Panasonic has just introduced two new LUMIX FS-Series digital cameras to their lineup – the DMC-FS7 and the DMC-FS15. The stylish, compact FS models are designed to provide easy operation for both beginner and advanced users to take beautiful pictures.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FS7
Panasonic announced two new additions to its LUMIX FS-Series of digital cameras, the DMC-FS7 and the DMC-FS15.
The 10.1-megapixel DMC-FS7 features a F2.8 Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with 4x optical zoom and iA mode, which comprised of four functions including Mega O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Face Detection. Like the DMC-FS15, the DMC-FS7 also include a newly-added independent iA button at top of the camera for user to enter directly into the mode without going into the menu.
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FS15
The 12.1 megapixel DMC-FS15 features a 29mm wide-angle Leica DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with 5x optical zoom. The manufacturer has enhanced the Intelligent Auto Mode (iA) on the DMC-FS15 to include AF tracking and Intelligent Exposure functions in addition to Mega O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Face Detection.
Other features of both FS models include a Venus Engine IV processor for an advanced processing system and quick response times. An intelligent LCD screen detects light conditions and automatically adjusts the brightness levels for viewing in sunlight and helps to preserve battery life. The FS-Series is also capable of recording WVGA (848 x 480) motion pictures at 30 fps in 16:9 widescreen format, as well as standard VGA (640 x 480) format.
The DMC-FS15 will be available in silver, black and blue at a suggested retail price (SRP) of USD99.95. The DMC-FS7 will be available in silver, black, blue, pink and green at an SRP of USD159.95. Both models will be available in late March 2009.