Bargain Panasonic FZ2 12x IS zoom

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JMCP
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Hi,

just incase anyone might be interested but I have ordered a Panasonic FZ2 digital camera from www.ukdigital.co.uk for £149. This camera is only 2mp but it has a very nice Leica 12x zoom which is f2.8 all the way through and the lense has built in Image stabilisation. This camera as far as I can see usually retails for approx £300 (google searched brough this up). The camera specs are

Panasonic DCM FZ2
Lens
LEICA DC Vario Elmarit, 13 elements in 8 groups

Aperture
F2.8 (Wide to Tele)

Zoom
Optical :12?

Focal Distance
f=4.6 - 55.2mm

Focusing Area
Normal:wide:30cm/tele:120cm - Infinity Macro /Simple/ A/S: wide 5cm/Tele 120cm-infinity

Camera Effective Pixels
2.0 Megapixels

Image Sensor
1/3.2", 2.11 Total Megapixel CCD, Primary colour filter

Focus
Auto Focus System, Normal/Macro (dial), Spot AF On/Off (Spot Mode)

ISO Sensitivity
Auto/50/100/200/400

White Balance
Auto/Daylight/Cloudy/Halogen/White Set White Balance Adjustment (300K Step, -1500 -+1500 K)

Exposure
Auto (Program AE), Scene Mode, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE

Exposure Compensation
1/3 EV Step, -2-+2EV

Auto (AE) Bracketing
1/3 EV, -1 EV step, 3 frames

Light metering
Intelligent Multiple/Spot (spot mode)

Scene Mode
Simple, P/A/S mode, macro, portrait, sports, planning, night portrait, moving image

Shutter speed
8-1/2,000 sec

Self timer
10sec/2sec

Picture Adjustment
Natural, Standard, Vivid

Colour Effect Mode
Cool, Warm, Black and White

Recording Image Size
1600*1200 pixels, 1280*960 pixels, 640*480 pixels, 320*240 pixels (Motion Images)

Image Quality
Fine/Standard

Motion Images
10 fps (320*240 pixels) max. recording time depends on Memory Card Capacity

Burst Shooting Mode
Full resolution image, 4 frames/sec, max. 4 frames (fine mode)/7frames(standard mode)

Still Image rec. with Audio
5 sec.

Audio Dubbing
max.10 sec.

Built-in flash
Yes

Viewfinder
Colour EVF (adjustable)

LCD Monitor
1.5" Polycrystalline TFT LCD, Display(114 000pixels),Adjustable brightness (?3 steps)

Recording Media
SD Memory Card, Multimedia Card

Microphone
Yes

Speaker
Yes

Interface
DC Input, A/V Output, USB

Power
Li-lon Battery Pack(7.2V,680mAh), Battery Charger/AC Adapter (input:110-240V AC) (included)

Dimensions (approx)
114(W)*70.3(H)*83.3(D) mm - not including protruding Parts

Weight
318g(body), 350g with Memory Card and Battery Pack

Standard Accessories
Battery Charger/AC Adaptor, Battery Pack, SD Memory Card(8MB), Lens Cap, Lens Hood, Lens Hood Adaptor, A/V Cable, USB Connection Cable, Strap, CD-Rom (SD Viewer for DSC, ArcSoft Photobase, ArcSoft Photoimpression, Arcsoft Panaroma Maker, USB Drive