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Number of Effective Pixels
Approximately 8.1 megapixels
Image Sensor
1/2.5-inch square pixel color CCD
Total Pixels:8.29 million
File Format
  • Still Images:JPEG (Exif Version 2.2), DCF standard, DPOF compliant
  • Movies:H.264/AVC, MOV format
  • Audio:WAV (monaural)
Built-in Flash Memory
(Image Area)
Built-in Flash Memory:10.8MB
Recording Media
SDHC Memory Card / SD Memory Card / Multimedia Card / Multimedia Card plus compatible
Number of Recorded Pixels
  • Still Images:3264×2448, 3264×2176 (3:2), 3264×1840 (16:9), 2816×2112, 2304×1728, 1600×1200, 640×480
  • Movies:848×480 (UHQ Wide/HQ Wide), 640×480 (UHQ/HQ/Normal), 320×240 (LP)
Recording Capacity
(Maximum Size)
Still Images(when set at 8M pixels image size):Built-in Flash Memory:Approx. 2 shots (Fine), 4 shots (Normal), 6 shots (Economy)
SD Memory Card 1GB *:Approx. 210 shots (Fine), 393 shots (Normal), 579 shots (Economy)
Movies:(when set at UHQ image size) Recording Time:Maximum Recording Time per File: 10 minutes
Built-in Flash Memory:Approx. 10 seconds
SD Memory Card 1GB*:Approx. 18 minutes 53 seconds
*. When using Panasonic (Matsushita) Pro High Speed 1GB SD Memory Card.
Operating Speed
Power on to First Shot *1:Approx. 1.0 seconds
Shutter Release Time Lag *1:Approx. 0.008 second
Image Playback:Approx. 0.1 second/image
Shot to Shot Time *1*2:Approx. 1.6 seconds
Continuous Shutter *2:Approx. 1.0-second intervals
High-speed Continuous Shutter *3:Maximum is 4 frames per second
Rapid Flash Approx. 3 frames per second
*1. When using built-in memory with built-in flash off.
*2. When set at maximum image size and normal image quality.
*3. Image is fixed at 1600x1200 pixels and normal image quality
  • Construction:6 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens
  • F-number:F2.7 (W) to 5.2 (T)
  • Focal Length:f=f=6.2 to 18.6mm
  • 35mm film equivalent:Approx. 38 to 114mm
Zoom Ratio
  • Optical Zoom:3X
  • Digital Zoom:4X (12X in combination with optical zoom)
  • Focus Type:Contrast Detection Auto Focus
  • Focus Modes:Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
  • AF Area:Spot, Multi or Tracking
  • AF Assist Lamp:YES
Focus Range
(From Lens Surface)
  • Auto Focus:Approx. 40cm to ∞ (W)
  • Macro:Approx. 15cm to 50cm (W)
  • Infinity Mode:∞ (W)
  • Manual Focus:Approx. 15cm to ∞ (W)
*. Range is affected by optical zoom.
  • Exposure Metering:Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
  • Exposure Control:Program AE
  • Exposure Compensation:-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter Type
  • CCD electronic shutter, mechanical shutter
  • Shutter Speed *:Auto 1/2 to 1/2000 second
  • Night Scene (BEST SHOT):4 to 1/2000 second
*. Shutter speed range may be different depending on the BEST SHOT scene.
F2.7 (W) to F8.0*2 (W), auto switching
*1. Using optical zoom causes the aperture to change.
*2. F8.0 is the aperture when an ND filter is being used.
White Balance
Auto, fixed (6 modes), manual
ISO Sensitivity
(SOS/REI)*:Still Images Auto, ISO64, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400, ISO800
*. SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity. REI: Recommended Exposure Index.
Other Recording Functions
  • Still Images with Audio:Audio Recording:maximum around 30 seconds
  • BEST SHOT:39 scenes
  • Voice Recording:YES
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes:Auto, Off, On, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range:Approx. 0.15 to 3.9m (W), approx. 0.4 to 2.0m (T)
Rapid Flash:Approx. 0.4 to 1.7m (W), approx. 0.4 to 0.9m (T)
Monitor Screen
2.8-inch TFT color LCD (14:9), 230,400 pixels (960×240)
Timekeeping Functions
  • Date and time:recorded with image data
  • Auto Calendar:To 2049 On-image time stamp function
  • World Time:162 cities in 32 time zones, City name, date, time, summer time
External Connection Terminals
USB cradle connector
USB:USB2.0 (Hi-Speed) compatible
Power Requirements
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-20) x 1
Battery Life
Number of Shots*:Approx. 220 still images (CIPA Standards)
Continuous Playback:Approx 4 hr. (still images)
Continuous Recording:Approx 5 hr. 10 min. (voice recording)
*. Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting.
(excluding projections):94.5 (W) x 60.4 (H) x 17.3 (D)mm Thinnest Part: 13.7mm
(excluding battery and accessories):Approx. 128g
Bundled Accessories
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, Lithium ion battery charger, AC power cord, USB cable, AV cable, strap, CD-ROM

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