3 frames)
Color Effect Mode: Alter the coloring effect to your liking. (Warm/Cool/Black & White/Sepia)
Picture Adjustment : Select the picture tone to match your creative vision. The Natural tone works well for minimizing noise. (Natural/Standard/Vivid)
Zoom Auto Review: This function shows you an enlarged view of the image right after you shoot, to make it easier to check the focus.
Flash: Choose the ideal flash for most any situation. Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced On/Off
Self-Timer: You can use either a 10-second or 2-second setting.
Auto Angle Detection: This function detects and records whether the photo is being shot horizontally or vertically, then automatically rotates all vertically framed images during playback so they can be easily seen on the LCD or TV screen
Audio Recording & Built-in Speaker: Add 5 seconds of sound to pictures, as you shoot. Or, if you prefer, add up to 10 seconds of sound after shooting. New built-in speaker lets you listen to ambient sounds or dialog while immediately viewing your images on-site.
Economy Mode: TThis mode saves battery power by turning off the LCD after a certain amount of idle time. There are two economy levels to choose from. Level 1: LCD turns off when the camera has been idle for 15 seconds. Level 2: Same as Level 1, plus the LCD turns off when the camera has been idle for 5 seconds after you've taken a shot.
Trimming & Resizing: Let you trim the image, or reduce the amount of image data.
Direct Printing Mode for PictBridge Compatible (FX50): The Print mode is added to the mode dial of the DMC-FX50 so that you can make prints by just connecting the camera to Pictbridge-corresponding printers via included USB cable. Of course you can get plural prints of a image or print only those you have selected as your favorite.
Mode/Scene Dial - A single, easy-to-use dial for beautiful shots in most any situation. Choose from 4 different modes and 19 scene modes.
Easy-To-Use Menu Operation
The easy-to-use menu lets you quickly change to the Rec, Setup or Scene mode with the left cursor. Then you can easily set the desired parameters or scene mode with the menu/set button. The icon on the setting screen for the selected scene mode is animated to show your selection more clearly.
Scene Mode Help Screen
A description of each scene mode is shown on the LCD, making it easier to select the mode that best fits the shooting conditions.
Total Pixles: 7.38 Megapixel
Effective Pixels: 7.2 Megapixels
CCD (Image Sensor): 1/2.5"
Image Processor: Venus Engine III Primary Color Filter
Recording Image Size: (Pixels)
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image): 3072 x 2304, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image): 3072 x 2048, 2048 x 1360
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image): 3072 x 1728, 1920 x 1080
Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio): 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) 848 x 480
Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens: 7 Elements in 6 Groups (4 Aspherical Lenses/4 Aspherical Surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )
Optical Zoom: 3.6x
Extra Optical Zoom:
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4.4x for 5 Mega, 5.5x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega, 1Mega, 0.3 Mega
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 5.5x for 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 5.5x for 2 Mega
Aperture: Wide: Wide: F2.8/F8 (2 steps) / Tele: F5 - F16 (2 steps)
Focal Length: f=4.6-16.8mm (35mm equivalent: 28-102mm)
Normal: 50cm - infinity
Macro/Simple: Wide 5cm / Tele 30cm - infinity
Auto Focus System
1 point high speed
3 points high speed
ISO Sensitivity: Auto / I.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1250 (High Sensitivity Mode: 3200)
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set / White Balance Adjustment (150K step, -1500 +1500K) (except for auto WB)
Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV Step, +/- 2 EV
Backlight Compensation: Yes (at simple mode)
Auto Bracketing (AE): +/- 1/3EV-1EV Step, 3 Frames
Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple
Shutter Speed: 8 - 1/2,000 sec. / Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec. / Motion Picture: 1/30 - 1/20000sec.
Self Timer: 10 seconds / 2 seconds
Auto Review: 1 sec/3 sec/zoom
Picture Adjustment: Natural, Standard, Vivid
Color Effect Mode: Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia
Recording Format:Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system), DPOF corresponding
Image Quality: Fine/Standard
Mega Burst Shooting Mode:(Full-resolution image)
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting: Yes
Still Image Recording with Audio: 5 seconds
Audio Dubbing: Maximum of 10 Seconds
Built-in Flash Mode:
Red-Eye Reduction: Auto, Slow-sync, Forced Off
3.0" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (230k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100%
Power LCD Mode, High Angle LCD Mode
25 or 9-Thumbnail Display, Calendar Display, Zoomed Playback (16x max), Image Rotation, Slide Show, Favorite Pictures, Resizing, Trimming, Protection, DPOF Print Setting
Recording Media: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, Multimedia Card
Interface: DC Input, A/V Output (NTSC/PAL), USB
Lithium-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 1150 mAh)(Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Up to 300 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Included ArcSoft Software:
ArcSoft Panorama Maker
Lumix Simple Viewer
OSD Language: English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), German, Italian, French
Dimensions: 2.25'' (H) x 3.85'' (W) x .99'' (D)
Weight: .33 lbs
AF Assist Lamp
Composition Guide Lines
Scene Mode Help Screen
Auto Angle Detection
Direct Print: PictBridge
Manufacturer Warranty: One year