Panasonic LUMIX FH7

The Panasonic FH7 is a new compact point and shoot camera with a 16.1MP sensor and a Leica 4x optical zoom lens.  The FH7 sports a 3-inch touchscreen LCD and can capture 720p video at 24fps.

As typical with Panasonic compact camera announcements, there is no word on price or availability dates.  However, availability within the next couple of months would be expected.  You can check availability on Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Panasonic LUMIX G3

The Panasonic LUMIX G3 is a new 16MP Micro Four Thirds camera that can capture 1920 x 1080 HD video in AVCHD.

The G3 offers a sensitivity range of ISO 160-6400 and a capture rate of 4 frames per second.  The G3 has a 3″ articulating touchscreen LCD monitor, as well as an electronic viewfinder.

The Panasonic LUMIX G3 should be available in June at an initial retail price of $699.99 with a 14-42mm kit lens and $599.99 for the body only.  Check availability on Amazon.com and B&H Photo.

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide – New Book

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide is a new book from Brian Matsumoto and Carol F. Roullard.  As you may know, the Panasonic G2 is an entry-level Micro Four Thirds camera.

This new book retails for $29.95; however, it can currently be found for $19.29 on Amazon.com.

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Panasonic Announces Prices for Lumix GF2 and New Compact Cameras

Panasonic has announced pricing on some of its recently-introduced Lumix digital cameras.

The Panasonic Lumix GF2 will carry a retail price of $499.95 for the body only.  The GF2 and 14-42mm lens kit will retail for $599.95, while the GF2 and 14mm prime lens kit will retail for $699.95.  The Lumix GF2 should be available later this month.

You can check on availability for the Panasonic Lumix GF2 at B&H Photo, Adorama and Amazon.com.

All of the new Lumix compact cameras will be available in March 2011, with prices and retailer availability links below. [Read more...]

Panasonic Lumix FX78

The Panasonic Lumix FX78 is a new 12.1MP compact camera with a 5x optical zoom lens and a 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD.  The FX78 captures 1920 x 1080 AVCHD video and shoots still images at up to 3.7 fps for up to 7 frames.

The Lumix FX78 should be available in March with no announced price as of today.

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Panasonic Lumix TS3

The Panasonic Lumix TS3 is a shockprook, waterproof and dustproof digital camera.  The TS3 features a 12.1MP sensor, 4.6x optical zoom lens and a 2.7-inch LCD.  The Lumix TS3 also captures 1920 x 1080 AVCHD video and offers high speed still image frame rates of 3.7 frames per second for up to 7 frames.

The TS3 is waterproof down to 40 feet, shockproof to 6.6 feet and freeze proof down to 14° F.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]