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Panasonic's new LUMIX consumer lineup: the high-powered FZ35, fashionable FP8 and thin-lensed ZR1

Panasonic's new LUMIX consumer lineup: the high-powered FZ35, fashionable FP8 and thin-lensed ZR1



Panasonic is going at it from all angles today, with three new 12.1 megapixel LUMIX cameras with surprisingly distinct aims:


  • LUMIX FZ35 (pictured) - The requisite 'superzoom' of every lineup, the FZ35 doesn't disappoint on features, but the $400 pricepoint certainly pushes the limits of 'consumer' camera. Features include 18x zoom and HD video recording, including a Creative Movie Mode with shutter speed and aperture settings for video. It also expands on typical facial recognition functionality with a 'Baby mode' for... finding babies.

  • LUMIX FP8 - While it can handle HD video, the FP8 is more about looks. Still, the 12.1 megapixel sensor and 4.6x zoom aren't bad for the form factor -- though the $300 pricetag isn't nothing.

  • LUMIX ZR1 - Featuring the 'world's first 0.3mm thin aspherical lens,' the ZR1 manages a full 8x optical zoom while keeping its girlish figure when extended. There's also room for a 12.1 megapixel sensor. The cam goes for $280.


All the cameras pack optical image stabilization and facial recognition, and the ZR1 and FZ35 have a 'High Dynamic Mode' which presumably emulates HDR photography to some extent. All three will be out in September. Full PR is after the break.

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(Via Engadget.)

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