New Panasonic Shooter Boasts 12.2 Megapixels and 720p Hi-Def
( Mobilemag ) - Panasonic has claimed a leading role in the ever-growing megapixel race, with a hybrid still and video camera that boasts 12.2 megapixels and 720p hi-def movies. It's the Lumix DMC-FX100, it has 27MB of onboard flash memory, and it can take MMC, SD, and SDHC cards-which is good because the various higher resolution options can be memory hogs.
In terms of 4:3, you can choose good old 640x480, for all your emailing needs, and then work your way up the ladder to 4000x3000. On the hi-def end, there's up to 4000x2248 resolution, which should be more than enough to capture your niece's latest dance recital in all of its glorious detail. The moving pictures specs allow you to ratchet up from 320x240 to 1280x720, at 15 frames a second.
Other advanced features include a 28mm wide-angle lens (the equivalent of 100mm on a standard 35mm camera) and a flash with a range of 50 feet.
All worked up for this latest innovation? You'll have to wait a few weeks, since the release date isn't for a few months yet, by which time we should know a price as well.