At this week's CES 2013 show in Las Vegas, Panasonic has unveiled nine new cameras, ranging from ultra-zoom models to waterproof cameras to point and shoot beginner cameras. The new Lumix cameras are:
- Lumix F5. Panasonic is aiming the F5 at beginners, and it only has a 2.7-inch LCD screen.
- Lumix FH10. The entry-level FH10 only measures 0.7 inches in thickness.
- Lumix LZ30. The LZ30 is an ultra-zoom camera, offering a 35X optical zoom lens.
- Lumix SZ3. Panasonic has created a thin camera with a nice zoom lens (10X) in this model.
- Lumix TS5. This camera is Panasonic's upgrade to last year's TS4, another "tough" camera.
- Lumix TS25. This waterproof camera isn't quite as powerful as the TS5 but can be used in up to 23 feet of water depth.
- Lumix XS1. The sharp-looking XS1 (pictured here) only measures 0.55 inches in thickness, while offering 16.1MP of resolution.
- Lumix ZS25. This camera offers a 20X optical zoom lens in a camera with 1.1 inches of thickness.
- Lumix ZS30. Panasonic has upgraded its Lumix ZS20 camera with this model, which has a 20X zoom lens and Wi-Fi capabilities.
You can expect each of these nine Panasonic cameras to be available for sale beginning in March. As is typical with Panasonic camera announcements, the company did not provide specific pricing details. I'll have that information for you in my blog after these cameras are actually released.
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