Top-of-the-line autofocus zoom compact camera. It boasts a luxury feel with an aluminum front cover. The exterior sports a two-tone color. The picture format can be switched between normal and panorama. (Japanese version only) In the panorama mode, the top and bottom portions of the image area are completely masked in the viewfinder.
The lens has 10 elements in 9 groups. Two lens surfaces are aspherical so that the 38-115mm f/3.6-8.5 lens can obtain high image quality. A top shutter speed of 1/1200 is also provided. Real-time release helps you capture that decisive moment. The Best Shot Dial on the camera back is for setting the picture-taking mode best suited for the particular subject. With such high-end features, this camera is quite unlike conventional zoom compacts.