Panasonic Smart Lumix S-series budget cameras take High-Quality Photos & Videos

Panasonic today announced the new Lumix S-Series digital cameras, the Lumix DMC-S3 and LUMIX DMC-S1 – two easy-to-use models that offer smart features, making them ideal for users wanting an extremely intuitive experience for taking high-quality photos and 720p (at 30fps) High Definition videos. The 14.1-megapixel Panasonic Lumix S3 and 12.1-megapixel Panasonic Lumix S1 also feature a new design, with a distinct rounded shape that fits comfortably in the palm of the hand, to differentiate the models from the rest of the LUMIX line. With a 28mm wide-angle 4x optical zoom lens, these entry-level Lumix digital cameras are extremely versatile, helping consumers get superb shots both far and wide. Photos and videos recorded on the Panasonic LUMIX S3 and Panasonic LUMIX S1 can easily be shared with friends and family via the LUMIX Image Uploader. The user simply connects the camera to a computer (no software needed), checkmarks the photos they want to share and it will prompt a step-by-step menu to upload photos to Facebook. For videos, the same processes will be prompted, but will upload to YouTube.

Both the Lumix S3 and Lumix S1 feature Panasonic’s Intelligent Auto (iA) mode to help ensure these models are extremely intuitive. The Lumix S3 and Lumix S1 are powered by the high-performing Venus Engine VI image processor.Pricing and availability for the Panasonic Lumix S3 and Lumix S1 will be announced 30 days prior to shipping date. The Lumix S3 will be available in blue, red, black and violet while the Lumix S1 will be available in blue, black, gold, pink and silver.