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Old Oct 2, 2003, 11:37 AM   #21
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Default Re: DMC-FZ10 : Press Release

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The new, high-performance DMC-FZ10 Lumix camera is targeted for retail introduction in November, and will have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $599.00.
Panasonic site has MSRP at $999.
http://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp...odel=DMC-FZ10K
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Old Oct 2, 2003, 11:54 AM   #22
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Default Re: how about auto-focussing?

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It's a shame Panasonic did not use AA batteries... the propietary batteries are very expensive (I've read somewhere 78US$!) and you really need at least 1 extra with a shooting time of a mere 100 minutes.
it's cool actually. their battery is extremely good. I did not need another (own FZ1 for four months). of course, most advanced users think the opposite, but that's not a reason to go for the worse decision. besides, good rechargable AA bateries also cost quite a lot and charge longer (this battery will charge fully in 90 minutes).

another matter is its' size. it looks as if it'll be biger in all dimensions and heavier by 200 grams (than FZ1/2)!! this is unconfirmed, dpreview forums
this makes it a different class camera.. it's now heavy, actually
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Old Oct 2, 2003, 12:28 PM   #23
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The photos that our Japan site may post are using firmware which at this time is IS NOT final. I'm concerned that people will form conclusions from what they see. DON'T
Too late...

The ISO 100 picture on that site looks really bad. Is that the result of the small CCD size?

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My schedule is being consumed by testing this baby and working very closely with our factory. Hopefully in a few days I'll have a spec sheet that I can share with all of you.
Once you have the latest firmware, please comment on the following:
- AF performance in low light conditions. Is it better than the FZ1?
- AF speed and lag time at wide angle and full telefoto - both in bright and dark conditions.
- Cycle time and burst modes.
- Picture quality at higher-than-50 ISO (also in less than ideal conditions).

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All in all I find very little in the "want" column with his camera
There are a few: no CF cards, no A4 batteries. I can live with those.
The small CCD size is a concern and the posted pictures seem to indicate that there is a problem.

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As more info becomes available I'll share it with you.
Please don't take this personally but I have had bad experience with company representatives in the past so I have to ask:
Will you be willing to share less complimenting information that you may happen to discover?
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Old Oct 2, 2003, 1:19 PM   #24
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Default What else's new?

Surprising news!

Besides 4mp, 1/2.5" CCD, flash hotshoe, anything more under the sleeve? For the 72mm lens thread, bet the camera size will be a surprise too? Any confirmation about the conflicting pricing yet?
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Old Oct 2, 2003, 1:36 PM   #25
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Default Re: What else's new?

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Surprising news!

Besides 4mp, 1/2.5" CCD, flash hotshoe, anything more under the sleeve? For the 72mm lens thread, bet the camera size will be a surprise too? Any confirmation about the conflicting pricing yet?
specs are here:
http://catalog2.panasonic.com/webapp...tGroupId=11056

price would be interesting, but isn't there anybody who could say, what is japanese price? it should be on their site, shouldn't it?
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Old Oct 2, 2003, 1:51 PM   #26
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If the $599 is real - I am excited.
At $999 - I am (much) less excited.
Looks like a great camera, though.
- Ray
Who also cannot find the 'drool' Emoticon . . .
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Old Oct 2, 2003, 3:38 PM   #27
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Default Battery ???

Mr Panasonic US wrote :

Battery life is virtually the same as the FZ1 and it uses the same battery.

Panasonic Japan report :

Power Supply Li-Ion Battery (1400 mAh, 7.2V)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Included)


fz-1/2 = 7,2 v 680 mAh
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Old Oct 2, 2003, 3:54 PM   #28
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Its quite Bigger









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Old Oct 2, 2003, 4:00 PM   #29
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Default Specifications

Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens 13 elements in 8 groups
(3 aspherical lenses / 3 aspherical surfaces)

12x Optical Zoom Yes

Camera Effective Pixels 4.0 Effective Megapixels

CCD (Image Sensor) 1/2.5", 4.23 Total Megapixel CCD, Primary Color Filter

Aperture (Iris) F2.8 - F8 (wide)

Digital Zoom 1 3x (single shot)
3x (Burst Consective shot)
(Max 36x combined with Optical Zoom)

Focus Distance f=6.0-72mm (35mm equivalent: 35-420mm)

Focusing Area Normal: Wide 30cm / Tele 200cm - infinity
Macro: Wide 5cm / Tele 200cm - infinity

Focus Auto Focus System, Normal/Macro (Dial), Spot AF On/Off (Spot Mode), Continuous AF On/Off

ISO Sensitivity Auto / 50 / 100 / 200 / 400

White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Halogen / White Set

Exposure Auto, Program AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Scene Mode

Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV

Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 EV-1 EV Step, 3 Frames

Light Metering Multiple / Spot (Spot Mode)

Shutter Speed 8 - 1/2,000 sec

Self Timer 10 seconds / 2 seconds

Color Effect Mode Cool, Warm, Black & White

Image Modes Fine/Standard

Motion Image Recording with Audio Approximately 10 frames/second @ 320 x 240 pixels
(maximum recording time deponds upon memory card capacity)

Still Image Recording with Audio 5 seconds

Audio Dubbing Maximum of 10 Seconds

Flash Built-in

LCD Monitor 2.0" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT Color LCD with 130,000 pixels

Viewfinder Color EVF (Adjustable)

Built-in SD Card Slot Yes

Memory Types SD Memory Card (16MB Card Included)
MultiMediaCard (Optional)

Microphone Built-in

Speaker Built-in

Interface DC Input, A/V Output, USB

USB Port Yes

Power Supply Li-Ion Battery (1400 mAh, 7.2V)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Included)

ArcSoft Editing Software Package 2 ArcSoft PhotoBase™
ArcSoft PhotoImpression™
ArcSoft Panorama Maker™

SD Viewer for DSC Yes

Included Accessories Battery Charger/AC Adapter
Battery Pack
16MB SD Memory Card
Lens Cap
Lens Hood
Lens Hood Adapter
A/V Cable
USB Cable
Strap
CD-ROM

MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer Yes


Scene Mode P Mode (Program)
A/S/M Mode (Aperture Priority/ Shutter Priority/ Manual)
Macro, Portrait, Sports, Panning, Night Portrait, Moving Image

Picture Adjustment Natural, Standard, Vivid

Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.43'' x 5.45'' x 4.16''

Weight 1.21 lbs
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Old Oct 2, 2003, 9:43 PM   #30
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Its quite Bigger


Hi Nathcoo,

Out of curiosity, where were those pictures taken from? Are you a Panasonic guy too?

Thanx!
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