CES 2014: Panasonic Lumix ZS35, ZS40 Superzoom Cameras Announced

The cameras pack 30x, 20x lenses and are capable of recording 60 fps Full HD videos

CES 2014 has seen many interesting announcements from all important manufacturers in the digital camera industry, but some of the companies are yet to announce previously rumored cameras.

While various details have been leaked on the web about the upcoming Panasonic Lumix GH 4K digital camera and many fans of the company are anxiously waiting to see an official release, Panasonic didn't make any statements, but it's displaying a mockup of the model at its CES 2014 booth.

In addition to that, a new Panasonic GF model has also been spotted via a recent patent, but nothing is known about this model besides its stylish curved design.

In a recent press release, the Nippon electronics manufacturer has announced two new superzoom cameras, the LUMIX DMC-ZS35 and ZS40.

Also known as TZ55 in some markets, the new LUMIX DMC-ZS35 comes equipped with a 16MP high-sensitivity MOS Sensor as well as a 20x optical zoom 24-480mm (35mm equivalent) lens. Moreover, the camera is capable of capturing 1080p Full HD video footage and up to 10 frames per second in continuous shooting mode.

Among other notable features of the TZ55 we can find a 3-inch 460k-dot LCD screen tiltable up to 180-degrees, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a large 1250mAh battery that enables the camera to capture approx. 350 pictures.

The LUMIX DMC-ZS40 (TZ60) comes with a bigger, 18.1MP sensor, 30x optical zoom 24-720mm (35mm equivalent) lens, and takes advantage of the advanced Venus Engine image processor in order to capture high-quality images and 1080p Full HD videos at 60fps.

The ZS40 also features built-in GPS, a variety of image effects, as well as a creative panorama option that allows you to easily shoot stunning panoramic images. Like the ZS35, the camera comes with Wi-Fi support, but it can also use NFC technology to quickly connect and transfer images and videos to compatible smart devices.

Other notable features of the Lumix ZS40 are: a built-in electronic viewfinder, RAW image support, control ring around the lens, and focus peaking. The ZS40 is expected to ship mid-March at a price of $449.95 / €367. Pricing and availability for the ZS35 are yet to be announced.


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