Panasonic DMC-FX55 and FX33

Panasonic today announced the launch of two new additions to the award winning Lumix range- the DMC-FX33 and DMC-FX55. With the DMC-FX33 and FX55, Panasonic has packaged a 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with f/2.8 brightness and a 3.6x optical zoom (equivalent to 28-100mm on a 35mm film camera) plus an 8.1 megapixel CCD into a body that is slim, stylish and conveniently compact. Model FX55 boast a 230K pixel high resolution, 3.0” large LCD while FX33 boast a 207K pixel high resolution, 2.5” large LCD so you can effortlessly capture and playback your pictures. Both models features, optical image stabilizer, face detection and intelligent scene selection etc. Continuing to push the boundaries, the FX33 and FX55 go one step further to include Intelligent Auto mode – a feature unique to Panasonic Lumix cameras.
These new models also record stunning wide aspect WVGA (848 x 480) motion images at 30 frames per second. Fitting a wide-screen television perfectly, these wide-aspect motion images captured by the DMC-FX55 and DMC-FX33 make for extremely impressive viewing.

The DMC-FX33 and FX55 feature the Panasonic’s advanced image-processing engine Venus Engine III that boasts outstanding response time, improves noise reduction and also supports a new High Sensitivity mode that lets the DMC-FX33 and FX55 record at a setting of up to ISO 6400 – sensitive enough to capture subjects in near-total darkness without using a flash. This advanced processing engine is also energy efficient – its low power consumption means you can shoot around 280 images on a single charge, for a full day of shooting fun.
Approximately 27 MB of built-in memory is provided, and the cameras accommodate large-capacity SDHC memory cards. Both Panasonic DMC-FX33 and DMC-FX55 will be available from September 2007.