General

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Brand
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Panasonic
Lowest price
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$988.72
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Announced
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July 2008
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Sensor

Type
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CCD
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Sensor size
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1/1.8" 7.4x5.55mm
Megapixels
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14.6 MP
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Light sensitivity
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1,600 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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6,400 ISO

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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14.2 MP
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Native resolution
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4416 × 3312
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Pixel size
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2.8 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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2.7"
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Resolution
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230k dots
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Touch screen
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No
Flips out
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No
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Lens

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Zoom
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3.6x
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Wide angle
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28 mm
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Telephoto
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100 mm
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Aperture (wide angle)
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f/2.8
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Aperture (telephoto)
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f/5.6
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Macro focus
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5.0 cm

Form factor

Size
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97×54×25 mm
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Depth
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1"
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Weight
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179 g
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Interchangeable lenses
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No
Waterproof
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No

Viewfinder

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Type
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None
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Movies

Format
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720p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
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Yes
High-speed framerate
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None
External mic jack
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No
Autofocus
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Unknown
All formats
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  1. 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  2. 480p @ 30fps
  3. 848 x 480 @ 30fps
  4. 720p @ 24fps

Features

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Panorama
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No
HDR
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No
3D
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No
Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
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Supports RAW
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Yes
GPS
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No

Performance

Startup delay
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Unknown
Shutter lag
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Unknown
Battery life
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Unknown
Continuous shooting
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2 fps
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Focus system

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Autofocus
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Contrast detection
Focus points
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Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/2000s
Min
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60s
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Flash

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Built-in flash
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Yes
Popup
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No
External connection
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No

Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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  1. MMC
  2. SD
  3. SDHC

DXO Mark Scores

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Image quality
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28.0
Color depth
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18.4 bits
Dynamic range
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9.6 EV
Low light performance
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101 ISO