Panasonic DMC-FX78

I’ve been holding off buying a new camera since my Olympus Evolt bit the dust last summer. It was a digital SLR with interchangeable lens and I just plum wore the shutter out. This new one (which hasn’t even arrived yet) is a point and shoot, with style.

I bought Riley a Panasonic Lumix DHC-FH20 for his birthday last December. At the time it was very highly rated, with multiple awards. I watched Riley use it last week, in fact the Vegas shots were from his camera, and I was impressed. So I went looking for a Panasonic.

The DMC-FX78 is their current top of the line in this category. It’s a 12.1 MP Digital Camera with a 5x f/2.5 ultra wide angle optical image stabilized zoom lens and a 3.5-inch touch LCD on the back. The thing has no buttons on the back, just a touch screen.

Technical Details:

3.5-inch High Resolution LCD – Large 3.0-inch LCD features high 230K-dot resolution Intelligent LCD with Touch Screen

Venus Engine VI – The high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine VI is incorporated in the camera to enable the recording of beautiful images with higher quality signal processing including the Intelligent Resolution technology

iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode – When you don’t know which mode will give you the best shooting results, or when a sudden photo opportunity pops up and you don’t have time to change any settings, simply choose the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode and let the camera do it all for you.

The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) – Compensates for the blurring caused by hand-shake. Even slight hand-shake movement is accurately detected by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second, and compensated to produce sharp, clear images.

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