Panasonic introduces Travel Zoom Camera

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Panasonic introduced the latest flagship model of the popular “Travel Zoom” TZ Series the LUMIX DMC-TZ220 now with 15x zoom power and 1-inch large High Sensitivity MOS Sensor offers more versatile uses and high picture quality, including ultra-high resolution 4K video.

The LUMIX TZ220 features new 24mm ultra-wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with powerful 15x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-360mm) and 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) to provide a versatile angle of view while suppressing hand-shake in both photo and video recording. It also enables stunning macro shots as close as 3cm. For even more creative photography, this breakthrough camera integrates a new L.Monochrome mode in Photo Style, to create an impressive monochrome image with rich gradation like that of black-and-white film.Kunihiro Tanikura, General Manager at PMMAF said, “Our cameras have always been favourites of camera enthusiasts not only because of high performance and reliability, but also because of powerful features. Among the many standout features of the TZ220 is its 15x power zoom, which is a dramatic extension of an already mighty 10x optical zoom on the predecessor TZ100. This kind of versatile zoom range from TZ220 lets you capture virtually any subject, in any situation – from dynamic landscapes to distant subjects, which is especially helpful when traveling. No wonder, TZ220 was recently cited at the TIPA awards as the Best Expert Compact Camera!”

The key features include:

  • Stunning picture quality with the combination of 1-inch MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
  • Evolution in the Live View Finder – for ultra-telephoto 360mm and intuitive control
  • 4K capability bringing the evolution in videography/photography – 4K video and 4K PHOTO
  • High-speed, high-precision auto focus and fast response
  • Ultra high resolution 4K video for a lifetime memory

The additional features include:

  • Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n) for a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation.
  • Long battery life and AC/USB Power Charging – thanks to a newly adopted eco30fps mode, the LUMIX ZS200 provides long battery life for approx. 370 pictures (when using a rear monitor) per charge. The battery is recharged via AC or USB according to user convenience.
  • Exposure / WB / Focus / Aperture Bracket – In Focus Bracket, max.999 images can be shot with different focus points. The Aperture Bracket lets users have multiple shots with different depth of field.
  • RAW data development in Camera – allows shooting images in RAW and develop them in camera