CES 2015: Panasonic Announces Five New Lumix Digital Cameras

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The start of CES saw Panasonic updating its Lumix DMC point-and-shoot lineup with five new cameras, including three long-zoom cameras and two tough cameras.

The longest reaching camera in this list is the DMC-ZS50, with its 30x zoom Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens that has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-720mm, making it extremely versatile. The lens incorporates aspherical and extra-low dispersion elements to help produce sharp, high-contrast imagery and minimize aberrations and distortion. Behind the lens is a 12.1MP High Sensitivity MOS sensor, and Venus Engine image processor, allowing for high-resolution stills and Full HD 1080p video, both with notable low-light quality, due in part to a sensitivity range expandable to ISO 6400. HYBRID O.I.S.+ image stabilization minimizes the appearance of camera shake and Level Shot Function automatically detects the horizontal line and keeps your video shots level. High Speed Video is also possible at 100 fps in HD or 200 fps in VGA.

General handling is benefitted by a lens-mounted Control Ring, which provides manual control for exposure, zoom, and focus, which works with focus peaking. Also, it can save stills in a RAW format for greater control in editing. For menu navigation, image review, and composition, the ZS50 features not only a 3" LCD screen, but a 1.166k-dot electronic viewfinder, as well. The camera also features built-in Wi-Fi, and Intelligent Auto, Creative Control, and Creative Panorama modes. It will be available in Black or Silver.




With a slightly shorter zoom range, the DMC-ZS45 features a DC Vario 20x optical zoom lens with a 24-480mm equivalent focal range. It has a 16MP High Sensitivity MOS sensor to record high-resolution still and Full HD 1080p videos. Like the ZS50, this camera also has a high sensitivity range, expandable to ISO 6400, for quality low-light images and videos. It can shoot up to 10 frames per second, or 2 fps with AF tracking. The 3" 460k-dot LCD screen has a 180° tilting design that, combined with the Wink-Activated mode, makes taking selfies very simple. The camera also has POWER O.I.S with Active Mode to minimize the appearance of camera shake in stills and videos, and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. It will be available in Black or White.



 

The slim DMC-SZ10 has a 16MP CCD image sensor and a 12x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-288mm. It records 720p HD video, has built-in Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity, and features a tilting 2.7" 460k-dot LCD screen for taking selfies. Three beauty modes—Soft Skin, Slimming, and Defocusing—help create more distinctive selfie images. The camera also has Optical Image Stabilization to reduce the appearance of camera shake, and filter effects to give your shots a unique aesthetic.



 

The first of the two new tough cameras is the DMC-TS30, which has a 16.1MP CCD sensor, a 24-100mm equivalent DC Vario Lens, and built-in MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer. The camera can shoot high-resolution photos and 720p HD video in extreme cold temperatures, underwater, or on dry land. The Lumix DC Vario lens offers focal lengths from wide-angle to telephoto with a 35mm equivalent range of 25-100mm. An 8x Intelligent Zoom function offers even longer digital zoom reach when needed. MEGA O.I.S., Intelligent Auto, and Scene modes further the camera’s capabilities. The camera even features 220MB of built-in memory for additional storage space when the card fills up. The TS30 is freeze proof down to 14°F, shockproof from a fall of 5', waterproof to a depth of 26', and dust proof. For underwater shooting, the camera has an Underwater Mode, to compensate for lost red hues, and a continuous torch light for underwater videos. It will be available in Black, Blue, or Red.



 

The other new tough camera is the DMC-TS6, which has a 16MP MOS sensor and a 4.5x Leica DC zoom lens with a 28-128mm equivalent focal length. It captures high-resolution images and Full HD 1080p video, and features Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, as well as GPS capabilities. The TS6 is a little tougher than the TS30, with waterproofing down to 43' and shockproof from heights of 6.6'. It has a 3" LCD display screen, POWER O.I.S, and manual exposure control, as well as the same underwater functions as the TS30. It will be available in Blue, Green, Orange, and Red.



 

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pLease notify when these lovelies are ready to shop. Thanks

Lee

I’m not finding an ETA from Panasonic for these cameras at this time.  If you haven't already, you could choose the Notify When in Stock option on any of these cameras’ pages on our website.  We would then send you an email when it came into stock.

Linda Maquina. E possivel comprar de Mocambique?

 A B&H envia algumas mercadorias para outros paises e podemos enviar câmeras Panasonic para Mocambique. O tempo de entrega vai depender do tipo de envio que escolher. Se acrescentar o item para o carrinho vai aparecer uma calculadora de envios na direita da página. É só escolher o país Mocambique da lista e as varias opções de envio com os seus respectivos preços e tempos de entrega vão aparecer.

What the price for TS6 and TS30? Will TS5 and TS20 go down in price?

At the end of this article there is a small section entitled "Items discussed in this article".  You may there click on any of the cameras and it will take you to the product link for them on our website, where it will list the price, current availability and other product details.  As far as the prices of the other models go, we only have access to our present day's pricing, so I do not have the ability to comment if they will go down or not.  Typically they don't start dropping until the other model has been regularly stocked for a time and the manufacturer discontinues them. 

                That new panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ50 ------ How much does this camera selling for?  Also  the last three or four cameras I bought from you & can I get a trade-in on my old camera?  I have the DMC-SZ25 with a 20x zoom the DMC-SZ45 also has a 20x zoom. What is the difference in these two cameras & in the price?   Please send me this information.  TOMMY

At the end of this article there is a small section entitled "Items discussed in this article".  You may there click on any of the cameras and it will take you to the product link for them on our website, where it will list the price, current availability and other product details.

We do accept cameras for trade.  In order to gain a quote/evaluation on the cameras you have to trade, please send an email to usedphoto@bhphotovideo.com and list the models you have and their condition and any accessories that you still have for them, and our agents there will reply back with a quote if we happen to be interested in any of them. 

I have a Lumix Panasonic  SZ8 camera which I purchased in Italy.  But it doesn't have any information on the usage of this camera.

I was shown very little when I purchased it as I was on a tour at the time.  Would you be able to give me this information in English?

Hi Phyllis -

Please click on the highlighted text below for the owner' manual:

DMC-SZ8K Owner's Manual (English)

DMC-SZ8K Advanced Features Manuals (English)

Please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com