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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 Digital Camera (Black)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 Digital Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • 10.0 Megapixel
  • 5x Leica Zoom Lens (25-125mm)
  • 2.5" Intelligent LCD Display
  • MEGA O.I.S. Image Stabilization
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 Digital Camera (Black) has an ultra slim body - yet it contains a professional quality 5x wide angle zoom lens that is equivalent to a 25-125mm lens in 35mm terms permitting you to easily capture a large group of people, or expansive architectural structures and landscapes with dynamic width and rich perspective. The telephoto end of the cameras zoom can also be extended an additional 8.9x (when shooting 3 megapixels or less) with minimal loss of image quality thanks to the Extra Optical Zoom feature. The top quality Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens also provides an ingenious combination of two anti blur systems (MEGA O.I.S and Intelligent ISO control), ensuring that you'll get consistently sharp and bright images, regardless of the shooting situation. Furthermore, the Venus Engine IV advanced image-processing engine can record at a sensitivity setting as a high as ISO 1600, providing fast camera functioning, and keeps power usage down so you can keep shooting pictures all day.

The DMC-FX37 has a bright, high resolution LCD display that measures 2.5" diagonally so you can easily frame your shots and then review and share your pictures with family and friends. The cameras controls are also very intuitive with a logical mode dial, a one-touch function button to quickly access commonly used menu selections, and a slew of scene modes for getting the best possible exposure, without the need to manually adjust all of the camera settings. In addition, the camera is extremely energy efficient, so the included lithium-ion battery can provide 300 shots on a single charge.

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Panasonic DMC-FX37 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 210.0 Megapixel Resolution
  • 35x Optical Zoom Wide-angle Lens
  • 4Slim & Stylish Design
  • 5Intelligent Image Stabilizer
  • 6High Sensitivity with Intelligent ISO Control
  • 7Face Detection for Superb Portraits
  • 8Intelligent Scene Selector
  • 9Intelligent Auto Technology
  • 10Super-Fast Shutter Response and Consecutive Shooting
  • 11Versatile Auto Focus Options
  • 12Mode Dial & Mode Position Display
  • 13Easy-to-use Scene Modes
  • 14High-Definition Motion Images and HD Output
  • 15Function Button for Quick and Easy Setting Adjustment
  • 16Built-in and Expandable Memory
  • 17Large 2.5" High-resolution LCD
  • 18Extended Battery Life
  • 19Direct Printing Capability

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 Digital Camera (Black) has an ultra slim body - yet it contains a professional quality 5x wide angle zoom lens that is equivalent to a 25-125mm lens in 35mm terms permitting you to easily capture a large group of people, or expansive architectural structures and landscapes with dynamic width and rich perspective. The telephoto end of the cameras zoom can also be extended an additional 8.9x (when shooting 3 megapixels or less) with minimal loss of image quality thanks to the Extra Optical Zoom feature. The top quality Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens also provides an ingenious combination of two anti blur systems (MEGA O.I.S and Intelligent ISO control), ensuring that you'll get consistently sharp and bright images, regardless of the shooting situation. Furthermore, the Venus Engine IV advanced image-processing engine can record at a sensitivity setting as a high as ISO 1600, providing fast camera functioning, and keeps power usage down so you can keep shooting pictures all day.

The DMC-FX37 has a bright, high resolution LCD display that measures 2.5" diagonally so you can easily frame your shots and then review and share your pictures with family and friends. The cameras controls are also very intuitive with a logical mode dial, a one-touch function button to quickly access commonly used menu selections, and a slew of scene modes for getting the best possible exposure, without the need to manually adjust all of the camera settings. In addition, the camera is extremely energy efficient, so the included lithium-ion battery can provide 300 shots on a single charge.

10.0 Megapixel Resolution
With a resolution of 10.0 megapixels, you'll be able to easily produce high resolution images that can yield photo quality 20 x 30" prints. The camera also has resolution options that are available in three different aspect ratios - 16:9 for displaying on a wide screen monitor or TV, 3:2 for making standard photo album prints, and 4:3 for more traditional image dimensions common in picture frames
5x Optical Zoom Wide-angle Lens
The DMC-FX37 is equipped with an impressive wide angle Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens (25-125mm equivalent) with a fast aperture (f/2.8-5.9) that incorporates multiple aspherical lenses, including an Extra High Refractive Index Aspherical Lens (EA Lens). The 25mm wide-angle capability lets you easily capture large groups of people indoors or expansive architectural structures and scenes with dynamic width and rich perspective
Slim & Stylish Design
The DMC-FX37 is a remarkably slim and super-stylish camera that features a distinctive finish. Its cool design and light weight make it easy to take with you everywhere you go, just like a fashion accessory, for even more photographic fun
Intelligent Image Stabilizer
Image blur is commonly caused by either movement of the camera or movement of the subject. Camera movement is corrected with the MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) feature which uses built-in gyro-sensors to detect the smallest camera movement and instantaneously shifts a lens element in the opposite direction to compensate, giving you sharp, clear images without deterioration. Motion blur - caused when a subject moves as the shot is being taken - is minimized with Intelligent ISO Control. This system actually detects whether the subject is moving and automatically adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed to minimize the motion blur effect while maintaining good exposure.Additionally, a Blur Indicator lets you confirm that the camera is precisely detecting hand-shake and motion blur separately
High Sensitivity with Intelligent ISO Control
The High Sensitivity mode increases the equivalent ISO sensitivity range of the camera to an incredible ISO 1600-6400 - making it possible to take sharp, blur-free shots of active children or pets even in indoor settings with limited light, or without a flash. The Intelligent ISO uses advanced subject-motion detection circuitry to sense when your subject is moving and raises the camera's ISO sensitivity and shutter speed settings accordingly. This suppresses motion blur and also makes it easy to shoot scenes with fast moving action
Face Detection for Superb Portraits
The Face Detection function can detect up to 15 faces in a scene then automatically adjust the camera settings to make sure faces appear well-lit and in focus. This advanced technology will even automatically readjust the settings if the positions of the subjects change while you are framing the shot
Intelligent Scene Selector
Just turn the dial to "iA" and say good-bye to complicated settings. The camera will not only help eliminate blurring from hand-shake or subject movement, but it will also initialize the Face Detection system and automatically select the focus, exposure and scene modes for the best results. In fact, the Intelligent Auto Mode automatically begins focusing even before you press the shutter button, so you'll never miss a great shot
Intelligent Auto Technology
Just turn the dial to "iA" and say good-bye to complicated settings. The camera will not only help eliminate blurring from hand-shake or subject movement, but it will also initialize the Face Detection system and automatically select the focus, exposure and scene modes for the best results. In fact, the Intelligent Auto Mode automatically begins focusing even before you press the shutter button, so you'll never miss a great shot
Super-Fast Shutter Response and Consecutive Shooting
The DMC-FX37 is fast and responsive - thanks to the Venus Engine IV processor. The camera has an extremely fast shutter release time lag of 0.005 second, so you won't miss that "perfect" moment, while the time between shots is also very quick at 0.9 seconds (without flash). The Venus Engine IV also enables high ISO to minimize motion blur and take pictures under low lighting without the need for a mood-killing flash. Furthermore, the advanced processor enables fast, and continuous shooting at a rate of 2.5 frames per second at all resolution settings with a High speed burst of 9 frames per second (lower resolution only) - an incredibly useful feature when shooting sports or other fast paced events
Versatile Auto Focus Options
Choose from five focus methods to match the shooting conditions of your subject. The 9-point AF prevents the camera from mistakenly focusing on the area between two subjects in a vertical composition, 3-point high-speed AF has the same advantage as the 5-pint AF but allows the AF system to function much more rapid, 1-point high-speed AF further reduces the AF time, 1-point AF eliminates screen freeze while maintaining particularly fast AF, and finally Spot AF keys the focus to a small area within the frame for extremely accurate focus on a single subject
Mode Dial & Mode Position Display
Using the Mode Dial on the camera activates the mode position display consisting of animated icons that are displayed on the cameras LCD - making it easy to find the mode you want. This single, easy-to-understand mode dial lets you easily switch between shooting, viewing, and printing
Easy-to-use Scene Modes
The DMC-FX37 has a host of scene modes to provide the best overall image quality for common shooting situations, such as Portrait, Sports, Scenery, Night Scenery, and more. It is easy to select the best scene mode thanks to the Scene Mode list display and help screen, which shows the description of each mode on the LCD monitor, and animated moving icons make mode selection even easier and more fun
High-Definition Motion Images and HD Output
Record beautiful full-size QuickTime Motion JPEG movies in HD Video Format or 16:9 Wide VGA format at up to 30 fps with enhanced picture quality and brightness, and it can also shoot standard VGA and QVGA resolution for home use or e-mail/web applications. The length of recording time depends on the capacity of the SD/SDHC Memory Card (Up to 2 GB per motion image recording). The camera also provides HD Video Output so you can view your HD movies as they were intended - right out of the camera
Function Button for Quick and Easy Setting Adjustment
The Function Button provides a shortcut to frequently used menu settings - this single button lets you turn consecutive shooting on/off, make white balance adjustments, set the ISO sensitivity and image size, and select the compression format, while you continue to view your subject on the LCD
Built-in and Expandable Memory
The camera includes 27MB of built-in memory, and the memory capacity can be expanded dramatically with Secure digital (SD) or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards. You can also copy images from a memory card or PC to the built-in memory, and view them on the LCD anytime you like
Large 2.5" High-resolution LCD
The DMC-FX37 features a 2.5" diagonal high-resolution (230,000 pixels) LCD monitor which is surprisingly large for such a compact camera. This high-quality, display makes it easy to see your subject, and when shooting outdoors on a sunny day, press the Power LCD button to boost the backlighting by about 40% for easier visibility. The High Angle Mode improves viewability from a low angle, such as when shooting over a crowd. The display also provides many shooting assist features such as guide lines for better image framing and a histogram function to check exposure on the fly
Extended Battery Life
Incorporating the latest lithium-ion battery and the Venus Engine processor that consumes less power than previous processors, the FX37 provides impressive battery life so you can take approximately 300 pictures on a charge
Direct Printing Capability
Simply connect the DMC-FX37 to a PictBridge compatible printer with the included USB cable, engage the direct print feature, and print directly - without the need for a computer The direct print feature allows you to select all images or just the images you like best, and even make multiple copies to share with family and friends

Panasonic DMC-FX37 Specs

Camera Type
Ultra Compact Wide Angle Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
Image Quality
Image Sensor
1/2.33", 10.7 MP CCD with Primary Color Filter
Effective Resolution
10.1 million pixels
Color Depth
24-Bit RGB
Color Modes
Standard, Natural, Vivid, Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia
Image File Formats
JPEG (Fine, Standard)
Recorded Resolution
4:3 Aspect Ratio
3648 x 2736
3072 x 2304
2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
640 x 480

3:2 Aspect Ratio
3648 x 2432
3072 x 2048
2560 x 1712
2048 x 1360

16:9 Aspect Ratio
3648 x 2056
3072 x 1728
2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080

Video Recording
QuickTime Motion JPEG with Audio
HD Video (1280 x 720 @ 30 or 15 fps)
Wide VGA (848 x 480 @ 30 or 10 fps)
VGA (640 x 480 @ 30 or 10 fps)
QVGA (320 x 240 @ 30 or 10 fps)
Clip Length limited only by available memory
Audio Recording
WAV Format
Up to 5 sec record time with image, up to 10 sec Dubbing
Optics
Lens Type
Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Wide Angle Lens
Lens Focal Length
4.4-22mm (25-125mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom
4x
Minimum Focus Distance
2" (5cm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8-f/5.6
Optical Image Stabilization
Yes (Mega O.I.S. - mode 1, mode 2)
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount
No
Focus Control
Focus Type
Auto Focus System with AF assist lamp
Focus Modes
Auto Focus (1-point, 1-point high speed, 3-point high speed, 9-point, Spot), Macro, Quick AF
Focus Range
Normal: 19.7" (50cm) - infinity
Macro: 2" (5cm) - infinity wide
Exposure Control
Sensitivity
Auto ISO
Selectable ISO (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
High Sensitivity Mode (1600-6400)
Shutter Type
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Speed
8-1/2000 sec
15, 30, or 60 sec in Starry Sky Mode
Aperture Range
f/2.8 & f/8.0 (2 steps)
Exposure Metering
Intelligent Multiple
Exposure Modes
Program AE, Intelligent Auto, Exposure Compensation (±2EV in 1/3 EV increments), Backlight Compensation (in Simple mode), Auto (AE) Bracketing (±13 -1EV - 3 frames), Scene Modes, Simple, Intelligent ISO
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, White Set, White Balance Adjustment (±10steps)
Scene Modes
Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Self-Portrait, Food, Party, Candle, Fireworks, Starry Sky, Beach, Aerial Photo, Snow, High Sensitivity, High Speed Burst, Baby1, Baby2, Underwater, Sunset, Pet, Hi-Speed Burst
Flash
Built-in Flash
Yes (Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off)
Effective Flash Range
0.9' (0.3 m) - 21.2' (6.3 m) wide
External Flash Connection
No
External Flash Control
Not Applicable
Performance
Start-Up Time
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter Lag
0.005 sec
Time Between Shots
0.5 sec
Burst Capability
Standard Burst: 2.5 fps up to 7 images
High-speed Burst: 10 fps (2.5M or less resolution)
Self Timer
2 sec or 10 sec
Interval Recording
No
Date & Time Stamp
Yes
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory
27MB
Compatible Memory Cards
Secure Digital (SD/SDHC)
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Recording Capacity
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Battery Type
DMW-BCE10 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (3.6V, 1000mAh)
Power Adapter
DMW-AC5 AC Adapter (optional)
Input/Output
Computer Interface
USB 2.0
Direct Print Capable
Yes (PictBridge)
Remote Control
No
Video Output
NTSC, PAL & HD AV (Component)
Web-Cam Capable
No
System & Software Requirements
Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Macintosh OS X (10.1 or later)
Display
Viewfinder
No
LCD Display
2.5" TFT Color LCD (230,000 pixels) with Power LCD Mode, and High Angle Mode
Language Options
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
Playback Options
Full Image, Thumbnail display (12 or 30-up), Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Image rotation, Slide show (duration is adjustable, also manual controllable), Playback of favorite pictures, Creating still pictures from a motion picture, Resizing (selectable number of pixels), Trimming, Protection, Aspect conversion, DPOF print setting
Physical
Dimensions
3.8 x 2.1 x 0.9" (95 x 52 x 22mm)
Weight
4.7 oz (132g) without battery

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