Panasonic will hit March streets hard with their 720p Lumix DMC-TZ5 camera

Some Panasonic Lumix goodness today, predominantly with the DMC-TZ5, which has – count ’em – 9.1-megapixels, a 10x optical zoom lens, and 720p (that’s HD, folks, but not the best resolution you can get, admittedly) video recording.

You’re probably thinking this will cost a bomb and a half, but actually? It’ll only be $349.95 in the US, so with any luck it’ll convert neatly to £175. Yes, in our dreams, that is.

The lens is a Leica DC 28mm wide-angle…

Panasonic to launch DMC-FX100 12.2 Megapixel wide-angle compact digital camera


Panasonic has announced their DMC-FX100, the latest addition to their Lumix range of compact digital cameras.

It boasts a 12.2 megapixel CCD and is equipped with a specially designed 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO ELMARIT lens featuring f/2.8 brightness and a 3.6x optical zoom. It features seven elements in six groups, including an extra-high refractive index aspherical lens. and four lenses with five aspherical surfaces to generate high optical performance.