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Panasonic announces 12.2Mp compact camera

First 12.2Mp with a 28mm wide angle lens

Panasonic has announced the DMC-FX100. Panasonic claims the Lumix DMC-FX100 is the world’s first 12.2Mp digital camera with 28mm wide-angle lens. This follows yesterday's announcement from Casio of the UK's first 12Mp compact digital camera.

Panasonic's DMC-FX100 is equipped with a 28mm wide-angle lens featuring f/2.8 brightness, a 3.6x optical zoom and a 12.2Mp CCD.

The 28mm wide-angle lens should allow photographers to easily capture a large group of people, or expansive architectural structures and landscapes with dynamic width and rich perspective. Panasonic squeezed the 28mm wide-angle lens and large CCD into a compact body.

The new lens unit comprises seven elements in six groups, including an EA (extra-high refractive index aspherical) lens and four lenses with five aspherical surfaces to generate high optical performance.

The zoom ratio can be extended up to 7x in 3Mp resolution mode with minimal deterioration thanks to the Extra Optical Zoom.


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