Panasonic introduces four new Point and Shoot Cameras to it’s Lumix Lineup for 2011
I almost bought a new Panasonic TS2 waterproof point and shoot camera just before our winter vacation to Mexico and I’m glad I waited now that the TS 3 is here!
Panasonic introduced four new Point and Shoot Camera’s to it’s Lumix Lineup for 2011
First up is the 14.1 megapixel DMC-ZS10 with a 24MM ultra wide angle lens and 16x optical zoom complete with Leica lens, 1080p video and 3” touch screen display. The ZS10 has a nifty 3D mode which takes 20 consecutive shots and then overlays the best two to produce a “realistic 3D photo”. Don’t know what it’s like in real life but the demos looked good.
Next is the DMC-ZS8 which supports most of the same features as the ZS10 except the video recording drops down to 720p.
Pricing on the DMC-ZS10 is set for $399 and the DMC-ZS8 is $299
The new DMC-FX75 is a compact shooter with a 24mm Lecia wide angle lens, 12.1 megapixel, 5x zoom, full 1080p HD video recording and 3.5” touch screen. The FX75 also has Panasonic’s “realistic 3D feature”.
Last but not least is the rugged TS3, Panasonic’s latest entry into the growing waterproof – action camera market. Like it’s predecessors (TS1 and TS2) the Panasonic DMX-TS3 is a 12.1 megapixel shooter which is completely waterproof down to 40 feet, shock proof, freeze proof and dust proof. This rugged little camera packs a compass, altimeter and barometer. the TS3 boast a 28mm with angle lens, 4.6x zoom, 3D mode and full 1080p video recording.
Pricing on the FDMC-FX75 is set for $349 and pricing on the DMX-TS3 is $399
I own both Canon and Panasonic digital cameras but by far my favorite Point and Shoot Cameras are Panasonic. If your looking for a high end compact shooter I strongly recommend the Panasonic DMX- ZS10 or ZS8 and if you’re like me and need an all weather, waterproof camera the new Panasonic DMX-TS3 has excellent lens optics in a tough rugged case.
All these new Panasonic camera’s are available in stores today. I’ll be picking up a DMX-TS3 before the summer for some great quading, fishing and waterskiing shots at the lake! Look for a hands on review later this year.