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Panasonic introduces four more Lumix digital cameras

Panasonic introduces the 14 Mp Lumix ZS10(TZ20) offering 16x optical zoom, a 460.000 dot 3-inch display and 1080p full-HD movie recording. Its little brother, the ZS8(TZ18) offers 230.000 dots on a 3-inch display and 720p HD movie recording. The new 12 Mp model TS3(FT3) is geared for outdoor use and is waterproof to 12m with shockproof to 2m, freezeproof to -10 degrees C. Panasonic also unveils the compact hybrid FX78(FX77) that features Smart Touch on the 3.5" LCD for Touch AF, Touch Zoom or Touch Shutter operation...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10/ZS8(TZ20/TZ18)

Further Evolved Ultimate Travel Companion 24mm Ultra Wide-Angle Powerful 16x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens Photo / Full-HD Movie Hybrid Digital Compact Camera Featuring Advanced GPS Function

Panasonic today introduced the LUMIX DMC-ZS10(TZ20) as the newest member of its acclaimed ZS(TZ) series that has won worldwide popularity for versatile lens from ultra wide-angle to telephoto and recording capability of photo and movie packed in a compact body for those who love travelling around the world. Newly developed high quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with ultra wide-angle to powerful 16x optical zoom covers even wider shooting situations. The lens system is totally redesigned with new mechanical structure, optical system combining advanced technology such as Nano Surface Coating for even higher optical performance while maintaining the compactness of the unit.

Newly adopted 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor and the advanced image processor Venus Engine FHD feature high speed, high sensitivity image recording to realize 1,920 x 1,080 full-HD movie recording and high speed burst shooting in high picture quality. It also compiles the Intelligent Resolution technology to perform the optimum signal processing depending on the part of a picture to give a whole image outstandingly natural clearness with fine details. The powerful 16x optical zoom increases its power to 21x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function taking advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even using digital zoom. The Sonic Speed AF, which boasts approx. 49% higher speed compared with the predecessor, and a quick start-up time give the DMC-ZS10(TZ20) super fast response that helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities.

The built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) function is upgraded for DMC-ZS10(TZ20). The number of landmark information is increased to more than 1,000,000 and the speed of search is accelerated.

The newly incorporated 3.0-inch large 460,000-dot Smart Touch Intelligent LCD allows Touch AF, Touch Zoom or Touch Shutter during recording and various playback functions with high visibility.

The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode is also evolved. For more correction effect in movie recording, Active Mode is added to the conventional POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer). It excels in suppressing blur when recording movie especially at wide angle in shooting while walking. Together with the POWER O.I.S. for photo, the DMC-ZS10(TZ20) powerfully prevents blur in any situation, in both photo and movie recording. The Intelligent Handheld Nightshot mode is also new which generates a beautiful night scenery with illumination by multiply layering the images shot consecutively. The Intelligent Burst Shooting automatically sets the frame rate of burst shooting according to the subject's movement - whether it moves fast or slow - utilizing the mechanism of Intelligent ISO Control. Plus, Motion Deblur mode is also available by updating the motion detection (Intelligent ISO Control) and brightness control (Intelligent Exposure) to gain as high shutter speed as possible. The Face Recognition recognizes registered human faces to set appropriate focus and exposure on the person even showing his/her name on the LCD. The Intelligent Scene Selector automatically sets the scene mode among frequently used scene mode - Scenery, Portrait, Macro, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset or Handheld Night Shot. Also, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure work appropriately just by entering the iA mode for any user to take beautiful photos with maximum ease.

The realistic, less-distorted 3D image produced by DMC-ZS10(TZ20) with the new 3D Photo mode can also be enjoyed on a VIERA HDTV or other MPO-compatible 3D equipment.

The newly added LUMIX Image Uploader realizes direct, instant image sharing via Facebook (photo) or YouTube (movie) with any PC on the spot to let users enjoy communication with photos and movies they take.

With a host of technologies advanced further, more compact, pocket-sized hybrid powerhouse performer DMC-ZS10(TZ20) offers exquisite beauty in photo and movie recording and ultimate convenience and fun tailored for the energetic world travelers.

Panasonic Lumix DMC- TS3(FT3)

For Even More Powerful Outdoor Excitement Featuring Full-HD Movie Recording and Advanced GPS Function

Panasonic is pleased to introduce a new LUMIX DMC-TS3(FT3), specially geared for active outdoor use, incorporating more powerful features in even more rugged design. The new 12.1-megapixel DMC-TS3(FT3) further strengthens its toughness to be waterproof to 12m with shockproof to 2m, freezeproof to -10 degrees C and dustproof reliability. The built-in GPS function, compass, altimeter and barometer are all newly incorporated for users to enjoy active outdoor even more.

The LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens in folded optics boasts not only high quality image but also rugged design. Starting at the 28mm wide angle, and zooming up to a useful 4.6x in telephoto, this camera gives you the flexibility for virtually all shooting scenes - especially underwater, where movement is often restricted and the angle of view becomes important for composing your shots.

Empowered by a newly developed 12.1-megapixel Hi-Speed CCD sensor, the DMC-TS3(FT3) is compatible with high-speed, large-capacity signal processing required for 1920 x 1080 full-HD movie recording in AVCHD and high speed continuous shooting. And the advanced image processing LSI, the Venus Engine FHD, assures high picture quality in both photo and movie recording. It also compiles the Intelligent Resolution technology to perform the optimum signal processing depending on the part of a picture to give a whole image outstandingly natural clearness with fine details. The powerful 4.6x optical zoom increases its power to 6x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function taking advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even using digital zoom. The Sonic Speed AF and a quick start-up time give the DMC-TS3(FT3) super high speed response that helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities.

The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode is also evolved. For more correction effect in movie recording, Active Mode is added to the conventional POWER O.I.S. It excels in suppressing blur when recording movie at wide angle in shooting while walking. Together with the POWER O.I.S., the DMC-TS3(FT3) powerfully prevents blur in both photo and movie recording. The Motion Deblur mode is also available by updating the motion detection (Intelligent ISO Control) and brightness control (Intelligent Exposure) to gain as high shutter speed as possible. Face Recognition, Face Detection, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure work appropriately just by entering the iA mode for any user to take beautiful photos with maximum ease.

The newly added LUMIX Image Uploader realizes direct, instant image sharing via Facebook (photo) or YouTube (movie) with any PC on the spot to let users enjoy communication with photos and movies they take. The realistic, less-distorted 3D image produced by DMC-TS3(FT3) with the new 3D Photo mode can also be enjoyed on a VIERA 3D HDTV or other MPO-compatible 3D equipment.

Take DMC-TS3(FT3) out for your outdoor adventures anywhere in any season - diving, snorkeling, surfing, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, or camping - and bring back tremendous record of memory in stunning photos or in full-HD.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX78(FX77)

The Ultimate Hybrid Stylish Digital Camera With F2.5 Super Bright 24mm Ultra Wide Angle LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT Lens Featuring 1,920 x 1,080 Full-HD Movie Recording

Panasonic is pleased to announce a new addition of stylish and compact hybrid digital camera DMC-FX78(FX77) to the LUMIX FX series featuring a Smart Touch operation on the 3.5-inch large LCD. All control is possible by the touch operation - Touch AF, Touch Zoom or Touch Shutter during recording and various playback functions including new Art Retouch and Beauty Retouch mode.

New LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT lens 24mm ultra wide angle 5x optical zoom (equivalent to 24mm to 120mm on a 35mm camera) with F2.5 brightness has been developed to fit in the compact lens unit enhancing the slimness of camera body. The lens especially excels not only in shooting dynamic landscapes with its wide angle of view but also in capturing moving subjects even in low-lit situations such as indoors or at night with its outstanding brightness. Incorporating a newly developed 12.1-megapixel Hi-Speed CCD sensor, the DMC-FX78(FX77) is compatible with high-speed, large-capacity signal processing required for 1920 x 1080 full-HD movie recording in AVCHD and high speed continuous shooting. And the advanced image processing LSI, the Venus Engine FHD, assures high picture quality in both photo and movie recording. It also compiles the Intelligent Resolution technology to perform the optimum signal processing depending on the part of a picture to give a whole image outstandingly natural clearness with fine details. The powerful 5x optical zoom increases its power to 6.5x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function taking advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even using digital zoom. The Sonic Speed AF, which gains approx. 33% higher speed compared with DMC-FX75(FX70), and a quick start-up time give the DMC-FX78(FX77) super high speed response that helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities.

The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode is also evolved. For more correction effect in movie recording, Active Mode added to the conventional MEGA O.I.S. It excels in suppressing blur when recording movie at wide angle in shooting while walking. Together with the MEGA O.I.S. for photo and the outstanding brightness of the lens, the DMC-FX78(FX77) powerfully prevents any kind of blur - whether the blur is caused by a handshake or the subject's motion in both photo and movie recording. The Motion Deblur mode* is also available by updating the motion detection (Intelligent ISO Control) and brightness control (Intelligent Exposure) to gain as high shutter speed as possible. The Face Recognition recognizes registered human faces to set appropriate focus and exposure on the person even showing his/her name on the LCD. The Intelligent Scene Selector automatically sets the scene mode among frequently used scene mode - Scenery, Portrait, Macro, Night Portrait, Night Scenery or Sunset. Also, Face Recognition, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure work appropriately just by entering the iA mode for any user to take beautiful photos with maximum ease.

The DMC-FX78(FX77) comes not only with the high basic performance but also with a host of entertainment features that adds fun to photography such as new Beauty Retouch, Art Retouch and My Photo Album. The newly added LUMIX Image Uploader realizes direct, instant image sharing via Facebook (photo) or YouTube (movie) with any PC on the spot to let users enjoy communication with photos and movies they take. The 3D image produced by DMC-FX78(FX77) with the new 3D Photo mode can also be enjoyed on a VIERA 3D HDTV or other MPO-compatible 3D equipment.

Delicate in design but bold in performance - The DMC-FX78(FX77) looks so sleek and elegant with its new streamline design but is an outstandingly high performance hybrid digital compact camera you have never met before.

Additional information: Check out the current line of Panasonic Lumix digital cameras at Shopping.com
January 25, 2011
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