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Panasonic unveils 5MP digital camera

updated 11:10 am EST, Mon February 16, 2004

Panasonic 5MP camera

Panasonic last week announced its 5-megapixel digital camera, . The camera offers Leica optics, a large 2.5-inch LCD display, a 3.2 optical zoom (in addition to 3x digital zoom), a burst shooting mode, three different light metering modes, USB connectivity, and an SD Memory Card/Multimedia Card slot. It is expected to ship in March for $1600.




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    5 is so yesterday.

    Camera makers are just RIPE to release 10-15 new 5MP cameras. Bring on the mass-marketed 6's!

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    Price

    At $1600 this camera is just RIPE to include Firwire connectivity. Is that price a misprint?

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    USB 2.0?

    It's gotta be. Firewire 400 is so yesterday.

    just kidding.

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    FW?

    Try

    WIndows only / Mac "Classic mode only"
    and

    USB 2.0

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    Leica, schmeica

    The Leica name only gets you so far... $1,600 for a 5MP point & shoot camera, even if it has the best lens in the world, is completely ludicrous. You could get a Canon Rebel with an extra high-quality lens for that price!

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    $1600

    The Rebel 300D is a FAR better deal.
    Heck I could get a rebel and an emac for that.

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    ripe

    ripe was started by one dumbass and now others are starting to say it even though they don't have any idea what it means. I don't even know what it means. Its like one person's own inside joke that they moronically decided to annoy the h*** out of everybody with.

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    ripe

    Someone is just RIPE to point out that "ripe" is so yesterday.

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    Panasonic and OSX

    My Panasonic LC5 (two years old and the cheaper version of the Leica Digilux 1) works perfectly with OSX, iPhoto etc and always has done.

    There's no reason at all why this one won't.

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    Arsoft Software

    DOES work in OSX. I use PanoramaMaker myself, and very good it is too.

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