The multi-task image processing LSI realizes outstanding response of industry-leading release time lag of 0.008(FZ5)/0.006(FZ4) sec minimum and a shutter interval of approx. 0.4(FZ5)/0.3(FZ4)* sec for achieving more stress-free operation. It also boasts high consecutive shooting performance, providing shooting at 3(FZ5)/4(FZ4) frames per sec at full resolution. The Unlimited** Consecutive Shooting function allows limit-free consecutive shooting up to the capacity of the memory card or built-in memory.
* Not including the time for AF.
**The speed of the consecutive shooting varies depending on the memory card or built-in memory.
The number of recordable picture depends on the memory card size, battery life, picture size, and compression.
4. The Industry-leading Short AF Time for a High Zoom Model
An AF method can be selected according to the shooting situation: 9-point, 3-point high-speed, 1 point high-speed, 1-point normal-speed and Spot. In the newly incorporated 1 point high-speed AF, the shutter time lag (including AF speed i.e. the time from “shutter full pressing” to “capturing picture”) has dramatically been reduced to one-third the level* of the previous DMC-FZ3 model, and has resulted in achievement of industry-leading short shutter time lag for a high zoom model.
Although screen-freeze in high-speed AF is now minimized, if you take the picture of subject with fast movement, you can select 1 point normal-speed AF which does not have any screen-freeze while focusing. In addition, AF assist lamp is