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Panasonic Unveils Two Compact 4K Cameras

It’s another day of camera announcements from CES 2016. While everyone was talking about the Nikon D5 and D500, Panasonic unveiled two new compact cameras (along with a M43 Leica 100-400mm lens you can read about here).

The new Lumix DMC-ZS60 was created with travellers in mind being lightweight at 311g/11oz featuring 4K video recording and a 30x zoom lens equivalent to 24-720mm.

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DMC-ZS60

Despite the compact size, the inside packs a punch with an 18 megapixel CMOS 1.1cm sensor, an 8 megapixel still image extraction from 4K, 5-axis optical image stabilisation, 7.62cm 1040k-dot touchscreen and a 0.5cm 1,166k-dot electronic viewfinder, manual controls including a dedicated control ring, 10fps burst mode and anasonic new Post Focus feature among other things.

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DMC-ZS60

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DMC-ZS60

It will be available in two colours (silver or black) in mid-March for $450.

The second camera is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100. It’s more fancy with a 2.54cm 20.1 megapixel sensor along with the 4K video recording. Included is the 10x f/2.8-5.6 Lecia DC lens, equivalent to 25-250mm.

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DMC-ZS100

A few of difference compared with the DMC-ZS60 is the 4K photo, 0.1s Light Speed Auto Focus, physical rings and dials for manual settings, a 1,166K-dot electronic viewfinder, in camera RAW development, Wi-Fi and QR code connectivity alone with wireless control with the Panasonic app and of course the price.

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DMC-ZS100

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DMC-ZS100

At $700 it’s $250 more expensive than the DMC-ZS60 and will be available at the end of March.

Watch the video for more information on the Post Focus feature.

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Cover image DMC-ZS100