Panasonic Lumix FX90 gets Wi-Fi connectivity
Staying connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi is more or less a given these days, and with many more devices hitting the market that come with built-in Wi-Fi, it goes without saying that to see a compact digital camera carry such functionality is not such a huge surprise any more these days. Of course, there is always another method to retrofit Wi-Fi connectivity into your camera, and that is by using an Eye-Fi SD memory card – but you need not do so with Panasonic’s latest Lumix FX90, of course.
We are talking about 802.11 b/g/n connectivity being thrown into the latest FX90 model, where it will carry a 24mm ultra-wide LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT lens with F2.5 brightness. Why Wi-Fi support? Well, everyone’s so social these days, and want to be up-to-date with the latest happenings, so to upload instantly shot photos on the spot to your social network page makes perfect sense, and I’m sure reporters who want to be discreet with their subjects would do better with a smaller camera such as this.
Apart from that, Panasonic has also introduced the Lumix Club, which is a cloud-based service that can be accessed over a smartphone and a computer browser. Lumix Club enables one to upload photos which were shot with the LUMIX FX90 to Facebook, Flickr, Picasa or YouTube – simultaneously, of course. With each Lumix Club account comes a free, dedicated application known as Lumix Link, where it will play nice with iPhone and Android-powered smartphones, letting them share photos by connecting the Lumix FX90 to their compatible smartphone, relying on the carrier network to send those photos online.
What else is there to say about the Lumix FX90? How about a 12.1-megapixel Hi-Speed CCD sensor that also delivers Full HD video recording capability in AVCHD format? Not only that, you will get additional goodies such as automatic shooting modes, Active Mode in MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization), Motion Deblur, Face Recognition, Face Detection, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control and Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure.
No idea on when the Lumix FX90 will arrive, but the price will keep the press release company when that happens sometime later this year.