Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78K 12MP Black Digital Camera

Panasonic
Product #:
PND1131
Manufacturer #:
DMCFX78K
UPC:
885170031982

-12.1MP Hi-Speed CCD Sensor -3.5" 16x9 LCD Monitor -Leica 5x 24-120mm Zoom Lens (Equivalent) -Fast, Bright F/2.5 Aperture Lens -Touch Screen Control (AF, Zoom, Shutter) -3D Photo Mode -1920x1080 Full HD Video W/Dolby Sound -Faster Start-Up and Autofocus -Art/Beauty Retouch & Make-up Modes -Easy Upload to Facebook/YouTube

Total Resolution:
12.5
Total Resolution:
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Screen Size:
3.5"
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Megapixels:
12.1
Megapixels:
A megapixel is one million pixels. It is commonly used to describe the resolution of digital cameras. For example, a 7.2 megapixel camera is capable of capturing roughly 7,200,000 pixels. The higher the megapixel number, the more detail the camera can capture. Therefore, the megapixel count is a significant specification to look for when buying a digital camera.
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Overview

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Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FX78 Digital Camera is a full-featured image-making powerhouse inside the body of a tiny (3.9 x 2.17 x 0.81") compact digital camera--it has a 12.1MP high-speed CCD sensor, a 5x wide-angle Leica zoom lens (24-120mm equivalent in 35mm format) with a bright f/2.5 aperture, and a large 3.5" touch-screen LCD monitor.

Plus, full 1920 x 1080 HD video with Dolby sound, an optical image stabilizer, touch-screen control of AF, zoom, and shutter, and really fast autofocus and start-up. Superb shooting modes like Cosmetic (you can remove wrinkles in a face or give it a suntan) and Beauty Retouch (choose eye shadow, cheek and lip color, foundation, whitening teeth, clear skin, eye emphasis, and removing the shine from a face). 8 color modes give you plenty of artistic license for creativity, and you can even make 3D photos.

And when you're done creating, Lumix Image Uploader makes it simple to share your photos and movies by uploading them to sites like Facebook or YouTube.

Slimmer & Sleeker Body The DMC-FX78 has a more compact, slimmer and sleeker profile than its predecessor. It also features an elegant body shape and a variety of chic colors. But it's more than just attractive, thanks to a host of advanced functions that capture stunning photos and full HD movies. Stylish enough to look like a fashion accessory, it will preserve precious memories of parties and other events with its incredible image quality as you carry it wherever you go.
Cosmetic Mode The Cosmetic Mode allows to take portraits with favored skin color (soft skin, natural skin, summer look) and degree of transparency of skin detail (low, standard, high). This makes it possible to take portraits with different impression of skin. For example, you can look yourself suntanned even if you're not, or you can defocus the unwanted wrinkles or mottles like having underlight for studio photoshoot.
Beauty Retouch Mode The Beauty Retouch Mode makes it possible to virtually makeup the faces. In Esthetic Mode, various effects can be applied to the face including clearing the skin texture, whitening of teeth and so on. In the Make-up Mode, you can choose the color of foundation, lips, cheeks or eye-shadow.
Touch-Control ShootingThe DMC-FX78  gives you smooth, free, touch-control shooting. Your subject is instantly brought into auto focus by simply touching the image on the large, 3.5" LCD. You can also operate the auto focus and shutter release at the same time with just a touch and the Sonic Speed AF system provides fast, accurate AF performance for an entirely new style of shooting.
My Color Mode Naturally, you want your photos and movies to be unique. The My Color Mode, which was popular in the LUMIX G Micro System cameras, is a special option that gives free reign to your creativity. It offers a total of 8 preset effects - Expressive, Retro, Pure, Monochrome, High Dynamic, Silhouette, Pin Hole, Film Grain. You can dramatically change the images of even familiar subjects to express your own creativity.
Art Retouch ModeThe Art Retouch Mode lets you give different impression to the photo in camera from the original. Brightness can be changed with exposure and the color with saturation. It is possible to retouch and make the photo, even if it is washed-out or colorless, look in the way you wish to be by combining two parameter settings - more natural, softer, or more vivid to suit your preference of color manner.
Touch Playback Control The touch-screen operation excels not only for shooting but also for playing back images with outstanding visibility. You can drag the image across the screen with a finger to browse a collection of photos as you flip over the pages of the book.
3.5" 16:9 LCD The DMC-FX78  is equipped with a 3.5" 16:9 LCD with 230,000-dot high-resolution and a wide-viewing angle. 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 you and friends to enjoy viewing the still and motion images together.
1920 x 1080 Full HD Movie in AVCHD FormatAccording to the rise of movie recording popularity, digital cameras are now more compatible with it. The DMC-FX78  has recording capability of full HD 1,920 x 1,080 movies in AVCHD format despite its slim, stylish body. The AVCHD format features almost doubling the recording time in HD quality compared with conventional Motion JPEG. In addition, a host of options enhance the usability and fun of recording high quality full HD movie. Despite its compact, slim and stylish look, the DMC-FX78 offers versatile ways of recording memories not only in beautiful photo but also in high quality movie with ultimate ease of operation.The DMC-FX78  also features Intelligent Resolution technology. Rather than uniformly enhanced sharpness, Intelligent Resolution precisely optimizes signal processing to give the entire image outstandingly natural clarity and fine detail. As a result, images are naturally clear and crisp in movies as well as in photos.
iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode for Movie The iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode is available in motion image recording. The DMC-FX78 features not only the MEGA O.I.S. but also the Touch AF Tracking that lets you select the subject by simply touching it on the screen, and track the subject if it moves.5 detection and correction functions are simultaneously activated to optimize the settings, so you can get stunning HD movies every time.
5x Optical Zoom in Movie Recording The DMC-FX78 lets you use a 5x zoom for motion images. The 5x optical zoom can be increased its power to 6.5x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function taking advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even using digital zoom. It takes you right up close to images like animals and sports scenes.
High Quality Sound The DMC-FX78 features Dolby Digital Creator to record high quality audio, so you can match the beautiful movies with outstanding sound. The Wind Cut function is available to block out most of the noise from background wind. This gives you higher quality sound when taking images on breezy days.
Still Image Recording in Movie Recording While shooting an HD movie, simply press the shutter button and the camera shoots a photo as it records. This makes sure that you don't miss those decisive moments with either photos or movies, or both. You can cut out a clear still image from a movie in the camera thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology.
Lumix Image Uploader The DMC-FX78 gives you a new form of communication by letting you share your photos and movies. All you have to do is checkmark the photos and movies you want to share and connect the camera or SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card to a computer. Uploading automatically starts by simply following the guidance. Facebook can be used for photos and YouTube for movies. You can join these social networking services without having to install any special software. It's easy to share photos and movies on the spot, which means that your friends don't have to wait for you to come back home to see them.
Included Software The PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 HD Lite Edition and Super LoiLoScope (trial version), which are well suited for playing and editing movies, come bundled with the DMC-FX78. The PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 HD Lite Edition lets you sort and organize images that were newly taken and also those that have been stored in a computer, with quick start-up and fast image loading. Movie clips can be uploaded directly to YouTube. And the Super LoiloScope lets you experience high-speed HD movie editing.
F/2.5 Leica DC Vario-Summarit Lens The DMC-FX78 incorporates a newly developed high quality LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT lens that boasts excellent brightness of f/2.5. The f/2.5 lens is even brighter by approx. 25% than the f/2.8 lens which is generally considered a bright lens. It allows the use of higher shutter speed but captures stunningly clear, sharp, blur-free images even in lower lighting situation. Together with the anti-blurring function in the iA Mode, DMC-FX78 powerfully suppress blur caused by the movement of subjects.
24mm Ultra Wide-angle Lens The 24mm ultra wide-angle lens - rare on a compact camera - gives you a wider range of composition possibilities with approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to that of 35mm camera. The super-high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT lens minimizes distortion at the wide end.
5x Optical Zoom/6.5x Intelligent Zoom / 9.8x Extra Optical Zoom The DMC-FX78 features a 5x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-120mm). This gives you highly natural expressions from people and animals that you can't get close to. The 5x optical zoom can be increased its power to 6.5x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function. Furthermore, the Extra Optical Zoom function that extends zoom power to 9.8x* by using the center part of the large CCD brings subjects even closer.
6.5x Intelligent Zoom The Intelligent Resolution technology realizes the Intelligent Zoom, which virtually extends the optical zoom ratio to its 1.3x equivalent (approx.) maintaining the picture quality even combining the digital zoom. This means the 5x optical can virtually extend to 6.5x.
Newly Developed 12.1-megapixel Hi-speed CCD The newly developed 12.1-megapixel CCD with 2-channel signal output structure boasts higher signal transfer speed for the operations that require high performance and speed such as 1,920 x 1,080 full HD movie recording and high speed continuous shooting. The image quality is also improved thanks to the approx. 25% higher sensitivity which is made possible by highly efficient light condensation adoption larger on-chip micro lenses.
Sonic Speed AF The Sonic Speed AF system includes numerous re-engineering enhancements, including a higher-speed actuator, optimized algorithms and parallel software processing. The result is fast and accurate AF performance. In addition, the DMC-FX78 features dramatically speedier focusing that is 33% faster than our previous model. You can quickly focus on moving subjects, such as when you're shooting sports scenes. The DMC-FX78 lets you snap off consecutive shots at approx. 3.7 frames per second in full resolution. You can take a series of shots, then choose the one you like the best and delete the rest. You can also select High-speed Burst Mode or Flash Burst Mode from Scene Mode.
Venus Engine FHD The Venus Engine FHD is incorporated that features exceptionally advanced signal processing capabilities.By separating chromatic noise from luminance noise and applying the optimal noise reduction to each, you can capture clear and beautiful images even when shooting at high ISO sensitivity levels. The Venus Engine FHD also provides precisely selective noise reduction to the chromatic noise without affecting the border of colors which is judged from the brightness level of a pixel.Linking smoothly with the new Hi-Speed CCD sensor, the Venus Engine FHD processes a large amount of signals at high speed, making it possible to record 1,920 x 1,080 full HD movie recording and high resolution consecutive shots at 3.7 fps in 12.1-megapixel full resolution and max.10 fps at 3-megapixel recording.
Intelligent Resolution The advanced image processing technology "Intelligent Resolution" is incorporated in the Venus Engine FHD for the DMC-FX78 (FX77). With the Intelligent Resolution technology, 3 areas - outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation areas - are automatically detected and optimum signal processes are performed to each area.Apart from the uniform enhancement of sharpness, the innovative technology Intelligent Resolution precisely performs signal processing pixel by pixel in the most effective way for it. As a result, images are naturally clear and crisp in both photo and movie recording.
Motion Deblur Mode When trying to record children or pets in a dimly lit room, have you ever missed to capture a smiling face or a special moment because your subject moved, causing the image to blur? With the DMC-FX78, the Motion Deblur Mode prevents blurring with even greater power. This mode integrates the Intelligent ISO Control, which automatically adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed according to the subject's movement, and the advanced contrast control system of Intelligent Exposure, which also optimizes the exposure to prevent over/under-exposed parts in the image. The camera judges the appropriate shutter speed to suppress motion blur according to the subject's movement. The shutter speed rises as high as possible activating the high sensitivity recording by pixel mixed readout method.The camera determines the optimal settings, so anyone can easily capture crisp, clear photos ? without blurring.
Intelligent ISO Control - Motion Detection The Intelligent ISO Control function detects subject movement and automatically adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed to best suit the movement and light conditions. When it detects subject motion, it automatically raises the ISO setting and increases the shutter speed to prevent motion blur. On the other hand, when the subject is still and no movement is detected, it takes beautifully natural photos with a low ISO setting.
Intelligent Exposure - Light Detection The Intelligent Exposure instantly analyzes the framed image and adjusts the brightness in areas that are too dark due to dim lighting, backlighting or use of the flash. Adjusting the brightness of dark areas, this produces natural images that are close to the way they actually look to the human eye.
MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) - Shake Detection The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) in the DMC-FX78 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. The Venus Engine FHD controls the shifting of the blur-stopping lens with even greater precision to further increase the detection accuracy and correction effect of MEGA O.I.S.It lets you shoot in dimly lit rooms or evening illumination to preserve the mood, and works for macro shots and zoom shots, which are especially susceptible to hand-shake. In short, it lets anybody take beautiful, blur-free shots with ease. In addition, the Active Mode is available in movie recording.In short, it lets anybody take beautiful, blur-free images with ease.
Touch AF Tracking - Subject Detection Once the AF subject is selected by touch control, it continues to track the subject even if it moves until you press the shutter. When you're taking images of active children, pets, sports scenes or subjects in a moving object, this function eliminates the need to press the shutter button halfway down repeatedly to readjust the focus. The Touch AF Tracking makes sure you don't miss those once-in-a-lifetime shooting opportunities.
Face Detection AF/AE with Face Recognition The DMC-FX78 features the Face Recognition, a function that "remembers" faces. The conventional face detection system captures a face with focus and appropriate exposure but sometimes it falls not on the face you want to capture most beautifully when there are several faces in a frame. The Face Recognition prioritizes focus and exposure right on the face of your special person. In playback, you can choose to display only photos that contain a specific registered face using the Category Playback.The Face Detection also features the Digital Red-eye Correction (Red-eye Removal). The camera takes care of the red-eye effect that often happens when shooting with a flash, to ensure attractive facial expression.
Intelligent Scene Selector - Scene Detection When the camera's in the iA Mode, the Intelligent Scene Selector automatically sets the Scene Mode to one of Scenery, Portrait, Macro, Night Portrait, Night Scenery or Sunset. The camera judges it from the various detection results such as focusing and brightness level of the circumstance. You are free from annoying settings every time scene changes when taking images with these most frequently used Scene Modes to get beautiful results even before you know it.
3D Photo Mode The newly added 3D Photo Mode produces a 3D image in the camera. The image-processing method used by LUMIX records beautiful images with less distortion or visible image links. Take 20 panning shots and the camera automatically selects the two most suitable images - one for the right eye and one for the left eye - to synthesize a 3D composite.The 3D image can be viewed on a VIERA HDTV. The 3D image format is compatible with MPO, so it can be played back on other MPO-compatible equipment such as TVs and digital photo frames, or printed.
3D Image Viewer/VIERA Link Photos or movies recorded in AVCHD on the SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards are easy to view on a Panasonic VIERA TV. Simply insert the card into the VIERA Image Viewer (SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card slot) on VIERA TV or DIGA Blu-ray Disc Player to playback your contents. Alternatively, you can use an optional HDMI mini cable to output the still and motion images you took from the DMC-FX78 directly to the TV for VIERA Link. Most of the control is possible using only the TV's remote control.Especially, the pictures taken with the 3D Photo Mode via the 3D Image Viewer offering users a whole new exciting experience.
Scene Mode for both Photos and Movies The DMC-FX78, a hybrid still/motion image model, includes numerous Scene Modes for taking movies. Switching from still-image to movie shooting is seamless because the optimal Movie Scene Mode is automatically selected. The versatile Scene Mode range is a unique LUMIX feature that handles just about any situation and subject type. By simply selecting a Scene Mode, the camera makes the optimal settings for you automatically, so anybody can take superb photos and movies with ease.
Select from 4 Aspect Ratios Featuring 1:1 Aspect Mode In addition to 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9, you can now shoot with a 1:1 aspect ratio. This unique square frame adds to your image expression possibilities. The 16:9 ratio produces images that match the aspect ratio of an HDTV screen. Being able to match the aspect ratio to your subject and shooting intent gives you even greater control.
Built-in Memory 70MB Take photos even when you don't have an SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card on hand. The built-in memory holds up to approx. 70MB of image data, which you can later copy to an SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card or computer. You can also copy images from a memory card or computer to the built-in memory, and view them on the LCD anytime you like. In addition to providing extra memory when your memory card fills up, this is a great place to store your favorite photos so you can view them anytime you want.
Macro Zoom The DMC-FX78 lets you get as close as 3cm to your subject. In addition, when using the Macro Zoom function, you can pull subjects even closer than the closest point possible by using 3x digital zoom, and capture dramatic close-ups.
Title Edit/Text Stamp The Title Edit function in the playback mode lets you edit the titles of any photos you want. You can also enter your destination and travel date into the Travel Mode in advance, or enter the birth date and name of your subject in the Baby Mode or Pet Mode. The title, date of travel information, name, age based on the birth date, and date of shooting are displayed during playback, and can be printed on photos. 

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Specifications

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Image Sensor
Total Resolution: 12.5
Total Resolution:
The full count of pixels on a camera's sensor.

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Sensor Type: CCD
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Describes the makeup, build, and technology of the sensor that is in the camera.

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Display Specifications
Screen Size: 3.5"
Screen Size:
The size of the screen listed by height and width.

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Display Type: TFT Full Touch Screen LCD Display (230K dots), AR Field of View : approx. 100% Power LCD mode, AUTO Power LCD mode, High Angle mode
Display Type:
The type or brand of the screen.

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Dots: 230K
Dots:
A measurement of the LCD Monitor's resolution not by width by height, but rather the total amount of dots.

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Detailed Specifications
Image Stabilization: Optical
Image Stabilization:
This is a family of techniques used to reduce blurring associated with the motion of a camera during exposure. Image stabilization helps in low light situations using slower shutter speeds.

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Megapixels: 12.1
Megapixels:
A megapixel is one million pixels. It is commonly used to describe the resolution of digital cameras. For example, a 7.2 megapixel camera is capable of capturing roughly 7,200,000 pixels. The higher the megapixel number, the more detail the camera can capture. Therefore, the megapixel count is a significant specification to look for when buying a digital camera.

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Shutter
Shutter Speeds: 8 - 1/4000 Sec 60 - 15 Sec in Starry Sky Mode
Shutter Speeds:
The amount of time the shutter stay open for exposure. Measured in fractions of seconds.

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Self Timer: 2 Sec, 10 Sec
Self Timer:
Allows a delay between pressing the shutter release button and the actual firing of the shutter. Commonly used to give photographers time to put themselves in the shot and to take photos without having to physically have their hands on the camera during exposure.

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Focus Control
Face Detection: Yes
Face Detection:
Type of face detection that a camera has.

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Control Specifications
Exposure Control: Program
Exposure Control:
The settings on a camera that adjust to get the correct exposure. Shutter speed, aperture and ISO sensitivity are generally three basic types of exposure control.

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A/V Mode
Video Clip Length: Up to 2GB Limited by Memory Card Capacity
Video Clip Length:
The longest clip that a video camera can record.

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Physical Specifications
Color: Black
Color:
The color of the item.

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Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in Flash:
A flash that is embedded or part of the camera. Built-in flashes are found in both DSLR and Point & Shoot cameras. Although practical because of their small size and ease of use, built-in flashes are often ineffective and/or unflattering as a main source of light.

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Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Off, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
Flash Modes:
Different modes that determines how a flash will be used in a photo.

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Exposure Compensation: -2EV to +2EV (in 0.33EV steps)
Exposure Compensation:
Refers to the option for the user to override the internal light meter in the camera to either OVER or UNDER expose based on middle/18% gray. This is especially useful when photographing either extremely white/bright scenes or when in very dark/dimly lit scenarios.

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Interface
Direct Print Capable: No
Direct Print Capable:
Allows camera to connect directly with a compatible photo printer and make prints without the need of a computer.

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Video Output Terminal: 70MB
Video Output Terminal:
A terminal for video output.

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Audio Output: 14.1
Audio Output:
An audio output jack for a device.

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Imaging & Exposure Control
ISO Speed: Auto, 100-1600 (High Sensitivity Mode: Auto, 1600-6400)
ISO Speed:
The ISO speed setting dictates sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO speed, the more sensitive the film or digital sensor is to light. Higher ISOs have the effect of noise in an image. The actual ISO at which the noise occurs varies from camera to camera. Low ISOs are generally used for brighter lighting conditions and high ISOs are often used for low light or action shots.

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Recording Data
Image Formats: Still Images: JPEG Movies: MJPEG
Image Formats:
The types of files that a particular camera produces. All cameras output JPEG images, but some of the more sophisticated models will shoot in RAW mode. RAW Image Formats will vary based on manufacturer.

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Brand
Brand: Panasonic
Erasing Specifications
Erase Modes: Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Erase Modes:
Erases images.

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Lens
Digital Zoom: 4x
Digital Zoom:
A function of a digital camera that makes an image seem close-up.

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Focusing Range: Normal: 19.69"" (50cm) - Infinity Telephoto: 39.37"" (100cm) - Infinity Macro: 1.18"" (3cm) - Infinity Tele Macro: 39.37"" (100cm) - Infinity
Focusing Range:
The range a camera is able to focus on for a certain image.

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Focal Length: 4.3-21.5mm (35mm equivalent: 24-120mm)
Focal Length:
The distance between the film and the optical center of the lens when the lens is focused on infinity.

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Lens Specs
Maximum Aperture: f/2.5 (W) - 5.9 (T)
Maximum Aperture:
How wide a lens can be opened.

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In The Box

-Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78 Digital Camera (Black)

-Battery Charger

-Battery Pack

-Stylus Pen

-AV Cable

-USB Cable

-Hand Strap

-CD-ROM

-1-year Limited Warranty

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