Panasonic has announced the upcoming availability of its new LUMIX FZ100 superzoom digital camera, which the company claims as their first full hybrid compact digital camera featured with a high-speed 14.1-megapixel MOS sensor, capable of recording full HD video (1080 ; 60i), compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.

“Panasonic is excited to be introducing its first full hybrid camera with MOS sensor – pursuing a higher level in resolution, sensitivity and speed,” commented David Briganti, Senior Product Manager for Imaging at Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “This new highly-functioning MOS sensor can record high-quality 1080 full AVCHD video, making it the ideal hybrid camera for both the casual shooter and the seasoned professional.”

Key Features Of Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ100 Include:

  • 3.0-inch swiveling LCD screen with Face Recognition capability
  • New LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with 24x optical zoom
  • Fast burst mode supports up to 11 full-resolution 14.1 MP frames per second
  • Continuous Auto Focus up to 5 full-resolution frames per second
  • Panasonic’s Intelligent (iA) Auto mode’s Motion Deblur complemented with POWER O.I.S. to reduce blur
  • Dolby Digital Stereo Creator ensures clear, superior sound effects to your video recording

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ100 that available in black color only will hit the market by late-August 2010 for approximately $500.

In addition to LUMIX FZ100, Panasonic also announced its new 14.1 megapixel LUMIX DMC-FZ40, which features powerful 24x optical zoom LEICA lens, fixed 3.0-inch LCD screen and 720p HD video capture, priced at $399.95.