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Hands-on with the New Panasonic LUMIX Cameras

Hands-on with the New Panasonic LUMIX Cameras

Sample Images of the new Panasonic LUMIX Cameras

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ10 Sample Images

Following up with the presentation, we were given a chance to handle two of the new LUMIX cameras. One of which is the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ10, a compact superzoom model capable of 12x optical zoom and sports a 12.1-megapixel imaging resolution. Due to its newly integrated Intelligent Resolution feature, the TZ10 is supposed to see greater zoom capabilities at up to 16x Intelligent Zoom with no loss in details for the digital zoom enhancement range.

Furthermore, the TZ10 also comes with an integrated GPS chip, which geotags your location onto the EXIF data of any captured images. You can easily set the TZ10 to lock onto a nearby satellite before embarking on your imaging tour. However, we decided to reset the TZ10 and determine its GPS lock times. With up to almost 5 minutes taken to re-establish a lock, the TZ10's GPS feature will need some preparation. Though our unit was a pre-production unit, we figured that even if the GPS lock speeds are fast on the final unit, it would do you well to get your GPS signal up and running first.

Following up, we present some sample images from the TZ10, focusing particularly on its 12x optical zoom and 16x Intelligent Zoom. While we would have loved to upload the full high-res versions of our photos for your scrutiny, our overseas accommodation's Internet was very intermittent and thus, we couldn't upload the large files.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FP3 Sample Images

Besides the high performance range, Panasonic is going full force into more stylish compacts with a multitude of colors that will entice consumers. Ease of usage is still pretty much the main focus, and our experience with the FP3 has proven that to be true. Sporting a 14.1-megapixel sensor on the FP3, the unit is designed to produce its maximum effect on iA mode. Here's a few test shots of a pre-production unit of the FP3.