The camera will not only help eliminate blurring from hand-shake or subject movement, but it will also detect up to 15 faces and automatically select the focus, exposure and scene modes for the best results. Camera shake is the number one cause of blurry, out-of-focus pictures. Thats why Panasonic Lumix digital cameras come equipped with advanced Optical Image Stabilization (MEGA O.I.S.) that detects even the tiniest camera movement, and then automatically adjusts the lens to compensate. With MEGA O.I.S., sharp, clear pictures are ensured every time without any loss of image detail or clarity. Thanks to Intelligent ISO, Panasonic Lumix digital cameras capture crisp, clear images even when the subject moves while shooting. Advanced subject-motion detection circuitry senses when subject is moving and raises the cameras ISO sensitivity and shutter speed settings accordingly. This suppresses motion blur and also makes it easy to shoot scenes with fast moving action. The Face Detection function automatically chooses the optimal settings to make sure faces appear well-lit and in focus. This advanced technology can detect up to 15 faces in a scene, and will even automatically readjust the settings if their positions change. In Intelligent Auto Mode, the camera automatically begins focusing even before pressing the shutter button. With Panasonic Lumix digital camera in Intelligent Auto Mode, the Intelligent Scene Selector will sense the ambient conditions and automatically select either the Scenery, Portrait, Macro, Night Portrait or Night Scenery mode accordingly. With the camera choosing the settings, beautiful results are obtained each time after the shot, no matter whatever the scene or subject is.
Features include: 8.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints; 3.6x wide-angle image-stabilized optical zoom; 3-inch LCD display; Intelligent Auto Mode with Face Detection and Intelligent Scene Selector; High-Sensitivity mode shoots at an ISO equivalent of 6400; Continuous Auto focus, which minimizing auto focus time; Stores images on SD memory cards (includes 27MB of internal memory; powered by lithium-ion battery (battery and charger included)
Performance Features are: Focusing Area Normal: 50cm infinity; Macro/Intelligent AUTO/Motion Picture/Clipboard: Wide 5cm/Tele 30cm infinity; AF Metering Face/1-point/1-point high speed/3-point high speed/5-point/Spot; Focus Auto Focus System; Normal/Macro (Dial); AF Assist Lamp Yes; ISO Sensitivity Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1250 / 1600 (High Sensitivity Mode: Auto(1600-6400); White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set; White Balance Adjustment (+10steps, except for auto set) (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, and High speed Burst mode); Exposure Program AE; Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, 2 EV; Backlight Compensation Yes (at Intelligent AUTO mode); Auto Bracketing (AE) +/- 1/3 EV ~ 1EV step, 3 frames; Light Metering Intelligent Multiple; Scene Modes Dial: SCN(Portrait/Soft Skin/Self-Portrait/Scenery/Sports/Night Portrait & Scenery/Food/Party/Candle Light/Baby1&2/Pet/Sunset/High Svty/Hi-Spd Burst/Starry/Fireworks/Beach/Snow/Aerial photo)/Intelli AUTO/Playback/Norm Pic/Macro/Motion Pic/Print/Clipboard; Shutter Speed 8 - 1/2,000 sec.; Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec.; Self Timer 10 seconds / 2 seconds; Auto Review 1 sec/3 sec/zoom; Review 1x/4x/8x; Color Mode Standard/Vivid/Cool/Warm/Natural/Black & White/Sepia; Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF Corresponding; Image with audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system, based on Exif 2.21 standard)+ QuickTime; Motion Picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG; Image Quality Fine/Standard; Motion Image (Quick Time Motion JPEG) 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps; 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 848 x 480 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps