You've seen the scene before: immediately after a picture is snapped, a group of girls huddle around the camera to see how they look. More often than not, one of the girls shriek, "Ah! I don't like it, let's take it again!". And they take another picture and do the same post picture routine. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. But with the Panasonic Lumix FX78, that would never happen again. Why?
Because the Lumix FX78 has a "Beauty Re-Touch" mode that can tweak a person's skin tone, whiten their teeth, adjust their makeup, and pretty much photoshop a better looking image of themselves in an instant. Don't like how you look? The camera doesn't either! It'll save you the trouble of taking another picture (girl, nothing can help that hair) by airbrushing you into a beauty queen. All the celebrities get airbrushed, why not you, right? Also included in the camera is a "Cosmetic Mode' which removes dark circles, smooths wrinkles and can even shrink face size and enlarge eyes.
Aside from those features, it's your run of the mill point and shoot: 12 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, ISO 1600. Just don't be surprised when every girl has this camera (it's already selling out in Japan). [Panasonic via Reuters via Pop Sci]