Panasonic introduces the Lumix DMC-ZS3 as the newest member of its acclaimed TZ series. With 10.1-megapixel, a 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens and 12x optical zoom, the Lumix ZS3 (in Europe known as Lumix TZ7) is a worthy addition to a series of digital cameras that have won worldwide popularity for packing powerful zoom lenses into compact bodies. The Panasonic Lumix ZS3 is a powerhouse performer with enormous versatility. The new Panasonic camera features a Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens. Compared with previous models, it extends the power of the optical zoom from 10x to 12x and expands the wide-angle lens from 28mm to an ultra-wide 25mm while reducing both size and weight of the body, giving it the range for virtually all shooting situations.
Panasonic introduces the Lumix DMC-TS1, a new concept camera geared for active outdoor photography. The Panasonic TS1 (in Europe known as Lumix FT1) is shockproof, waterproof and dustproof in design with the capability to record high-definition movie in AVCHD Lite. Featuring a 28mm wide angle lens, 4.6x optical zoom and iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, this versatile digital camera lets you capture your moments no matter the intended shooting terrain. Tested with the same standards used to assess Panasonicís acclaimed TOUGHBOOK series computers, the Lumix TS1 is waterproof to a depth of 3.0m, shockproof from falls up to 1.5m, and dust-proof - so you take this Panasonic camera to places thought not possible before.
Panasonic is pleased to announce a new touch-screen interface model for its Lumix slim and stylish FX series as a successor to the DMC-FX500. The new Panasonic DMC-FX580 (in Europe known as Lumix FX550) features a 25mm ultra-wide angle Leica DC lens with 5x optical zoom while increasing the recording image size from 10.1-megapixel to 12.1-megapixel. Popular touch-screen operation on a large, 3.0-inch LCD brings great enjoyment to the digital photography and enables easy manual operation. Panasonic's iA (Intelligent Auto) mode - a hallmark of Lumix cameras - has been further advanced in the Lumix FX580. It now offers a Face Recognition feature, an advanced Face Recognition function that recognizes individual faces, making it a kind of personal verification system in a digital camera.
Canon updates its Digital Elph range with an exciting new digital camera model: the Digital Elph SD960 IS - known as Canon Digital IXUS 110 IS in Europe. The Canon Digital Elph SD960 IS offers the ultimate in wide shooting via a wide-angle zoom lens, wide-aspect LCD and widescreen HD movie shooting. The Canon Digital Elph SD960 IS features a new Smart Auto mode, which uses Canonís innovative Scene Detection Technology to deliver incredible shots with simple point-and-shoot operation. The new 12.1 Megapixel camera model shoot stunning HD movies (1280 x 720, 30fps) and have HDMI connections for playback on compatible HD televisions. Replacing the Canon Digital Elph SD790 IS, the Canon Digital Elph SD960 IS continues the Digital Elph heritage combination of exquisite imaging and design.
Canon strengthens its reputation for excellence in digital compact camera design with a new digital camera model: the slimmest ever Digital Elph model, the 12.1 Megapixel Digital Elph SD780 IS - known as Canon Digital IXUS 100 IS in Europe. The new Canon Digital Elph SD780 IS features a new Smart Auto mode, which uses Canonís Scene Detection Technology to help users take great shots with ease. The Digital Elph SD780 IS also includes the option to shoot HD movies (1280 x 720, 30fps) and HDMI connectivity. Replacing the Canon PowerShot SD770 IS, the Canon Digital Elph SD780 IS features a striking, 18.4mm wide stainless steel body, finished in a choice of silver, black, gold or red - making it ideal for the most prestigious of occasions.
Canon strengthens its reputation for excellence in digital compact camera design with a new digital camera model: the slimmest ever Digital Elph model, the 10 Megapixel Digital Elph SD1200 IS - known as Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS in Europe. The new Canon Digital Elph SD1200 IS features a new Smart Auto mode, which uses Canonís Scene Detection Technology to help users take great shots with ease. The Digital Elph SD1200 IS, successor to the Digital Elph SD1100 IS, offers an ultra-stylish, take-anywhere alternative in silver, grey, blue or pink. The Canon camera offers framing flexibility via a 3.0x optical zoom, with consistently blur-free results provided by Canonís optical Image Stabilizer.
Samsung announces a new point-and-shoot digital camera, the PL65 - also known as Samsung SL620 in the USA. Stylish and advanced, the 12.2 megapixel Samsung PL65 allows consumers to experience higher-end features and performance at more affordable prices. Samsungís new PL65 features a standard 35mm lens. The PL65 offers users a powerful 5x optical zoom paired with Optical and Digital Image Stabilization. Shooters have the option of simply using Optical Image Stabilization to help reduce blur caused by hand shake, which is ideal for well lit environments. Or, users can choose Dual Image Stabilization and combine the strengths of Optical and Digital Image Stabilization.
Samsung announces a new 10 megapixel digital camera, the PL50 - also known as Samsung SL202 in the USA - which joins the companyís popular and user-friendly digital camera models. Ideally suited for families and entry-level shooters looking for an easy-to-use digital camera, the Samsung PL50 presents a range of features that will help users effortlessly capture digital images without having to worry about becoming entrenched in technical specifications or terminology. The Samsung PL50 offers consumers a quality Samsung lens with a 3x optical zoom, as well as Digital Image Stabilization, giving users the ability to reduce the blur found in their images as a result of vibrations, hand shake, or other unexp