Panasonic launches new wide–angle compact cameras

With Canon already touting their latest cheap compacts, Panasonic has just rocked up with two new efforts that are sure to turn your head and get you

The updated FS series cameras come in two flavours – the FS15 and FS7. The latter totes a 10.1MP sensor, a 4x optical zoom and WVGA video recording in 16:9 at 30 frames per second.

The FS15 takes things up a notch thanks to its 5x optical zoom, 12MP sensor, an intelligent auto mode, as well as beefed up image stabilisation and face detection.

Neither model's been given a UK price yet, but you can be sure both will come in under the £200 mark when they launch in March this year.

For more on Panasonic, check out our thoughts on their new camcorder line–up, unveiled last week at CES.