Panasonic has introduced a new batch of slim digital cameras to its 2011 LUMIX range that pack up to nearly 20 megapixels apiece.
The FH series, including the DMC-FH27 and DMC0FH25, shoot images at 16.1 megapixels and feature 8x optical zoom. Both models record in 720p HD and use Panasonic’s iA (Intelligent Auto) system to automatically take advanced photos without the need to fiddle with the camera’s settings. A high-speed image processor under the hood means less lag in shutter speeds, so quicker photos on the go.
The DMC-FP7 and DMC-FP5 make up the FP series – the simpler, cheaper rendition of the FH series. Coming in 16.1 and 14.1 megapixels respectively, and featuring a downgraded 4x optical zoom, this isn’t the most advanced of the LUMIX range, but a 3.5 inch LCD touch screen offers easy usability and convenient display that would suit most users.
For the budget snapper, Panasonic also introduced the S series of compact digicams, including the DMC-S3 and DMC-S3. The megapixels take a drop to 14.1 and 12.1 alongside 4x optical zoom, but the features are still thrown in to make this a worthwhile happy snapper for the money-conscious. Software solutions for YouTube and Facebook sharing alongside camera functions like Intelligent Scene Selector that automatically adjusts settings for portraits and sceneries make this a worthwhile grab for the point-and-click crowd.