Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New Panasonic FS5 and FS3

The FS3 had been leaked earlier today (Panasonic dpreview forum), but after a search at Amazon we've found a sister model, the Panasonic FS5.

These are a more entry-level tier spun off the FX-series, which wants to move on up in terms of prestige and features.




Panasonic FS5

  • 10mp sensor
  • 4x optical zoom starts at 33mm/f3.8
  • Note the "Advanced Optical Image Stabilization" instead of "MegaOIS" (branding strategy or is this different stabilization technology?)
  • 2.5" LCD
  • Venus Engine IV
  • face detection, intelligent scene selection
  • Price: $250


    Panasonic FS3
  • 8mp sensor
  • 3x optical zoom starts at 33mm/f3.8
  • Note the "Advanced Optical Image Stabilization" instead of "MegaOIS" (branding strategy or is this different stabilization technology?)
  • 2.5" LCD
  • Venus Engine IV
  • face detection, intelligent scene selection
  • optional marine case: DMW-MCFS5
  • Price: $200

    The official Panasonic press release at the Imaging Insider

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