Panasonic have just announced their 2010 camera lineup to be hitting the stores later on this summer. Included in the new models is the follow on to the Lumix DMC-LX3, the eagerly awaited DMC-LX5.
Tim Moynihan over at PCWorld .com is reporting that Panasonic is also adding to its high-zoom range with the launch of two new 24x-optical-zoom models. The Lumix DMC-FZ100 has an optically stabilized lens that Panasonic claim eliminates wide-angle barrel distortion, off color fringing, and chromatic aberration, and has a 14-megapixel CMOS sensor. An August launch is expected with a $500 price tag.
The lower spec Lumix DMC-FZ40 has similar features to the FZ100, but doesn’t have the full HD video shooting capabilities; the flip and swivel LCD screen, and has a 14-megapixel CCD sensor instead of the FZ100 CMOS sensor. The FZ40 is expected at the same time but for the price of $400.
A pocket sized Lumix FX700 with a 3-inch touch screen is also being added to the lineup, this has the same 14-megapixel CMOS sensor found on the FZ100. With an august launch date and the choice of silver or black for the price of $400.
The rugged Lumix DMC-TS10 is promised to be dustproof, freezeproof, shockproof, and waterproof down to 10ft. This is also 14-megapixel and has the high speed autofocus system found on the LX5.
To read more about the model lineup click here.