Panasonic Adds Touchscreen Model, More HD Video to Camera Line
Jan 29, 2009 14:33
Alongside the ruggedized TS1, Panasonic has announced a refresh to their P&S lineup, including one touchscreen camera, a few that shoot HD video and one that's just...there.
The FX580 is pretty much the star of the show here, as it's fitted with a 3-inch touchscreen and 720p HD video capability. Otherwise it's a fairly standard 12.1 megapixel camera, with 5x optical zoom via a Leica ultrawide lens, 6400 max ISO and the standard stable of antishake and facial recognition features. It's priced with the TS1 at $400.
The ZS3 and ZS1 are of a zoomier sort, boasting 12x optical zoom capabilities and similar core specs to the F580, but without the touchscreen. Though they only have a 10.1 megapixel sensors, 720p HD video recording is included as well. They'll sell at $400 and $300, respectively.
Stepping down the lineup we have the mid-range, $350 FX48, which is, feature for feature, more or less the TS1 without the tough outer shell. Then there's the $250 FS25, which retains many of the features of the FX48 but loses HD video recording and slims down slightly, measuring in at 3.82 x 2.28 x 0.86 in.
The most obvious thing about this batch of cameras is how little feature differentiation there is between the two, and how HD video seems to be the new de-facto standard for the latest point-and shoots. It's worth noting, though, that these HD recording will be encoded in some kind of AVCHD Lite format instead of a more standard, supported type of codec. The new cameras will ship in April. [Panasonic]
Search Engine Optimization may be a young discipline relative to other marketing fields but it’s evolving so fast. While the basic underlying principle is the same; SEO today looks almost nothing like when it first started. SEO strategies change so incredibly fast that what was relevant a year from now will probably not be relevant anymore in the coming months. Read more
SD cards, to our naïve understanding, are a type of memory card used to store data. But are these little ninjas limited to this job? The world we live in is in a constant struggle of making lives easy. And by introducing technological advancements we are getting closer to our goal. These advancements include manipulations and the WiFi CF card is one such example. Read more
So many people are now switching from shared hosting plans to other hosting services. Of course, shared hosting remains the cheapest option and it will serve you well when you're new and still learning the ropes and setting up your business. But once you notice a spike in your traffic you need to take the decision and switch to VPS or cloud hosting. Read more