New compact f/2.2, 1080p HD, Lumix DMC-FX700 with touchscreen from Panasonic

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

This is starting to look like a Panasonic news blog. It looks like Panasonic accidentally leaked details of 4 new cameras on its tech support website, and has now pulled those pages, but they are still available in google’s cache. I previously covered news of the new f/2.0 pro digicam LX5 (replacement for the LX3) and
two new 24x super-zooms.

The new Lumix DMC-FX700 has some hot features including a 3″ touchscreen, a huge and bright f/2.2 aperture, full 1080p HD video, and blazing fast continuous shooting up to 10fps.

The FX700 looks like a replacement for the FX580, but with 1080p video instead of 720p, a wider aperture (f/2.2 instead of f/2.8), addition of a touchscreen, and faster continuous shooting. See a full comparison of the FX700 vs FX580 at Snapsort.

The FX700 looks like a good competitor to the Canon S90 and an alternative to Panasonic’s own LX3, if you’re looking for a small camera with a wide aperture. See FX700 vs S90 and FX700 vs LX3.