Panasonic Adds LX5, FZ100, FZ40, FX700 and TS10 to Their Camera Lineup

Submitted by lalit on July 21, 2010 - 8:07am.

Panasonic has added five new cameras to their compact digital camera lineup. The first camera DMC-LX5 is a successor to the very popular LX3, both DMC-FZ100 and FZ40 are superzoom cameras, DMC-FX700 is an ultra compact camera with touchscreen, and DMC-TS10 is a rugged compact camera. Let start with Lumix DMC-LX5.

Lumix DMC-LX5: The new camera uses a high sensitivity 10.1 megapixel CCD sensor with new Venus Engine FHD image processor for improved low light photography and better color reproduction. The features on the camera are 24-90mm F2.0-3.3 Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens, 3-inch LCD screen, 720p video recording (AVCHD Lite), Power O.I.S image stabilization, 23-point autofocus, ISO sensitivity range of 80 – 3200, 9 shooting modes, 22 scene modes and 2.5 fps continuous shooting. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 will ship in late August priced $499.95.

DP Review compared the new LX5 to LX3 and wrote, “The 1/1.63" (~0.45cm²) sensor itself has been redesigned and an additional layer of condensing microlenses added to offer increased sensitivity and saturation figures, resulting in an improvement in dynamic range. The user interface has also been revised, with a GF1-style clickable control wheel replacing the LX3's joystick, making it easier to change settings. Most significantly the lens range has been extended to offer a more flexible 24-90mm equivalent range while retaining a bright F2.0-3.3 maximum aperture range (it also matches the LX3's lens brightness over the shared focal length range).”

Lumix DMC-FZ100: The superzoom camera has 25-600mm F2.8-5.2 lens for 24x optical zoom and Power O.I.S lens-shift image stabilization. It comes with 14.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3-inch free angle LCD, 1080p video recording (AVCHD), 11-point autofocus, ISO range of 100 – 1600, 13 shooting modes, 17 scene modes and 11fps continuous shooting mode. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 will also ship in late August priced $499.95.

Lumix DMC-FZ40: Is the second superzoom camera and it also features same 25-600m lens, but with a 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor in place of high sensitivity CMOS sensor found on FZ100. Other features on the camera are 3-inch LCD screen, 720p video recording (AVCHD Lite), Power O.I.S lens-shift stabilization, 23-point autofocus, ISO range of 80 – 1600, 13 shooting mode, 17 scene modes and 1.8fps continuous shooting mode. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 will also ship in late August priced $399.

Lumix DMC-FX700: Is a compact camera with 3-inch touchscreen LCD for fast and easy access to all the features. The features 14.1 megapixel Type MOS (CMOS) sensor, 1080p video recording, 5X optical zoom, 24-120mm F2.2 – 5.9 lens, Power O.I.S lens-shift stabilization, 11-point autofocus, ISO range of 100 – 1600, 6 shooting modes, 27 scene modes and 10 fps continuous shooting. Like the other three cameras Lumix FX700 will also ship in late August priced $399.

Lumix DMC-TS10: The last camera in the lineup is a rugged compact camera that is certified waterproof at depth of up to 3 meters / 10 ft and shockproof for drops of up to 1.5 meters / 5 ft. The camera features 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor, 4X optical zoom, 720p video recording, Mega O.I.S lens-shift stabilization, 9-point autofocus, 80 – 1600 ISO range, 5 shooting modes, 25 scene modes and 1.5fps continuous shooting. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10 will ship in mid-September priced $249.