Panasonic prices new cameras
Panasonic has announced the official pricing for its full line of 2011 Lumix digital cameras. The new cameras include the LUMIX DMC-ZS10, LUMIX DMC-ZS8, LUMIX DMC-TS3 and LUMIX DMC-FX78. All of the new digital cameras will hit stores late this month and have Leica lenses, HD video recording capability, and Panasonic iA technology.
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The ZS10, TS3, and FX78 cameras also have Panasonics 3D photo mode that allows the camera to take 20 consecutive shots and overlay the two best images to get a 3D image that can be seen on a Viera 3D TV. The 3D shots that the cameras take are MPO compatible and can be played on any MPO compatible gear from digital photo frames to other TVs.
The ZS10 will sell for $399.99 and has a 24mm ultra wide angle lens with 16x optical zoom. The camera can record 1080p HD video and has a large 3-inch rear LCD. The camera has a touchscreen LCD on the back with Touch Zoom, touch Auto Focus, touch Shutter, and Touch Playback. The camera also has GPS for tagging images. It will come in black, red, silver, blue, and brown versions. The ZS8 digital camera is a camera a bit under the ZS10 with the same 24mm lens and 16x optical zoom and its 3-inch LCD lacks the touch features and it has no 3D photo mode. It will come in silver or black versions for $299.99.
The Lumix DMC-TS3 will sell for $399.99 and is designed for active types that need a rugged camera to survive their lifestyle. The camera will record 1080p HD video and has a 12.1MP sensor. It is waterproof to 40-feet and is shockproof to 6.6-feet, and can survive temps below freezing. It will come in red, orange, silver, and blue.
The FX78 is going to sell for $349.99. It offers a 3.5-inch screen and a LCD that is touch sensitive. It has a 24mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom and F2.5 aperture. The touchscreen supports touch to focus and other features. The screen can be used to view photos taken with control using your finder. The camera will come in black, gold, and white versions.