Panasonic Announces New Cameras

Today Panasonic announced six new cameras that have been added to its lineup. Let’s have a look at these slim new cameras.

The new Lumix DMC-FX580 jumps on the touchscreen bandwagon to the delight of many of us who have already forgotten how to click real buttons thanks to the iPhone and many new point-and-shoot cameras. The DMC-FX580 is the update to the DMC-FX500, and increases recording image size from 10 to 15MP, as well as boasting a 25mm ultra-wide angle Leica DC lens with F2.8 brightness and a 5x optical zoom.

The 12 Megapixel DMC-FS25 is the new flagship FS-Series model, featuring a 5x optical zoom and a 29mm wide angle Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens. It also has a 3-inch intelligent LCD and Intelligent Auto mode.

The Lumix DMC-TS1 is being billed as the world’s first waterproof, shockproof and dustproof digital camera (as of today 1/27/2009) to also feature AVCHD Lite High Definition (HD) video recording capabilities.

The Lumix DMC-ZS3 and DMC-ZS1 are both members of the new ZS-Series, the successor to the Lumix TZ-Series. This line is being billed as holding Panasonic’s newest ultimate compact and powerful digital cameras. The ZS3 features 10MP, a 25mm ultra-wide angle lens and 12x optical zoom as well as HD video recording ability that they’re calling AVCHD Lite. The ZS1 also features a 25mm ultra-wide angle, 12x optical zoom. But it features a 10MP CCD sensor and a standard iA mode without face recognition.

The new Lumix FX48 (no press photo) has a 25mm ultra-wide angle Leica lens (are we sensing a trend?), plus newly added Face Recognition in the iA Mode.


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