Panasonic has announced two new budget cameras, the Panasonic Lumix S1 and Panasonic Lumix S3, as part of a new line of budget “S” series cameras. Both cameras feature a wide angle 4x optical zoom lens (28mm), optical image stabilisation, 720p video recording, intelligent Auto mode, LUMIX Image Uploader, 2.7″ screen, 250 shot lithium ion battery and 2fps shooting. The Panasonic Lumix S1, available in black only, features a 12.1 megapixel sensor, while the S3 features a 14.1 megapixel sensor and is available in black, white, red, purple, and pink (shown below).
“Panasonic is pleased to introduce the new Lumix S-series digital cameras, DMC-S3 and DMC-S1. Simple, smart and stylish S-series is totally new not only in the design but also in the concept, exclusively developed for users with little experience with photography and looking for their first digital camera. Pursuing the ultimate ease of operation, only essential functions are equipped in the S3 and S1 but the compact cameras still perform to the high standards expected from a LUMIX.”