The 12.1-megapixel Lumix DMC-ZX1 is a brand new model for this Autumn, although it does bear a strong resemblance to another popular model from Panasonic's existing range. With an 8x zoom lens with a 25mm wide-angle and HD movie recording, it both looks and feels like a lighter, slimmer and slightly less awesome version of the TZ7, launched in March this year.
Like the other new launches, the ZX1 features an improved image stabilisation system, Power OIS, and a significantly faster autofocus system than previous models, with improved tracking AF ability. It also features the face recognition technology described on the previous page.
Like the TZ series the ZX1 is being sold as a travel camera, and features the newly added Travel mode. From the menu you can organize information related to your travel such as destination, date, world time and so on. Stored images can be organized using a calendar menu interface.
The ZX1 will also go on sale in September, at a price yet to be announced.