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14.1 Megapixel Camera

Details
DMC-FP3S
Features
  • Ultra-thin, stylish design
  • 3.0" Touch LCD: Control all of your camera functions on a large easy to read touch panel LCD screen
  • Intelligent Auto with Mega OIS: Automatically adjusts to ensure great photos under any condition
  • Silver

Features


A Colorful, New, 14. 1 Megapixel,Ultra-slim Compact Camera with 4x Optical Zoom and iA Mode


Futuristic, Flat Body Design

The flat body and compact size of the DMC-FP3 allow it to fit nicely into a small handbag. Built of high-quality aluminum, the DMC-FP3 also brings a wide range of colors to the series. Choose from 4 colors (Silver, Black, Red, Blue).The new lens cover both protects the lens from scratches or dusts and serves as the camera's power switch, making it fast and easy to slip the camera out of a pocket or a bag and turn on the power. The delicate hairline finish on the lens cover of the DMC-FP3 elegantly accents the design. You'll want to take this sleek, stylish camera with you everywhere you go, like a fashion accessory.




Touch Screen Operation

The newly adopted static sensor type 3.0-inch touch-screen LCD on the DMC-FP3 gives you an easy, intuitive control thanks to a hybrid operation combined with the 4 major operation buttons. Touch operation is free and smooth either in recording or playing back images.

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Once you compose the flame, all you have to do is touch the area you wish to focus on before pressing the shutter button halfway.



You can drag the image across the screen with a finger to browse the collection of photos as you flip over the pages of the book.



Sonic Speed AF

The Sonic Speed AF system in the DMC-FP3 has a maximum speed of approx. 0.33 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.

* Using the 1-area AF, at the wide-end.



HD Movie Recording (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps in Motion Format)

The DMC-FP3 can record motion images in high-definition (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps in Motion format). The pixel mixed readout method enables bright motion-image recording even in low-light settings. The DMC-FP3 can also record full-size motion images in WVGA (848 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) or standard motion images in VGA (640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) and QVGA (320 x 240 pixels at 30 fps).



4x Optical Zoom / Up to 8.4x
Extra Optical Zoom

The DMC-FP3 is equipped with a 4x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 35-140mm). The Extra Optical Zoom function*1 uses the center part of the CCD to extend this 4x zoom ratio to powerful 8.4x zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 295mm) at a resolution of 3-megapixel or less. Adding the Extra Optical Zoom to the 4x digital zoom*2 extends the total zooming power to a maximum of 33.8x.

*1 At a resolution of 3-megapixel or less. In the DMC-FP3, image resolution is kept at its maximum size to the optical tele-end even if the Extra Optical Zoom is ON.

*2 As digital magnification increases, resolution significantly decreases.



Venus Engine IV

The image-processing engine, Venus Engine IV, uses advanced signal processing to give you beautiful images even when the sensitivity is high. Multi-task signal processing is employed for all images to enable high-speed, high-performance shooting. Venus Engine IV also effectively raises the precision of various functions, such as MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) and Intelligent ISO Control. Along with its extremely high performance, Venus Engine IV reduces power consumption thanks to a number of energy efficiency improvements.



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-FP3. This lets users take approx. 300 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
    • Travel Date/World Time
    • STANDARD FEATURES
    • LCD Monitor
    • Playback Mode
    • Additional 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
    • Slideshow Mode
    • Delete Image
    • PictBridge Support
    • iA Direct Button
    • Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode
    • Intelligent ISO Control
    • 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.)
    • Touch Panel
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
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Reviews

DMC-FP3S is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Camera, Terrible Touchscreen The images that this camera takes are very good and the HD video is also very nice, but make sure you are in good lighting. Video in dark lighting doesn't pic up the best. The speed between pictures is very good, though I am using a High Speed High Capacity SD card, which helps. My issues come in the Touchscreen interface. The responsiveness is poor at best. You've got to be pinpoint accurate for it to register your touch, which is frustrating, especially when I use a Smartphone with a touchscreen every day. I expect this camera's touchscreen to be a lot better than it is. Supposedly there was a firmware update released to fix this issue, however, I can attest that the issue was NOT fixed! I would suggest a calibration tool in the next firmware update, as that would help dramatically the functionality of their touchscreen.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cover opens too easily I slipped my camera into my pocket to be easily accessible on a walk. When I reached in, I realized that the lens cover had slid open and the battery was totally drained. I was then careful to be sure the cover was in the closed position, but it happened to me several more times. So, I have it in a light case so that I do not lose my battery charge. A shame because the photos are excellent! I have an old dmc-tz5 that I absolutely Love!!
Date published: 2010-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2010-02-06
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