The Panasonic Lumix FX75, announced last week, gets a price tag today. Panasonic lists the suggested retail price at $299.95. The FX75 will be available in mid-July in either black or silver.
The Lumix FX75's bright f/2.2 lens is the standout feature. It offers a 5x optical zoom range starting at an equivalent 24mm at wide angle. The FX75 also features Panasonic's Venus Engine HD II processor, a 14.1 megapixel sensor and 720p HD video recording.
The introductory pricing of $300 is $50 less than the MSRP for Canon's similar PowerShot SD4000 IS "High Sensitivity" camera. Like the FX75, it features a faster-than-usual lens at wide angle. The SD4000 uses a backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, where the Lumix FX75 uses a CCD chip.