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Panasonic Unveils Four New Lumix Compact Cameras

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CES is over, but Panasonic has no plans of letting the camera announcements end — they’ve just announced four new Lumix compact cameras in addition to the eight they introduced at CES earlier this month.

The DMC-ZS10 and DMC-ZS8 (top) are pretty standard shooters. Both offer 14.1 megapixel photos, a 3-inch touchscreen, and 24mm ultra-wide-angle lenses with Leica glass and 16x optical zoom. However, the ZS10 shoots 1080p video in AVCHD (ZS8 is limited to 720p in Motion JPEG), offers geotagging, shoots 10fps at full resolution (ZS8 does 1.9fps), and has a 3D mode that captures 20 consecutive photos and overlays the best two to create a 3D image.

The DMC-FX78 (bottom left) is a 12.1 megapixel camera that records 1080p video in AVCHD. Zoom, focus, and shutter can be controlled through a 3.5-inch Smart Touchscreen, and the camera offers the same 3D mode as the ZS10.

Finally, the DMC-TS3 (the beastly orange one) is a camera designed to be waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, and dustproof — in other words, rugged. It has a 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7-inch LCD, 1080p movie recording, and the same 3D recording feature as the ZS10 and FX78.

No word yet on the pricing of these cameras, but they’ll be hitting store shelves in March 2011.

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