Panasonic has announced six additions to it's Lumix line of cameras today, including the LZ20, FZ200, SZ5, FZ60, LX7, and G5. Let's take a look at the details we video nuts really care about. The LZ20's shoots in 720p using Motion JPEG compression. Not surprisingly, the maximum file size is capped at 4GB, but the maximum record time is an impressive 30 minutes. For a camera that's primary function is taking still photos, this is pretty good.
The LZ20 captures to an SD card, but it also has the ability to transfer files wirelessly to smartphones and tablets using the Lumix Link application for iOS and Android. Additionally, the camera can be controlled with Lumix Link, allowing shooters to adjust zoom, focus, and shoot remotely. Currently, it's unclear whether or not these settings are able to be adjusted while recording video.Full press releaseFull press releaseFull press release