Panasonic launches its latest hybrid camera, the DMC-TZ7 which merges both the functionalities of a standard digital compact camera and that of a camcorder. You will get the whole shebang of functions found in other TZ devices, including :-
- 10 megapixel sensor
- 3" LCD display
- 12x optical zoom
- 25mm ultra-wide angle lens
- AVCHD Lite motion picture recording
AVCHD Lite's advantage over motion JPEG is the ability to double the recording time in HD quality, and your videos will be augmented with the inclusion of a stereo microphone, wind cut to minimise background wind noise and audio sampling 48kHz. There is no word on pricing, although the DMC-TZ7 will be out this April in either black or brown colors.