Panasonic Announces Two New Compact Lumix Cameras, the DMC-ZS60 and DMC-ZS100

Panasonic has just released information about two new Lumix cameras, the Lumix DMC-ZS60 and Lumix DMC-ZS100.

Panasonic_ZS60k_black_front_500.jpgThe new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS60 is designed to offer a "New Perspective for Travel Photography," with a sturdy design that is still small enough to fit into a pocket, weighing in at less than 11 ounces.

This new camera features a 30x LEICA Optical Zoom Lens with a focal length equivalent to 24-720mm on a 35mm camera, allowing you to zoom in on distant subjects.  This new model is also equipped with a sophisticated 5-axis HYBRID optical image stabilization system to reduce blur from camera shake.

With it's 18-megapixel MOS Imaging Sensor and fast processing, the new LUMIX DMD-ZS60 can capture 18-megapixel still images at up to 10 frames per second, and also features the ability to capture 4K UHD video with a resolution of 3840x2160 at 30 fps in MP4, as well as high-resolution Full HD 1920x1080 60p videos in MP4.

Users can also extract 8-megapixel still images from 4K video, reducing the need for use separate still photo modes during image capture.  The new DMC-ZS60 also features wireless control via a Panasonic  Imaging Application for even more versatility.  

The LUMIX DMC-ZS60 will be available at www.shop.panasonic.com and valued channel partners mid-March in both silver and black for $449.99. See our ZS60 Preview to learn more.

Panasonic_ZS100k_black_front_500.jpgThe new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS100 is a premium compact travel camera that is designed to offer the performance of much larger interchangeable lens models in a very compact size, sporting a 10x LEICA zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent focal range of 25mm-250mm, with a 5-axis HYBRID OIS system to reduce blur from camera shake. This new camera also sports the largest imaging sensor in its class, thanks to a 1-inch design with larger photosites for each pixel, with new advancements in a Venus Processing Engine extracting very high image quality.

As with the new DMC-ZS60, the DMC-ZS100 can also capture images at up to 10 frames per second, and allows wireless control via a Panasonic Imaging application for more versatility.   It also sports 4K UHD video capture, with the same ability for users to extract 8-megapixel still images that Panasonic is offering in the new DMC-ZS60 model.  The new LUMIX DMC-ZS100 will be available at www.shop.panasonic.com and valued channel partners at the end of March in both silver and black for $699.99. You can learn more about the ZS100 by reading our Preview here.

Below you will find the press releases for both of these new Panasonic digital cameras.

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The New LUMIX DMC-ZS60 - A New Perspective for Travel Photography


Panasonic's powerful new travel zoom camera combines 30x Zoom with 4K performance



Las Vegas, NV (January 5, 2016) -Panasonic announced today at CES 2016 a new addition to its travel zoom range, the LUMIX DMC-ZS60. The camera's small and sturdy build means it fits easily into a pocket, and at less than 11 ounces it won't weigh you down on your next adventure.


The new ZS model manages to pack outstanding performance and a host of practical features into its lightweight chassis. An 18M sensor is ideal for taking high quality photos in all conditions, and 4K capability means that your favorite travel memories can be recorded in stunning detail. What's more, the LUMIX DMC-ZS60 also features a 30x Zoom LEICA lens, so you'll never be out of range for that perfect holiday shot.


Color, clarity and powerful zoom

The camera incorporates an 18M high sensitivity MOS sensor, allowing you to capture even the finest details of your travels. Whether taking pictures on a sunny beach or during a candlelit dinner for two, the LUMIX DMC-ZS60's exceptional low light performance ensures crisp, clear and natural results with minimal noise. The sensor complements a powerful Venus engine to reproduce breathtaking color that remains accurate to the composition you saw through the lens.


The LUMIX DMC-ZS60's outstanding optical capability is underpinned by a high-end LEICA lens with 30x Zoom (24-720mm), for performance that far outweighs its compact body. The camera allows you to get closer to the action, without disturbing the subject - perfect for pictures and videos of wildlife, or more natural shots of friends and family.


Capture those perfect moments in stunning 4KUHD

The LUMIX DMC-ZS60's 4K video capability enables you to record and relive all those special moments in the very highest quality. With four times the resolution of Full HD, videos reproduce the breathtaking color and detail of every scene, an experience second only to being there in person. The camera offers smooth, high quality video recording in 4K 3840x2160 at 30 fps in MP4, as well as high-resolution Full HD 1920x1080 60p videos in MP4.


Panasonic has also utilized 4K to help take photo accuracy to a new level. For the first time in a travel camera, Panasonic's 4K Photo function allows you to extract an 8-megapixel still from 4K video (30fps) with amazing precision. The feature provides the perfect solution for capturing those fleeting moments, whether it's timing the kids jumping into a pool or a dolphin breaching the waves.


Another new addition to the LUMIX ZS range is the Post-Focus feature, which allows you to select the focal point of your picture, even after it's taken. The LUMIX DMC-ZS60's outstanding autofocus capability calculates the distance between the camera and the subject, capturing the optimal focus for 49 individual areas within each frame. Once the photo is taken, you simply select the precise area you want to focus on - for example your family in the foreground, or the stunning scenery behind them. What's more, with the option to export multiple photos from a single shot, you'll never have to choose between the two.


Hone your camera skills

If you're looking to develop your photographic skills, the LUMIX DMC-ZS60 provides extensive and easy-to-use manual settings. A dedicated Control Ring gives smooth control of settings such as zoom, aperture and shutter speed, allowing you to concentrate on lining up the prefect shot. Similarly, a 3.0-inch 1040k-dot touch screen makes navigating menus and selecting your preferred setting incredibly quick and easy, even in bright sunlight.


Share your memories

Once you've selected your favorite holiday snaps on the LUMIX DMC-ZS60, you can share them with friends and family with the press of a button. Simply connect to a smartphone or tablet to share your pictures on social media, attach them to an email or view remotely on a bigger screen.


Additional features

0.2-inch 1,166k-dot Electronic View Finder

1/2.3" High Sensitivity MOS

5 AXIS HYBRID Optical Image Stabilization

Contrast Auto Focus with DFD Technology

10fps burst photo mode (full resolution - 5fps with AF)

Face / eye tracking AF

Full wireless control and photography via the Panasonic Image App


The DMC-ZS60 will be available at www.shop.panasonic.com and valued channel partners mid-March in both silver and black for $449.99.



About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company

Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from VIERA Life+ Screens, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Beauty, Grooming, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand's 2014 annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. To learn more about our products, visit panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

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The New LUMIX DMC-ZS100 - Raising the Bar for Compact Travel Cameras

Panasonic's latest compact camera includes a 1-inch sensor and 4K functions for outstanding performance and usability on the go



Las Vegas, NV (January 5, 2016) - Panasonic announced today at CES 2016 the new LUMIX DMC-ZS100, a premium compact travel camera that boasts performance typically associated with expensive interchangeable lens models. Despite the camera's small size, the latest addition to the LUMIX ZS range combines a host of features and a powerful 10x zoom to make it the perfect travel companion for even the most demanding photographers and videographers.


A large 1-inch MOS sensor, one of the biggest of any camera in its class, combines with Panasonic's Venus engine to capture consistently bright and beautiful images wherever your travels take you. And with innovative features such as 4K Photo and Post-Focus, it's never been easier to capture the exact frame that you visualized when looking through the lens. What's more, with simple control and connectivity, you can share your adventure with friends and family at the press of a button.


Capture your travels in outstanding quality

The 1-inch sensor's large pixels are capable of capturing more light, resulting in shots that look crisp, clear and natural, even when photographing at high ISO, such as dusk and dawn. The Venus engine also provides unrivalled color accuracy for a travel camera - the unique hues, saturation and luminosity of a multi-colored sunset, for example, are individually processed and carefully adjusted to reproduce breathtakingly authentic results.


The LUMIX DMC-ZS100 is the first in its series to incorporate a F2.8-5.9 LEICA DC lens, which allows you to achieve true-to-life images with stunning depth of field. The lens also features a versatile 10x zoom range of 25mm-250mm (35mm camera equivalent), making it ideal for photographing birds and other elusive wildlife.


In addition to stunning photo quality, the camera also provides 4K video recording capability that fits easily into your pocket. The LUMIX DMC-ZS100 offers smooth, high quality video recording in 4K 3840x2160 at 24 and 30 fps in MP4; as well as high-resolution Full HD 1920x1080 60p videos in MP4. With four times the resolution of Full HD, the resulting 4K video brings the sights and sounds of your travels to life, just as you remember capturing it.


Achieve professional quality results, every time

As well as recording high resolution videos, the camera's 4K capability also enables you to capture accurate photos like never before. For the first time in a travel camera, Panasonic's 4K Photo function allows you to extract an 8-megapixel still from 4K video (30fps) with total control and precision, so even fleeting events, such as the exact moment you hit the water diving into the sea, can be captured and enjoyed for a lifetime.


Another new addition to the LUMIX ZS range is the Post-Focus feature, which allows you to choose the focal point of any picture, even after it's taken. The LUMIX DMC-ZS100's 0.1s Light Speed Auto Focus and Depth from Defocus (DFD) capability combine to calculate the distance between the camera and the subject, capturing optimal focus for 49 individual areas within each frame. Once the photo is taken, you can then manually select the exact area you want to focus on - from the minutiae of your subject's eye, to an individual bird as a flock takes flight. What's more, from a single photo you can export multiple shots with different focal points.


In complete control of your creativity

With such a wide array of advanced functions and controls, the LUMIX DMC-ZS100 has been designed for fast and practical usability. The Live View Finder (LVF) features 1,166K-dot resolution, as well as LVF AF that detects when you're about to take a shot. The camera also provides extensive manual controls so you can put your photography skills to the test, including dedicated physical rings and dials for settings such as zoom, aperture, shutter speed, manual focus and ISO level.


Share your memories

Once you've captured an array of beautiful photos and video, the LUMIX DMC-ZS100 makes it fast and simple to share them with friends and family. Combining Wi-Fi and QR code connectivity, it is easy to connect the camera to a smartphone or tablet, allowing you to post to social media almost as soon as they've been recorded.


Additional features

3.0inch 1,040k dot touch screen-

5 AXIS HYBRID O.I.S and Level Shot functions

10fps burst photo mode (full resolution - 5fps with AF)

Face / eye tracking AF

In-camera RAW data development

Wide Panorama function

Full wireless control and photography via the Panasonic Image App


The DMC-ZS100 will be available at www.shop.panasonic.com and valued channel partners at the end of March in both silver and black for $699.99.


About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company

Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from VIERA Life+ Screens, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Beauty, Grooming, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand's 2014 annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. To learn more about our products, visit panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at us.panasonic.com/news.