This 10.2MP beauty is perfect for DSLR owners looking for a lightweight
alternative with lots of control.
Imaging: 10.2MP (effective) CCD sensor at true 16:9 ratio captures 10MP images (4224x2376 pixels) with 12 bits/color in RAW mode. Can be set to 8.5MP (3568x2376 pixels) at 2:3 ratio, 7.5MP (3168x2376 pixels) at 4:3 ratio.
Lens: Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8 -- 4.9 4X optical zoom. 28 -- 112mm (equivalent in 16:9 aspect ratio), max aperture f/8. MEGA OIS image stabilization.
Storage: SD/MMC and SDHC cards. Stores JPEG or RAW, RAW + JPEG. Built-in 16MB memory.
Burst rate: Up to 5 Fine JPEGs at 3 fps or continuous at 2 fps. AF system: 9-area AF zones with red activation boxes. Spot focusing. Macro to 1.92 inches.
Shutter speeds: 1/2000 to 60 sec in 1/3-EV increments.
Metering: 9-zone TTL evaluative metering, centerweighted, and spotmetering. ISO range: 100 -- 1600 (in 1-EV increments), plus high-sensitivity ISO 3200.
Flash: Built-in pop-up flash with redeye reduction, slow sync; covers 28mm lens FOV. Flash range 1.97 feet to 6.6 feet at ISO 100.
LCD: 2.8-in. polycrystalline TFT with approx. 210,000 pixel resolution, full 16:9 aspect ratio.
Video: Up to 16:9 aspect ratio at 1280x720 pixel resolution and 15 fps with mono sound. WVGA at 848x480 pixels, 30 fps. 4:3 aspect ratio at VGA (640x480 pixel), 30 fps.
Output: Full Speed USB 2.0 and video/audio. PictBridge compatible.
Batteries: Rechargeable Li-ion 1150 mAh, CIPA rating 300 shots per charge.
Size/weight: 4.1x2.3x1 in., 7.5 oz with SD card and batteries.
Street price: $500.
For info: www.panasonic.com.