Panasonic has announced three very high-quality additions to their Lumix digital camera line-up today. The Lumix DMC-FZ30 is their 8 Megapixel DSLR, it will sell for around US $950 and offer a versatile lens capable of 12x optical zoom or adding a telephoto or wide-angle lens via an adaptor.
Their Lumix DMC-FX9 is an update to their FX8 camera, it adds an extra megapixel to its predecessor giving you 6. It has a Leica lens, 2.5-inch LCD and a special low energy consumption image process, Venus Engine Plus which uses about 70% less power. It will sell for US $420.
A compact wide-shooter called the Lumix DMC-LX1 offers a 16:9 aspect ratio CCD and can shoot in 4:3, 3:2, or 16:9. It also boasts a 2.5-inch LCD, 28 – 112 mm focal length, Venus Engine II, five auto-focus modes and VGA movie at 30fps. It will sell for around US $800.