Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3 Review

4.0
March 16, 2010 | Gavin Stoker |

Specifications

Optics

Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33 type / 14.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F3.5 - F5.9 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F3.5 - 5.6 (W) / F5.9 - 7.1 (T))
Optical Zoom 4x
Focal Length f=6.3-25.2mm (35-140mm in 35mm equiv.)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 4.7x (4:3 / 10M), 6.8x (4:3 / 5M), 8.4x (under 3M)
Lens LUMIX DC VARIO / 11 elements in 10 groups / (4 Aspherical Lenses / 7 Aspherical surfaces / 1 ED Lenses)
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
Digital Zoom 4x / ( Max. 16.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) / (Max. 33.8 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 50 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO : Wide 10 cm - infinity / Tele 50cm - infinity
Focus Range Display Yes
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Normal / Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF (Always On), Touch AF
AF Metering Face / 9 pt/ 1pt / Touch Area on screen
Shutter Speed Still: approx. 8 - 1/1600 sec / Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
Shutter Interval 1.2 sec

Recording

ISO Sensitivity i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)
Optical Image Stabilizer Photo & Movie
Intelligent ISO Control Photo
Face Detection Photo
Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro)
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo
iA Direct Button Yes
File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.21) / Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Mode Switch [Recording] / [Playback]
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, SCN, My SCN, Motion Picture
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, / Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo, Film Grain, Photo Frame
Continuous Shooting Mode High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 4.6 frames/sec (image priority) / (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Unlimited consecutive shooting 1.5 frames/sec
Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode Max. 5 images (Standard mode)
Motion Picture Recording [4:3] VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG) QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) / [16:9] WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) / [HD Movie] 1280x720 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
Exposure Program AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
Still Picture Recording [4:3] 4320x3240(14M) / 3648x2736(10M EZ) / 2560x1920(5M EZ) / 2048X1536(3M EZ) / 640X480(0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 4320 x 2880 (12.5M) / [16:9] 4320 x 2432 (10.5M)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set / (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Highspeed Burst, Photo Frame?
Quick Menu Yes
Color Mode / Color Effect Standard, Vivid, Natural, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
Composition Guide line Yes (1 pattern)
Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Hold
Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume No / No
Macro Zoom Yes
Orientation Detector Yes
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
Focus Icon Select Yes

Playback

Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Favorites Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Max 16x
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / Yes
Playback Motion Picture Yes ( Motion JPEG)?
Slideshow Mode All / Category / Favorites / BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize / Trim / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / No / Yes (only Baby, Pet, Travel)
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Setup

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes

Metrics

Dimensions (W x H x D) 98.6 x 58.9 x 18.6 mm / excl. protrusions: 16.4 mm? (3.88 x 2.32 x 0.73 in / excl. protrusions: 0.65 in)
Weight Approx. 145g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.32 lb) / Approx. 125g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.28 lb)

Others

LCD Monitor 3.0" / 7.6cm TFT Touch Screen LCD Display (230K dots), AR Coat / Field of View : approx. 100% / AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High Angle mode
Touch Panel Yes
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off / 0.3 - 4.9m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.5 - 2.9m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx. 40MB
Microphone / Speaker Mono / Yes
Interface AV Output (NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for N. America), USB2.0 Full-speed, DC Input
Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, Minimum: 695mAh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery life (approx.) 300 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 Edition / QuickTime / Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Case / AV cable, USB Cable, AC Cable / Hand Strap, CD-ROM

Further Specifications

NOTE • Motion pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes in European PAL area.

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