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(FT5) List of Panasonic compact cameras coming at CES.


As I told you yesterday there will be new compact cameras only from both, Panasonic and Olympus. This is the list of the Panasonic cameras:

  • DMC-TS25 (In Japan, the FT Series)
    – 16.1MP sensor
    – 4x zoom
  • DMC-TS5 (In Japan, the FT Series)
    – 16.1MP sensor
    – 4.6 times zoom
  • DMC-XS1
    – 16.1MP sensor
    – 5 times zoom
  • DMC-ZS25 (In Japan, the TZ series)
    – 16.1MP sensor
    – Zoom 20 times
  • DMC-ZS30 in Japan (Japan (TZ series)
    – 18.2MP sensor
    – Zoom 20 times
  • DMC-LZ30
    16.1MP sensor
    35x zoom
  • DMC-SZ3
    – 16.1MP
    – 10x optical zoom
  • DMC-SZ9
    – 16.1MP
    – 10x optical zoom
  • DMC-F5
    – 14.1MP
    – 5 times zoom
  • DMC-FH10
    – 16.1MP
    – 5 times zoom

via Digicaminfo

  • Any more specs or sign if android operating system??

    • My nose itches. That could be a sign. :-P

  • Dave

    And people wonder why companies go out of business. Seriously Panasonic? How about a little focus?

  • mma173

    Why does this have ‘SR5’ instead of ‘FT5’? :D

    • Anonymous

      Sony Rumors have taken over the site… :-)

      • tomas

        1000+ :-)

      • admin

        Sorry, I am Andrea and helped out Ale in this post. Obviously didn’t make the switch in my mind. Ale is busy with family now.

        • GreyOwl

          It’s a good thing, Andrea, that you guys co-operate and help each other out when needed.

        • Miroslav


          Will there be a similar Sony list – on SAR?

        • mma173

          I’m a daily visitor of both sites and really appreciate the work that you are doing. Keep it up guys.

  • lone samurai

    A large sensor point & poop would have been somewhat interesting but this?!! Add three more pixels and some other gimmick…..

  • lone samurai

    Admin, it’s just my opinion but I think by the end of 2013 we’ll see a 1 inch sensor camera from Olympus.
    My hope is it’ll be the same or a variant of the 1 inch sony sensor in the rx100 except Olympus will wrap it in an x-z3 body for serious prosumers.
    Now that’d be something to complement out 4/3 and m4/3 gear.

    • Optical1

      I hope you are correct. I would love this type of camera from Oly. I just hope that they make the lens start at 24mm equivalent!

  • Nawaf

    Too many cameras IMHO. Weird strategy!

  • Mick

    A real waste of resources, money and time by Panasonic.
    And if they ever go Android or that kind of smartphone spyware-sh**t as an operating system for a camera that i am supposed to take private shots with, than they are dead for me.
    Hope they don’t follow Samsung with this.
    Same thing with Olympus.
    On the other hand, i don’t think this will happen.
    At least i hope so.

    • michael

      There is no reason that your Android-based camera should be connected to anything at all, just as there’s no reason that your current java-based camera should be connected to anything. Unless you want it to be, of course.

      Having an Android-based camera would allow me to create my own menu-ing system instead of having to use Olympus’s crappy one. It would also allow me to create my own filters (if I wanted), or create pre-sets for various types of shots rather than having to dig though menus to change settings (since Oly chooses not to give us enough physical controls).

      A strange number of people here — people you would assume are more technologically knowledgeable than the average street bum — don’t seem to know a) that their phone already has an operating system; and b) what an operating system is.

      Using Android would simply add flexibility to your camera — it has nothing to do with Facebook (unless that’s really what you want).

      • Mick

        First of all you got me wrong.I know that a future android-based cam does not have to be connected to the web etc.
        But I am sure that this would be a feature.You say I do not have to use the feature if I do not like it,but as with all the apps for smartphones you do not have much control over what the programs do and where they send your data,if connected to the web.As far as I know there is no real open source firewall that could help you gain control (as long as the devices are not rooted).
        Second: No need to be insulting,by comparing me to “the average street bum”
        You should be aware of the fact that they could limit your chances of configuring your devices even on an android based system if they want to.It should be clear that it is not a software based limitation when you are not able to configure your cam the way you like.They just do not want you to be able to do so.They want to sell the successor of your cam to,that might get your attention, because it gives you a little bit more freedom thats based on the same technology with a new price tag added to it.

      • bart

        Sorry Michael but you are wrong on a number of things here.

        Before I start, let me point out that I’ve been working as a systems engineer at IBM’s personal systems division for over a decade in the 1980s and 90s, specialized in operating systems and networking, so you may assume I have some idea about operating systems.

        Neither JAVA or Android are a very good idea for devices that depend heavily on real-time performance. Not that it can’t be used at all on such devices, but, the actual control of such a device will be external to the JAVA VM or its Android equivalent, and not be directly available to your apps unless the manufacturer specifically decides to provide an interface. Hence, many of your dreams for what Android can do may very well remain that, dreams, even if Android gets used, at the discretion of manufacturers.

        See, real-time performance is about the ability to respond to an event with a highly predictable response time. The use of a garbage collector makes this impossible to guarantee for either JAVA or Android apps. This is irrelevant on most compact cameras and phones, but becomes quite relevant for more serious cameras.

        So yes, Android for running apps may happen, letting apps control the camera however will only happen to the extent that manufacturers permit.

        The second issue is power consumption. Anything that does not contribute to the primary purpose of a serious camera and drains the battery is a bad thing to add.

        The third issue is heat production. Running unneeded apps means wasting cycles and producing heat, which is not good for image quality. This gets even worse when having to waste yet more cycles on a bytecode interpreter or jit.

        Instead of suggesting that people do not know what an operating system is, you should spend some time on learning what a real-time operating system is, and why pretty much all serious cameras use one.

      • peevee

        “just as there’s no reason that your current java-based camera ”


    • Ant

      Samsung have to do it. Their camera is going nowhere and the Galaxy is their strongest consumer gadget brand. Just look at their TV ads pitching the apps.

  • Isn’t the market for P&S cameras shrinking, because most sheeple are glued to their cellphones?

    • lone samurai

      Yes, I’d to agree with that. I think it’s happening slowly but surely.
      While the entry level point and poop camers get slowly cannibalised by the slick and techy convergence device called the smart phone the rise of the prosumer point and shoot will became the norm and key for compact cameras to succeed and stay relevant.
      These cameras will embody the highest quality zoom lens, sensor, screen and feature set with all the wifi and on line features that even the best phone can’t make such cameras look remotely irrelevant with all it’s gimmickry that it offers.

  • NPrincen

    What a waste of intellect and manufacturing capability! Why so many cameras to cover a market segment that is shrinking? Surely, this effort could have been better used to expand micro4/3, which can make more profit. Poor corporate planning. No wonder they lose money.

  • Le frog

    I don’t know about you, but the list of the new models reminded me of this:
    (Monty Python, spam)

  • W. C.

    All the major camera companies come up with a dozen or more P&Ss every year. It’s a money making excercise that doesn’t actually make them much money, as they already admitted. Why don’t they consolidate their model lineup to just a few cameras instead? Stop feature stripping and put more features in a single camera. For example, why not make the travel zoom or super zoom tough and weatherproof as well? No reason why they can’t. It’s just to force people to buy a bunch of cameras.

    Stop wasting resources on garbage that will end up in garbage. So much for corporate and environmental responsility. The wasted metal and plastic to make these P&S time wasters could have been used in toasters and kettles instead. They have more use and benefit to the consumer!

    Oh, and use better sensors! 18-20 MP on 1/2.33″ sensor? Are people still buying into such nonsense? “Oh, yeah, if you don’t pixel peep, it looks “okay”. Downside for web and it’s “useable” “. Well any garbage downsized significantly looks “okay”. I never understood this stupid argument. An image has to be judged at its 1:1 size quality. That is what the camera is producing. If it’s good at 1:1, it will be good downsized. I don’t buy a camera to get useable IQ at 20% size. If so, then sell it at 20% the price!

    It is not about “how big do you print?” either. Who says I have to print at all?! For some people, “the means IS the end”, rather than “the means TO an end”. Some people fish and throw their catch back into the sea. Others cook it up because they are hungry. Neither camp is better than the other. Depends on what motivates you.

    Fortunately, there is now a mature mirrorless market, thanks especially to m43, to give people transitioning out of P&Ss with more and better options. Entry level and discontinued mirrorless models can easily be found for under $500. P&S sector is like bad, greasy, unhealthy fast food that’s not cheap either and make you vomit afterwards.

  • Benjamin

    …Ahh, we are on again. Wrong news on the wrong site…

    • admin

      The news is that there will be no new MFT camera. And it may be interesting for some readers to know what compact camera is coming. Wrong visitor on correct site :)

  • che

    and this is related to m4/3 in which way?

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