CES: Panasonic 16MP Lumix FH25, FH27 pocket cameras sport Smart touch screens

Rounding out Panasonic's digital camera announcements are the sleek and slim Lumix DMC-FH25 and DMC-FH27 pocket-sized models with 8x optical zoom.

CES 2011

Rounding out Panasonic's digital camera announcements are the sleek and slim Lumix DMC-FH25 and DMC-FH27 pocket-sized models with 8x optical zoom.

The FH25 (pictured right, below) is certainly the basic model of the two with a 2.7-inch Intelligent LCD lacking touch controls. Sporting a 3-inch, 260K-dot LCD, the FH27 (pictured above) gets all the glory with a Smart Touch Screen allowing the user to control AF, the shutter, zoom and scene selectors all with the touch of a finger.

After that, however, the similarities seem endless. Both of the 16.1-megapixel Lumix FH models boast the following specs:

  • Venus Engine VI image processors
  • Up to 10x optical zoom with  Intelligent Zoom feature
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Sonic Speed AutoFocus with shutter release lag times as short as 0.005 seconds
  • LUMIX Image Uploader
  • Mega Optical Image Stabilization
  • Intelligent ISO Control
  • Face Detection
  • 28 Scene modes (including Baby, Pet and Sports)
  • 70MB of built-in memory

Staying true to the trend of today's Panasonic announcements, pricing and availability for these two shooters won't be revealed until 30 days prior to shipping.