New super-zooms from Panasonic: Lumix DMC-FZ100 and DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

Along with the leak of the LX5, Panasonic has also accidentally leaked news of two new super-zooms, both featuring huge 24x zoom, the Lumix DMC-FZ40 (aka DMC-FZ45 in europe) and the Lumix DMC-FZ100.

These look like replacements for the DMC-FZ35 and DMC-FZ28, both with only 18x zoom. Both of the new super-zooms shoot RAW which is a great feature for those looking to correct white balance or fix exposure in post production, and shoot HD video.

Key differences:

  • The FZ100 shoots full 1080p video, whereas the FZ40 only shoots 720p
  • The FZ100 has a higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), but, the FZ40 features a touchscreen, which is the first ever super-zoom with a touch screen we’ve seen
  • The FZ100 also shoots stills at a blazing 10fps, it looks like the FZ40 will do as fast as 6fps perhaps with some resolution limitations

Detailed comparisons at Snapsort:

Also, checkout the full lineup of Panasonic super-zooms.