Panasonic has recently announced the latest model in the series, the Lumix DMC-FZ100 Successor to the popular FZ38 model.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 is a new super-zoom camera featuring a wide-angle 24x zoom lens, 14 megapixel high-speed MOS image sensor and 11fps continuous shooting at full image resolution.
The newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT Lens offers an optical zoom range of 25mm at the wide end. A new addition to Panasonic’s Intelligent Auto mode is making an appearance on the Lumix DMC-FZ100, called Motion Deblur. We’re already getting tired thinking of all the fast action testing this darn thing is going to require. Motion Deblur works with the FZ100′s POWER O.I.S. by utilizing updated motion detection and brightness control to provide the fastest shutter speed possible, preventing any blur caused by hand shake or subject movement.
The Intelligent Auto suite also includes Face Recognition, Face Detection, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, and Intelligent Exposure. We can now also use Panasonic’s Intelligent Auto mode while recording video.
The bridge-style Panasonic FZ100 compact also offers a 3-inch, 460K-pixel rotating LCD screen, full HD 1080i movie recording in AVCHD format at 30fps, Venus Engine FHD processing engine, Intelligent Resolution technology, a port for an optional stereo microphone, and an accessory shoe for an external flash.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 will ship in late August for $500.