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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cover image DMC-ZS100