They’ve already released new lines of earbuds, over-ears, speaker docks, and bluetooth streaming players — and Panasonic’s just getting started. Today at CES they also dropped their latest line of Lumix digital cameras on the world. Here’s a bit more info on each one:
The Zs30 is a relatively compact point-and-shoot equipped with 20x optical zoom, 60-fps shutter speed, a 18.1-megapixel high-sensitivity MOS sensor, and video capabilities for 1080p recording. It also has built-in Wi-Fi functionality, easily allowing users to upload the photos directly to various social networking websites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
The ZS25 is similar to the ZS30, but forgoes the built-in Web access and features a 16.1-megapixel, MOS sensor instead of the 18.1-megapixel offered by the ZS30.
The XS1 ditches the bulk entirely and is one of the first in a new line of smaller, sleek compact digital cameras. The point-and-shoot features a 16.1-megapixal sensor, touts an astonishing 14mm-thick design, and hosts a multitude of built-in creative control filters to choose from before you ever capture a photo.
The ultra-compact TS25 is a camera for the rugged, outdoor enthusiast. The point-and-shoot is modeled around a 1/2,33′-inch, 16.1-megapixel CCD image sensor, consolidates a 4x optical zoom lens (25 – 100mm focal length equivalency), and features a fixed 2.7-inch TFT LCD display with 230k-dot resolution. It also contains 70MB of internal flash memory, a microSD/SDHC?SDXC media slot, and video capabilities to capture 720p HD videos.
Last but not least is the TS5, a bulkier camera built for the more serious outdoor photographer. It features Wi-Fi capabilities, NFC technology, a 16.1-megapixel, high-sensitivity sensor, and full HD video recording. It also can supposedly survive impacts from a height of 6.6 feet, temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit and submersion in depths up to 43 feet.
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