Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Panasonic DMC-FX500 Overview

Review by Mike Pasini and Stephanie Boozer

The Panasonic FX500 breaks new ground for the company, being the first Lumix-series digital camera to include a touch-screen LCD display. This not only helps keep the number of external control buttons on the Panasonic FX500 to a minimum, but also helps to free up space for a larger-than-most 3-inch LCD panel with 230,000 pixels of resolution.

The Panasonic FX500 touch-screen has some pretty nifty tricks up its sleeve, too. For example, in Record mode you can tap the picture anywhere (a stylus is included for accuracy) and the autofocus and autoexposure systems will focus on the specific portion of the image you selected. You can also adjust the aperture and shutter speeds in the relevant modes by dragging the Panasonic FX500's on-screen sliders. In Playback mode, you can even add titles to your images with an on-screen keyboard!