CES: Panasonic unveils Lumix FH2, FH5 cameras with Leica DC lenses

Panasonic is getting a slew of releases rolling with the debut of the new ultra-slim and compact Lumix DMC-FH2 and DMC-FH5 point-and-shoot digital cameras.

CES 2011

Panasonic is getting a slew of releases rolling with the debut of the new super-slim Lumix DMC-FH2 and DMC-FH5 point-and-shoot digital cameras.

There should be an extra emphasis on the phrase "point-and-shoot" here given all of the Intelligent-dubbed features. Furthermore, it's diffcult to tell where the new pocket cams differ. The ultra-compact Lumix shooters share a many similarities, including:

  • Venus Engine VI processors
  • Retractable 28mm wide-angle Leica DC lenses with 4x optical zoom
  • Intelligent Zoom to boost that optical zoom to 5x
  • Intelligent LCD panel
  • Intelligent Scene Selector that determines scene settings automatically
  • Intelligent ISO Control
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Face detection
  • 720p HD video recording
  • 28 Scene modes (i.e. Baby, Pet and Sports)
  • Up to 70MB of built-in memory
  • 20% slimmer profiles than their predecessors

The only published differences so far are color options. The FH2 (pictured above in blue and pink) will also be available in black and red. The FH5 (pictured in silver and violet) is a bit flashier with additional black and gold hue choices. Pricing and availability for either of these new Panasonic Lumix models won't be available until 30 days prior to shipping.