Panasonic announce new compact cameras

Lauren Scott

Four new additions to camera lineup are designed to capture the fun in the very best quality

Straight from The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, imaging giant Panasonic has announced four new exciting models to its product lineup.

LUMIX FT30: A rugged camera for the intrepid adventurer 

Panasonic announce new compact cameras

Panasonic has today introduced a new rugged camera to its waterproof, freezeproof, shockproof and dustproof tough camera range, the LUMIX FT30. Designed and built with adventurous personalities in mind, the LUMIX FT30 aims to provide “stunning picture quality and exceptional performance and endurance, even in the toughest conditions,” according to the official release.

Ruggedly-built and available in black, blue, red or orange, the LUMIX FT30 could be the companion of choice for those who want a small but hardwearing camera to take on their travels – from snorkeling with dolphins, to trekking in the desert, to ascending a mountain in sub-zero temperatures.

LUMIX FT30 Specs:

  • Waterproof to 8 metres, shockproof to 1.5 m, freezeproof to -10℃, and dustproof
  • 25mm ultra wide angle of view lens with 4x optical zoom
  • 16.1-megapixel sensor
  • Variety of shooting functions including Advanced Underwater, iA(Intelligent Auto), Creative Panorama, Creative Control, Creative Retouch, and Time Lapse Shot modes
  • 2.7-inch Intelligent LCD

The LUMIX FT30 is available from March, RRP £139.99

LUMIX TZ70: An all-round travel camera

Panasonic announce new compact cameras

Panasonic has launched the latest additions to its LUMIX TZ range of premium compact cameras, the LUMIX TZ70 and LUMIX TZ57. Combining a powerful optical zoom, and a host of creative features in a small and sleek design, both cameras allow you to take professional quality photos and videos while travelling light. The cameras’ extensive connectivity options also enable you to share your photos and videos more easily than ever, wherever in the world your adventures take you.

The LUMIX TZ70 is available from March, RRP: £349.99 and the LUMIX TZ57 is also available from March, RRP: £229.99.

LUMIX TZ70 Specs:

  • 30x Optical Zoom and 60x Intelligent Zoom
  • 24mm wide-angle LEICA lens
  • 12.1MP High Sensitivity MOS sensor
  • 1,166k-dot LVF with eye-sensor
  • 3″ LCD (921k-dot)
    • 240fps AF drive
    • Full HD Video 1920 x 1080 50p (PAL)
    • HYBRID O.I.S.+ and Level Shot Function
    • Wi-Fi, NFC, QR Code
    • Control ring
    • RAW format recording
    • Geotagging


Panasonic announce new compact cameras

Panasonic is also introducing the new LUMIX TZ57, with a powerful 20x optical zoom lens and a 16-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor. Like the flagship addition to the TZ series, the LUMIX TZ57 features a versatile lens to capture shots from ultra-wide-angle through to telephoto. The camera also includes high quality image recording capable of 1920 x 1080 Full HD video, as well as POWER O.I.S for shake-free shots.

The resolution of the LUMIX TZ57’s 3-inch monitor has been increased to 1,040k-dot from 460k-dot for even easier composition and navigation. The monitor also tilts up by 180-degrees, triggering the self-shooting mode.

LUMIX TZ57 Specs:

  • 20x Optical Zoom
  • 24mm wide-angle LUMIX DC VARIO lens
  • 16MP High Sensitivity MOS sensor
  • POWER O.I.S.
  • Full HD video 1920 x 1080 25p (PAL)
  • 3-inch / 1,040k-dot, tiltable LCD screen
  • Sonic Speed AF
  • Wi-Fi, NFC, QR Code

LUMIX SZ10: A camera for a night out with friends

Panasonic announce new compact cameras

The latest addition to the SZ range of compact cameras, the LUMIX SZ10 combines picture and video quality and a host of fun features in a sleek design that easily fits into a handbag or suit pocket. The camera is designed with socialising in mind and includes various settings to help you take memorable pictures with friends and family.

LUMIX SZ10 specifications

  • 12x Optical Zoom
  • 24mm ultra wide angle lens
  • Self Shot and Creative Control modes
  • 720p HD video recording
  • 2.7 inch large 460K-dot LCD monitor
  • Intelligent Auto mode
  • Wi-Fi, QR Code

The LUMIX SZ10 is available from March, RRP: £139.99

For more information on these releases, visit the Panasonic website.


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