Panasonic Lumix FZ100

The Panasonic Lumix FZ100 is a 14.1MP point and shoot camera with a 24x optical zoom.  The FZ100 can also record 1080HD video in AVCHD format.  The FZ100 should be available in August 2010 at an initial retail price of $499.95.  Check availability on

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

Panasonic GF1 Sample Photos

Panasonic Lumix GF1

As part of my upcoming review of the Panasonic GF1, I have spent some time capturing images in a number of different situations.  It will be a little while still before the review is complete; however, I wanted to pass along these sample images for you to check out.  All were captured using Panasonic’s great little 20mm f/1.7 lens. [Read more...]

Panasonic G10 and G2 Pricing Announced

Panasonic G10

Panasonic has announced pricing for its two newest Micro Four Thirds cameras, the Lumix G2 and Lumix G10.  Both cameras will come equipped with the LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens.

The Lumix G2 will retail for $799.95. Check availability on B&H Photo and Amazon.

The Lumix G10 will retail for $599.95. Check availability on B&H Photo and Amazon.

Panasonic Lumix G10 Reviews and Resources

Panasonic Lumix G10

The Panasonic Lumix G10 is a 12.1MP Micro Four Thirds camera that follows the previous generation G1, GH1 and GF1 cameras. In addition to still images, the G10 captures 720p HD video at 30 fps in Motion JPEG format.

The G10 is paired with a 14-42mm image stabilized kit lens and, of course, is compatible with all previously introduced Micro Four Thirds Lumix G lenses from Panasonic.  The G10 features a 3-inch, 460k dot resolution LCD and an electronic viewfinder, both of which offer approximately 100% frame coverage.  Additionally, the G10 includes a built-in pop-up flash and a hot shoe for external flashes.

Panasonic G10 Availability

B&H Photo

Panasonic G10 Reviews

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 Reviews and Resources

Panasonic DMC-TS2

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 is a 14.1MP point and shoot camera that is freezeproof, waterproof, shockproof and deathproof.  It is capable of recording AVCHD Lite video and is compatible with SDXC cards.  It also has a 2.7-inch LCD with a 230k dot resolution and optical image stabilization.

No word on price or availability yet. Check availability of

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 Reviews

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Panasonic FH20 Quick Hands-On Review

Panasonic FH20

One of the many point and shoot cameras announced at CES 2010 was the Panasonic FH20.  I spent a little while at CES checking out the new camera and its siblings.

The FH20 is at the top end of the new cameras in the FH lineup.  The other new cameras, the FH3 and FH1, are essentially just lower-spec versions of the FH20.  Since all the models were preproduction and I couldn’t evaluate image quality at CES, the handling and performance comments on the FH20 pretty much match up with my impressions of the FH3 and FH1 as well. [Read more...]

Panasonic FP1 and FP3

Panasonic FP3

Panasonic introduced the FP1 and FP3 at CES 2010. These two point and shoot cameras feature a sliding front panel and an internal 4x optical zoom.  Both cameras feature SDXC compatibility for use with the new SD card standard, allowing 64GB to 2TB in card size and theoretical speeds up to 300/MBs.  Additionally, both cameras feature Panasonic’s MEGA O.I.S. optical image stabilization technology.

The Panasonic FP3 features a 3-inch touchscreen LCD and 14.1MP sensor, while the FP1 offers a 230k dot, 2.7-inch LCD (not a touchscreen) and a 12.1MP sensor.

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Panasonic FP3 Reviews

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Panasonic FH20, FH3 and FH1

Panasonic FH20

Panasonic introduced the FH20, FH3 and FH1 digital cameras at CES 2010.

The FH20 is the top end of the FH-Series cameras with a 14.1MP sensor, 8x optical zoom and 28mm field of view on the wide end.

Panasonic FH3

The FH3 features a 14.1MP sensor, 5x optical zoom and the same 28mm wide-angle.

Panasonic FH1

The FH1 rounds out the low-end of the the FH-series with 12.1MP sensor, 5x optical zoom at 28mm on the wide end.

All three cameras feature 72op video recording, MEGA O.I.S. image stabilization and SDXC compatibility for use with the new SD standard of 64GB to 2TB cards.

No word on pricing for any of these cameras at CES 2010.

Additional info about these new Panasonic cameras can be found in the press release below. [Read more...]

Panasonic GF1 Firmware Update Version 1.1

Panasonic has released a firmware update, version 1.1, for the GF1 Micro Four Thirds camera, along with 5 Panasonic lenses.  The firmware provides the GF1 with improved auto focus, auto white balance, noise performance and more.  The lens firmware upgrades offer improved auto focus in video recording modes, along with other improvements.

You can obtain instructions and download the firmware on Panasonic’s website.

Additional details on the firmware update in the press release below. [Read more...]