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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX68 Digital Camera - 14.1 Megapixel
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX68 Digital Camera - 14.1 Megapixel

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX68 is a stylish high performance compact digital camera that sports a 5x optical zoom lens with 25mm ultra wide angle and high resolution 14.1 megapixel sensor. Power O.I.S Optical Image Stabilisation plus Intelligent ISO ensures your shots are crisp and blur-free whether you’re shooting at full zoom, in low-light, or capturing moving subjects. Sonic Speed AF and AF tracking ensure super-fast focusing on still or moving subjects. With Panasonic’s Intelligent Auto the camera itself automatically adjusts for the ideal settings, even when conditions change, meaning you don’t have to fiddle around in menus to get the best shots. The camera features 720p HD video recording, and is also compatible with the new generation of high-capacity SDXC* memory cards so you’ll have plenty of space to store your HD videos and high resolution still photos.

 

Movie Feature – captures High Definition video with audio 16:9 aspect ratio up to 1280 x 720p resolution at 30 frames per second. Easily upload HD videos to YouTubeTM  using the supplied PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 software. Optical zoom functions during video recording. The length of recording time depends on the capacity of the SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card*. (Up to the equivalent of 2 GB per video recording.)

 

* We recommend using Class 4 or higher memory cards for HD video recording.

SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats. If the computer being used does not support SDXC Memory Cards, a message prompting you to format may appear. (Doing so will cause recorded images to be erased so do not choose to format.) If the card is not recognized, please refer to the below support site.
http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html

 

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confused.JPG What are the features and how will they benefit you?

Dual Image Stabilisation – Power O.I.S. optical and digital technology works together to counteract blurred images due to shaky hands, subject movement, or when shooting in low-light conditions - important at full zoom where a small movement of the hand can cause a lot of movement at the other end.

Motion Detection - detects subject movement and automatically adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed to best suit the movement and light conditions – further helps prevent blurred shots.

Lumix 25mm Ultra Wide-Angle 5x Optical Zoom Lens – cover a huge range of shooting situations from ultra wide-angle to capture more in your image - such as sweeping landscapes, tight interior shots and group shots - to telephoto where you can zoom up close to distant objects.

iA (Intelligent Auto) – Automatically adjusts your camera for a range of different shooting situations and includes such features as face detection, intelligent scene selection, intelligent ISO, motion detection, and Power O.I.S. image stabilisation - get great shots without having to fiddle around with menus, modes etc.

Face Detection AF/AE with Face Recognition - detects and recognizes faces (up to 6) and automatically optimizes the focus and exposure settings. It prevents blurry faces that happen when the camera focuses on something in front of or behind the subject, and keeps faces from appearing dark when shooting indoors or against a light source.

Venus Engine VI – features advanced noise reduction for better handling of image “noise” or grain.

2.7” LCD Screen – High resolution screen with wide viewing angle, automatic brightness adjustment and anti-reflective coating. Great for outdoors use.

Sonic Speed AF - has a maximum speed of approx. 0.25 seconds for auto focusing. You can quickly get moving subjects in focus, such as when you're shooting sports scenes.

Cosmetic Mode - allows you to take portraits with various skin colours (soft skin, natural skin, summer look) and degree of transparency of skin detail (low, standard, high) - great for defocusing wrinkles and blemishes for a smoother look.

AF Tracking/Subject Detection - Once you focus on your subject, the AF Tracking automatically tracks it until you press the shutter, keeping moving subjects in focus – great for kids, pets, sports etc.

Fast Start Up - ultra high-speed start-ups of approx. 1.06 seconds.

Less Shutter Lag - The shutter release time lag is as short as approx. 0.005 seconds, making it easy to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities.

Auto Backlight Compensation - When there is strong backlighting, the background appears nice and bright, but the subject is dark. This function detects backlight conditions and compensates for it automatically.

Extended Battery Life – expect to get around 380 shots from the supplied rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery.

MEGA Burst Consecutive Shooting - lets you snap off consecutive shots at approx. 1.8 frames per second at full resolution.

High Dynamic Mode - helps to capture a scene with moderate exposure even though the scene contains both bright and dark areas together such as when there is strong sunlight and deep shadows.

Seamless Slideshows – lots of options including playing slideshows with music, slideshows based on category ie recognized faces, still or movies only; or both.

 

 

What's in the box?

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX68 Digital Camera + 40mb Internal Memory

Battery Charger

Rechargable Li-Ion Battery

AV Cable

USB Cable

AC Cable

Strap

CD-ROM
Instruction Manual

12 Month Warranty with Panasonic Australia

 

 


To get started, DCW recommends....

The Panasonic FX33 uses Secure Digital (SD) and High Capacity Secure Digital (HCSD) cards

... extra
memory
Secure Digital Cards are available in standard speed, or other options include USB connectivity and high speed cards.

The Panasonic FX33 uses a rechargeable Li-Ion battery

... a spare
battery



... a
camera
case


... an
extended
warranty


... a
cleaning
kit

 


Take your photography to the next level with these optional accessories
 

 

* NB: AC5 Adaptor requires the DCC4 Coupler.

 

Specifications

 

DMC-FX68 (DMC-FX66)

Lens

LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT
7 elements in 6 groups
(3 Aspherical Lenses / 5 Aspherical Surfaces / 1 ED Lens)

Optical Image Stabilizer

POWER O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)

Zoom

Optical: 5x

Extra Optical: 5.9x (4:3 / 10M), 7.0x (4:3 / 7M), 8.4x (4:3 / 5M), 10.5x (under 3M)

Intelligent: 6.5x

Digital: 4x
(Max. 20.0x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
(Max. 54.8x combined with Extra Optical Zoom and Intelligent Zoom)

Focal Length

f = 4.5 - 22.5 mm (25 - 125 mm in 35 mm equiv.)

Focusing Area

Normal: Wide 50 cm (1.64 feet) - infinity / Tele 100 cm (3.27 feet) - infinity
Macro / Intelligent Auto / Clipboard: Wide 3 cm (0.10 feet) - infinity / Tele 100 cm (3.27 feet) - infinity

Focus Range Display

Yes

AF Metering

Face / AF Tracking / 11-area / 1-area high speed / 1-area / Spot

AF Assist Lamp

Yes

Camera Effective Pixels

14.1 Megapixels

Image Sensor

1/2.33", 14.5 Mega Total Pixels CCD, Primary Color Filter

Focus

Normal / Macro, Macro Zoom, Quick AF On / Off (On in Intelligent Auto), AF Tracking

Focus Icon Select

Yes (in Face Recognition only)

ISO Sensitivity
(Standard Output Sensitivity)

Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity Mode: Auto (1600 - 6400)

White Balance

Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set
(Selectable at Portrait, Transform, Self Portrait, Panorama Assist, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Hi-speed Burst, Pin Hole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic, Cosmetic)

Exposure

Program AE

Exposure Compensation

1/3 EV step, -2 - +2 EV

Backlight Compensation

Yes (only in Intelligent Auto Mode)

Auto (AE) Bracketing

±1/3 EV - 1 EV step, 3 frames

Light Metering

Intelligent Multiple

Mode Switch

[Recording] / [Playback]

Rec Mode (Mode Dial)

Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, Cosmetic, Scene Mode, Motion Picture, Clipboard

Still Image Scene Mode

Portrait, Transform, Self Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Hi-speed Burst (Image Priority / Speed Priority), Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Pin Hole, Film Grain, High Dynamic (Standard, Art, B&W), Photo Frame

Shutter Speed

Still: 8 - 1/2,000 sec
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec

Aperture

F2.8 - 5.9 / Iris Diaphragm (F2.8 - 6.3 (W) / F5.9 - 6.3 (T))

Self Timer

2 sec / 10 sec

Auto Review

1 sec / 2 sec / Hold

Quick Menu

Yes

Color Mode

Standard, Vivid, Natural, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy (only in iA Mode)

Recording File Format

Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.21)
Image with Audio: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.21) + QuickTime
Motion Image: QuickTime Motion JPEG

Aspect Ratio

4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9

Recording Image Size

Still Image

4:3 Aspect Ratio:

4,320 x 3,240 pixels (14M),
3,648 x 2,736 pixels (10M EZ),
3,072 x 2,304 pixels (7M EZ),
2,560 x 1,920 pixels (5M EZ),
2,048 x 1,536 pixels (3M EZ),
640 x 480 pixels (0.3M EZ)

3:2 Aspect Ratio:

4,320 x 2,880 pixels (12.5M),
3,648 x 2,432 pixels (9M EZ),
3,072 x 2,048 pixels (6M EZ),
2,560 x 1,712 pixels (4.5M EZ),
2,048 x 1,360 pixels (2.5M EZ),
640 x 424 pixels (0.3M EZ)

16:9 Aspect Ratio:

4,320 x 2,432 pixels (10.5M),
3,648 x 2,056 pixels (7.5M EZ),
3,072 x 1,728 pixels (5.5M EZ),
2,560 x 1,440 pixels (3.5M EZ),
1,920 x 1,080 pixels (2M EZ),
640 x 360 pixels (0.2M EZ)

Image Quality

Fine / Standard

Motion Picture Recording

4:3 Aspect Ratio:

VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)

16:9 Aspect Ratio:

WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
HD Movie: 1,280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)

Max. recording time depends on memory card capacity.
A max. of approx. 2 GB of continuous motion picture can be recorded in Motion JPEG.

Continuous Shooting Mode

Full-Resolution Image, 1.8 frames / sec
Max. 5 images (Standard Mode), Max. 3 images (Fine Mode)
Hi-speed Burst Mode: Approx. 10 frames / sec (Speed Priority), Approx. 6 frames / sec (Image Priority)
(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)

Approx. 15 - 100 shots.
* Maximum is 100 shots.
·
The number of consecutive shots is limited by the shooting conditions, card type, and card condition.
·The number of consecutive shots may increase immediately after the card is formatted.

Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode

Max. 5 images (Standard Mode)

iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode

Face Recognition

Photo

Optical Image Stabilizer

Photo & Movie

Intelligent ISO Control

Photo

Face Detection

Photo

Intelligent Scene Selector

Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro)

Intelligent Exposure

Photo & Movie

AF Tracking

Photo

Digital
Red-Eye Correction
(Red-Eye Removal)

Photo

Intelligent Resolution Technology

Photo & Movie

Macro Zoom

Yes

Still Image with Audio Recording

5 sec

Real-Time Histogram

Yes

Composition Guide Line

Yes (2 patterns)

Built-in-Memory

Approx. 40 MB

Scene Mode Help Screen

Yes

Orientation Detector

Yes

Travel Date /
World Time

Yes /
Yes

Copy /
Title Edit /
Text Stamp

Yes /
Yes /
Yes

Built-in-Flash

Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6 - 6.0 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.8 m (Tele / ISO Auto)

LCD

2.7" TFT Screen LCD Display (230,000 dots)
Field of View: Approx. 100%, Wide-viewing Angle
Auto Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode

Playback Mode

Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Favorites Playback

Thumbnails /
Zoomed Playback

12, 30 thumbnails /
Max. 16x

Calendar Display

Yes

Set Favorites

Yes

Playback Still Images with Audio

Yes

Playback Motion Picture

Yes (Motion JPEG)

Slideshow Mode

All / Still Images Only / Motion Picture Only / Category / Favorites
BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / Off)

Show Histogram

Yes

Delete Image

Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites

DPOF Print Setting /
Set Protection

Yes /
Yes

Resize /
Cropping /
Leveling

Yes /
Yes /
Yes

OSD Language

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the OSD languages on the products that are available in your market.

VIERA Link

Yes

HDMI Output

Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p for PAL)
Audio: Mono

Recording Media

Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Microphone

Yes (Mono)

Speaker

Yes

Interface

AV Output (NTSC / PAL, NTSC only for N. America), mini HDMI, USB2.0 High Speed, DC Input (requires optional DC Coupler)

PictBridge Support

Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Power

ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 940 mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Optional)

Startup Time (Approx.)

1.06 sec
*The time for start-up varies depending on the shooting condition.

Release Time Lag (Approx.)

0.005 sec

Shutter Interval (Approx.)

1.2 sec (minimum) *Not including the time for AF.

Battery Life
(Approx.)

380 pictures
(CIPA Standard*)

Included Software

PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 Edition, QuickTime, Adobe Reader

Dimensions (W x H x D)
(Approx.)

97.0 x 54.1 x 21.8 mm / excl. protrusions: 19.2 mm
(3.82 x 2.13 x 0.86 inch / excl. protrusions: 0.76 inch)

Weight (Approx.)

145 g (0.32 lb) with Battery and SD Memory Card
123 g (0.27 lb) without Battery and SD Memory Card

Standard Accessories

Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Case, AV Cable, USB Connection Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the standard accessories on the products that are available in your market.
U.S.A. Direct
UK eshop
Other Countries

 

 

* CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. Temperature: 23?C (73.4?F)/Humidity: 50% when LCD monitor is on. Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). Using the supplied battery. Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [AUTO].) Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording. Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording. Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery decreases. The number of recordable pictures decreases in Auto Power LCD Mode and Power LCD Mode.

•For Europe, motion images can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes.
•Use a card with SD Speed Class** with “Class 6” or higher when recording motion pictures.
** SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.
•SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats.
•If the computer being used does not support SDXC Memory Cards, a message prompting you to format may appear. (Doing so will cause recorded images to be erased so do not choose to format.) If the card is not recognized, please refer to the below support site.
http://panasonic.net/avc/sdcard/information/SDXC.html
•The battery life differs depending on the condition stored or used or environment. •The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording interval time. If the recording interval time becomes longer, the number of recordable pictures decreases. •Operating Temperature: 0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F) •Operating Humidity: 10%–80%

•Weight and dimensions shown are approximate. •Design, functions, and specifications are subject to change without notice. •Some sample images are simulated. •Some accessories are not available in some countries. •The use of recorded or printed materials that are protected by copyright for any purpose other than personal enjoyment is prohibited, as it would infringe upon the rights of the copyright holder. •Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH. •Elmarit is registered trademarks of Leica Camera AG. •The Leica DC lenses are manufactured using measurement instruments and quality assurance systems that have been certified by Leica Camera AG based on the company’s quality standards. •All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective corporations.