Panasonic's Lumix models
Panasonic’s added some new LUMIX models to its digital camera line up. The LUMIX DMC-FZ5 (pictured) is a smart looking thing, offering 5-megapixels of photographic power and a LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens that provides a 12x optical zoom. The Optical Image Stabiliser is designed to compensate for shaking hands. Also out is the DMC-FZ4, a 4-megapixel camera that incorporates many of the same features as the FZ5. Both are upgrades of the 3.1mp FZ3, but now sport faster AF and a more ergonomic design. More consumer-friendly models are also out from the company. The DMC-LZ2 and LZ1 are also out, providing 5-megapixels and 4-megapixels respectively. A 6X optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilser (MEGA O.I.S) are included, and both cameras come with 14MB of internal memory – as well as Secure Digital memory card slots. And, finally, the 4-megapixel LUMIX DMC-LSI was also announced, with 3X optical zoom lens, MEGA O.I.S and 14MB of memory (plus SD slot).