Panasonic has presented four new cameras belonging to its FH-series of Lumix digital cameras. The devices can take 720-pixel high definition video and provide shutter speeds of 0.005 seconds in the case of still photos. The FH25 and FH27 are upgrades of the FH20 presented last year and have a 16.1-megapixel sensor and a wide angle lens equivalent to a Leica DC 28mm with 8× optical zoom. The FH25 has the standard 2.7-inch LCD, while the FH27 sports a 3-inch LCD touch control screen.
The Lumix FH2 and FH5 are ultraslim models. They both have a Leica lens with wide angle and 4× optical zoom. The lens retracts into the body of the camera when this one is turned off. The FH2 has a 14.1-megapixel sensor, while the FH5 features a 16.1-megapixel resolution.
All four members of the series sport a tagging function which facilitates the transfer to social media sites like Facebook or YouTube by means of a connection to a PC. They have 70MB of internal storage as well as a wide range of automated functions meant to improve the quality of the image, such as subject tracking, auto-focus, image stabilization or composition settings.
The FH27 will be sold in a brushed metal-finished panel colored in red, black or silver. The FH25 will be available in more colors, such as black, red, silver, violet and blue. The FH2 will be sold in red, blue, black and pink, while the FH5 will arrive in gold, violet, silver and black versions.
Shipping dates and pricing have not been announced for the new Lumix FH-series cameras.