Alongside the XS1, Panasonic has today introduced a bridge camera that will be at he top of its Lumix FZ range of cameras.

Dubbed the F272, it features the world’s longest optical zoom on a bridge, with a 60x zoom and an equivalent of 20-1200mm in 35mm terms, and with a 3ED lens, the F272 also includes  Intelligent Zoom and Intelligent Resolution tools, that boost the zoom ratio up to 120x.

Alongside which there’s also a 1.7x tele conversion lens that will boost to the lens up to 102x, as an optional extra to be sold separately.

The camera also includes a 16.1 million pixel MOS sensor with a Venus processing engine, with Light Speed AF and a Power Optical Image Stabilizer that provides correction for blur when shooting in low light.

And there’s also Full HD video recording in 60i, 50i and 25p with full manual controls.

The Panasonic Lumix F272 will be available from the end of August, with a price yet to be confirmed.

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