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Panasonic DMC-TZ20 GPS compact heads up new camera line: photos

The Panasonic DMC-TZ20 compact camera has just been unveiled by the Japanse gadget giant today, and it’s quite the all around point and shoot. Check out its specs, the pics, plus details on all the other new models in the range right here in our gallery.

The 14.1 megapixel Panasonic DMC-TZ20 compact comes with a huge 16x optical zoom 24mm wide angle Leica lens (Capable of 33.8x digital zoom), and for the first time in a TZ snapper, both GPS for geotagging your shots, and 1080i video recording in AVCHD. On the stills front, it can blast out an impressive 60fps at 3.5 megapixels, and it’s controlled by a 3-inch touchscreen on the back.

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Also announced alongside the Panasonic DMC-TZ20 is the Panasonic DMC-TZ18, which drops the video recording down to 720p resolution and leaves out the GPS connectivity.

Panasonic’s also just announced its latest rugged camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3: it’s a 12 megapixel compact that’s waterproof to 12m, shock proof to 2m and supposedly can cope with temperatures down to minus ten degrees Celsius – and it too is packing GPS and full HD video recording.

Last but not least, we’ve got the 12.1 megapixel Panasonic Lumix FX77, packing a 3.5-inch, which shoots full HD video, and comes with various art filters you can apply on board the camera itself, and a “£3D” mode which attempts to cobble together a stereoscopic image from 20 consecutive shots.

No word on the price and launch date of the Panasonic DMC-TZ20 and its ilk just yet, but expect them on shelves fairly soon.

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