As well as unveiling their new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 camera equipped with a massive 20mm Ultra Wide Angle Lens with a Super Telephoto 60x Optical Zoom. Panasonic have also unveiled a compact digital camera in the form of the Panasonic DMC-XS3. The Panasonic DMC-XS3 is equipped with a 14.1 megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor designed for high sensitivity photography.
The new Panasonic DMC-XS3 measure just 14mm thin and is equipped with a 24mm wide-angle 5x optical zoom Lumix lens that provides an equivalent to 24mm to 120mm when compared to a 35mm camera.
Other features of the latest compact camera by Panasonic include 1920 x 1080 full HD video recording, 10x Intelligent Zoom using Panasonic’s Intelligent Resolution technology together with a variety of effects you would expect on a compact camera. Panasonic explains:
“The new DMC-XS3 incorporates 14.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor for high-speed, high-quality image processing to render clear, crisp images with minimum noise even they are shot in low- light situations. Together with the high speed digital signal output technology in the Venus Engine, it realizes high speed consecutive shooting and full-HD video recording. It also contributes to the quick start-up and Light Speed AF to catch the most fleeting shooting opportunities. In addition, the Intelligent Handheld Night Shot in the iA Mode generates a beautiful night scenery with illumination by multi-layering the images shot consecutively. Bright, glamorous night scenery can be recorded without using a tripod.
Comprising of 6 elements in 5 groups with 3 aspherical lenses with 5 aspherical surfaces in its unit, the F2.8 fast 24mm wide-angle LUMIX DC VARIO lens in DMC-XS3 feature 5x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-120mm) despite stunningly slim, compact body profile. The 24mm ultra wide angle lens gives photographers a wider range of composition possibilities with approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to that of 35mm camera. It captures more subjects in limited focusing distance and is good for shooting group portrait, indoor objects or dynamic landscapes. For distant subjects, the Intelligent Zoom can be used for the extended magnification to 10x by combining digital zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality.”
For more information on the new Panasonic DMC-XS3 jump over to the Panasonic website for details and full specifications.