Panasonic launched new cameras. Of course they did. However, it’d be better to pull out the two best cameras from their announcement today: the LUMIX G5 and the LUMIX LX7. Starting off with the LX7, it’s a point-and-shoot camera with a 3.8x zoom lens starting at 24mm, and corresponding aperture of f/1.4-2.3. The 10.1-megapixel sensor takes the photos and you see them on the high-res 920,000-dot 3-inch LCD. The LX7 can also shoot 1080p video at 60 frames per second in AVCHD, or 30 frames per second in MP4.
Now on to the big guy: the LUMIX G5. It’s their next-generation, 16.05-megapixel MOS sensor camera with the Venus engine which allows for faster image shooting and makes the whole experience “better”. Along with that is the built-in flash, compact interchangeable lens body, and Contrast AF which can be controlled by the camera’s own systems.
The G5 can also shoot full 1920 x 1080p HD video in AVCHD or MP4 format, all viewable on the adjustable viewfinder with a 1,440,000-dot equivalent resolution, so it’s probably full-frame viewing (that makes sense, science-wise). It’ll be out in 30 days in either black, silver, or white; currently pricing is unannounced.