Panasonic debuts ZS35, SZ8 pocket long-zooms, entry-level LZ40 bridge camera
posted Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:01 PM EDT
Alongside the interesting, enthusiast-friendly Panasonic ZS40 pocket long-zoom, the company has also announced another three new cameras today for the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas -- the Panasonic ZS35, Panasonic SZ8, and Panasonic LZ40.
Offering a stabilized 20x optical zoom lens in a relatively compact housing, the Panasonic ZS35 is based around a 16-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and offers high speed burst shooting at 10fps. The ZS35 is Wi-Fi compatible, and can be controlled remotely from your smart device. More details can be found in our Panasonic ZS35 preview.
Next up, the Panasonic SZ8 is the latest in the company's sleek and slim travel zoom line, and successor to last year's DMC-SZ3. The SZ8 features a 12x optical zoom lens and a 16-megapixel CCD sensor. This model, too, is Wi-Fi equipped for remote control and transfer of images to your smart device. More details are available in our Panasonic SZ8 preview.
And finally, we come to the Panasonic LZ40, an entry-level bridge camera which like the SZ8 is based around a CCD image sensor. That means relatively sedate performance, but on the plus side, the SLR-like body boasts a powerful 42x optical zoom lens that should be able to see clear into next week. (And it has a very generous wide angle, too.) Read more in our Panasonic LZ40 preview.
Pricing and availability of all three new models had not been announced at press time.