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All About Lumix Digital Cameras

About Panasonic

Panasonic, formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co is a multinational corporation based in Osaka, Japan.  Founded in 1918, Panasonic offer both electronic and non-electronic goods, including televisions, digital cameras and household appliances.

Lumix Digital Cameras

Lumix is Panasonic's range of digital cameras.  Fitted with Leica lenses, most Lumix cameras use Panasonic's Venus Engine for digital image processing.

Lumix cameras come in a vast array of colours, as indicated by their coded letter.  Cameras with the letter 'K' are black; S stands for silver, 'A' is for blue, 'R' is for red and 'W' is for white.

Panasonic's Lumix cameras range from consumer to high-end performance, ensuring that there is something for everybody!  Here are some of the most notable Lumix digital cameras.

DMC-FS

The FS range is a traditional compact style of camera.  First released in early 2008, the FS range includes the FS3, FS4, FS5, FS10, FS20 and FS42.  The FX range is a step up from the FS collection, with the FX01 being the first ultra-compact camera to include a wide angle 28-102mm lens.  The FZx series, although compact, feature extensive controls such a manual focus.

DMC-G

First released in late 2008, the Lumix G1 has an electronic viewfinder and an interchangeable lens.  It is a mix between DSLR and digital compact and the later models incorporate full HD video.

DMC-L

The Lumix DMC-L is part of Panasonic's full DSLR range and was one of the first cameras of its type to include a LiveView option.  The L series also includes the LCx, the LCxx, the LS, LX and LZ models.

DMC-TS

The Lumix TS is a waterproof, dustproof and shockproof camera that also features HD video recording.

DMC-TZ

Featuring 10x zoom as well as image stabilisation, the Lumix TZ range stands out as achieving a high optical zoom as well as a 28mm wide angle lens, all inside a compact body.

Summary

These are just a selection of the vast range of cameras that Panasonic offers.  Lumix cameras are compact, colourful and stylish and although expensive, are ideal for almost any situation, from holiday snaps to family photos.

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