Panasonic is prepared for the upcoming holiday digital camera sales season with the recent announcement of five new models. Here is a little information on each of the new cameras.
Lumix DMC-LX5. The LX5 ($499.95 MSRP) offers a lens with some wide angle capabilities as well as several accessories designed to give it more versatility.
Lumix DMC-FX700. The FX700 ($399.99, MSRP, pictured here) can shoot full 1080p HD video, and it includes improved motion detection capabilities for improved auto-focus on moving subjects.
Lumix DMC-FZ40. Panasonic calls the FZ40 a "hybrid" camera, as it offers a good mix of automatic and manual control features. The FZ40 (MSRP $399.95) includes a 24X optical zoom lens.
Lumix DMC-FZ100. Panasonic calls the FZ100 its "top-of-the-line" FZ hybrid camera. The FZ100 (MSRP $499.95), which includes a 24X optical zoom lens, can shoot at high speeds, such as up to 60 frames per second (at 3.5 megapixels).
Lumix DMC-TS10. The latest "tough" camera from Panasonic is the TS10 ($249.95 MSRP). This model can work under 10 feet of water or survive a fall up to 5 feet. The TS10 joins the Lumix TS2, announced earlier this year.
These new Panasonic models join Lumix cameras announced in early January, in late January, and in March.
Look for each of these new Panasonic cameras to be available in August or September. I'm sure some of these models will eventually find their way onto my list of the best new Panasonic cameras.
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