updated 01:30 pm EST, Tue January 27, 2009
Panasonic FS25 compact
In addition to its new TS- and ZS-series cameras, Panasonic has announced the Lumix FS25, the next top-end model in the FS series. The camera is rated at 12.1 megapixels, and is equipped with a 29mm Leica lens capable of 5x optical zoom. The model is also capable of ISO sensitivities up to ISO 6400, and can blow up images using 3x digital zoom.
Panasonic also claims to have enhanced its Intelligent Auto Mode with tracking autofocus, as well as backlighting and shadow/highlight compensation. The camera additionally sports a three-inch LCD, and can record 30fps video in 640x480 or 848x480 resolutions. It should ship in silver, black and gold colors in April at a cost of $250.