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14.1 Megapixel Camera

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DMC-FH3A
Features
  • 28mm Wide Lens with 5X Optical Zoom: Enjoy the benefits of a wide angle lens without giving up the performance of a zoom
  • Intelligent Auto with Mega OIS: Automatically adjusts to ensure great photos under any condition
  • High Speed AF: Quickly focus in on the action as it is taking place
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Features



Simple Operation with Advanced Intelligent Auto Mode
28mm Wide-angle 5x Optical Zoom Lens with f/2.8 Brightness

The DMC-FH3 features a newly developed 28mm wide-angle* 5x optical zoom f/2.8-6.9 LUMIX DC VARIO lens (35mm camera equivalent: 28-140mm) into a compact body. Comprising 6 elements in 5 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses with 5 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit realizes the outstandingly slim and compact body yet achieving exceptional optical performance.


* Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent, at the maximum wide position.

The 28mm wide-angle lens* lets you easily capture large groups of people indoors or expansive architectural structures and scenes with dynamic width and rich perspective, even from short distances.

* Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent, at the maximum wide position.

 

The DMC-FH3 is equipped with a 5x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 28-140mm). The Extra Optical Zoom function*1 uses the center part of the CCD to extend this 5x zoom ratio to powerful 10.5x zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 294mm) at a resolution of 3-megapixel or less. Adding the Extra Optical Zoom to the 4x digital zoom* extends the total zooming power to a maximum of 42x.


MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) Shake Detection

The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)* in the DMC-FH3 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 IV 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 works for zoom shots and macro shots, which are especially susceptible to hand-shake, and lets you shoot in dimly lit rooms or evening illumination to preserve the mood. In short, it lets anybody take beautiful, blur-free shots with ease.
* MEGA O.I.S. is automatically turned on in iA Mode and can be turned on or off in Normal Picture Mode or some Scene Modes.

  Sonic Speed AF

The Sonic Speed AF system in the DMC-FH3 (has a maximum speed of approx. 0.35 second for auto focusing*. It includes numerous re-engineering enhancements, including a higher-speed actuator, optimized algorithms and parallel software processing. The result is fast and accurate AF performance. You can quickly get moving subjects in focus, such as when you're shooting sports scenes.

  Extended Battery Life

The energy-saving Venus Engine IV image-processing engine and the efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery which has been slimmed down to fit into thinner camera bodies work together to extend the shooting time of the DMC-FH3. This lets users take approx. 310 shots on a single battery charge*.
* Based on the CIPA standard.

SpecificationsExpand All

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    • KEY FEATURES
    • Camera Effective Pixels
    • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
    • Aperture
    • Optical Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
    • Lens
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Digital Zoom
    • Focusing Area
    • PERFORMANCE FEATURES
    • Focus Range Display
    • AF Metering
    • Shutter Speed
    • Focus
    • AF Assist Lamp
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • White Balance
    • Exposure
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Backlight Compensation
    • Light Metering
    • Face Detection
    • Still Image Scene Mode
    • Shutter Interval
    • Self Timer
    • Auto Review
    • Aspect Ratio
    • CONVENIENCE FEATURES
    • Unlimited Consecutive Shooting
    • Scene Mode Help Screen
    • STANDARD FEATURES
    • LCD Monitor
    • Playback Mode
    • OSD Language
    • Recording Media
    • Interface
    • Color
    • Built-in-Flash
    • ACCESSORIES
    • Included Software
    • Standard Accessories
    • SPECIFICATIONS
    • Quick Menu
    • Continuous Shooting Mode
    • Focus Icon Select
    • Macro Zoom
    • Orientation Detector
    • Thumbnails/Zoomed Playback
    • Additional Playback Mode
    • Slideshow Mode
    • Delete Image
    • PictBridge Support
    • iA Direct Button
    • Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode
    • Intelligent ISO Control
    • Face Recognition
    • Intelligent Scene Selector
    • File Format
    • Mode Dial / Mode Button
    • Motion Picture Recording
    • Still Picture Recording
    • Color Mode / Color Effect
    • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
    • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)
    • Mode Switch
    • Composition Guide line
    • Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume
    • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
    • Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback
    • Set Favorites / Rotate Image
    • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
    • Resize / Trim / Aspect Conv. / Leveling
    • Travel Date / World Time
    • Built-in-Memory
    • Microphone / Speaker
    • Power
    • Battery life (approx.)
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
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Reviews

DMC-FH3A is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best camera purchase ever This camera is amazing. It has amazing quality and durability. I highly recommend this camera to anyone that wants an efficient, portable camera that takes wonderful photos. I am very satisfied with my purchase. I am very, very glad that I bought this camera and might even buy it for someone else this holiday season.
Date published: 2010-11-21
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