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The Panasonic company had unveiled it’s first Lumix digital camera with touch sensitive screen – Panasonic Lumix FX500.

This is not the first time that some camera manufacturer has tried to build camera with touch sensitive screen navigation, Sony for example has it’s N series with N1 and N2.

Panasonic Lumix FX500 is representing a flagship for Panasonics compact digital cameras, except new navigation new FX500 has new optical sensor with 10.1 Megapixel resolution and 5x optical zoom LEICA lens.

And not that it’s only 5x zoom but it starts from relatively wide 25mm (35mm equivalent) up to 125mm. Touch screen is quite large similar like on the Sony’s N1/N2, 3 inch in diagonal.

If you are not used to use touch screen to operate your camera, there is an option cause FX500 has still a regular joystick on the back side of the camera.

Also another very interesting feature not so often see on digital cameras is ability to record video in FULL HD (1280 x 720p).
Panasonic has evolved its in camera software so now they are offering new Intelligent Exposure program to help photos from being under or over-exposed, the FX500 instantly analyzes the framed image and adjusts the brightness in areas that are too dark because of dim lighting, backlighting or the use of the flash.
New generation of MEGA O.I.S. optical stabilization compensate your hand-shake with lens shift system shifts, helping to prevent hand-shake from creating a blurry image.

Face Detection is a hype in digital cameras in past year so Panasonic implement is too. Detecting up to 15 faces, Panasonic’s Face Detection can even track a face if the subject is moving.

All that features are packed in nice stylish case, with not to scary price tag, only about $400, if you consider what this camera has to offer, you will agree that is not much.