As you probably know by now, Panasonic announced four new digital cameras this week. The cameras were also announced officially in Japan, and thanks to Panasonic Japan and digitalcamera.jp, we learn their initial monthly production output numbers, in camera units!
- Panasonic LX3, produced at 20,000 units per month (reference)
- Panasonic FZ28, produced at 15,000 units per month (reference)
- Panasonic FX150, produced at 30,000 per month (reference)
- Panasonic FX37, produced at 80,000 units per month. (reference)
As you can see, the FX37 is the expected mass market model at 80K/month, while the LX3, FZ28 and FX150 are targeting a more specific audience and have higher prices. Apparently the high-megapixel number of the FX150 is not scaring Panasonic who's making them at 30k/month.
All the links in this post, except for the first one, are computer-translated from Japanese to English using Google Translate.