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Panasonic Introduces New Digital Compact Cameras and Lumix G Conversion Lenses

By Joy Hou - on 10 Jan 2012, 2:35pm

Panasonic Introduces New Digital Compact Cameras and Lumix G Conversion Lenses

Panasonic announces six new digital compact cameras and four conversion lenses for the Lumix G Micro Four Thirds cameras. The new line-up consists of the stylish DMC-S5 and S2, the HD video recording DMC-S27 and SZ1, and the DMC-FH8 and FH6 compacts with f/2.5 bright lenses. The four conversion lenses consist of a wide, tele, macro and fisheye lens.

Here's a quick run-down on the new releases.

16.1-megapixel DMC-S5 and 14.1-megapixel DMC-S2

Equipped with 28mm wide-angle 4x optical zoom lens, these 2 cameras feature up to 8x Intelligent Zoom with the newly incorporated Intelligent Resolution technology. Fast response and high image quality can be achieved with the high performance image processor Venus Engine. Instant image sharing via Facebook or YouTube is made possible via the Lumix Image Uploader with any PC. These 2 models also feature the new Panorama Shot and Auto Retouch.

Full-HD video recording DMC-SZ7 with 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor and HD video recording DMC-SZ1 with 16.1-megapixel CCD sensor

With both models featuring newly developed 10x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with 25mm ultra wide angle, the Mega O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively suppresses handshake which tend to occur while shooting in high zoom. With the iA Zoom (Intelligent Zoom), the 10x optical zoom increases to an equivalent of 20x. Both models come with a 3.0-inch large Intelligent LCD.

16.1-megapixel DMC-FH8 and 14.1-megapixel DMC-FH6

Camera color options for the new FH8 and FH6 series of compact cameras.

The LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT lens 24mm ultra wide angle 5x optical zoom with F2.5 brightness has been developed to fit in the compact lens unit enhancing the slimness of camera body. The lens especially excels not only in shooting dynamic landscapes with its wide angle of view but also in capturing moving subjects even in low-lit situations such as indoors or at night with its outstanding brightness. The 5x optical zoom increases its power to 10x equivalent with the iA Zoom (Intelligent Zoom) function with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. The Sonic Speed AF and a quick start-up time offer super high speed response that helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities.

Wide Conversion Lens DMW-GWC1, Tele Conversion Lens DMW-GTC1, Macro Conversion Lens DMW-GMC1, and Fisheye Conversion Lens DMW-GFC1

These compact, lightweight conversion lenses are for the Interchangeable Lens System Camera LUMIX G Micro System.

Compatibility Wide Conversion Lens
Tele Conversion Lens
Macro Conversion Lens
Fisheye Conversion Lens
H-PS14042 O O O O
H-H014 O - O O

The official press releases follow.