Panasonic unveils three new compacts at IFA

Among the usual suspects we knew would be showcased Panasonic has sneaked up on us with these three fine additions to their range

Panasonic has unveiled three brand new compact-cameras at IFA today, the DMC-FX700, DMC-FT10 and the DMC-FZ45, all with 14.1 megapixels but for very different audiences.

Click here for a full gallery of the DMC-FX700, DMC-FT10 and DMC-FZ45

The DMC-FX700 is designed to be the ultimate point and shoot compact with a high-end 14.1MP sensor and full 1080p video recording. That on it's own should get your attention, 1080p recording on a compact camera is not something you see everyday and as such however you can probably expect a price tag to match it's hugely impressive capabilities. It is a true compact though, so in gaining the pocketability you have to make do with a 5x optical zoom, but with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) and a large 3-inch LCD screen the images you do take will look rather good.

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The DMC-FT10 is Panasonic's first rugged designed compact, made for the outdoors it's waterproof to 3m, shock-proof to 1.5m and can withstand temperatures of up to -10 degrees C, yet by looking at the specs you'd hardly believe it. With a 14.1MP sensor and 720p HD video recording it's perfect for capturing the wonderful scenery you'll no doubt be surrounded by when climbing up that mountain. Featuring Panasonic's Intelligent Auto (iA) mode the FT10 will automatically adjust the scene, brightness, use image stabilisation and face recognition, all from the press of one button, making sure you can have at least one hand firmly grasping that rock-face.

If on the other hand your idea of a good holiday is gently meandering through the street's of Venice, then Panasonic has released the DMC-FZ45, a compact 'hybrid' that aims to blend the professional camera's with the easy-to-use compacts. Offering the same as the DMC-FT10 in terms of megapixels and video recording, the DMC-FZ45 differs in that it has an impressive 24x optical zoom, which can then be enhanced to 32x digitally yet without any pixelation according to Panasonic. Designed as a cross-over, the DMC-FZ45 is essentially a souped up compact offering manual focus and a zoom that would put any normal compact to shame.

Link:Panasonic

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