It’s really only a matter of time before Wi-Fi connectivity becomes a standard camera feature. Wi-Fi connectivity is starting to be a necessity nowadays with the increasing popularity of social networking and photo-sharing sites.
If you’re looking for a Wi-Fi digital camera, you may want to check Panasonic’s new shooter. The company just released a new Wi-Fi enabled digital camera called the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90. This new Lumix is a compact digital camera with integrated WiFi 802.11b/g/n connectivity and a dedicated Wi-Fi button.
Using the Wi-Fi button, the Panasonic Lumix FX90 lets you easily upload images to social networking and photo-sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Picasa. It also lets you share videos on YouTube using the built-in Wi-FI connection. The FX90 also makes it easy to transfer images to your laptop or computer via Wi-Fi.
For technical specs, the Panasonic Lumix FX90 shoots at 12.1 megapixels using a 24mm wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT lens. This lens has a 5x optical zoom and a fast F2.5 aperture. Panasonic has equipped the Lumix FX90 with a Venus Engine that promises advanced signal processing capabilities. The Panasonic Lumix FX90 also features an iA (Intelligent Auto) mode that’s present in high end cameras like the Lumix G3. Other cool features include Face detection, MEGA O.I.S image stabilizer, Intelligent Exposure, Intelligent Scene Selector, Sonic speed AF, quick start-up and AF Tracking that’s essential for capturing moving subjects or in taking videos.
For video shooters, you’d be happy to know that the Panasonic FX90 supports HD video recording at 1,920 x 1,080 60i resolution in AVCHD format, which you can watch in full HD glory via its micro HDMI slot. Or you can watch the images and videos on the camera’s 3-inch Touchscreen LCD display.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 is priced at $279 (about P12,000).