Every Panasonic Lumix, from the large FZ series of super-zooms to the budget LZ and LS series, has optical stabilization. FX-series subcompacts feature several modes and auto features; high-end LX can capture photos in 16:9 aspect mode, while the TZ-series compacts are super-zooms. Lumix cameras offer great value when they combine optical image stabilization with innovations such as intelligent ISO, which automatically raises the camera sensor's sensitivity when it detects motion, allowing faster shutter speed. Panasonic has been among the more reliable point-and-shoot brands. Panasonic offers two L-series SLR
bodies and some lenses.
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Panasonic Lumix Compact Digital Camera Solutions
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Lumix is Panasonic's brand of digital cameras, ranging from pocket point and shoot models to digital SLRs. Many Lumix models are fitted with Leica lenses that have been designed by Leica's German optical engineers and are assembled in Japan, some are rebadged Leica cameras without the branding and with different cosmetic styling. Most Lumix cameras use different releases of the Panasonic Venus Engine for digital image processing; the original version was followed by II, III, IV, HD (2008), and V (2009).
Panasonic produces all of Leica's branded digital point and shoot cameras in Japan, but not film cameras, the Leica M8 digital rangefinder camera, or the Digital Modul R digital camera back for the Leica R9 film SLR.
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