The ultra slim and compact DMC-FS14 has top notch Leica wide angle optics, optical image stabilisation and HD movies with easy upload to Facebook and YouTube.
Leica 4x Wideangle Zoom
The Lumix FS-14 uses Leica’s unique expertise in compact lens design to deliver this 4x wide angle zoom range in such a compact body. The Leica DC Vario-Elmar optic has an equivalent zoom range of 28-112mm, incorporating wide angle, ideal for indoor shots, architecture and landscapes. The Extra Optical Zoom facility also uses the central portion of the image to obtain 8.4x zoom with 3 megapixel resolution.
For fine, crisp image quality, even under considerable enlargement. Intelligent Resolution Technology is also included. This recognises outlines, detailed texture and soft gradation areas of an image and improves overall detail and sharpness. This enables the Intelligent Zoom feature to be used – an extra 1.3x range with no drop off in quality – effectively converts the 4x the lens to a 5x zoom.
The MEGA O.I.S. (optical image stabiliser) mechanically compensates for any camera shake, without affecting image quality, giving extra shooting ability in low light and extended zoom settings.
The Intelligent Auto (iA) mode combines MEGA O.I.S. with Intelligent ISO control, Face Detection AF/AE, AF Tracking and Intelligent Scene Selector. All picture information is analysed by these technologies and the camera then sets itself for the best possible image quality. Intelligent Exposure also ensures the best balance of brightness for your subject and background.
The DMC-FS14 records movies in 720p HD quality at 30 frames per second for smooth action. Recording format is Motion JPEG. You can tag your movies for instant upload to YouTube and do the same for still images you’d like to send to your Facebook profile.