Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New Panasonic LZ10 and FS20

The new Panasonics are now official! All the press releases at dpreview.

We missed two of them that our "likely model name" search did not pick up, the FS20 and LZ10.

Panasonic FS20

  • 10mp sensor

  • The attack of the 3" LCD!

  • 4x optical zoom lens, starting at 30mm/f3.3 wide, Leica branded

  • MegaOIS this time, not A-OIS

  • Venus Engine IV

  • face detection

  • Price: $300

  • Update from the Japanese announcement: Panasonic will be producing 20,000 units per month (initial monthly production output)

Panasonic LZ10
  • 10mp sensor

  • 5x optical zoom lens starting at 30mm/f3.3, Leica branded

  • Advanced Optical Image Stabilization (as opposed to MegaOIS)

  • Manual Selection Dial to Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and full manual control

  • face detection

  • 2.5" LCD

  • 30fps WXGA video

  • Two AA batteries (up to 160 with alkalines, up to 460 with 2600mah NiMH)

  • Price: $250

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