Panasonic yesterday announced some new additions to its Lumix range of premium compact cameras. The cameras launched: FZ35, FP8 and ZR1 target different audiences and sport varied features. The cameras are planned to release this September. Letâ€™s check what Panasonic has got this time.
The successor to the highly popular FZ28, the FZ35 (FZ38 in some regions like Europe) keeps the pride of Panasonicâ€™s Superzoom lineup high. This beast carries a 18x zoom and holds an upgraded 12.1 Megapixel lens (The FZ28 had 10.1MP). It brings with it a faster Venus Engine for quicker image processing and a better image stabilizer. The FZ35 also has a new facial recognition mode for babiesâ€¦! Itâ€™s expected price is $400.
The Lumix FP8 is more about the looks and well suited for people looking for a fashionable camera. But this beauty has got brains too. Sporting a 12.1MP sensor and a 4.6x Optical zoom, this camera is for those looking for both looks and power. Along with the futuristic looking body, the camera includes advanced functions like high speed Auto Focus, Image Stabilization and Panasonicâ€™s Intelligent Auto (iA). Expected price for the FP8 is $300.
The ZR1 (ZX1 in Europe) sports the “world’s first 0.3mm thin aspherical lens”. Along with a 12.1MP sensor like the other models in the lineup, it manages a 8x Optical zoom. The ZR1 includes many other features like Panasonicâ€™s Intelligent Auto (iA), Face recognition, a travel mode and a high dynamic mode. When it comes out in September, the ZR1 will sell for $280.