In addition to the LUMIX LX5, Panasonic also announced the LUMIX DMC-FZ40 Digital Camera that boasts a 25mm ultra-wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 24x optical zoom lens. The DMC-FZ40 features a 14.1 Megapixel image sensor, there is Sonic Speed Auto Focus (AF), the Intelligent Auto (iA) mode, POWER Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.), My Color mode that gives users creative freedom with a suite of options, including new Pin Hole, Film Grain, High Dynamic and High Dynamic B&W. The LUMIX DMC-FZ40 not only snap 14-Megapixel Photos but also records HD movie in AVCHD Lite format.
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ40 will be available in black in late-August with a price tag of $399.95.