Panasonic Launches Three Brand New Digital Cameras

DMC-LS2, Panasonic Digital CamerasAfter releasing their heavy-weight 6 Megapixel DMC-FZ7, Panasonic brought out three new cameras yesterday. Here they are, the three Lumix cameras, the DMC-LZ3, DMC-LZ5 and DMC-LS2.

The two LZ series, LZ3 and LZ5, are equipped with a 14 Megabytes of built-in memory, 6x optical zoom, 14 scene modes a quicker autofocus. Both LUMIX models, the 6.0-megapixel DMC-LZ5 and the 5.0-megapixel DMC-LZ3, have MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer).

Panasonic DMC-LZ5 and DMC-LZ3
The DMC-LZ3 comes with a 2-inch LCD and sells at $230.
The DMC-LZ5 comes with a 2.5-inch LCD and costs $50 mores. It retails for $280.

Panasonic DMC-LS2
The DMC-LS2 is an entry-level camera with a 5-Megapixel CCD. Coming with features like MEGA Optical Image Stabilization, 3x Optical zoom, 2.0-inch LCD, 13 scene modes, 14 Megabyte internal memory and many more…. All this belongs to you for $200.

Panasonic DMC-LZ3 and DMC-LZ5 Digital Cameras Specifications:

DMC-LZ3 DMC-LZ5
Sensor • 1/2.5 ” Type CCD
• 5.36 million pixels total
• 5.0 million effective pixels
• 1/2.5 ” Type CCD
• 6.37 million pixels total
• 6.0 million effective pixels
Image sizes • 2560 x 1920
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x960
• 640 x 480
• 2560 x 1712 (3:2)
• 2048 x 1360 pixels (3:2)
• 2560 x 1440 (16:9)
• 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
• 2816 x 2112
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x960
• 640 x 480
• 2816 x 1880 (3:2)
• 2048 x 1360 pixels (3:2)
• 2816 x 1584 (16:9)
• 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
Movie clips • 640 x 480 pixels (Only with SD Memory Card)
• 320 x 240 pixels
• 30 fps, 10 fps
• Max. recording time depends on the Memory Card capacity.
File formats JPEG
Lens • 6.1-36.6mm (35mm Equiv.: 37-222mm)
• LUMIX DC VARIO
• 8 elements in 7 groups (2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical surfaces)
Image stabilization MEGA O.I.S. (Mode1 / Mode2)
Digital zoom Up to 7.5x Up to 8.3x
Focus Auto Focus System, Normal/Macro (Dial)
AF area modes 1-point / 1-point high speed / 3-point high speed / 5-point / Spot
AF assist lamp yes
Focus distance • Normal: Wide 50cm/ Tele 120cm – infinity
• Macro/Simple/Motion Image : wide 5cm/Tele 50 cm – infinity
Metering Intelligent Multiple
ISO sensitivity Auto/80/100/200/400 (High Sensitivity Mode: 800-1600)
Exposure compensation 1/3 EV step, -2 – +2 EV
Exposure bracketing +/- 1/3 EV -1EV step, 3 frames
Shuttter speed 1/8-1/2000 sec (Starry Sky Mode: 15,30,60 sec)
Aperture • Wide: F2.8 / F5.6
• Tele: F4.5 / F9
Modes • Simple
• Normal Picture
• Economy
• Macro
• SCN1
• SCN2
• Motion Image
• Playback
Scene modes • Portrait
• Soft Skin
• Scenery
• Sports
• Night Portrait
• Night Scenery
• Food
• Party
• Candle
• Fireworks
• Starry Sky
• Snow
• Baby
• Baby2
• High Sensitivity
White balance • Auto
• Daylight/Cloudy/Halogen/White Set
White balance fine tune White Balance Adjustment ( 150K step, -1500 – +1500 K)* (Except for Auto set)
Self timer 10 sec / 2sec
Continuous shooting • Full-Resolution Image, 3 fps or 2 fps
• Max. 5 images (Standard mode), Max 3 images (Fine Mode)
• Full-Resolution Image, 3 fps or 2 fps
• Max. 8 images (Standard mode), Max 6 images (Fine Mode)
Image parameters • Natural, Standard, Vivid
• Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia
Flash • Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced On/Off
Range:
Wide: 0.5 – 4.2m (ISO Auto)
Tele: 0.5 – 2.6m (ISO Auto)
High Sensitivity Mode (Wide): 0.8 – 5.7 m Tele) 0.8 – 3.5 m
Viewfinder None
LCD monitor 2.0″ TFT LCD Display (85 K Pixels) 2.5″ TFT LCD Display (85 K Pixels)
Connectivity DC Input, Video Output (NTSC/PAL), USB DC Input, AV Output (NTSC/PAL), USB
Print compliance PictBridge
Storage • 14MB internal memory
• SD/MMC card
• No card supplied
Power • 2x AA battery
• Optional mains adapter
 
Weight (no batt) Approx. 183g. (0.4lb) Approx. 186g. (0.41lb)
Dimensions 100 x 62 x 45 mm (3.94 x2.44 x 1.77 inch)

Go here for more detailed information on DMC-LZ3 and DMC-LZ5 Digital Cameras

Panasonic DMC-LS2 Digital Camera Specifications:

Street price • US: $200
Body Material Plastic
Sensor • 1/2.5″ CCD, 5.4 million total pixels
• 4.9 million effective pixels
Image sizes • 2560 x 1920
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 1280 x 960
• 640 x 480
• 1920 x 1080 (HDTV 16:9)
Movie clips • 320 x 240 (10 / 30 fps)
• With audio
• Limited only by storage (streaming)
Lens • 37 – 222 mm equiv. (6x zoom)
• F2.8 – F4.5
• MEGA OIS (Mode 1 / Mode 2)
• Lumix DC Vario
Focus • Normal: 0.5 m – Infinity
• Macro: 5 cm
• 5-area focusing
• 3-area focusing
• 1-area focusing
• Spot
Shooting mode • Portrait
• Sports
• Scenery
• Night scenery
• Night portrait
• Fireworks
• Party
• Snow
• Simple
• Macro
• Moving Image
• Playback
• Exposure bracketing +/-1EV in 1/3 EV steps
• AE Compensation +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Shutter speeds 8-1/2000 sec
Sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 80,100,200,400
White Balance • Auto
• Cloudy, daylight, halogen, manual (custom)
Image parameters Colour (natural, standard, vivid)
Continuous • 3 fps high speed, 2 fps low speed, 1.5 fps unlimited
• 5 frames (standard), 3 frames (fine)
Flash • Built-in flash
• Auto, on/off, auto red-eye reduction, on/off, slow sync with red eye reduction
• Range (ISO auto): W 0.3m – 4.2 m (0.98 – 13.7 ft)
•T 0.5m – 2.6 m (1.6 – 8.5 ft)
Storage • SD/MMC
• 14MB internal memory
Viewfinder None
LCD monitor • 2.0″ TFT LCD
• 85,000 pixels
Connectivity • USB 2.0 Full speed
• A/V out
• DC-IN
Power 2x AA battries (NiMH recommended)
In the box* • DMC-LZ2 camera
• Batteries
• AV Cable
• USB Connection Cable
• Strap
• CD-ROM
Other features • DPOF
• Mega Optical Image Stabilisation
• Intelligent multi-segment metering
• Record and playback histogram
Weight (inc batt) 224 g (7.9 oz)
Dimensions 101 x 64 x 33 mm (4 x 2.5 x 1.3 in)

Go here for more detailed information on Panasonic DMC-LS2 Digital Camera

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