Pre-CES 2010: Rounding off Panasonic's early 2010 Lumix range are the FS 10 and FS11. Both cameras come equiped with 28mm wideangle 5X zoom lenses with Mega OIS, 2.7" screens, Venus Engine IV processors and 720p MJPEG format HD video recording. The FS11 sports a 14Mp sensor, while the FS10 has to make do with just 12Mp. Again there's a choice of colors including silver, black, blue and pink; the FS11 will also come in red, but if you really want an orange camera you'll have to buy the FS10 instead.
28mm Wide-Angle 5x Optical Zoom Lens*1
14.1-Megapixel DMC-FS11 and 12.1-Megapixel DMC-FS10
January 6, 2010: Panasonic is pleased to introduce the new 14.1-megapixel DMC-FS11 and 12.1-megapixel DMC-FS10 cameras of newly developed 28mm wide angle lens with 5x optical zoom (equivalent to 28mm to 140mm on a 35mm camera) with 2.7-inch Intelligent LCD as a member of Lumix new FS series. The FS series, a sister line of the popular FX series, pursues easy and simple operation with its high-grade profile for users at every stage to enjoy taking beautiful pictures. All cameras from the new FS series are equipped with 28mm wide angle lenses with 8x or 5x optical zoom. The 5x optical zoom models differ in the recording resolution, 14.1-megapixel FS11 and 12.1-megapixel FS10.
Panasonic's world-acclaimed iA (intelligent auto) mode makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos by various shooting-assist functions. It comprehends MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) for hand-shake, Intelligent ISO Control for subject movement, Face detection and Intelligent Scene Selector. The dedicated iA button on the top of the camera lets you enter the iA mode directly. Once you enter iA mode, these multi-capable functions happen automatically so you can shoot without the bother of adjusting settings every time conditions change. You can enjoy easy, trouble-free shooting in any situation and get the satisfaction that comes with capturing clear, beautiful images.
What is newly featured in the FS11/FS10 is HD(high definition) movie recording capability in 720p motion jpeg. Not only viewing the movie on PC but also burning the movie and photos made into a slideshow of MPEG2 file on a DVD disc to enjoy watching it on TV via the bundled software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0.
The DMC-FS11/FS10 incorporates a 2.7-inch 230,000-dot LCD with Intelligent LCD function, which detects the lighting condition and controls the brightness level of the LCD in 11 fine steps, to offer a display with the most appropriate clarity in any situation. Clear menus are easy to navigate, even for seniors, thanks to the display size option. Other various upgrades make FS11/FS10 enhance fun of taking pictures.
Dressed in the brushed metal-finished panel, the slim and sleek FS11/FS10 offers an enjoyment of taking great snapshots casually with committed ease of operation even for beginners. The DMC-FS11 will be available in silver, black red, blue and pink while FS10 in silver, black, blue, pink and orange.*2
28mm Wide Angle Powerful 5x Optical Zoom (28-140mm*1) LUMIX DC Lens, 14.1-megapixel(FS11)/12.1-megapixel(FS10) High Resolution CCD and High Performance Venus Engine IV
The 14.1-megapixel DMC-FS11 and 12.1-megapixel DMC-FS10 package a 28mm wide-angle*1 high quality LUMIX lens with powerful 5x optical zoom into a slim, compact body. Comprising 6 elements in 5 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses with 5 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit realizes the outstandingly slim and compact body yet achieving exceptional optical performance. Further, in 3-megapixel resolution mode, the Extra Optical Zoom function provides additional magnification, extending the zoom power to 10.5x (294mm*1) for FS11/9.8x(274mm*1) for FS10 by taking advantage of the high resolution CCD.
The image-processing LSI, Venus Engine IV, features advanced signal processing technology for rendering high quality images. Featured in the DMC- FS11/FS10, the multi-task image-processing engine Venus Engine IV supports a super-fast response time. The shutter release time lag is as short as approx. 0.006(FS11) / 0.007(FS10) second and the camera's quick response makes it easier to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities together with the sonic speed AF(auto focus) that lets you lock on the subject minimum 0.35 second*3 and the short startup time of approx. 1.01 second.
The Venus Engine IV also supports a High Sensitivity mode that lets the DMC-FS11/FS10 record at a setting of up to ISO 6400, sensitive enough to capture subjects in near-total darkness without using a flash.*4
The iA(Intelligent Auto) mode for making every photographer to be a good photographer
Panasonic incorporated the Intelligent Auto mode in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of misshots. This mode is of course comes with the new FS33/FS30. The MEGA O.I.S. suppress hand-shake and the Intelligent ISO control prevents moving subject to be blurred by optimizing the shutter speed and ISO setting, to render sharp, clear images whatever the shooting situation is. Human faces are captured in focus and appropriate exposure with the Face Detection. Unwanted red-eyes are digitally corrected and backlight compensation automatically activates if they happens. Intelligent Scene Selector, which automatically selects whichever of 6 scene modes -- Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and newly added Sunset - that best suits the shooting situation. The Quick AF system allows the camera to keep focus on the subject while the camera is in recording mode even before without pressing a shutter button halfway, to get best result out of a shutter chance because the focus is always near the subject and the AF time is minimized.
The user can activate all of these useful, convenient shooting-assist functions by simply pressing an dedicated iA button on the top of the camera. All these make the FS11/FS10 the ultimate, super-versatile automatic camera for capturing clear, beautiful, mistake-free photos with ease.
Exciting Options to Expand the Fun of Photography in the High-Definition Era
All Lumix cameras can take 16:9 HD (high-definition) quality photos that perfectly fit a wide-screen HDTV for full-screen viewing. You can enjoy slideshow of photos taken with the camera in stunning HD quality by inserting an SDHD/SD memory card in to the SDHC/SD card slot with the VIErA HDTV (VIErA Image Viewer).
The new DMC-FS11/FS10 even records dynamic HD movie in 1280 x 720p at a smooth 30 fps, in addition to WVGA (848 x 480) and normal VGA (640 x 480). It is also possible not only to watch the movie on PC but also to upload it on YouTube with the included software PHOTOfunSTUDIO ver.5.0.
･Use a card with SD Speed Class*5 with “Class 6” or higher when recording motion pictures.
･For Europe, motion images can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes.
Advanced 2.7-inch Large 230,000-dot Intelligent LCD for Easy Shooting and Playback
The DMC-FS11/FS10 incorporates an easy-to-see, large, 2.7-inch 230,000-dot Intelligent LCD for comfortable viewing while both monitoring shots and playing back the results. The Intelligent LCD function detects the light condition and automatically boosts the LCD backlighting by Max. 40% when shooting outdoors in bright sunshine, and adjusts the frame rate when shooting in low-lit situations in addition to using the pixel mixed readout method to secure clarity in such situations. Detecting the lighting condition precisely and automatically controlling the brightness with a total of 11 fine steps, this function gives the display the most appropriate clarity in any situation without using extra energy. The High-angle mode makes the LCD screen extremely easy to view when the camera is held high, such as when shooting over a crowd.
Exciting Options to Expand the Fun of Photography
The new DMC-FS11/FS10 feature a variety of functionalities to expand fun and convenience for users at every stage to enjoy taking beautiful pictures.
A rich variety of scene modes make it easy to get beautiful photos in a range of photographic situations. Baby, Pet and Sports mode take advantage of the Intelligent ISO Control as previously described, to let you get great results even if the subjects have unexpected motion. Furthermore, you can record the name and birthday of your children or pet and embed the information of the name and at which age in year and month the photo was taken on the photo, and choose to print either or both of them on the photo. Photo Frame mode lets the user put attractive borders around the photo. When printed, the photos look like postcards in picture frames, making them ideal postcards.
The functions and settings used most often, such as O.I.S., consecutive shooting, auto focus point, white balance adjustment, ISO level, image size and LCD mode are quickly and easily accessed via the Quick Setting function. There's no need to open menus to adjust them.
The user can select from among several pretty icons for the camera to use for indicating when the subject is in focus. With the My Scene setting, the user can assign up to specific Scene modes to that setting, and switch instantly to the mode when desired. Menus look clearer with the Display Size option, which makes it easier to navigate, even for seniors.
Using the Macro Zoom function, the user can pull subjects even closer than the closest point possible with the wide-angle setting by using 3x digital zoom, and capture dramatic close-ups.
In addition to the conventional SD/SDHC memory card, the DMC-FS11/FS10 accepts next-generation SD format SDXC, that features high potential in both capacity and data transfer speed. The DMC-FS11/FS10 is compatible with Windows 7.
*135mm camera equivalent
*2Availability of models and colors may vary depending on the sales area.
*3At wide-end, using 1-area AF.
*4 In 3-megapixel(4:3), 2.5-megapixel(3:2), 2-megapixel(16:9) recording
*5SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.
1/2.33" Type CCD
| 1/2.33" Type CCD
12.7million total pixels
12.1 million effective pixels
Primary colour filter (RGB)
|Image sizes||4:3 Aspect Ratio:
4320 x 3240 (14M)
3648 x 2736 (10M)
2560 x 1920 (5M)
2048 x 1536 (3M)
640 x 480 (0.3M)
3:2 Aspect Ratio
4320 x 2880 (12.5M)
16:9 Aspect Ratio:
4320 x 2432 (10.5M)
|4:3 Aspect Ratio:
4000 x 3000(12M)
3264 x 2448(8M)
2560 x 1920(5M)
2048 x 1536(3M)
640 x 480 (0.3M)
3:2 Aspect Ratio
4000 x 2672 (10.5M)
16:9 Aspect Ratio:
4000 x 2248 (9M)
HD Movie: 1280 x 720 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
|File formats|| JPEG( Exif 2.21)
QuickTime Motion JPEG
|Lens|| 5x Optical zoom
28 - 140mm (35mm equiv.)
F2.8 - 6.9
LEICA DC VARIO
6 elements in 5 groups
(3 Aspherical surfaces)
|Image stabilization||MEGA O.I.S. Lens-shift stabilization|
|Digital zoom||Yes, up to 4x|
|AF assist lamp||Yes|
|Focus distance|| Normal: 50cm - infinity/ Tele 100cm - infinity
Macro / Intelligent AUTO : Wide 5cm / Tele 100cm - infinity
|ISO sensitivity|| Auto
High Sensitivity Mode : Auto (1600 - 6400)
|Exposure compensation||± 2EV, 1/3EV steps|
|Shutter speed|| 8-1/1600 sec
Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
|Aperture||F2.8 - 6.9 / 2-Step (F2.8 - 9 (W) / F6.9 - 20 (T))|
|Modes|| Intelligent AUTO
Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo, Film Grain, Photo Frame
|White balance|| Auto
|Self timer||2, 10 sec|
High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 4.6 frames/sec (image priority) (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
|High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 5.5 frames/sec (image priority)(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)|
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off
|LCD monitor|| 2.7" TFT Screen LCD Display
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0 Full speed
AV Output (NTSC/PAL)
|Storage|| Approximately 40MB built-in memory
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
|Power|| ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
|Weight (no batt)||125g||123g|
98.4 x 55.2 x 24.0 mm
|98.4 x 55.2 x 23.4 mm
(3.87 x 2.17 x 0.92 in)
|scrum break away by al booth|
from Sport competition
|Parking Deck by Olaf R|
from Your City - Parking Garage
|Communication Tech by alberto_b|
|With & without by OBellini|
from Empty - Full
A recent vacation gave Richard a chance to think about the needs of travel photography – and how our reviews might recognize the perfect travel camera.
Need more evidence that 2017 is the year analog begins its comeback? Well, welcome another new film stock to the world.
The winners of the 10th annual iPhone Photography Awards have been announced, and they're striking.
If you were disappointed by reports that the Sony a9 struggles with adapted Canon glass, you might be able to take some comfort from Metabones' latest update.
Blackmagic Design has dropped the prices of its Video Assist external monitor/recorders for a limited time. Prices of the SD card-based recorders will be reduced in all markets, while supplies last.
Instagram has started testing a new feature called 'favorites' that enables users to share photos with only certain people. Only a small number of users have access to the feature at this time, though it may roll out to everyone in the future.
Lensbaby has announced the Velvet 85 F1.8 for interchangeable lens cameras. The lens is available in Canon, Nikon, Sony E, Sony A, Pentax K, Samsung NX, Fuji X and Micro 4/3 mounts.
It's the end of an era. Parent company Micron has announced that they are discontinuing the Lexar retail brand. This includes 'memory cards, USB flash drives, readers, and storage drives.'
Youthful trainspotter turned adult photographer, John Sanderson has traveled across the United States, documenting the country's railroads. But you won't find any trains in his pictures.
Sony's new CMOS sensor is backside-illuminated and offers an all-pixel global reset function which should drastically reduce rolling shutter effect when panning.
Shoulderpod has converted its offerings into a lego-like modular system by offering all individual parts of existing products separately, allowing users to build exactly the rig they need for a specific project or simply replace a damaged part.
Photographer Felix AAA has spent the past ten years touring the world with a variety of musicians, capturing behind the scenes shots and portraits. He talks about some of his favorite images on the FujiFilm Blog.
A roll of film discovered in an Argus C2 from an Oregon Goodwill turned out to contain some incredible images – and has been re-united with the original owner's family.
Nikon's 28mm F1.4E ED appears to roundly complete the company's updated lineup of fast, professional prime lenses. We've already seen some initial images from a Nikon ambassador, but we've worked through a gallery of our own, with a lens of our own over the past week. Take a look.
Google is holding a competition that could see your Pixel photos gracing millions of screens.
Nikon's 100th birthday party continues worldwide as a distributor in Italy organized a one-of-a-kind feat: assembling the world's largest 'human camera' from over a thousand volunteers.
Ricoh has dropped the price of its Theta SC 360 spherical camera by to $199, a reduction of roughly $50. The camera features two 12MP sensors and can record Full HD video in addition to stills.
Photojournalist Pete Souza served as the presidential photographer for both Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. In an interview with fellow photographer Marcia Nighswander, he discusses several of his most noteworthy images.
Photographer Michael Wolf has been documenting the crowded conditions of Tokyo's subway trains since the 1990s. The photos have gone viral regularly in the years since he started the project, and he just published the final edition in the series.
The just-launched OnePlus 5 is getting a minor update that should improve camera function.
A Belgian camera shop is showing off an extremely rare, limited 'Rex Edition' Nikon D500. The cosmetic alterations were provided by a customer's German Shepherd Rex, who got ahold of the camera within a day of its purchase.
Adobe says that many of its users have been relying on SkyBox for VR editing and it therefore made sense to make the plug-ins available to all subscribers through Creative Cloud.
The Pictar grip provides a number of customizable physical controls for your iPhone camera, but at its price point we would like to see better materials and build quality.
Peak Design's 'consider every detail' approach shines in the Everyday Backpack. While expensive, it's one of the best options out there for a photographer who needs to pack a lot of stuff in addition to gear.
If you're thinking of using Canon's sports glass on the Sony a9, think again. The ultra-fast camera slows way down when you attach off-brand glass.
The Polish town of Katowice is not famed as an area of beauty, but as all photographers know, that doesn't mean that beauty can't be found if you look in the right places. Mariusz Pietranek used a drone to look down on the colorful sedimentation tanks at an ironworks.
New York Times video journalist Ben Solomon spent a harrowing three weeks accompanying Iraqi Major Sajjad al-Hour as he and his men fought to retake Mosul from I.S. forces.
The 3D VR camera launched through a crowdfunding campaign in 2015 goes on sale beginning June 26.
Noctilucent clouds, a crescent moon and Venus were visible in the pre-dawn sky over Budapest yesterday. Photographer György Soponyai captured NASA's astronomy picture of the day.
Squirming pets won't sit still for photos? A Kickstarter campaign is looking to help.