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Panasonic introduce two new digital cameras, the 14.1 megapixel DMC-SZ7 with full-HD video recording, and the 16.1 megapixel DMC-SZ1with HD video recording, it was announced today.
Both models feature newly developed powerful 10x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with 25mm ultra wide angle (equivalent to 25mm to 250mm on a 35mm camera) that fits in the slim, compact body profile.
The powerful 10x optical zoom increases its power to 20x equivalent with the iA Zoom (Intelligent Zoom) function with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology.The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively suppress handshake which tends to occur when shooting with high zoom.
The 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor newly adopted to DMC-SZ7 and the advanced image processor Venus Engine feature high speed, high sensitivity image recording to realize 1,920 x 1,080 full-HD video recording and high speed burst shooting in high picture quality. The super fast response including approx. 0.1 sec of Light Speed AF helps catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities.
A variety of special effects that add fun to shooting experience are newly integrated, which include 3D Photo mode, Miniature Effect, Panorama Shot, Creative Retouch and Auto Retouch.
Also, with iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, users can take beautiful images with its new HDR, Intelligent Handheld Nightshot and Motion Deblur mode together with AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Face Recognition (SZ7) / Face Detection (SZ1) , Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure. Once the iA mode is activated, these multi-capable functions happen automatically, allowing users to take stunning pictures.
The cameras also feature a 3.0-inch large Intelligent LCD screen which offers clear view under any lighting situations by its automatic backlight adjustment. Both DMC-SZ7/SZ1 newly comply with USB power charging in addition to the conventional AC power supply. Users can enjoy their communication with the LUMIX Image Uploader, which realizes instant image sharing via Facebook or YouTube.
The DMC-SZ7 features the fashionable colour design in that the lens barrel goes with the colour of body. Packing a versatile lens, high performance signal processing mechanism, the DMC-SZ7/SZ1 boasts stunningly slim, compact body that conveys sophisticated look.
The new high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens system is even more versatile with 25mm ultra wide-angle to powerful 10x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-250mm).
Comprising 9 elements in 7 groups including 4 aspherical lenses with 6 aspherical surfaces, adoption of ultra thin lens for its new structure optical system makes the unit’s overall length short to fit in the slim body despite its versatile zoom range from ultra wide to telephoto. Passing Leica's stringent standards, DMC-SZ7/SZ1 boast exceptional optical performance with stunning clarity with minimum distortion and flare.
Furthermore the high speed digital signal output technology lets the DMC-SZ7 shoot 10 fps in 14-megapixel full resolution with mechanical shutter and 5 fps with continuous AF. It also enables the camera to record full-HD 60i (NTSC) / 50i (PAL) smooth video. The frame rate, AF setting and the recording resolution can be easily selected according to the movement of the subject.
SZ1 is exclusively Made in Japan only for consumers in the Middle East.