Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9

The DMC-FX9 is a new addition to Panasonic’s FX series, incorporating a 6MP CCD and 3x optical zoom.

The DMC-FX9 is a new addition to Panasonic’s FX series, incorporating a 6MP CCD and 3x optical zoom. At the front of the camera sits a Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens with a focal length of 35-105mm. Like the newly announced DMC-FZ30, the FX9 includes the new Extra Optical Zoom feature, which extends the zoom range to 4.1x for 3MP images. The Venus Engine Plus processor promises low-energy consumption, reducing battery expenditure by 70% (since its predecessor) and enables larger batteries to be utilised. Shutter release time is 0.006 seconds and the FX9 offers 3fps burst shooting. Like other models in the Lumix range, the FX9 incorporates a Mega Optical Image Stabiliser to reduce the effects of camera shake, thus enabling slower-shutter speeds to be used. Panasonic has increased the resolution of the 2.5-inch LCD screen by 180% to 207,000 pixels and 1-point high-speed AF time has also been reduced. Available in silver and black, the DMC-FX9 will be available at the end of August for £349.99. For more details, go to www.panansonic.co,uk or by calling 08705 357357. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 Specifications Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 94.1 x 50.5 x 24.2 mm ( 3.70 x 1.99 x 0.95 inch) Weight: Approx. 127g. (0.28 lb), Approx. 155g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.34 lb) Camera Effective Pixels: 6 Megapixels Image Sensor: 1/2.5", 6.37 Mega Total Pixels CCD, Primary Color Filter Optical Zoom: 3x Extra Optical Zoom: 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4.1x for 3Mega, 2Mega, 1Mega, 0.3Mega, 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 4.1x for 2.5Mega, 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 4.1x for 2Mega Digital Zoom: 4 x ( Max. 12 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom) (Max. 16.4x combined with Extra Optical Zoom) Focal Distance: f=5.8-17.4mm (35mm Equiv.: 35-105mm) Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT, 7 elements in 6 groups, (3 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical surfaces) Aperture: Wide: F2.8 / F5.6 (2 steps) Tele: F5.0 / F10 (2 steps) Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (Mode1/ Mode2) Focusing Area: Normal: 50cm – infinity, Macro/Simple : wide 5cm/Tele 30cm – infinity AF Metering: 1 point/1 point high speed/3 points high speed/5 points/Spot Focus: Auto Focus System, Normal/Macro (Dial) AF Assist Lamp: Yes ISO Sensitivity: Auto/80/100/200/400 White Balance: Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Halogen/White Set, White Balance Adjustment ( 150K step, -1500 - +1500 K) (except for auto set) Exposure: Program AE Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV step, -2 - +2 EV Backlight Compensation: Yes (at simple mode) Auto (AE) Bracketing: +/- 1/3 EV -1EV step, 3 frames Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple Scene Mode: Dial: Normal Picture, Simple , Macro, SCN mode (Portrait, Sports, Scenery, Night Scenery, Night Portrait, Fireworks, Party, Snow, Self-Portrait, Food, Baby, Soft Skin, Candle, Starry Sky) , Moving-Image, Playback Shutter Speed: 8-1/2000 sec Self Timer: 10 sec / 2sec Auto Review: 1sec/3sec/zoom Review: 1x / 4x / 8x Picture Adjustment: Natural, Standard, Vivid Color Effect Mode: Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia Recording Format Still Image: JPEG(Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.2 standard), DPOF corresponding, Picture with audio: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif2.2 standard)+ QuickTime Motion Image: QuickTime Motion JPEG Recording Image Size Still Image: 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 2816 x 2112 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels, 1280 x960 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels, 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 2816 x 1880 pixels, 2048 x 1360 pixels, 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 2816 x 1584 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels Motion Image: 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels Image Quality : Fine / Standard Motion Image: 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps , Max. recording time depends on Memory Card Capacity Burst Shooting Mode: Full-Resolution Image, 3 frames/sec or 2 frames/sec, Full-resolution: Max. 8 images (Standard mode), Max 6 images (Fine Mode) Unlimited consecutive shooting: Yes Still Image Rec. with Audio: 5 sec Audio Dubbing: Max. 10sec Real-time histogram: Yes Composition Guide line: Yes Scene Mode Help Screen: Yes Auto Angle Detection: Yes Economy mode: Yes Built-in-Flash: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced On/Off, 0.3 - 4.0m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 - 2.2m (Tele/ISO Auto) LCD Monitor: 2.5" Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (207K Pixels), Field of View : approx. 100%, Power LCD mode Playback mode: 25-thumbnail display, 16-thumbnail display, 9-thumbnail display, zoomed playback (16x max.), Image Rotation, Slide show (Duration is adjustable, also manually controllable), Playback of favorite pictures, Resizing (selectable number of pixels), trimming, protection, DPOF print setting OSD language: Japanese,English,German,French,Italian,Spanish Recording Media: SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard Microphone: Yes Speaker: Yes Interface: DC Input, AV Output (NTSC/PAL), USB Direct Print: PictBridge Power: Li-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 1150mAh) (Included), AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional) Battery life (approx.) 270 pictures (CIPA Standard) Included Software: LUMIX Simple Viewer, ArcSoft PhotoBase, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft Panorama Maker, USB Driver Standard Accessories: Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery carrying case, SD Memory Card (16 MB), AC Cable, AV Cable, USB Connection Cable, Strap, CD-ROM

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