Great Hybrid Still/Video Camera?
Newly announced Panasonic TZ7 to be released in Europe in April 09:
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The Panasonic DMC-TZ7 is a new 10 megapixel compact camera featuring a 12x, 25mm wide-angle lens and 720p video recording. Offering a Leica lens with a focal range of 25-300mm, the Panasonic TZ7 (also known as the ZS3 in the USA) can record high-definition video in the new AVCHD Lite format. AF tracking and Face Recognition have been added to the TZ7’s Intelligent Auto mode, which is also available during motion image recording. Other highlights of the Panasonic TZ7 include a 3.0-inch, 460,000-dot Intelligent LCD, Venus Engine HD processing engine, optical image stabilization and three aspect ratios (4:3, 3:2 or 16:9). In the UK, the Panasonic DMC-TZ7 will be available in silver, black or brown from April 2009 for £349. In the US, the DMC-ZS3 will be available in silver, black, blue and red in April 2009 for $399.95.