Panasonic to release FX80, LS6, FT20, DMC-FT4 and Lumix TZ30/TZ25 Cameras; Specs revealed
Panasonic have updated its Lumix digital camera series with a plenty of new models , the models include the Panasonic FX80, LS6, FT20 and the company’s tough camera – the DMC-FT4. And you get many cameras to choose from according to your choice of features. There are also its lading models Lumix TZ30 and Lumix TZ25. Let’s make look at features of the new camers series from Panasonic starting with the TZ30.
Panasonic Lumix TZ30
The new models comes with many new features to give you best possibilities of the camera features. The Panasonic TZ30 features 14.1-megapixel sensor and a 24mm ultra wide angle 20x optical zoom lens and a 0.1 second Light Speed auto focus which utilizes DSLR AF technology for a better photography experience. the camera also features 3-inch touchscreen display, Panasonic’s new Venus Engine and capability to get it charged via USP cable unlike many models out there which have to be charged with a charger. The Panasonic TZ30 is good for shooting 1920 x 1080 50p Full HD AVCHD video.
Other feature include Soft Focus, Dynamic Monochrome, High Key, Retro, Expressive and Miniature Effect modes that can be applied to still or video footage. Moreover, the camera will also let you shoot in a Panorama mode that is almost like Sony Panoramic Sweep feature and mapping software option to let you see the place where you have taken the image from.
Panasonic Lumix TZ25
The Panasonic Lumix TZ25 has similar features except it features only a 16x rather than 20x optical zoom 24mm ultra wide lens and reduced Megapixel count from 14.1-megapixels to 12.1, But don’t worry you will still be able to shoot the videos at 1920 x 1080, a little drops in effects though.
The FX80 is compact camera with 12.1MP sensor and 3-inch touchscreen display and features a f2.8 24mm ultra wide angle 5x optical lens. Panasonic claims that the FX8 is suitable for anyone who looking for an upgrade to a camera phone’s image taking, but with the same intuitive controls.”
The Panasonic FX80 also has a feature like “Creative Control mode” which let you filter the image with built in modes of artistic filter effects like Expressive, Retro, High Dynamic, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, High Key, Low Key, Miniature Effect, Toy Effect and Soft Focus. You can either apply the filter while recording or while recording videos with the Creative Retouch function.
Panasonic LS6 is also coming with 14.1 MP sensor and features a 26mm wide angle, 5x optical zoom lens with f2.8 brightness and O.I.S. The DMC-LS6 uses AA batteries for charge.
If you are not well interested in the above models and need a tough and rugged like camera with waterproof and other risk free features, you may as well look at Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 and the FT4.
The Panasonic PT20 is coming with protected metal casing, the camera is waterproof, waterproof to 5m, freezeproof to -10 degrees C. The FT20 is also shockproof to 1.5m as well as dustproof reliability. You can take it anywhere you go with reliable protection from all these sever situations.
On the specs side, the FT20 has a 16.1MP sensor and offers 25mm ultra wide 4x optical zoom. You can shoot HD video in 1280 x 720 at 30p (NTSC) and 25p (PAL) in MP4 format. The Panasonic FT20 will come with a 2.7-inch Intelligent LCD screen.
Finally the Panasonic FT4
FT20 is not as tough as the FT4, if you really want toughest one available yet, you should look at the Panasonic DMC-FT4 that is waterproof to 12m, shockproof to 2m, freezeproof to -10 degrees C and dustproof too.
The FT4 features 12.1-megapixel Hi-Speed CCD sensor, LSI Venus Engine, a LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR 4.6x optical zoom and 2.7-inch display as well as Time Lapse feature that will let you take the snaps placing the device wherever you want after setting a time start time, the interval and the number of picture to shoot. The camera will automatically capture continuous images using Time Lapse feature.
The Panasonic FT4 has been packed in a rubber and metal Clad and AR coating helps the users to see the screen in sunny condition. The Ca,era is smart enough to turn off automatically to save the juice between the shots. For effect you have a Miniature Effect mode that is similar to the tilt shift effect as well as panoramic mode.
Moreover, the FT4 has built-in GPS geotragging option with over a million place names pre-installed, a compass, altimeter and barometer, so once you see the image you can exactly see when you snapped the image.
When it comes to pricing and release date for any of these models, all are mystery and yet to be revealed by Panasonic, but expected to be released in coming months.