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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2

By dpreview staff on Aug 11, 2003 at 11:33 GMT

Panasonic has today announced the DMC-FZ2, this new camera appears to a development of the DMC-FZ1 which keeps the body design and 12x optical zoom stabilized F2.8 lens and two megapixel sensor. Indeed the changes appear to be under the skin, the FZ2 adds aperture and shutter prioirity, white balance fine tuning and color saturation control. As with the previous model the FZ2 will be available in both black and silver and is supplied with a lens hood.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2 Specifications


Sensor 1/3.2" 2.1 megapixel CCD
Effective pixels 2.0 million
Image sizes • 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 640 x 480
File formats • Still: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
• Movie: MOV Motion JPEG
Lens

• Leica 12x optical zoom with optical image stabilization
• 35 - 420 mm equiv.
• F2.8 (constant throughout zoom range!)
• 13 elements in 8 groups

Digital zoom Up to 3x
Focus distance • Normal: 30 / 100 cm - Infinity
• Macro: 3 / 100 cm - Infinity
Focus modes

• Normal
• Macro
• Spot AF
• Continuous AF

Exposure modes • Program AE
• Aperture Priority AE
• Shutter Priority AE
• Scene mode (Portrait, Sports, Night View, Movie)
Sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 50
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Metering • Intelligent multi-segment
• Spot
Shutter speed 8 - 1/2000 sec
Exposure comp. +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Auto bracket • 3 images
• 0.3, 0.7 or 1.0 EV steps
White balance • Auto
• Sunlight
• Cloudy
• Incandescent
• Fluorescent
(Fine tuning available)
Color adjust • Standard
• Nature
• Vivid
Self Timer 2 or 10 seconds
Burst mode • 4 frames per second
• Max 4 images at Fine JPEG
• Max 7 images at Standard JPEG
LCD Monitor • 1.5" TFT LCD
• 114,000 pixels
Viewfinder Electronic Viewfinder
Storage SD / MMC card
Connections • USB 1.1
• A/V Out
� DC-IN
Power Lithium-Ion rechargeable (supplied)
Dimensions 125 x 70 x 83 mm
Weight (no batt) 318 g
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