Panasonic's FZ62 boasts a 24x optical zoom, 16 megapixel sensor and has the option of shooting at 10fps

Panasonic has introduced the DMC-FZ62 to its range of LUMIX cameras, designed for beginners as well as more advanced photographers. Featuring a 24x optical zoom lens and Full HD video recording, it boasts a 16 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor that’s combined with a high performance image processing LSI Venus Engine.

The high quality 25mm ultra wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens benefits from Panasonic’s Black Box Nano Surface Coating technology, to minimize light reflection that causes ghost and flare. Whilst the powerful 24x optical zoom makes it easy to capture family or group portraits as well as expansive landscapes or action packed sports shots.

The lens unit comprising of 14 elements in 10 groups, including 3 ED lenses and 2 aspherical lenses with 3 aspherical surfaces, ensures an outstandingly compact body while passing Leica’s stringent standards to deliver exceptional optical performance, suppressing distortion at wide end and colour bleeding at the telephoto end.

The DMC-FZ62 features a newly developed 16.1 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor and together with the high performance image processing LSI Venus Engine, it elevates the response, sensitivity and image quality of the camera. Thanks to the high speed digital signal output technology, the FZ62 can now shoot 10 fps in 16.1-megapixel full resolution with mechanical shutter and 5 fps with continuous AF. Accompanied with the quick start-up time of approx. 0.9 sec, the DMC-FZ62 never misses the most fleeting shooting opportunities. High energy efficiency, which is also a feature of Venus Engine, extends battery life by approx. 12% compared with its predecessor, making it possible to shoot 450 pictures per a single charge (CIPA).

Everyone wants to take eye-catching images at the click of a button, which is why Panasonic developed the Intelligent Auto mode. This includes POWER O.I.S (Optical Image Stabiliser) with Active Mode and the Motion Deblur mode, which helps prevent blurring from handshake even in low-lit situations such as indoor or night photography. With AF tracking, the FZ62 can lock onto any subject and keep it in focus even if it moves – making it easy to get beautiful, clear shots. The Intelligent Scene Selector automatically switches to the appropriate mode according to the subject. Human faces are captured in focus using appropriate exposure with the Face Recognition. The Intelligent ISO Control reduces motion blur by adjusting the ISO sensitivity and optimising the shutter speed if the subject moves as the shot is taken. Intelligent D-range Control optimises the lighting of each part of an image, preventing blocked shadows and blown highlights. Additional settings include Intelligent Handheld Night Shot and Intelligent HDR (High Dynamic Range). These features can all be accessed simply by activating iA mode, giving users the confidence to capture clear, beautiful, mistake-free photos with ease.

iA Plus mode is also newly added to the FZ62 which enables users with defocus control, exposure compensation and white balance adjustment whilst using iA mode.

 While offering iA mode for beginners, the FZ62 also responds to the desires of more advanced users. In addition to the P/A/S/M modes, each user can capture their intended images not only in photo but also in video, by utilising a wide variety of shooting options such as Creative Control or Photo Style with a wide variety of preset options.

The popular Creative Control mode has been upgraded, with 8 new filter option: Soft Focus, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, One Point Color, Cross Process, Low Key, Toy Effect and Star Filter are added to the conventional Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic and Miniature Effect, making a huge 14 modes in total.

The LUMIX DMC-FZ62 is an advanced photographic tool for recording not only great photos but also beautiful full-HD videos. With stunning 1920×1080 50i Full HD video recording, Dolby Digital audio and recording options available in AVCHD Progressive and MP4, you get the widest compression and compatibility options.

From outdoor events to indoor photograph, the DMC-FZ62 powerfully supports recording those spur-of-the-moment memories in high quality photo and video.