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Canon SX600 HS - Travel Zoom Camera

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The Canon newest addition to travel zoom series is SX600 HS,the camera comes with a ultra compact body packed with 16.0 MP CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 4+ Image Processor and 18X optical Zoom Lens, the camera also features Built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC) allows you to quickly connect with computers and mobile devices.

Take a look at the Major Features of Canon SX600 HS

  • 16.0 MP CMOS Sensor
  • 18x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 35mm Equivalent: 25-450mm
  • DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
  • 461,000 Pixel 3.0″ LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording
  • Built-In Wi-Fi & NFC Connectivity
  • Creative Shot Mode
  • Smart AUTO with 32 Predefined Scenes
  • Hybrid Auto Creates Photo & Video Reels

on the rear side we get a 461,000 Pixel 3.0″ LCD Monitor, Creative Shot Mode + Smart AUTO with 32 Predefined Scenes will help new comers to capture images easily.

Buy Canon SX600 HS from Amazon || B&H

Nikon Android Smartphone Coming [Rumor]

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After decreased sales in compact camera Nikon may move towards in smartphone section, according to Nikon President Makoto Kimura a new business team are working on secret products that are expected to be available in less than five years.

“We want to create a product that will change the concept of cameras,” said Kimura. “It could be a non-camera consumer product.”

Nikon President did not say anything about smartphone, but I think Nikon Smartphone is coming soon, In past Nikon already tried its hand on Android based compact camera, the next is andorid / windows based smartphone.

src – bloomberg.com

Sony Announces Rugged Full HD Camcorder

Sony also announced its Rugged Full HD Camcorder with Sony RX 100, the rugged camcorder can capture 20.4-megapixel photos in extreme conditions, 16GB of internal memory and Full HD at 60fps, the camera is Waterproof down to 5m (16-Feet), it features 10x optical zoom, 17x extended zoom and its 3.0-inch touch-screen remains fully operational underwater. It also has a shock resistance rating for up to 5 foot drops plus dirt (MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock standards )and dust resistant seals (IP5X) that help make it nearly impervious to mud, snow, rain, and grime

Sony 16GB HDR-GW77V Major Features

  • Shoot Full HD 1920 x 1080/60p Video
  • Back-Illuminated “Exmor R” CMOS Sensor
  • Capture Up to 20.4MP Still Images
  • Micro HDMI Output & Micro USB 2.0 Port
  • Sony G Lens with 10x Optical Zoom
  • Memory Card Slot & 16GB Flash Storage
  • Brilliant 3″ LCD Touch Screen Display
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Waterproof Down to 16.4′ (5 m)
  • Impact Resistant Up to 4.9′ (1.5 m) Drop

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PowerShot SX210 IS from Canon

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Canon strengthens its PowerShot range with the launch of a compact super-zoom that raises the bar in high-zoom, wide-angle photography. Replacing the highly-acclaimed PowerShot SX200 IS, the new PowerShot SX210 IS is aimed at users seeking powerful performance in a highly compact body, and features a broad range of advanced technologies and customisable controls suited to mastering any photographic challenge.

Boasting a genuine Canon wide-angle 14x zoom lens, 14.1 Megapixel resolution and DIGIC 4 processing, the POWER SHOT SX210 IS is a superbly versatile compact camera that offers flexibility for use on any occasion. Ideal for shooting everything in incredible detail, the stunning stills are also complemented by high-quality 720p HD video with a huge zoom and stereo sound – all in a sleek, pocket-friendly metal body.

Capture the bigger picture
Available in black, purple and gold, the PowerShot SX210 IS truly stands out from the crowd. Its 14.1 Megapixel sensor and 28mm wide-angle lens make it great for capturing sweeping landscapes in high resolution, while its powerful 14x optical zoom provides a 392mm maximum equivalent focal length, allowing users to frame distant subjects with ease. Canon’s advanced optical Image Stabilizer (IS) also accurately compensates for camera shake, delivering blur-free images at all focal lengths and in low light.

A new 7.6 cm (3.0”) widescreen PureColor II G LCD features a 230,000-dot resolution, displaying images with pin-sharp clarity. Using a tempered glass design, the PureColor II G LCD offers increased strength, and its thin construction provides higher contrast and improved visibility in shooting and playback. Wide viewing angles make it easy to share images with friends immediately after capture, while the 16:9 aspect ratio is ideal for capturing and viewing HD video.

Smart Auto, Face Detection and much more – the power of DIGIC 4
The PowerShot SX210 IS utilises the latest DIGIC 4 processing, providing superb image quality and fast operation. Employing a number of powerful, intelligent technologies, DIGIC 4 empowers users to capture their best memories exactly as they experienced them.

Smart Auto with Scene Detection Technology makes it easy for users to get outstanding pictures in all conditions, intelligently detecting the scene and selecting the optimum settings from 22 variables. i-Contrast maximises brightness gradation every time a shot is taken, revealing detail in dark areas of pictures while preventing blow out in highlights – a tool that can also be used to correct photos in playback mode. New Smart Flash Exposure also controls flash levels according to shooting conditions, providing the right amount of flash for all situations, from brightly backlit scenes to macro shots.

Motion Detection Technology combats image blur by monitoring camera shake, brightness and subject movement, before setting the optimal shutter speed and ISO level. Servo AF mode now includes Servo AE, tracking moving subjects and continuously correcting focus and exposure to ensure that pictures are correctly captured when the shutter button is pressed.

Canon’s advanced Face Detection Technology identifies up to 35 faces in each frame, ensuring that portraits and group shots are always in focus and well exposed. Smart Shutter mode also uses Face Detection Technology to remotely control the shutter, allowing users to take a picture with a simple smile or a wink. FaceSelf-Timer makes it easy for the photographer to join group photos, analysing the scene and waiting until an additional face has entered the frame before taking the shot.

Complete creative control
The PowerShot SX210 IS offers full manual control over camera settings, allowing users to get more creative with their pictures. Aperture, shutter speed, ISO and focusing can all be controlled manually, enabling users to experiment with their images and develop their photographic skills.

New and creative shooting modes also make photography fun for beginners. A new Fish-eye Effect mimics the distortion of a fish-eye lens, while a Miniature Effect can make subjects look like miniature-scale models. For users that just want to point and shoot, Easy Mode is a truly automatic feature – disabling access to advanced settings and removing screen icons so users can concentrate solely on the subject they want to shoot.

HD movies with stereo sound
Users can capture quality HD video on demand, thanks to a dedicated movie record button that allows them to immediately start shooting movies, even if the camera is not set to Movie mode. For the first time in any Canon compact camera, Smart Auto technology has been extended to movies, intelligently detecting shooting conditions and selecting optimum settings from 18 variables.

720p HD footage is recorded at 30 frames per second, with stereo sound included to provide high quality audio, while the quiet 14x zoom lens offers the capacity to zoom close up to subjects that would normally be out of the reach.

For smooth movie capture, the PowerShot SX210 IS also features a new Dynamic Image Stabilizer. A technology inherited from Canon video cameras, Dynamic IS further reduces the shake caused by a user’s movement, such as walking. When movies have been captured, the integrated HDMI mini connection offers a lossless way to share video – and images – on HDMI-compatible devices including HDTV screens.

Never stop shooting with SDXC memory
The PowerShot SX210 IS is compatible with SDHC and SDXC memory cards offering up to 2TB (SDXC only) of storage capacity, providing users with enough space to shoot thousands of high quality images or hours of video without needing to change cards. Smart Shuffle function offers a new and enjoyable way to browse photos stored on memory cards, presenting suggestions of pictures similar to the one that is being viewed.

For users who want to transfer content wirelessly, the PowerShot SX210 IS includes Eye-Fi connected functions. The camera features a dedicated Eye-Fi section in the User Interface, on-screen icons, and will disable the automatic power-down function when an Eye-Fi card is detected – allowing users to transfer content easily and without interruption.

YouTube™ upload – share videos online in minutes
The CameraWindow software supplied with the PowerShot SX210 features an integrated YouTube™ upload function, providing the capacity to log-in and upload video directly from the camera to the Internet via a computer.

CANON iMAGE GATEWAY – share your stories
Owners of the new PowerShot SX210 IS are entitled to free membership of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, an online facility for sharing photos and video. Users can take advantage of up to 2GB of personal storage capacity, creating enough room for hundreds of high-quality images. Mobile browsing is also supported, making it easy for friends and family to view photos on the move.

PowerShot SX210 IS – key features:

  • 14x zoom, 28mm wide-angle genuine Canon lens
  • 14.1 Megapixels with compact, metal body in three colour options*
  • Canon 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer with Dynamic IS
  • Wide 7.6cm (3.0″) PureColor II G LCD with enhanced strength and visibility
  • HD Movies (720p) with optical zoom, stereo sound and HDMI
  • Easy to use with Smart Auto, Face Detection and on-screen Hints & Tips
  • Smart Flash Exposure and i-Contrast for best results in all situations
  • DIGIC 4 and Servo AF/AE for ultra-fast response and high image quality
  • Manual, Av and Tv modes for full creative control
  • Shooting modes including Smart Shutter, Low Light, Fish-eye and Miniature Effect

Pricing & Availability
The PowerShot SX210 IS is available from March 2010 priced at £359.00/ €399.00 RRP inc. VAT, and Approx 20k in INR

FinePix F80EXR 10x zoom with HD

Following last year’s successful launch of the first ultra-slim big zoom FinePix F70EXR, Fujifilm is pleased to announce the FinePix F80EXR, an updated model with a new high resolution 12 megapixel Super CCD EXR sensor, 720p high definition video capture, exciting new features and a larger high contrast LCD screen. Based on the same award-winning Super CCD EXR switchable sensor technology as its predecessor, the FinePix F80EXR delivers class-leading image quality in a wide variety of shooting conditions.

Key features at a glance:

* NEW Super CCD EXR 1/2” 12 Megapixel switchable sensor
* EXR Priority Modes and EXR Auto Modes
* Fujinon 10x optical zoom (27mm – 270mm)
* NEW 3.0”, 230k dots High Contrast LCD Monitor
* NEW HD Movie Mode (720p) and Micro HDMI Port
* NEW Face Recognition and Image search features
* NEW Pet Detection
* NEW Auto Picture Rotation
* Underwater mode (Waterproof case for F80EXR available)
* Ultra High sensitivity (up to ISO 12800 at 3 MP Resolution)
* Up to 800% Wide Dynamic Range
* Pro Focus Mode / Pro Low light Mode
* Tracking AF
* Dual Image Stabilisation (ISO and CCD Shift)
* 5 Film Simulation Modes
* Face Detection with Automatic Red-eye Removal
* Super Intelligent Flash
* High Speed Continuous Shooting of 4.2 fps up to 23 frames (3 MP resolution)
* 230 shot battery life (with included NP-50 Li battery)

Small, but powerful
Little bigger than most compact cameras with 4x or 5x zooms, the FinePix F80EXR packs an amazing feature set – including a 10x wide-to-tele optical zoom lens and 3.0” LCD screen – into its ultra-compact, ultra-stylish pocketable body.

The 22.9mm metal chassis oozes quality while the double-coated varnishing not only protects the camera from accidental knocks, but provides a jewellery-like finish.

Super CCD EXR-The Quality Edge
Introduced last year with the FinePix F200EXR, this radical new approach to sensor technology has been met with rave reviews and numerous awards from international industry organisations such as EISA and TIPA. The FinePix F80EXR sports the latest 12 megapixel version of the EXR sensor, offering even higher resolution than its predecessor whilst still offering class-leading dynamic range and low noise/high sensitivity options.

Modeled on the human eye, the EXR sensor’s unique design means that for the first time the user can switch the behaviour of the sensor according to the scene to the photographed. When the light is strong and even, the camera can be switched to HR (High Resolution) mode to ensure every small detail is recorded. When light is strong but contrasty, the sensor can switch to DR (Wide Dynamic Range) mode to get the optimal balance between highlight and shadows. Lastly, in low light the sensor will switch to SN (High Sensitivity and Low Noise) mode, to ensure clean noise-free pictures even in the darkest conditions.

EXR was developed by Fujifilm to maximise quality in camera designs where larger sensors simply cannot be used, making it perfect for a long zoom compact, delivering extraordinary results even in the most challenging conditions.

EXR Modes – You Decide
The FinePix F80EXR offers the same three EXR Priority modes as its predecessor and the other EXR models higher up the FinePix range. Users can choose between HR ‘Resolution Priority’, SN ‘High ISO & Low Noise Priority’ or DR ‘D-Range Priority’ to suit lighting conditions and their own shooting style and personal preferences.

For the ultimate in ‘point and shoot’ simplicity with perfectly optimised results whatever, whenever and wherever you’re shooting, EXR Auto mode takes the guesswork out of setting the camera by doing everything for you. With six pre-set scene modes covering the most popular subjects; Landscape, Portrait, Macro, Night, Night Portrait, and Backlit Portrait, EXR Auto automatically detects the scene and not only optimises the focus, exposure and white balance but chooses the optimum EXR mode, too. Taking great photos couldn’t get any easier.

10x Fujinon zoom lens
Despite its pocket-friendly size, the FinePix F80EXR’s 10x zoom lens offers a hugely versatile 27-270mm range (35mm camera equivalent) from wide-angle to telephoto. From sweeping landscapes, interiors and large group shots to distant sports or wildlife action, the FinePix F80EXR opens up a world of photographic possibilities you can carry with you wherever you go. The FinePix F80EXR’s Dual Image Stabilisation mode combines a mechanically stabilized CCD sensor with high ISO sensitivities for total anti-blur protection. The combination of these technologies reduces the blurring effect of both hand-shake and subject movement even further to provide sharp, clean and clear results even at the longest zoom settings or in the most challenging lighting conditions.

It’s all in the lens
Long zoom compacts depend heavily on the quality of the optics, so no expense has been spared to provide the FinePix F80EXR with the sharpest, clearest Fujinon 10x zoom lens. The lens features Super Electronic Beam Coating (EBC), the original coating system of Fujinon that keeps ghosting and flare to a minimum to promise optimal picture quality. The Fujinon name ensures optical quality across the entire range that you’ll see from the first picture you take. Fujinon lenses are acclaimed by photographers, broadcasters (as the world’s leading manufacturer of television camera lenses) and industrial users across the globe – and even further afield: Fujinon lenses have been used in an orbital satellite to capture high-resolution photos of the surface of the moon.
New: HD Movie/still Capture
The FinePix F80EXR features a high resolution HD movie mode (720p) with sound, and the camera’s micro HDMI output allows you to easily display ultra clear high definition photographs and movies on high definition televisions.

High Contrast 3.0” LCD
The high contrast LCD is a considerable benefit in bright light. The Wide View Filter on the LCD means that the camera can be pitched at various shooting angles to enable framing of awkward shots. Viewable at 160 degrees in both vertically and horizontally, the LCD is bright and clear for beautiful rendition of shots in playback, and with a new, large 3” LCD, your images will look that extra bit beautiful in ‘shoot’ mode or playback.

NEW: Face Recognition technology
For the first time on a F series Fujifilm camera you can identify the people in a picture by name! Face Recognition technology gives you the ability to pre-programme eight people into the camera. To do this you need to take a photo of the person you want to programme in and then tell the camera that that is “Mum”. You also have the option of inputting the category she belongs to (e.g.: friends/family), and when her Birthday is. Then the next time you try to take a photo of her the camera will cleverly recognise “Mum” and optimise the settings to ensure that exposure and focus are best suited to her rather than the other people in the picture. This fun technology can recognise and display up to five pre-programmed people on screen at the same time.

NEW: Pet Detection technology
Calling all animal lovers… why should people be the only ones to have all the fun? Fujifilm have developed a new Pet Detection feature which ensures you take great photographs of your pets. As any cat or dog owner will tell you, it’s difficult to get them to sit still long enough to take a good shot. Available in the Scene Mode settings, “Cat” and “Dog” are two new modes*1 which will guarantee that you get a good picture of the extra member of the family! This works in a similar way to Face Detection, but can only take front on images, not profile shots.

Tracking AF
The FinePix F80EXR’s new Tracking AF function means that users can track a moving subject whilst ensuring focus is maintained, even when using the full 10x zoom. This feature is ideal for kids who are always on the go, dogs bounding through fields, or Dads wanting to capture the perfect sports action shot. Simply focus, press the shutter half way and the camera will lock on to the subject, ready for you to take the perfect shot.

Underwater mode
With the optional waterproof case and Underwater mode to adjust colour temperature for more beautiful blues with easy setting, you are ready to dive into another world of photography. White Balance (underwater) is also featured so that user can manually change settings in underwater to capture aspiring underwater photography.

NEW Auto Picture Rotation: A useful new function that ensures your photos are always the right way around in playback. Whether you have taken a landscape or portrait image, you can enjoy your pictures whichever way around you are holding the camera, as the image will rotate in the screen or PC to suit.

Super Intelligent Flash
The FinePix F80EXR is fitted with a class-leading flash control system that efficiently controls the flash power to produce beautifully balanced flash illumination across the foreground and background, even in macro mode. Gone are the ugly washout shots where the subject is blasted with light and the background dark and unexposed.

Film Modes
Similar to other high-end FinePix models, the FinePix F80EXR offers five different film ‘modes’ to allow the photographer full creative expression to explore a variety of pre-set colour and contrast modes designed around Fujifilm’s most famous film emulsions. The modes are: Velvia/Vivid (for dramatic full saturation colour), PROVIA/Standard (for classic ‘neutral’ photography), ASTIA/Soft (for gentle, low contrast portraiture and soft, fine, smooth tonality), Sepia (for antique, warms tones) and Black & White (for dramatic monotones).

DSLR-like Effects with Pro-Focus Mode
One of the ways to distinguish DSLR photography from compact camera photography has been the use of a wide aperture to produce a narrow depth of field separating the main subject from a soft background. The same effect is now possible on the FinePix F80EXR, thanks to its innovative Pro Focus Mode. Through complex digital imaging technology, several exposures are combined to create a crisp shot of the subject against a defocused background and foreground. Ideal for portraiture, nature photography or any subject that needs ‘lifting’ from its background, the FinePix F80EXR Pro Focus Mode provides satisfying professional results at the touch of a button.

The Pro Low-light Mode combines a burst of 4 high sensitivity images using SN mode *2 in quick succession. Using sophisticated Multi Frame Technology, all four images are merged to create one image with extremely low noise.

*1 Detects faces at any angle but detects pets faces frontally only (i.e. not in profile)
*2 SN Mode, (High Sensitivity and Low Noise) mode, which caps two adjacent pixels together to produce 6 million large photodiodes, which are big enough to absorb light in the darkest of conditions, to produce low-light shots of extraordinary quality with minimal noise and grain

Fujifilm’s FinePix Z700EXR – Ultra Compact Camera With GPS and HD Movie Recording

Fujifilm are proud to announce the launch of the FinePix Z700EXR, the first in a new class of EXR touch screen camera. Combining beautiful styling, award-winning EXR sensor technology and showcasing a gorgeous 3.5 inch touch screen LCD and a new YouTube/Facebook easy web upload tool, the Z700EXR really is a joy to handle.

With advanced features including an internal Fujinon 5x zoom lens, 12 megapixel resolution, 720p HD image capture, ISO to 3200 at full resolution and Dual Image Stabilisation, the Z700EXR will produce images that are just as magnificent as the camera itself.

Beautiful to look at, beautiful to use
The FinePix Z700EXR’s sensational design oozes luxury. The 16.7mm slim metal body features a smart horizontal lens cover with wave detail, which neatly acts as the on/off switch with a cool “Z” motif that lights up when the camera is in operation. And thanks to its petite build, it can be slipped in to any pocket or bag so it’s always ready for action.

However, the Z700EXR’s real talking point is its intuitive touch screen technology. The 3.5 inch touch screen display panel facilitates effortless navigation of the camera’s many functions. This responsive touch screen not only lets you take and view photos at the touch of a finger, but also provides a large, bright screen to compose and admire your photos.

With the addition of new Dual Direction GUI and Dual Image Display travelling though the Z700EXR’s functions is smooth and easy; Dual Direction GUI detects the orientation of the camera and automatically switches the direction of the menu button accordingly (for shooting, playback, multi-viewing and image search), while Dual Image Display splits the screen in various ways to view multiple images at once, so you can scroll through your images quickly and easily to locate the one you are looking for.

Advanced features at your fingertips
Inside the slim metal chassis hides a generous, high-quality Fujinon 5x zoom lens (36-180mm equivalent). These world renowned high-precision optics will deliver pin-sharp results across the entire zoom range, be in dramatic close-up shots or wide-angle compositions.

What’s more, the Z700EXR incorporates Fujifilm’s award-winning Super CCD EXR sensor, prized for bringing a new level of image quality to the consumer compact market. EXR has the unique ability to switch its behaviour dependent on the shooting conditions; it can be left on EXR Auto, or alternatively you can manually select the EXR Priority mode for high resolution (HR), dynamic range (DR) or high sensitivity and low noise (SN).

The Z700EXR features Dual Image Stabilisation (CCD-shift) to minimise image blur. With high sensitivity settings up to ISO 3200 at full resolution, this camera is an excellent low-light performer. Additionally, it features Pro Low-light Mode which uses multi-frame technology to produce images with impressive clarity at high ISO levels, perfect when shooting subjects like cityscapes in poor light conditions.

High Performance meets HD
HD is a must-have for the Z700EXR’s target audience. With 720p HD image and movie capture, they can rest assured that their memories are being captured in HD and they will be able to re-live them in glorious high definition on any HD ready television*1.

NEW Facebook & YouTube Folders
Fujifilm has introduced a new Facebook/YouTube Easy Upload feature which again is perfectly suited to the target audience of this product. Users can mark their favourite images and videos to a Facebook folder or YouTube folder so they are all ready to go when they next connect to their computer. No more time is wasted sorting through pictures on the computer – just connect to MyFinePix Studio (supplied with the camera), and all marked images and videos will upload directly to the respective site at the press of a button.

Fun NEW Features
Taking Face detection technology to the next level, Face Recognition technology has been developed by Fujifilm which allows you to pre-programme the Z700EXR to recognise up to eight people. Once you have set it up it will optimise the settings to ensure that your favourite people are always given preference when the camera is calculating focus and exposure.

In playback mode you can use a new Picture Search tool to search by name, for example bring up all the photos with ‘Tom’ in them. In addition you can also use this search function to sort by Scene type (Macro, Landscape, Portrait etc), and even by images that have been earmarked for Facebook upload.

The Z700EXR isn’t just all about people; it’s got some clever Pet Detection technology, too. This works in a similar way to Face Detection technology, and can identify up to ten cats or dogs in a scene and optimises the settings for your four-legged friends rather than any distracting background. So, whether you’re snapping your feline friends or in true Paris Hilton style capturing a portrait of your pooch, you can be sure your pet pictures are immaculate.

Key features:

* 12 Megapixel Super CCD EXR sensor
* Fujinon 5x zoom lens (36-180mm equivalent)
* 3.5 inch wide 460K dot touch screen LCD
* Dual Image Stabilisation – CCD shift
* 720p HD capture for stills and movies
* ISO sensitivity to 3200
* EXR Auto
* Up to 400% expanded dynamic range
* NEW Easy Web Upload function
* NEW Face Recognition
* NEW Pet Detection
* NEW Image Search
* NEW Dual Direction GUI and Dual Image Display
* Pro Low-light Mode
* Face Detection
* Natural Light with Flash
* Auto Picture Rotate

Panasonic Super Zoom Compact Digital Camera DMC-TZ10

Panasonic’s multiple award winning TZ series is pleased to welcome a new addition to the family. Sporting key features fundamental to the TZ success story – including AVCHD Lite HD movie recording capability, a 25mm ultra wide angle and powerful 12x optical zoom in a compact body – the TZ10 goes one step further to offer users built-in GPS and full manual control.

Ultra Compact Zoom
With a strong heritage, this fourth generation TZ model features a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO ELMAR 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens with a 12x optical zoom. A high quality lens like this, with a range from 25mm to 300mm*1, is almost inconceivable in such a small, lightweight camera. Comprising 10 elements in 8 groups, including 2 ED lenses and 2 aspherical lenses with 3 aspherical surfaces, and utilizing new lens material in its design, this advanced lens unit realizes the outstandingly slim and compact body while passing Leica’s stringent standards to deliver exceptional optical performance. Thanks to the newly incorporated Intelligent Resolution technology, a ground-breaking Intelligent Zoom is available with the TZ10 which extends the zoom ratio by approx.1.3x maintaining the picture quality even by combining zoom technologies. This means the 12x optical can virtually extend to 16x equivalent. Furthermore, the Extra Optical Zoom function that extends zoom power to 23.4x (at 3-megapixel resolution) by using the center part of the large CCD to bring subjects even closer.

The new model has a 14.5-megapixel CCD and shoots with up to 12.1-megapixel resolution. This enables multi-aspect shooting that can reproduce images taken with the lens set from 25mm to 300mm in any of three aspect ratios – 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 – so you can always capture dynamic, richly expressive shots with a wide perspective. The Multi Aspect mode lets you to take an image in all three aspect ratios simultaneously then choose the one that best suits your scene after shooting -perfect for when you want to take a picture for widescreen TV use but also to make conventional prints.

Intelligent Resolution Technology Enhances the Possibility of Digital Imaging
The high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine HD has been re-engineered to compile new image processing technology – “Intelligent Resolution”. It enables the recording of beautiful photos and high-definition movies with higher quality signal processing.

With Intelligent Resolution technology, 3 areas – outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation areas are automatically detected. The outline parts are enhanced effectively to give edges more clarity while giving a moderate accentuation to the texture areas to make it look more finely detailed. To the soft gradation part, the superior noise reduction system of the Venus Engine HD II is applied to make it smoother. Apart from the uniform enhancement of sharpness, the innovative Intelligent Resolution technology precisely performs signal processing pixel by pixel in the most effective way. As a result, images are naturally clear and crisp in both photo and movie recording.

Intelligent Resolution technology also makes possible Intelligent Zoom, which virtually extends the optical zoom ratio to 1.3x equivalent maintaining the picture quality even whilst using the digital zoom. The details of an Image taken in high sensitivity recording tends to be lost in the noise reduction process, however the Intelligent Resolution works to keep the detail, improving the picture.

At the same time, the multi-task image-processing engine Venus Engine HD II supports a super-fast response time. The shutter release time lag is as short as approx. 0.006 seconds and the camera’s quick response makes it easier to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities together with the Sonic Speed AF (Auto Focus) that lets you lock on the subject minimum in approx. 0.35(wide-end) / 0.41(tele-end) second*2 and the short startup time of approx. 1.1 seconds. The high performance Venus Engine HD II is also energy efficient and extends the battery life up to 300 shots (CIPA) per a single charge.

Never Forget your Location with Built-in GPS Function
Panasonic’s TZ series has received world wide acclaim as an excellent travel companion because of a wide shooting range and hybrid recording capability of high quality photo and movie. The new TZ10 further enhances its value by adding a built-in GPS unit*3 into the camera.

The location data where the photo was taken is automatically embedded with its latitude and longitude in the EXIF data. These geo-tagged images can be pinpointed on the maps of social media internet maps to be shared with your friends and families. Plus, the TZ10 also shows the name of the town, area and landmarks using an internal database to give users real-time information of the place when taking photos to add fun of photo shooting during travel. The information of landmark exceeds 500,000, covering 73 countries – pretty impressive! The photos and movies with their location data are automatically sorted in the virtual folder alphabetically in the camera allowing quick access. You can also refer to the location names via the included software PHOTOfunSTUDIO HD Edition Ver.5.1. It is also easy to sort or search images by the location names. If this wasn’t enough, the internal clock of the camera is automatically adjusted to the local time of the place where the camera is, so you do not have to set the clock manually whether you go abroad or come back home.

Manual Exposure for More Control
The TZ10’s iA mode is the perfect camera for every user to be able to take beautiful shots effortlessly. Going one step further, the TZ10 also features manual control for advanced expressive photo shooting. It has A(Aperture Priority) / S(Shutter Speed Priority) / M(Manual Exposure) modes for advanced users to enjoy the creative shots depending on the subject or the scene by controlling the shutter speed and aperture. Each of these modes and iA mode can be quickly set by the mode dial on the top of the camera unit.

HD Movie Recording
In addition to Motion JPEG images*4, the DMC-TZ10 can record high-definition motion picture in AVCHD Lite. It allows almost doubling of the recording time in HD quality compared with the conventional Motion JPEG format. The picture quality is greatly enhanced thanks to the newly added Intelligent Resolution technology. The TZ10 also features Dolby Digital Stereo Creator to record high quality audio, so you can match the beautiful motion images with outstanding stereo sound, and further offers a one-touch movie button for instant recording of videos.

The hugely popular and powerful iA (Intelligent Auto) is also now available in motion image recording mode. Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.) helps prevent handshake when using high-powered zoom. Face Detection automatically detects a face in the frame and adjusts focus, exposure, contrast, and skin complexion on it so it always turns out beautifully. Intelligent Exposure continually checks the ambient light level and adjusts the exposure setting as conditions change to prevent blown highlights and blocked shadows. And Intelligent Scene Selector automatically switches between Normal, Portrait, Macro, Scenery, and Low Light modes according to the situation to optimize visual quality.

Users can fully utilize the powerful 12x optical zoom in movie recording. The GPS and corresponding location information can also be embedded in the video clips. With the newly added Video Divide function, users can divide the video into two sections to shorten or delete the unwanted part on the spot in the camera. You can cutout a still image from a movie in the camera and Intelligent Resolution Technology makes it possible to produce 1920×1080 still images from a 1280×720 HD movie even recorded in AVCHD Lite. A Wind Cut function is also available to block out most of the noise from background wind.

Still or motion images recorded in AVCHD Lite*5 on SD Memory Cards are easy to view on a Panasonic VIERA TV. Simply insert the card into the VIERA Image Viewer (SD Memory Card slot) on VIERA TV or DIGA Blu-ray Disc Player to playback your contents. Alternatively, you can use an optional mini HDMI cable to output the still and motion images you took from the TZ10 directly to the TV for VIERA Link. You can take maximum advantage of Lumix camera’s playback functions including the slideshow in which both still and motion images integrated in the timeline, category playback according to the scene mode you used or calendar display and so on. All control is possible using only the TV’s remote control.

In addition, with the included software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.1 HD Edition, it is easy to view and edit your recorded contents. You may also choose to upload your videos to YouTube or burn them to a DVD disc for archiving.

Introducing new POWER O.I.S
Panasonic has incorporated Intelligent Auto mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of misshots. In iA mode the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose shots and capture moments. Just press, aim and shoot. This mode is now further advanced with the inclusion of r advanced image stabilization system POWER O.I.S. and Intelligent Resolution technology for the DMC-TZ10.

Taking advantage of Panasonic’s accumulated optical technologies, MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) has been incorporated into LUMIX cameras from the earliest stages of development. MEGA O.I.S. has evolved into POWER O.I.S. on the DMC-TZ10, with a great performance improvement – twice the shake suppression capability of the predecessor TZ7.

The hand-shake component, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed, is recognized as a low-frequency vibration, for which the new POWER O.I.S. is particularly effective. This greatly improves the quality of shots taken at night or indoors where a flash cannot be used, or where the photographer doesn’t want to use a flash because it would spoil the mood. It captures beautiful photos in situations that previously resulted in blurring.

The DMC-TZ10 features Face Recognition – a function that found popularity in the previous TZ7, and now with several upgrades. Three face images can be registered for each person, to raise the detection accuracy. And when the angle of view is changed horizontally, the name display also rotates for easier reading. The Intelligent Scene Selector, which automatically selects whichever of 6 Scene Modes – Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and newly added Sunset – that best suits the shooting situation.

In addition, newly incorporated Intelligent Resolution technology is always activated in iA mode which results in the clearer and higher picture quality in every photo and movie with extended zoom range with the Intelligent Zoom equivalent to 16x optical zoom.

Once you enter iA mode, these functions happen automatically together with other powerful shooting-assist functions – AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control and Intelligent Exposure – so you can shoot without the bother of adjusting settings every time conditions change. You can enjoy easy, trouble-free shooting in any situation and get the satisfaction that comes with capturing clear, beautiful images.

The new Happy Mode, a colour mode option in iA mode, optimizes colour, saturation and brightness to make both photo and movie more vivid and true to the colour of the scene you memorized.

A 3.0-inch, Super High Resolution 460,000-dot Intelligent LCD for Easy Viewing
The TZ10 is equipped with a 3.0-inch, super high resolution 460,000-dot Intelligent LCD with a wide viewing angle and AR (Anti-Reflection) coating. The screen brightness automatically adjusts in 11 steps as the surrounding brightness level changes, ensuring easy visibility at all times. The big screen reflects fine details, making it easy to check the focus before shooting. It also serves as a small photo and video viewer, allowing the user and friends to enjoy viewing the still and motion images together.

Other Versatile Functions Adding to the Photographic Enjoyment
Challenging convention, Lumix functions continue to evolve. Scene modes, which are optimized for a variety of still-image shooting situations, are now available for motion images as well. Thanks to a rich variety of 28 scene modes for still image and 18 for motion image (Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self portrait, Scenery, Low light, Food, Party, Candle light, Sunset, Beach, Snow, Aerial, High Sensitivity, Pin hole, Film grain, High Dynamic and Underwater), capturing beautiful videos is effortless with the TZ10.

The High Dynamic mode is newly added to the existing Scene modes. This mode helps to capture a scene with moderate exposure, even though the scene contains both bright and dark areas together. The user can select either of three options, Standard, Art, or B/W, depending on the desired effect and personal taste to make the photo look natural to artistic.

The optional marine case (DMW-MCTZ10) is available for underwater photography taking advantage of an outstanding shooting range from 25mm to 300mm for both photo and movie.

In addition to the conventional SD/SDHC Memory Card, the DMC-TZ10 accepts next-generation SD format SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity), that features high potential in both capacity and data transfer speed. The DMC-TZ10 is compatible with Windows 7.

Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.1 HD Edition
The latest version of exciting software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.1 HD Edition comes bundled with DMC-TZ10. With quick start-up and fast read-in of images, the PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.1 HD Edition makes it possible to sort and organize photos not only of those newly taken but also of those stored in your PC. The Face Recognition function recognizes the faces in the picture and allows sorting of the photos by the registered faces without having to pick out each photo one by one when you only want pictures of a specific person. The geo-tagged photos and movies taken with the TZ10 can be sorted by place names automatically. You can also enjoy slideshows with a variety of effects and use your iTunes music library as background music and burn it onto a DVD disc in MPEG2. Motion pictures can be uploaded directly to YouTube using the built-in YouTube uploader even in HD (High Definition) quality. It also lets you create a 360-degree rotation panorama file in MOV, which is especially easy if Panorama Assist mode in the camera is used. The software is of course compatible with the Windows 7.

Experience and feel the outstanding benefit of the PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.1 HD Edition. It will powerfully allow you to view, edit and archive your captured photos and motion pictures with greater ease and fun.

Continuing to push the boundaries and providing consumers with additional features to be proud of, such as GPS and manual control, users will be finding more reasons to go on holiday to enjoy the new model than ever before! The TZ10 will be available from mid March in a choice of silver, black, red or blue.

  • 1 Equivalent to 35mm camera
  • 2Using 1-area AF
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・GPS may not work in China or in the order regions of countries neighboring China.
・Depending on the locations, it may not be possible to correctly receive the signals from the GPS satellites. In such cases, positioning may not be possible, or significant positioning discrepancy may occur.

  • 4Motion pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 29min 59 sec in some countries. Continuous recording exceeding 2GB is not possible when recording motion JPEG. Remaining time for continuous recording is displayed on the screen.
  • 5AVCHD Lite motion images recorded onto an SD Memory Card or a DVD disc cannot be played from a device that does not support the AVCHD standard. Use a card with SD Speed Class with”Class4”or higher when recording motion pictures in [AVCHD Lite]. Also, use a card with SD Speed Class with”Class6”or higher when recording motion pictures in [MOTION JPEG].
  • SD Speed Class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing