Panasonic announces two new slim point-and-shoot cameras this morning, the Lumix DMC-FP8 and DMC-ZR1. The FP8 boasts the sharp style of an ultra-compact and the ZR1 brings a 0.3mm slim aspherical lens to the high-zoom class. Both models promise faster operation and better energy-efficiency.
Panasonic, after some careful deliberation, has decided that certain third party batteries fail to meet the required "rigid safety standards [that] Panasonic uses." While it's certainly heartwarming to think that Panasonic only has your best interests at heart, it would be no surprise to find this become standard operating procedure.
Panasonic has released a firmware update, version 1.3, for its Lumix DMC-LX3 digital camera.
If you're shopping for an ultrazoom, chances are you've taken a long look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28. An update to Panasonic's popular FZ18, the FZ28 features a 10.1 megapixel sensor coupled with an 18x, 27-486mm zoom lens, and this camera is so well-liked, in fact, that we couldn't find any reviewer willing to give this model a thumbs down in this month's Users Speak Out feature.
In a press release this morning, Panasonic has spelled out purchasing details for its long-awaited addition to its Micro Four Thirds line. Announced at PMA 2009, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 will be rolling out to retailers in early June. As expected based on previously announced European pricing, the new HD-capable model will command a hefty $1499.95 kit price when it hits stores next month.
At a press conference this morning, Panasonic revealed tech specs for its latest Micro Four Thirds camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 – and though it's hardly surprising, the big news surrounding this camera that shares most of its tech with the Lumix G1 is undoubtedly the new model's video capabilities.
Following up on yesterday's official announcement of the new 10.1 megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 compact ultrazoom, Panasonic was gracious enough to give us the afternoon to take a pre-production sample of its latest effort out for some afternoon shooting.
In a forward-looking press conference this morning, Panasonic announced its intent to control 15 percent of the digital camera market worldwide by 2010.
What was once TZ is now ZS. That's the news that we expect to come out of a Panasonic press conference later this morning in Miami, where the electronics giant behind the Lumix line of digicams will unveil its latest compact, 12x ultrazooms: the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1.
Today's most surprising Panasonic announcement came in the form of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1, the manufacturer's first waterproof/dustproof/shockproof digital camera. HD video capture, a 4.6x optical zoom, and a 2.7 inch LCD provide a solid collection of basic specs for this 12.1 megapixel go-anywhere compact.
Panasonic took the wraps off two new FX cameras this morning: the ultracompact Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580 touch screen model. Both cameras offer 12.1 megapixel resolution, 5x Leica lenses with 25mm wide-angle coverage, HD video shooting, and Panasonic's new Face Recognition system.
Panasonic has rolled out a firmware update for its Lumix DMC-LX3 advanced compact.
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