The Panasonic DMC-FX01 The 28mm wide angle 3.6x optical zoom Leica DC lens offers a new array of photographic opportunities, such as capturing an entire group portrait at parties, or an expansive landscape or architectural scene, to enjoy the benefit of wide panoramas with real perspectives. The camera also incorporates MEGA Optical Image Stabilization and a High Sensitivity mode, which allows shooting at a maximum sensitivity setting of ISO 1600. This especially benefits indoor photography by shooting at fast shutter speeds.
The DMC-FX01 incorporates the Venus Engine Plus LSI for high performance image processing, both in terms of speed and image quality, while still preserving low energy consumption. The remarkably quick AF response time, especially in the 1-point high speed AF mode, means never missing that spur-of-the-moment shot. The DMC-FX01 is also very easy to use with a total of sixteen scene modes to assist in a wide range of photographic situations.
Compact, Lightweight Body - The FX01 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.
6.37 Mega Total Pixels CCD - The DMC-FX01 images are extremely beautiful even when enlarged. The CCDs used in LUMIX models also have superior light-collecting efficiency that gives them even greater image-rendering capabilities than the specifications suggest
28mm Wide-Angle 3.6x Optical Zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT Lens - The 6-megapixel LUMIX DMC-FX01 has a 28mm* wide angle 3.6x optical zoom f/2.8 LEICA DC lens housed in a compact body as slim as its predecessor. This new 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.
Dual Image Stabilization Modes: MEGA O.I.S. + High Sensitivity Mode (Max. ISO 1600) - MEGA O.I.S. compensates for hand-shake to give you beautiful photos. In addition, the new High Sensitivity Mode lets you capture sharp, crisp images of moving subjects, such as children and pets, even indoors.
Venus Engine Plus - This is a more energy efficient version of the Venus Engine II. It features outstanding high-speed response to help you capture beautiful shots instantly and efficiently.
High-Resolution 2.5" LCD with High Angle Mode - As compact as it is, the LUMIX body still houses a large 2.5" LCD that has a total of 207,000 pixels. The difference is easy to see, with much greater clarity, both when shooting and during playback. The High Angle mode makes it easy to view the LCD image when holding the camera high above you.
Power LCD - You probably know how difficult it is to see an LCD image on a sunny day. When that happens with the DMC-FX01, 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.
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 Memory Card, even if the images are in bulk.
The FX01 also features the new 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.
Favorite Image Slideshow - You can place virtual checkmarks on your favorite images to group them together, then make a slideshow with only those images or delete the ones without checkmarks if you no longer need them.
Motion Image Mode - in wide VGA (848 x 480) or VGA 640 x 480 size) - The FX01 lets you shoot smooth motion pictures at 30 frames/sec, complete with sound, in wide VGA* or VGA size**. You can also shoot at 10 frames/sec to reduce the file size
3 Frames per Second - MEGA BURST Consecutive Shooting - With the DMC-FX01, 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 is full. You can take a series of shots, then choose the one you like best and delete the rest.
*Max. 8 images in Standard mode/Max 6 images in Fine Mode.
16 Mode Dial/Scene Mode - The mode dial makes it easy to take beautiful shots in almost any situation. Or choose Simple mode and just aim and shoot. Even first-time users can take great photos. New High Sensitivity and Underwater modes have also been added.
High-Speed AF/Versatile Functions - Records stunning full-size movies in wide-aspect VGA (848 x 480) at 30 frames per second, for easy viewing on a widescreen TV. High Speed AF gives you quicker, easier focusing for more shooting flexibility and fun.
Digital Fun and Flexibility - Enjoy functions that only a digital camera can offer, such as on-the-spot viewing of the images you take and moving-picture recording. You'll find new ways to explore the fun and creativity of photography.
AF Assist Lamp - Provides extra lighting as a focusing aid for slightly dark situations where AF focusing would ordinarily be difficult.
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 monitor, or TV screen by connecting FX01 with an AV cable.
Real-Time Histograms - This graph, which can be displayed in the LCD monitor as you line up the shot, shows the status of the exposure and contrast in real-time.
Composition Guide Lines - Displayed in the LCD, these thin horizontal and vertical lines make it easy for you to compose your shots or to hold the camera level.
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 Memory Card into a TV equipped with an SD card slot to view them in perfect, wide-screen size. Some TVs will display the image in stunning high definition.
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.
White Balance - Choose from five preset white balance settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, 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.
Picture Adjustment - Select the picture tone to match your creative vision. The Natural tone works well for minimizing noise.
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.
Auto review: 4x / Review: 1x, 4x, 8x / Playback: 1x, 4x, 8x, 16x
Flash - Choose the ideal flash for most any situation. Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction , Forced On/Off
Economy Mode - This mode saves battery power by turning off the LCD after a certain amount of idle time. There are two economy levels to choose from.
Travel Date Setting - By setting the departure day when setting out on a trip with the FX01, you can display which day of the trip each photo was taken on while viewing. Great for organizing your travel photos.
Self-Timer - You can use either a 10-second or 2-second setting.
Exposure Compensation - Adjust the exposure setting to create a particular image. 1/3 EV step, ?2 EV
ISO Sensitivity Settings - You can choose light-receiving sensitivity from Auto/80/100/200/400, High Sensitivity Mode : ISO800-1600
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.
Trimming & Resizing - Let you trim the image, or reduce the amount of image data.
PictBridge compatible - The PictBridge standard lets you print directly on a compatible digital printer. Print size, layout, date and other settings can be made with the camera.
Total Megapixel: 6.37
Effective Pixels: 6.0 Megapixels
CCD (Image Sensor): 1/2.5" Primary Color Filter
Image Processor: Venus Engine Plus LSI
Recording Image Size: (Pixels )
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
2816 x 2112
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
2816 x 1880
2048 x 1360
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
2816 x 1584
1920 x 1080
Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio) 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) 848 x 480
Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )
Optical Zoom: 3.6x
Digital Zoom: 4x
Combined with Optical Zoom without Extended Optical Zoom: 14.4x
Combined with Extended Optical Zoom: Max. 20x
Extended Optical Zoom
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 5.0x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega, 1Mega, 0.3 Mega
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 5.0x for 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 5.0x for 2 Mega
Focal Length: f=4.6-16.8mm (35mm equivalent: 28-102mm)
Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens: 7 Elements in 6 Groups (4 Aspherical Lenses/4 Aspherical Surfaces)
Wide: F2.8/F5.6 (2 steps)
Tele: F5.6 - F11 (2 steps)
Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )
Normal: 50cm - infinity
Macro/Simple/Motion Image: Wide 5cm / Tele 30cm - infinity
Auto Focus System
ISO Sensitivity: Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 (High Sensitivity Mode: 800 - 1600)
White Balance Adjustment (except for Auto Set)
Exposure: Program AE
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
Dial: Normal Picture, Simple, Macro
SCN Mode: Portrait, Sports, Food, Scenery, Night Scenery, Night Portrait, Baby, Soft Skin, Fireworks, Party, Snow, Self-portrait
Moving Image, Playback
8 - 1/2,000 sec.
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec.
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
Image Quality: Fine/Standard
Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system), DPOF corresponding
Still Image with Audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system) + QuickTime
Motion Images: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Burst Shooting Mode: (Full-resolution image)
Standard Mode: Up to 8 images at 3 or 2 frames/sec.
Fine Mode: Up to 6 images
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting: Yes
Still Image Recording with Audio: 5 seconds
Audio Dubbing: Maximum of 10 Seconds
Built-in Flash Mode:
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction,
Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Wide: 0.6 - 4.0m (ISO Auto)
Tele: 0.3 - 2m (ISO Auto)
LCD Monitor: 2.5" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (207k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100%
Power LCD Mode, High Angle LCD Mode
Recording Media: SD Memory Card / Multimedia Card
Interface: DC Input, Video Output (NTSC/PAL), USB
Lithium-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 1150 mAh)(Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Optional)
Up to 320 pictures (CIPA Standard)
25 or 9-Thumbnail Display
Calendar Display, Zoomed Playback (16x max)
DPOF Print Setting
1 point high speed
3 points high speed
Included ArcSoft Software:
ArcSoft Panorama Maker
Lumix Simple Viewer
OSD Language: English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), German, Italian, French
Dimensions: 2.01'' (H) x 3.70'' (W) x 0.95'' (D)
Weight: .29 lbs
AF Assist Lamp
Composition Guide Lines
Scene Mode Help Screen
Auto Angle Detection
Direct Print PictBridge