PMA Spring 2005 Show
Return to:
Previous Page
PMA Spring 2005 Index

Panasonic's logo. Click here to visit the Panasonic website! Booth Report: Panasonic
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 15:44 EST)

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., better known by its Panasonic brandname, has numerous digital cameras and camcorders on its booth at PMA as usual.

The company announced several interesting new models in the runup to PMA, all with either a four or five megapixel imager, and all featuring the company's image stabilisation technology. The long-zoom DMC-FZ4 and DMC-FZ5 offer a 12x optical zoom, while the DMC-LZ1 and DMC-LZ2 include a 6x optical zoom, and the DMC-LS1 includes a 3x type. Of the five cameras, the FZ models are the only ones to offer viewfinders of any kind (in both cases, a 1/3" LCD electronic viewfinder), while the remaining cameras all offer only a two-inch LCD display for image preview / review.

Panasonic has new competition in the long-zoom stabilised lens digicam market from Sony's DSC-H1 model, also announced at the show. It will be interesting to see which company's long-zoom cameras can win customers' hearts - and hard-earned money...

Panasonic Booth
Booth shot Booth shot
Booth shot Booth shot
Copyright 2005 by The Imaging Resource. All Rights Reserved.

Panasonic Products
Lumix DMC-FZ4
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4
4.0 Megapixels
12.0x Zoom
35 - 420mm (35mm equivalent)
Specs
FZ-4 shot at 1:2 with [A]
FZ-4 shot at 2:1 with [A] FZ-4 shot at 2:2 with [A]
Lumix DMC-FZ5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
5.0 Megapixels
12.0x Zoom
35 - 420mm (35mm equivalent)
Specs
FZ-5 shot at 3:2 with [B]
FZ-5 shot at 4:1 with [B] FZ-5 shot at 4:2 with [B]
Lumix DMC-LS1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS1
4.0 Megapixels
3.0x Zoom
35 - 105mm (35mm equivalent)
Specs
LS-1 shot at 5:2 with [C]
LS-1 shot at 6:1 with [C] LS-1 shot at 6:2 with [C]
Lumix DMC-LZ1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1
4.0 Megapixels
6.0x Zoom
37 - 222mm (35mm equivalent)
Specs
LZ-1 shot at 7:2 with [D]
LZ-1 shot at 8:1 with [D] LZ-1 shot at 8:2 with [D]
Lumix DMC-LZ2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2
5.0 Megapixels
6.0x Zoom
37 - 222mm (35mm equivalent)
Specs
LZ-2 shot at 9:2 with [E]
LZ-2 shot at 10:1 with [E] LZ-2 shot at 10:2 with [E]
Copyright 2005 by The Imaging Resource. All Rights Reserved.

Related Coverage

PMA:

Return to:
Previous Page
PMA Spring 2005 Index

Powered by Coranto












Top 3 photos this month win:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate