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Number of Effective Pixels
Approximately 12.1 megapixels
Image Sensor
1/1.7-inch square pixel color CCD
Total Pixels:12.39 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)
11.4MB Built-in flash memory
Recording Media
SDHC Memory Card / SD Memory Card / Multimedia Card / Multimedia Card plus compatible
Number of Recorded Pixels
  • Still images:4000x3000, 4000x2656(3:2), 4000x2240(16:9),3264x2448, 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 640x480
  • Movies:848x480(UHQ Wide/HQ Wide), 640x480(UHQ/HQ/Normal), 320x240(LP)
Recording Capacity
(Maximum Size)
Still images:Built-in Flash Memory:Approx. 1 shot (Fine) / 2 shots (Normal) / 4 shots (Economy)
SD Memory Card 1GB *:Approx. 122 shot (Fine) / 234 shots (Normal) / 350 shots (Economy)
Movies:Maximum recording time per file : 10minutes:Built-in Flash Memory:Approx. 16 seconds
SD Memory Card 1GB*:Approx. 22 minutes 50 seconds
*. *1. When using Panasonic (Matsushita) PRO HIGH SPEED SD card.
Operating Speed
Power on to first shot:approximately 1.7 second*1
Shutter release time lag:approximately 0.009 second*1
Image playback:0.1 second/image
Shot to shot time:approximately 2.0 seconds*1*2
Continuous shutter:approximately 1.6-second intervals*2
High-speed continuous shutter:maximum is 3 frames per second*2
Rapid Flash:approximately 3 frames per second
*1. When using built-in memory with built-in flash off.
*2. With image size set at 4000x3000 and using normal image quality.
*3. Image is fixed at 2048x1536 and using normal image quality.
  • Construction:7 lenses in 5 groups, including aspherical lens
  • F-number:F2.8 (W) to 5.4 (T)
  • Focal Length:f= 7.9 to 23.7mm
  • 35mm film equivalent:Approx. 37 to 111mm
Zoom Ratio
  • Optical Zoom:3X
  • Digital Zoom:4X (12X in combination with optical zoom)
  • Focus Type:Contrast Detection Auto Focus
  • Focus Modes:Auto Focus (still image only), Macro Mode, Pan Focus (movie recording only), Infinity Mode, Manual Focus
  • AF Area:Spot, Multi or Tracking
  • AF assist lamp:YES
Focus Range
(From Lens Surface)
  • Auto Focus:40cm to ∞
  • Macro:6cm to 50cm
  • Infinity Mode:∞
  • Manual Focus:6cm to ∞
*. Range is affected by optical zoom.
  • Exposure Metering:Multi-pattern, center weighted, spot by imaging element
  • Exposure:Program AE
  • Exposure Compensation:-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Shutter Type
  • CCD shutter, mechanical shutter
  • Shutter Speed*:Program AE: 1/4 to 1/2000 second
  • Aperture Priority AE:1 to 1/2000 second,
  • Shutter Speed Priority AE and Manual Exposure:30 to 1/2000 second
* Shutter speed range may be different depending on the BEST SHOT scene.
F2.8 (W) to F8.0 (W)*2, 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
Still images:Auto*, ISO50, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400
*. When using Anti Shake function, maximum is ISO 800. When using BEST SHOT “High Sensitivity” function, maximum is ISO 1600.
Other Recording Functions
  • Still images:still images with audio (maximum around 30 seconds):Yes
  • macro:Yes
  • self-timer:Yes
  • continuous shutter (normal speed, high speed, rapid flash, zoom continuous):Yes
  • movies with audio:Yes
  • voice recording:Yes
10 seconds, 2 seconds, Triple Self-timer
Built-in Flash
Flash Modes:Auto, On, Off, Soft Flash, Red Eye Reduction
Flash Range:approx. 0.1 to 4.0m (W), approx. 0.3 to 2.1m (T)
Rapid Flash:approx. 0.3 to 2.4m (W), approx. 0.3 to 1.2m (T)
Monitor Screen
2.8-inch Wide 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, USB2.0 (Hi-Speed) compatible
Power Requirements
Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40) x 1
Battery Life
Approx. 340 still images*(CIPA Standards)
Continuous playback:approx 8 hr. 10 min. (still image)
Continuous recording:approx 9 hr. 40 min. (voice recording)
*. Auto Mode, standard brightness monitor setting.
93.3 (W) x 58.5 (H) x 22.4 (D) mm (excluding projections, 19.9mm at thinnest part)
Approximately 152g (excluding battery and accessories)
Bundled Accessories
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, USB cradle, USB cable, AV cable, Special AC adaptor, strap, CD-ROM

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