New camera Erases Wrinkles Whitens Teeth
Last Updated on Monday, 29 November 1999 19:00 Written by CMNY Admin Wednesday, 23 March 2011 09:53
Sleek, slim, shiny. On the surface, these are just a few things you'll appreciate after plunking down $230 for the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7 digital camera. Dig a little deeper into this stylish new tech toy, and you'll find advanced features that not only make your pictures look better, they make you look better.
Using built-in Beauty Retouch modes, this camera boasts the ability to tone down wrinkles, whiten your teeth and amp up rosy cheeks with just the touch of a button. But does it really work? We got one to play with for a hands-on review.
The DMC-FP7 is a solid choice for an ultra-slim, touch-screen camera. It fits easily into most bags and looks pretty, to boot. Though it enjoys a 16-megapixel resolution, don't let the high number fool you. Unless you plan to do major cropping or making poster-size enlargements, you shouldn't need more than 10 megapixels for a midrange, point and shoot camera. It also comes packed with a four-times zoom for those up-close-and-personal beauty shots, and a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen to zip through your photo library, switch settings and turn on the included autofocus with a swipe of a finger. It's also where the magic begins when you're cheating, I mean, retouching your photos.
We've all seen perfect, Photoshopped actresses and wondered how we'd fare with some digital work. Panasonic tapped into that wonder of perfection -- as well as the social-media revolution -- by creating a camera that lets you change your appearance directly after taking a photo.