Sounds lovely... can't wait to find out how much it's going to be... well, I'm not going to be able to afford it, but still, we can dream!
Panasonic has announced a brand new compact digital camera boasting a massive 12.2 megapixel resolution plus the ability to record high-definition video. Called the Lumix DMC- FX100, it can take photos in 4:3 mode, plus there are four 16:9 widescreen modes offering a quite impressive 4000 x 2248 pixel image resolution - …
Can you take pictures with it without needing 10kW of studio lighting?
My experience is that the noise in a picture is proportionate to the pixel count, and inversely so with sensor size. I tried an 8MP Canon something P&S, and it was just about useless for anything but shooting outdoors on a sunny day. Taking it indoors was hopeless, as there was more noise than picture.
There is a reason why many pro dslr's only have 6 or 8 MP's, while having a sensor several times larger than that of a P&S.
>> In addition, there's a high-speed mode that will let you shoot eight photos per second at full resolution
That sounds amazingly impresive, however according to the Panasonic website (http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/lumix/fx100/index.html), 8 fps is only possible at 2.5 megapixels at best.
The problem of packing so many mega pixels on a small sensor is noise. High ISO snaps on this baby will look like a snowman in a snow storm. Ony 15 frames per sec in video mode ? Thats poor even at HD res. 8 frames per second at 12 mega pixel is impresive though. My moneys says it wont out perform the Fuji F30 which is only 6 mega pixel and has superb control over noise. Maybe when people see that a 6 megapixel camera can out perform a 12 mega pixel one then the mega pixel war will end.... Who am I kidding, stand by for 20 mega pixel cameras LOL
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