Besides its new 3D camcorder and tough camera, Panasonic has also announced a new line of super-zoom camera that offers Full HD AVCHD recording.
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The DMC-FZ100 comes with a 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor that is able to shoot images at 11 frames per second in full resolution with a mechanical shutter, and allows the camera to capture high speed movie footage of subject motion that the naked eye can’t see. The camera also features continuous Auto Focus up to five frames per second at full resolution for great action shots.
The DMC-FZ100 and FZ40 also offer outstanding manual control with a jog dial and an easily accessible focus switch to quickly and simply change settings.
“Users can express their creativity in both photo and movie shooting with features such as Creative mode and My Colour mode,” said the company.
Panasonic Australia’s Group Marketing Manager, Lumix, Alistair Robins said, “The FZ100 and FZ40 are exciting new offerings in the FZ range. Being creative is key to being a good photographer, and these cameras allow users to really express themselves and have more fun and control over not only how they shoot their still images but their movies as well.”
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Both cameras have a 3.0-inch high-resolution Intelligent LCD and 0.2-inch 201,600-dot EVF, both with 100 per cent field of view, to dramatically improve visibility during recording and playback. The DMC-FZ100 has a free-angle 460,000-dot LCD that rotates 180 degrees horizontally and 270 degrees vertically.
The DMC-FZ100 also features a hot shoe that allows optional accessories to be attached, including a stereo microphone (DMW-MS1) and external flash (DMW-FL500, DMW-FL360 & DMW-FL220). It is also compatible with an optional remote shutter (DMW-RSL1).
Battery life is optimised with energy-efficient technology, with the DMC-FZ40 offering up to 580 shots per a single charge (CIPA), and the DMC-FZ100 offering up to 410.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 will be available later this month for $799, while the DMC-FZ40 will be available next month for $649.