Following its unveiling of a super long zoom earlier this evening, Panasonic has introduced a new compact digital camera, the LUMIX DMC-XS3. This camera brings with it a high-sensitivity 14.1-megapixel MOS Sensor, which improves image quality in addition to reducing noise levels. The camera is equipped with a wide-angle lens and several filter features.
The Lumix DMC-XS3 is designed to offer a slim profile, measuring in at its thinnest point at 14mm. Within this compact offering, users will find a 24mm to 120mm 5x optical zoom alongside a 10x Intelligent Zoom feature. Video recording comes in at 1920 x 1080 full HD video recording, with videos being saved in MP4 format.
In addition, the camera features a feature called iA, which stands for Intelligent Auto. With iA, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Detection, and Intelligent Exposure are all fired up automatically, tweaking the settings as necessary based on the scene and other factors. The changes can be viewed, then, via the 2.7-inch Intelligent LCD, which offers 100-percent FoV.
Taking the iA setting a step further, it also has a mode called Handheld Night Shot, which layers several images together to create brighter, higher-quality images than what you'd get with a single shot. There's also Beauty Retouch, Creative Control, Creative Retouch, and Creative Panorama, which offers many different filters and retouch options.
The filter effects include things like Impressive Art, Sepia, Low Key, High Key, Old Days, One Point Color, Miniature Effect, and more. The Beauty Retouch, meanwhile, has things like Smokey, Glamour, Cheerful, and Elegant. And rounding it out is the Aesthethic Retouch, which offers Clear Skin, Shine Removal, teeth whitening, and more. There's no word on pricing or release date yet.