The Panasonic Lumix family is expanding by the minute here in internet land, the newest addition being this 24x megazoom monster made for both stills and video with a massive array of impressive specifications across the board. This camera is rated at 12 megapixels, has 24x optical zoom, and is one of the first cameras on the market to support AVCHD Progressive video recording. She’ll make a fine addition to your own Lumix family with no less than 1080p 60fps video recording as well.
Amongst a whole slew of specifications that’ll just blow your socks off, Panasonic notes that this device has both improved autofocus and tracking focus functions. The FZ150 has both a CMOS sensor and a brand new imaging engine alongside aperture-priority, full manual, and shutter-priority controls. These controls sit aside an awesomely odd assortment of automated in-camera features including filters for both photo and video as well as 3D still-image capture.
What the new processor and sensor packed into this little monster are set to do is bring you several things: your burst speed, first of all, is insanely fast at 12 fps at full 12-megapixel resolution. Next there’s the ability to record 220-fps high-speed video at 320×240 pixel resolution – intense! Then of course there’s improved HD video frame-rate capabilities as well as more high-quality low-light performance.
As far as features that set this device apart from its counterpart (by the name of FZ47,) you’ll find that this device has a big ol’ flipscreen at 3-inches that hangs out and allows you to check out the action from any direction. Then there’s lens-mounted secondary controls for all of your focus and optical-zoom settings. Finally there’s a hot shoe for your external microphones as well as your flashes.
This device will be available in late September for $500.