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Panasonic launches Lumix compact camera

Vendor pushes DMC TZ220 series in the Middle East market

Panasonic launches Lumix compact camera
The Lumix TZ220 enables users to choose a preset of contrast, sharpness, saturation and noise reduction.

Consumer electronics maker Panasonic has unveiled the latest flagship model of its "Travel Zoom" TZ series the Lumix DMC-TZ220.

The latest compact camera has enhanced zoom power of up to 15 times. In addition, the device has a 1-inch large High Sensitivity MOS Sensor, which offers more versatile uses and high picture quality, including ultra-high resolution 4K video.

The LUMIX TZ220 features a new 24mm ultra-wide angle Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens with a powerful optical zoom and five axis hybrid optical image stabiliser plus (OIS+) to provide a versatile angle of view while suppressing hand-shake in both photo and video recording. The camera also enables stunning macro shots as close as 3cm. For even more creative photography, this breakthrough camera integrates a new L.Monochrome mode in Photo Style, to create an impressive monochrome image with rich gradation like that of black-and-white film.

Kunihiro Tanikura, general manager, Panasonic Marketing, Middle East and Africa, said that: "Our cameras have always been favourites of camera enthusiasts not only because of high performance and reliability, but also because of powerful features. Among the many standout features of the TZ220 is its 15x power zoom, which is a dramatic extension of an already mighty 10x optical zoom on the predecessor TZ100."

Tanikura said the versatile zoom range from TZ220 lets users capture virtually any subject, in any situation, from dynamic landscapes to distant subjects, which is especially helpful when traveling.

Built with a large high sensitivity MOS sensor with 20.1-megapixel high resolution, the camera allows for improved S/N ratio, resulting in dramatic reduction of noise even in shooting at ISO 12800. The image processor Venus engine with quad-core CPU enables high speed signal processing required for rich video recording such as 4K.

Taking advantage of these fine-tuning capability, Lumix TZ220 enables users to choose a preset of contrast, sharpness, saturation and noise reduction as they like according to the shooting subject in photo style.

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