In the world of MP3 players, people want more gigabytes. For LCDs, it’s about pushing the resolution envelope. For digital cameras, it’s the pursuit of more megapixels and the newly revealed Panasonic Lumix FX100 compact digital camera certainly delivers on that front.
The consumer-level picture-taker has a 28m optic angle, F2.8-F5.6 aperture settings, and up to ISO 6400 sensitivity, but the one number that’ll probably catch your eye is the proclamation that the Lumix FX100 sports a 12 megapixel imaging sensor to go with its 7x optical zoom. Tack on the digital zoom side of things and you’re up to 27.9x.
Capping off the feature set are an enhanced image stabilizer, 27MB built-in memory, and SD/MMC/SDHC support. Estimated street price is south of 500,000 KRW (US$544).