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Compact Digital Camera FP1 - Futuristic, Flat Design with Folded Optics Technology and iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode with Advanced Scene Detection

The DMC-FP1 features a 4x optical zoom LUMIX DC VARIO lens (35mm camera equivalent: 35-140mm). The folded optics technology makes it possible to fit the high performance lens in futuristic, flat body. The lens cover can be opened and closed with the touch of a finger, and also serves as a power switch. The Extra Optical Zoom function uses the centre part of the CCD to extend this 4x zoom ratio to powerful 7.8x zoom at a resolution of 3-megapixel or less.

In iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, 4 detection functions work automatically and simultaneously to optimise your settings, making it easier than ever to take beautiful photos every time. The iA Mode includes MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) to detect hand-shake, Intelligent ISO Control to detect subject movement, Face Detection AF/AE to detect faces in the frame and Intelligent Scene Selector to detect scene conditions. Sunset Mode has been added to the Intelligent Scene Selector.

To realize the Sonic Speed AF, a number of re-engineering and improvements are made including the adaptation of higher-speed actuator, the optimisation of algorithms and the parallelisation of software processing element. The result is ultra high speed yet accurate AF performance for users to enjoy the airy shooting that has experienced never before. Panasonic also replaced its linear program processing with parallel processing to achieve an ultra high-speed start-up time.

The DMC-FP1 can record motion pictures in high-definition (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps in Motion JPEG format). The pixel mixed readout method enables bright motion-picture recording even in low-light settings. The DMC-FP1 can also record stunning full-size motion pictures in WVGA (848 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) or standard motion pictures in VGA (640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels at 30 fps).

The DMC-FP1s large 2.7-inch LCD features high 230,000-dot resolution Intelligent LCD. It automatically adjusts the brightness in 11 steps according to shooting conditions. This LCD provides sharp, clear images in virtually all shooting situations, ranging from night time to bright daylight scenes. In addition, the High-angle Mode makes the display extremely easy to view from a low angle, for example, when taking photos by raising your hand upward to capture the subject over the crowd.


Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels

Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33 type / 12.7 Total Megapixels / Primary Colour Filter

Aperture            F3.5 - F5.9 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F3.5 - 5.6 (W) / F5.9 - 7.1 (T))

Optical Zoom            4x

Focal Length            f=6.3-25.2mm (35-140mm in 35mm equiv.)

Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 4.9x (4:3 / 8M), 6.3x (4:3 / 5M), 7.8x (under 3M)

Lens            LUMIX DC VARIO / 11 elements in 10 groups / (4 Aspherical Lenses / 7 Aspherical surfaces / 1 ED Lenses)

Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)

Digital Zoom            4x / ( Max. 16.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) / (Max.31.3x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)

Focusing Area            Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 50 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO : Wide 10 cm - infinity / Tele 50cm - infinity

Focus Range Display Yes

AF Assist Lamp Yes

Focus            Normal / Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF (Always On)

AF Metering            Face / 9 pt/ 1pt

Shutter Speed            Still: approx. 8 - 1/1600 sec / Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.

Shutter Interval            1.0 sec



ISO Sensitivity            i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)

Optical Image Stabilizer Photo & Movie

Intelligent ISO Control Photo

Face Detection            Photo

Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro)

Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo

iA Direct Button            Yes

File Format            Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.21) / Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG

Mode Switch            [Recording] / [Playback]

Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, SCN, My SCN, Motion Picture

Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, / Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo, Film Grain, Photo Frame

Continuous Shooting Mode High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 5.5 frames/sec (image priority) / (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)

Unlimited consecutive shooting 1.8 frames/sec

Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode Max. 5 images (Standard mode)

Motion Picture Recording [4:3] VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG) QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) / [16:9] WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) / [HD Movie] 1280x720 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)

Exposure            Program AE

Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV

Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)

Light Metering            Intelligent Multiple

Aspect Ratio            4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9

Still Picture Recording [4:3] 4000x3000(12M) / 3264x2448(8M EZ) / 2560x1920(5M EZ) / 2048x1536(3M EZ) / 640X480(0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 4000 x 2672 (10.5M) / [16:9] 4000 x 2248 (9M)

White Balance            Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set / (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, High speed Burst, Photo Frame)

Quick Menu            Yes

Colour Mode / Colour Effect Standard, Vivid, Natural, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm

Composition Guide line Yes (1 pattern)

Auto Review            1sec, 2sec, Hold

Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume No / No

Macro Zoom            Yes

Orientation Detector Yes

Scene Mode Help Screen Yes

Self Timer            2sec / 10sec

Focus Icon Select Yes



Playback Mode            Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Favourites Playback

Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Max 16x

Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No

Set Favourites / Rotate Image  Yes / Yes

Playback Motion Picture            Yes ( Motion JPEG)

Slideshow Mode            All / Category / Favourites / BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)

Delete Image            Single / Multi / All / All except Favourites

DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes

Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Levelling Yes / Yes / No / No

Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / No / Yes (only Baby, Pet, Travel)

PictBridge Support            Single / Multi / All / Favourites / DPOF


Set up

OSD language            Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes



Dimensions (W x H x D) 98.6 x 58.9 x 18.6 mm / excl. protrusions: 16.4 mm (3.88 x 2.32 x 0.73 in / excl. protrusions: 0.65 in)

Weight            Approx. 141g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.31 lb) / Approx. 121g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.27 lb)



LCD Monitor 6.7cm (2.7") TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots) / Field of View : approx. 100% / AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High Angle mode

Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off / 0.3 - 4.9m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.5 - 2.9m (Tele/ISO Auto)

Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Built-in-Memory Approx. 40MB

Microphone / Speaker Mono / Yes

Interface            AV Output (NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for N. America), USB2.0 Full-speed, DC Input

Power            ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, Minimum: 695mAh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)

Battery life (approx.) 300 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1

Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 Edition / QuickTime / Adobe Reader

Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Case / AV cable, USB Cable, AC Cable / Hand Strap, CD-ROM


Further Specifications

NOTE  Motion pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes in European PAL area.