Panasonic has announced four new, higher-end members to their Lumix pocket-sized digital camera family, all with some top-of-the-line features.
There's a lot to go over, so let's breakdown the details on the Panasonic Lumix point-and-shoot quartet:
DMC-TS2 (pictured above) 14.1-megapixel sensor 28mm wide-angle Leica DC Vario Elmar lens 2.7-inch LCD screen 4.6x optical zoom (total zoom boosted to 6x with Intelligent Zoom) AVCHD Lite HD 720p video recording Venus Engine HD II image processing technology (for better noise reduction) Autofocus speeds: 0.24 seconds, 0.28 seconds Special features: Intelligent Resolution (enhances outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation), Intelligent Scene Selector (chooses from six possible scenes: Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and Sunset) Rugged digital camera: waterproof to 33 feet, shockproof to 10 feet, freezeproof to 14 ° F and dustproof Can shoot up to 360 images on a single charge Compatible with SDXC memory cards Available in silver, blue, orange and yellow
14.1-megapixel sensor 25mm ultra-wide-angle Leica lens 2.7-inch LCD screen 8x optical zoom AVCHD Lite HD video recording Autofocus speeds: 0.26 seconds (wide-end), 0.31 seconds (tele-end) 1-inch thick body Special features: Happy Mode (Optimizes color, saturation and brightness), Face Recognition, Intelligent Resolution and Intelligent Zoom (10x) Compatible with SD/SDHC and SDXC memory cards Available in silver, black, red and blue
12.1-megapixel sensor 25mm ultra-wide angle Leica lens 12x optical zoom 2.7-inch LCD screen Records HD video in Motion JPG at 30 fps Venus Engine VI Can shoot 330 photos in a single battery charge Available in black and silver
12.1-megapixel sensor 3-inch LCD screen 25mm ultra-wide-angle Leica lens 12x optical zoom (also works in video mode) Venus Engine HD image processing technology Autofocus speeds: 0.35 second (wide-end), 0.41 seconds (tele-end) Hybrid "superzoom" digital camera Records HD video in AVCHD Lite Special features: Intelligent Resolution, Intelligent Zoom, Intelligent Scene Selector, Built-in GPS feature (embeds photos and videos with latitude and longitude details) Comes with PHOTOfunSTUDIO HD Edition Version 5.1 software Compatible with SDXC memory cards Available in silver, black, red and blue
Neither prices nor release dates have been announced on any of these yet, so stay tuned.