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Panasonic is pleased to introduce new 16.1-megapixel DMC-FH8 and 14.1-megapixel DMC-FH6 with even slimmer, more compact stylish profile for the Middle East market, it was announced today.
The LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT 24mm ultra wide angle 5x optical zoom lens equivalent to 24mm to 120mm on a 35mm camera with F2.5 brightness has been developed to fit in the compact lens unit enhancing the slimness of camera body.
This lens especially excels not only in shooting dynamic landscapes with its wide angle of view, but also in capturing moving subjects even in low-lit situations such as indoors or at night, with its outstanding brightness. The 5x optical zoom increases its power to 10x equivalent with the iA Zoom Intelligent Zoom function with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. The Sonic Speed AF and a quick start-up time offer super high speed response that helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities.
High quality 720p HD video can be recorded in MP4 FH8 or in Motion JPEG FH6, where as zooming in-video recording is available with DMC-FH8/FS45.
With the iA mode, multi-capable functions happen automatically, so that users can capture pictures without constantly having to change setting for varied shooting conditions. The iA Intelligent Auto mode with its MEGA O.I.S. Optical Image Stabilizer, also automate AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure, when taking pictures or videos.
Furthermore a variety of image effects are also newly incorporated Miniature Effect FH8/FS45, Panorama Shot, Beauty Retouch and Auto Retouch also add fun to the photographic experience.
Large Intelligent LCD, 3 inch FH8 / 2.7-inch FH6 respectively, offers clear view under any lighting enhanced by its automatic backlight adjustment. The DMC-FH8/FS45 newly compatible with USB power charging in addition to the conventional AC power supply. Users can enjoy their communication with the LUMIX Image Uploader, which realizes instant image sharing via Facebook or YouTube with any PC on the spot.
Super Bright F2.5 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT Lens with 24mm Ultra Wide-Angle and 5x Optical Zoom:
The DMC-FH8 and FH6 incorporate high quality LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT lens that boasts excellent brightness of F2.5. The F2.5 lens is even brighter by approx. 25% than the F2.8 lens which is generally considered a bright lens. It allows the use of higher shutter speed but captures stunningly clear, sharp, blur-free images even in lower lighting situation.
Together with the MEGA O.I.S. in the iA mode, DMC-FH8 and FH6 powerfully suppress blur caused by the movement of subjects. Also, the 24mm 35mm camera equivalent: 24-120mm ultra-wide-angle lens - rare on a compact camera - gives photographers a wider range of composition possibilities with approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to that of 35mm camera. The super-high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT lens minimizes distortion at the wide end.
Comprising of 6 elements in 5 groups with 3 aspherical lenses with 5 aspherical surfaces, the lens unit in DMC-FH8/FS45 and FH6/FS40 realized downsizing of both total length and diameter to fit in the slim, compact body of the camera.
HD Video Recording Taking Advantage of the Bright Lens:
The new DMC-FH8 and FH6 even record dynamic HD video in 1280 x 720p at a smooth 25p PAL in MP4 FH8/FS45 or Motion JPEG FH6/FS40. The recorded videos can be directly uploaded to YouTube. Or you can enjoy high quality image playback that perfectly fits a wide-screen HDTV for full-screen viewing together with HD High Definition photos taken in 16:9 aspects. The DMC-FH8 newly incorporates dedicated video button to switch photo/video recording quickly. Zooming in video recording is also available with DMC-FH8.
Both the FH8 and the FH6 are Made in Japan, exclusive for Middle East and African markets.