LUMIX 2010: F Series

Panasonic is happy to launch two new entry-level LUMIX cameras with the DMC-F3 and DMC-F2, designed for the everyday user. F3-S Slant

The 12.1-megapixel LUMIX DMC-F3 and 10.1-megapixel LUMIX DMC-F2 represent simplicity and accessibility for everyday users who want to simply point and shoot to achieve great images every time, without learning complex camera settings.

Each F-series camera comes in your chose of Silver, Black or Pink (light pink for the F2).

Both cameras will be available in March 2010 with the DMC-F2 having a RRP of just $169 and the DMC-F3 $199 RRP.

Fuss-free photography with great results
Both models are equipped with a versatile 4x optical zoom and boast a range of easy-to-use functions to make everyday photography both fun and fuss-free. The LUMIX DMC-F3 and DMC-F2 have been designed for the everyday user, so both are very easy-to-use and affordable.

Thanks to their high-quality LUMIX heritage, these models are equipped with a high-quality LUMIX DC VARIO lens with a versatile 4x optical zoom , to capture beautiful images with crisp detail and true-to-life colour, whatever the occasion or shooting situation. The DMC-F3 features a wide-angle 28mm lens which is perfect for capturing landscapes, indoor photos or the all-important group photos of family and friends. F3-S Back

Auto Scene Mode features three complementary functions – Intelligent ISO Control, Face Detection and Intelligent Scene Selector – that work together to ensure perfect photography every time, without the user needing to manually control the camera settings. Plus, the DMC-F3 has a Digital Image Stabiliser that helps suppress hand-shake for clearer, better-focused images.

Introducing High Definition Movie Recording
The DMC-F3 also offers a dynamic HD (High Definition) recording capability in 720p Motion Jpeg (MPEG2) – a great feature for an entry level model in this class – that adds further versatility for capturing high-quality motion images with one compact camera device. Users can also create a slideshow of still and movie files with transition effects and music via the bundled software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 to share with family and friends or upload to YouTube.

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With quick start-up and processing of images, PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 makes it possible to sort and organise your photos; both new photos and also those stored on your PC. Fun and useful functionality includes the ability to easily create a slideshow of photos and movies complete with transition effects and music which you can burn onto a DVD disc as a MPEG2 file. It is also possible to upload your movies and custom slideshows to YouTube.?PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 is compatible with Windows 7.