Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 Preview

Panasonic has announced a powerful new long zoom digicam, the LUMIX DMC-LZ40. The camera boasts a whopping 42x optical zoom lens from a 22mm ultra wide angle lens with a build in Optical Image Stabilizer. The LZ40 also features a 20-megapixel CCD image CCD, 720p HD Video Recording, and a 3.0-inch LCD display. iA Mode (Intelligent Auto) offers newer users the ease of letting the camera automatically adjust its Optical Image Stabilizer, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector, and Intelligent Exposure settings for perfect pictures in almost any shooting conditions (CCD sensors aren't great in low light scenarios).

On the creative side of things, the LZ40 offers 15 Filter Effects for both Creative Control and Creative Retouch modes. Also, Creative Panorama mode not only takes ultra wide photos, but works with 13 Filter Effects. The LZ40 also features a 1250 mAh Li-on battery capable of shooting up to 320 pictures per charge.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LZ-40 Features
  • 20-megapixel CCD image sensor
  • 42x optical zoom lens
    • 22-924mm, 35mm-equivalent
  • 3.0-inch LCD display
  • 720p HD Video Recording
  • iA Mode
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Face Detection
  • Intelligent Scene Selector
  • Intelligent Exposure
  • Creative Control & Creative Retouch
    • with 15 Filter Effects
  • Creative Panorama
    • with 13 Filter Effects
  • 1250 mAh Li-on Battery
    • capable of up to 320 shots per charge

Pricing and availability have yet to be announced.

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