Panasonic confirms pricing on new Lumix cameras as low as $109.95

Though the company hasn't officially issued a press release yet, Panasonic reps have confirmed pricing on five of the six Lumix point-and-shoots announced at CES 2010, ranging from about $200 down to just $109.95.

Though the company hasn't officially issued a press release yet, Panasonic reps have confirmed pricing on five of the six Lumix point-and-shoots announced at CES 2010. With prices ranging from about $200 down to just $109.95, Panasonic is making a big push into the lower-tier camera market--a smart move considering how many budget-priced cameras are being sold at Costco, BestBuy, Walmart, and the like. Here's the rundown:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 (14.1-megapixel; 28-224mm, 8x optical zoom) - $199.95

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH3 (14.1-megapixel; 28-140mm, 5x optical zoom) - $179.95

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 (12.1-megapixel; 28-140mm, 5x optical zoom) - $159.95

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1 (ultracompact 12.1-megapixel; 35-140mm 4x optical zoom) - $149.95

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3 (12.1-megapixel; 28-112mm, 4x optical zoom) - $109.95

No word yet on the FP1's big brother, the Lumix DMC-FP3, which is essentially the same camera with a 14.1 megapixel sensor and a 3-inch touchscreen. But with the cameras expected to ship mid February, pricing should be forthcoming any day now.

Note that the photo above (of the FH20) is apparently out of date -- I recently got a hands-on peek at the aforementioned cameras and they now all sport the Panasonic name prominently on the front as part of a branding push the company is launching to increase brand recognition of its cameras in the U.S.