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Panasonic Lumix FP3 Digital Camera - Grey (14.1MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 3 inch Touchscreen LCD

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  • 14 MP, Slim design with internal lens
  • 4x optical zoom, 3" Touchscreen LCD
  • Non-extending image stabilised zoom lens
  • Venus Engine IV porcessor, Intelligent Auto Mode (iA)
  • HD movie recording (motion JPEG)

Product details

Colour Name: Grey
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 9.9 x 5.9 cm ; 145 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 558 g
  • Item model number: DMC-FP3EB-H
  • ASIN: B0030GEGSI
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 6 Jan. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 266,860 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Colour Name: Grey

Manufacturer's Description

FP3: the ultra slim design digital camera 14.1-megapixel DMC-FP3 of newly developed ultra thin 4x optical zoom (equivalent to 35mm to 140mm on a 35mm camera) lens with folded optics. Newly adopted lens cover is not only for the lens protection but also to serve as a power switch of the camera. Actions of taking the camera out and turning the power of it on can be seamless and astonishingly quick. The cover for FP3 has a noble hairline finish on the surface of the cover to add an exquisite accent.

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Panasonic's world-acclaimed iA (intelligent auto) mode makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos by various shooting-assist functions. It comprehends MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) for hand-shake, Intelligent ISO Control for subject movement, Face detection and Intelligent Scene Selector. The dedicated iA button on the top of the camera lets you enter the iA mode directly. Once you enter iA mode, these multi-capable functions happen automatically, 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.

What is newly featured in the FP3 is HD(high definition) movie recording capability in 720p motion jpeg. Not only viewing the movie on PC but also burning the movie and photos made into a slideshow of MPEG2 file on a DVD disc to enjoy watching it on TV via the bundled software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0.

The DMC-FP3 is built of high-quality aluminium and incorporates a 3-inch Intelligent LCD features a touch-screen that boasts an intuitive hybrid operation combined with the buttons to enhance the fun of taking pictures.

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Panasonic Lumix

4x Optical Zoom (35-140mm*1) Lens with Folded Optics to Fit in a Flat, Futuristic Design and 14.1-Megapixel High Resolution CCD. The DMC-FP3 features a high-quality 4x optical zoom Lumix DC Lens(35-140mm*1). The folded optics of the shaft guide method is adopted to secure the toughness of the lens unit. Comprising 11 elements and a prism unit in 10 groups, including an ED lens and 4 aspherical lenses with 7 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit renders high resolution image corner to corner even adopting the folded optics.

Further, in 3-megapixel resolution mode, the Extra Optical Zoom function provides additional magnification, extending the zoom power to 8.4x (294mm*1) by using the center part of the high resolution CCD.

The image- processing LSI, Venus Engine IV, features advanced signal processing technology for rendering high quality images. The multi-task image-processing engine Venus Engine IV supports a super-fast response time. The shutter release time lag is as short as approx. 0.006 second. 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 0.33 second*3 and the short start-up time of approx. 0.96 second.

The Venus Engine IV also supports a High Sensitivity mode that lets the DMC-FP3/FP2/FP1 record at a setting of up to ISO 6400, sensitive enough to capture subjects in near-total darkness without using a flash.*4

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The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode for making every photographer to be a good photographer
Panasonic incorporated the Intelligent Auto mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of misshots. This mode is of course comes with the new FP3. The MEGA O.I.S. suppress hand-shake and the Intelligent ISO control prevents moving subject to be blurred by optimizing the shutter speed and ISO setting, to render sharp, clear images whatever the shooting situation is. Human faces are captured in focus and appropriate exposure with the Face Detection.Intelligent auto finds the optimum mode for every scene automatically

Unwanted red-eyes are digitally corrected and backlight compensation automatically activates if they happens. 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. The Quick AF system allows the camera to keep focus on the subject while the camera is in recording mode even before without pressing a shutter button halfway, to get the best result out of a shutter chance because the focus is always near the subject and the AF time is minimized.

The user can activate all of these useful, convenient shooting-assist functions by simply pressing an dedicated iA button on the top of the camera. All these make the FP3 the ultimate, super-versatile automatic camera for capturing clear, beautiful, mistake-free photos with ease.

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Exciting Options to Expand the Fun of Photography in the High -Definition Era
All Lumix cameras can take 16:9 HD (high-definition) quality photos that perfectly fit a wide-screen HDTV for full-screen viewing. You can enjoy slideshow of photos taken with the camera in stunning HD quality by inserting an SDHD/SD memory card in to the SDHC/SD card slot with the VIErA HDTV (VIErA Image Viewer).

The new DMC- FP3 even records dynamic HD movie in 1280 x 720p at a smooth 30 fps, in addition to WVGA (848 x 480) and normal VGA (640 x 480). It is also possible not only to watch the movie on PC but also to upload it on YouTube with the included software PHOTOfunSTUDIO ver.5.0.

  • Use a card with SD Speed Class*5 with “Class 6” or higher when recording motion pictures
  • Motion images can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes.

    Advanced 3.0-inch Touch-Screen(FP3) for Easy Shooting and Playback.
    The DMC-FP3 incorporates an easy-to-see, 230,000-dot Intelligent LCD for comfortable viewing while both monitoring shots and playing back the results. The Intelligent LCD function detects the light condition and automatically boosts the LCD backlighting by Max. 40% when shooting outdoors in bright sunshine, and adjusts the frame rate when shooting in low-lit situations in addition to using the pixel mixed readout method to secure clarity in such situations. Detecting the lighting condition precisely and automatically controlling the brightness with a total of 11 fine steps, this function gives the display the most appropriate clarity in any situation without using extra energy. The High-angle mode makes the LCD screen extremely easy to view when the camera is held high, such as when shooting over a crowd.

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    The newly adopted static sensor type 3.0-inch touch screen LCD on FP3 gives users an easy, intuitive control thanks to a hybrid operation combined with the four major operation buttons. Touch operation is free and smooth either in recording and playing back images. In recording mode, once you compose the flame, all you have to do is touch the area you wish to focus before pressing the shutter button halfway. In playback mode, you can drag the image across the screen with a finger to browse the collection of photos as you flip over the pages of the book.

    Exciting Options to Expand the Fun of PhotographyThe new DMC-FP3 features a variety of functionalities to expand fun and convenience for users at every stage to enjoy taking beautiful pictures.Intelligent Auto with Face Recognition

    A rich variety of scene modes make it easy to get beautiful photos in a range of photographic situations. Baby, Pet and Sports mode take advantage of the Intelligent ISO Control as previously described, to let you get great results even if the subjects have unexpected motion. Furthermore, you can record the name and birthday of your children or pet and embed the information of the name and at which age in year and month the photo was taken on the photo, and choose to print either or both of them on the photo. Photo Frame mode lets the user put attractive borders around the photo. When printed, the photos look like postcards in picture frames, making them ideal postcards.

    Panasonic LumixThe functions and settings used most often, such as O.I.S., consecutive shooting, auto focus point, white balance adjustment, ISO level, image size and LCD mode are quickly and easily accessed via the Quick Setting function. There's no need to open menus to adjust them.

    The user can select from among several pretty icons for the camera to use for indicating when the subject is in focus. With the My Scene setting, the user can assign up to specific Scene modes to that setting, and switch instantly to the mode when desired.

    Using the Macro Zoom function, the user can pull subjects even closer than the closest point possible with the wide-angle setting by using 3x digital zoom, and capture dramatic close-ups.

    In addition to the conventional SD/SDHC memory card, the DMC-FP3/FP2/FP1 accepts next-generation SD format SDXC, that features high potential in both capacity and data transfer speed. The DMC-FP3/FP2/FP1 is compatible with Windows 7

  • Box Contains

  • 1 x Lumix FP3 Digital Camera
  • 1 x Battery Charger
  • 1 x Battery Pack
  • 1 x Battery Case
  • 1 x AV cable
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x AC Cable
  • 1 x Hand Strap
  • 1 x CD-ROM (PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 Edition / QuickTime / Adobe Reader)

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    3.9 out of 5 stars

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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 22 Nov. 2010
    Colour Name: Blue Verified Purchase
    I bought this for my sons birthday, as I already have a Panasonic Lumix camera. This again is a quality camera from Panasonic. It is very easy to use with it's touchscreen and has functions which simplify the scrolling that you have to do on the old style menus. The picture quality is great and the solid casing makes it feel well made. It is also small enough to stick in your pocket.
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    This camera has a 3 inch touch controlled LCD screen, is easy to use and the picture quality is really good. I love the fact that the lens is tucked away. All you have to do is to slide the lens cover and it's on and ready to go. Apart from the touch controlled screen, it also captures High Definition movies and has image stabilisation. The 4x zoom can be boosted to a maximum of 8.4x zoom if you reduce the number of megapixels you are shooting at. I haven't had any problems with the touch controlled screen.
    The battery life is good enough.
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    24 of 31 people found the following review helpful By P. D. Barrows on 2 July 2010
    Colour Name: Black
    After a glowing review on Cameras.co.uk, I ordered the Panasonic DMC FP3 fully hoping for something that was at least a match for my old camera, a Casio Exilim. Within 30 minutes of trying out this item though, I'd printed out a refund slip and repacked it for prompt return via DHL.

    In short, though I'm assured the quality of pictures and video is of superior quality, the touch screen interface I found to be one of the most clumsy and awkward I have ever set eyes on. There is no circular tilt-switch of the type that has been widely adopted as industry standard, and none of the basic key functionality that goes with it (such as holding down a key for fast advance, or for scrolling image pan in zoom display mode). Instead you are confronted with an ugly touch-screen display with arrows to navigate through options or to advance through images held in display mode.

    The touch screen was clumsy and slow to respond, but most damning of all did not allow anything but a single click interface. In other words you could not just hold down the right-arrow key to quickly fast-forward through your images to one you are trying to find, you have to laboriously splat away at the touch-screen one image at a time.

    This paucity of key function is even worse if you choose to zoom in on an existing image in display mode. Where standard navigation would allow you to quickly pan left, right, up and down using the rocker buttons on a standard interface, the same one-click touch-screen buttons allow you only to clumsily edge across the image a couple of pixels at a time.

    "You mean you can't just use the touch-screen to 'drag' the zoomed image one way or the other?" I hear you ask.
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    By Richard on 16 Feb. 2012
    Colour Name: Black
    for a general use compact camera this is perfect. very small very light and great build quality for the price. couldn't be more happy and surprised that panasonic can build cameras like this at such a low price. I am no expert but I take a lot of pics and with this camera 9 out of 10 are good so I just take elecen and delete one- simples..
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    3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. S. Whitmore on 22 Sept. 2010
    Colour Name: Blue Verified Purchase
    I haven't learned how to use this properly yet, but even so, using the point and click only, I have had great pictures. One of the best features is the complete lack of red-eye. The most disappointing thing is that my new Windows 7 PC refuses to recognise it (or any other USB device for that matter) and there is no driver available on the Panasonic site. However, the camera is lovely, tiny, easy to hold and use, and I look forward to having loads of fun with it as I learn all the features.
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