Panasonic Unveils 2 Cameras with Built-in GPS



LUMIX ZS10
LUMIX ZS10
Panasonic yesterday introduced the LUMIX DMC-TS3, and the LUMIX ZS10, both featuring GPS capabilities.

The TS3 model has been designed for active users who want to capture high-quality photos and 1920 x 1080 full-High Definition videos, incorporating a rugged design as well as a built-in compass, altimeter and barometer in addition to the GPS function. The new 12.1-megapixel LUMIX TS3 further strengthens its toughness, when compared to its LUMIX TS2 predecessor, and is now waterproof to approximately 40 feet (12m) and shockproof to approximately 6.6 feet (2m).

The LUMIX ZS10 is an updated version of the ZS7 model launched one year ago, which was the first Panasonic consumer camera with a built-in GPS (read here).

"With the introduction of the LUMIX ZS10, Panasonic expects to continue to lead the market in long zoom digital cameras, as this very advanced digital camera not only offers a 16x optical zoom, but with an even wider 24mm Leica lens, this is a truly robust digital camera for both still photos and full HD 1080 videos," said David Briganti, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, at Panasonic. "With new features such as touch-screen operation and even a 3D photo mode, Panasonic continues to pack the ZS10 with innovative features for capturing high-quality photos and videos”.

LUMIX DMC-TS3
LUMIX DMC-TS3
On both products the GPS function shows the name of the Country/Region, State/Prov./County, County/Township, City/Town/Village and Landmark by using the internal data to give users details on where the photos or videos were taken. The area information covers 203 countries or regions for global users. Plus, more than 1,000,000 landmarks over 78 countries or regions are in the database.

Using the included PC software, photos and videos can be searched by location and names. The LUMIX TS3 also features an internal clock that automatically adjusts to the local time when GPS is enabled, a simple but nice feature for travelers.


Wednesday, January 26th 2011


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