In addition, the new DMC-LZ7 and DMC-LZ6, which feature impressive bright 2.5-inch and 2.0-inch LCDs respectively, are equipped with the Panasonic Venus Engine III image processing engine that gives them even higher image quality and speedier processing than before. The Venus Engine III, which in the past was offered only in the higher end Lumix models, records at a sensitivity setting as high as ISO 1250 with full resolution, and aids in noise reduction by removing picture noise removed in stages during image processing. And, with its multi-task image-processing capability, the Venus Engine III boasts outstanding response time with shutter release time lag as short as 0.005 second. This fast response makes it easy to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment shots, and allows for unlimited consecutive shooting.
“Drawing on Panasonic’s vast expertise in consumer electronics, Panasonic is committed to creating a new photographic culture by introducing innovative, high-performance cameras and other advanced digital imaging products,” said Alex Fried, National Marketing Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Corporation of North America. “As consumers demand more from their images, Panasonic is committed to bringing powerful advanced features to our entire camera line. From Intelligent Image Stabilization to new processing engines, and from a sleek new design to powerful zoom, the DMC-LZ7 and DMC-LZ6 offer top of the line features in a small compact package.”
Both the DMC-LZ7 and DMC-LZ6 offer a range of features that enhance usability and add convenience to digital imaging including: Quick Setting that allows users to quickly and easily access and set the functions used most often, Easy Zoom that shifts the lens instantly to full 6x zoom power at the touch of a dedicated button, and Date Stamp that include both date of photo, day of trip or age of person in the image itself.
Each camera accepts large-capacity SDHC memory cards for extra shooting convenience and flexibility. Powered by two of Panasonic’s original, extended-life Oxyride dry cell batteries, the DMC-LZ7 can take approximately 250 shots and LZ6 260 shots (CIPA) on one battery charge.
Additional features and benefits of the DMC-LZ7 and DMC-LZ6 include:
Wide-Aspect VGA Motion Images: In addition to recording standard VGA (640 x 480) motion images at 30 frames per second, the DMC-LZ7 and DMC-LZ6 can record stunning wide-aspect VGA (848 x 480) motion images at 30 frames per second. These 16:9 motion pictures look extremely impressive on a wide-screen TV.
Five Auto Focus Modes: To match the shooting situation and subject’s position, the user can select from five auto-focusing methods: 5-point, 3- point high-speed, 1-point high-speed, 1-point normal-speed, and spot. As with all powerful zoom models in the Lumix family, the DMC-LZ7 and DMC-LZ6 lead the industry with their short AF time, especially in the 1 point high-speed AF, achieving quick, smooth operation.
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