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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7, Lumix DMC-LZ6, Lumix DMC-LS70 Digital Cameras Announced
by Ben Stafford -  1/30/2007

In the midst of 8 new Lumix digital cameras from Panasonic, they're also updating the LZ line and an LS model. The Lumix DMC-LZ7, Lumix DMC-LZ6, and Lumix DMC-LS70 all feature what Panasonic is calling Intelligent Image Stabilization. Intelligent Image Stabilization is accomplished with the combination of optical image stabilization to counteract camera shake and Intelligent ISO Control to counteract subject movement. All of the new Lumix models include this technology.

The LZ7 and LZ6 are very similar, except for differences in LCD size. They're both 7.2 megapixel cameras with 6x optical zooms. The LZ7 features a 2.5 inch LCD while the LZ6 features a 2 inch LCD.

Both camera also feature the LSI Venus Engine III processor for faster reponse and better image processing. Noise reduction is improved and the processor allows the camera to shoot at up to ISO 1250 in full resolution. Shutter release lag times can be as short as 0.005 seconds and the shutter interval can be as shot as 0.6 seconds. In continuous shooting mode, the TZ3 can take three shots per second at full resolution.

The Lumix DMC-LS70 is a more entry level digital camera, but you still get Panasonic's optical image stabilization system. The LS70 is a 7.2 megapixel camera, with a 3x optical zoom and a 2 inch LCD.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 and LZ6 will be available in February for $199 and $179 respectively. The LS70 will also be available in February for $149.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ6
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Additional Features of both the LZ7 and LZ6:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS70
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Additional Features: