Panasonic used the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 to its maximum potential, unveiling ten new cameras in the Lumix series.
Panasonic was very busy today at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013, where the company presented no less than ten Lumix cameras, including the rugged DMC-TS5, DMC-ZS30 and the DMC-LZ30 compact camera, which features a 35x optical zoom.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 (TZ40) and Lumix DMC-ZS25 (TZ25) ultra compact cameras
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 is a camera with an 18.1-megapixel 24mm ultra-wide angle lens from Leica. The company heralds a 20x Super Zoom technology which provides 35mm equivalent from a 24 to 480mm lens. The camera is capable of recording full HD videos in PAL at 50p and in NTSC format at 60p.
The Lumix DMC-ZS30 also features WiFi support alongside NFC, GPS, a 3-inch touchscreen with touch autofocus, touch zoom and touch shutter controls and up to 6400 ISO. Equally worth mentioning, the camera can shoot up to 10 frames per second and 5 frames per second using the continuous autofocus feature.
Panasonic Lumix ZS25 is very similar with the camera presented above, though it features a smaller 16.1-megapixel HS MOS sensor. It has the same 20x Super Zoom technology alongside 10fps burst mode and a 3-inch display. It can record full HD movies in MPEG-4 / H.264 format.
The Lumix ZS25 is lacking NFC, WiFi and GPS, though it is understandable, as it is a lower-end camera.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 (FT5) and Lumix DMC-TS25 (FT25) rugged cameras
Lumix TS5 is the most rugged camera from Panasonic, since it was designed for outdoor activities. It proclaims WiFi, NFC, GPS with GLONASS support, and a coating which makes it dustproof, waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof.
Its features include a 16.1-megapixel sensor which can record 1,920 x 1,080 movies in AVCHD format. There are several special abilities added in the package, including Creative Control, Time Lapse Shot, Creative Panorama and Creative Retouch.
The Lumix DMC-TS25 features the same 16.1-megapixel sensor and ruggedness as the aforementioned DMC-TS5, but is lacking awesome features like WiFi, GPS and NFC. However, it can record videos at only 720p resolution, while having a smaller 2.7-inch display compared to TS5’s 3-inch screen.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30
The list continues with the DMC-LZ30, a camera which distances itself from the others thanks to its impressive 35x optical zoom lens. Besides the 16.1-megapixel CCD sensor and Intelligent Auto mode, we can find an ISO of up to 6400, 6 scene modes, 720p video capturing and Optical Image Stabilizer technology.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ9 and Lumix DMC-SZ3 slim cameras
The Lumix SZ9 compact camera comes packed with a 16.1-megapixel sensor, 1080p video recording, 10x optical zoom, WiFi, 10fps burst mode, Intelligent Auto mode, HDR support and a 3-inch wide viewing angle LCD screen. The ISO ranges between 100 and 6,400, while there are seven white balance modes along with digital red-eye correction in the Lumix DMC-SZ9.
Panasonic DMC-SZ3 is the lower-end version of the DMC-SZ9, as it can only record 720p videos, while featuring a smaller 2.7-inch 230K-dot LCD display. There is no WiFi in this camera, but it is sporting a self timer, red-eye removal and built-in flash.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 – world’s slimmest camera
Another 16.1-megapixel Lumix camera from Panasonic which features Creative Retouch, Creative Control, Creative Panorama, Optical Image Stabilizer, 720p HD video recording, Intelligent Exposure and Intelligent Scene Selector. This camera has a 5x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch 230K-dot LCD screen.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10 (FS50) and Lumix DMC-F5 entry-level cameras
The Lumix DMC-FH10 is another stylish 24mm ultra-wide angle 5x zoom lens camera which is packing some aforementioned features like OIS, video recording at HD-ready resolution, Intelligent Zoom, Panorama Shot and Intelligent Scene Selector.
Last but not least comes the Lumix F5, which sports a motion picture button alongside a 14.1-megapixel sensor which is capable of recording 1,280 x 720p videos. An Auto Scene Selector is available in this camera, to help select the best settings depending on external factors.
The company said that prices and availability will be revealed shortly.