New Panasonic Lumix compact cameras for spring 2012.

The lastest additions to the popular Panasonic Lumix range of cameras includes enhancements to the budget / mid range. The new models are the Lumix SZ7, SZ1, FS45 and FS40.

The Lumix SZ7 and Lumix SZ1 both have ultra slim forms replacing the existing FS35 / FS37 models. Features include new 10x optical zoom lens, 3" LCD and HD movie recording. The Lumix SZ range features high resolution LCD (SZ7 460K versus 230K on the SZ1) and a HD movie recording capability (SZ7 1080p versus 720p on the SZ1) and class leading processors (SZ7 14.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, 16.1 CCD on the SZ1).

The Lumix FS45 and FS40 models are upgrades to the current FS16, FS18 budget cameras. They share the same design, 5x optical zoom lens and 720p video recording mode. Differences are the LCD (2.7" for the FS40 and 3.0" for the FS45) and the megapixel (14.1 for the FS40 and 16.1 for the FS45). They will be available in various stylish colours including silver and black

These models will be available this spring Price yet to be confirmed.