Panasonic launch paparazzi-ready Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic's 2011 camera push continues today as they reveal the latest addition to their Lumix range, the DMC-FZ48. Set to be a stonking little shooter, it's packed full of features to make casual snappers and the paparazzi alike take…

Panasonic unveil the Lumix LX5 digital camera

Panasonic have lifted the curtain on their latest Lumix range digital camera today, the LX5. Capable of both 10MP still shots and HD video recording in AVCHD format, the camera features a F2.0 ultra-wide-angle 24mm Leica lens and 3.8x (90mm)…

Panasonic announce the FX70 Lumix 14.1 MP hybrid camera

Panasonic have today announced a new addition to the range of Lumix cameras, the DMC-FX70. The FX70 features a 14.1-megapixel sensor, F2.2 super bright 24mm ultra-wide angle lens and a 5x optical zoom. The lens though is pretty special for…

Panasonic adds DMC-FS62 to its compact digital camera range

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Panasonic has announced a new addition to its Lumix FS Series of compact digital cameras, with the introduction of the DMC-FS62.

Most of the features you’d expect on a compact are here — 10.1-megapixel, 2.5-inch LCD, face detection (up to 15 in each shot), scene selection, image stabilisation and movie mode (up to 848 x 480 WVGA resolution).

The camera has a F2.8 Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens which offers 4x optical zoom – not spectacular even for a compact but acceptable – though it can be extended up o 7.1x by using the Extra Optical Zoom function, though you’re then limited to just 3-megapixel shots…

GALLERY: Panasonic's new Lumix compact digital cameras

Panasonic has unveiled yet another range of compact digital cameras. This time it's a new set of Lumix cameras with a range of features including high quality images and video, zoom, face recognition, image stabilisation, shooting modes and high definition output.

Click the image of the camera below to start the tour…

Olympus gets in on the Micro Four Thirds scene with its compact SLR concept

Things are ALL GO on the hot Micro Four Thirds SLR scene right now. Panasonic revealed its Lumix G1 just last week, shrinking the traditional SLR into a very fancy-looking body.

Olympus, Panasonic’s partner in the new system, has different plans. It’s using the shrunken optical internals to create a compact-styled camera that boasts the power and lens connectivity of an SLR. And a lovely little orange faux-leather band. To be honest, we’re only mentioning this because of the leather band.

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The unnamed Olympus device is, sadly, just at concept stage at the moment, so there’s a very real risk that that leather detailing will be replaced with a cheaper plastic…