Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1, FH3 and FH20: First-time snappers

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1, FH3 and FH20 are a trio of entry-level compacts ready to go with new SDXC cards

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As we left CES behind for another year, we caught a glimpse of Panasonic's new entry-level compact cameras. Go on then, we thought, five more minutes of gadget goodness. Here they are: the Lumix DMC-FH1, DMC-FH3 and DMC-FH20.

The FH series is a new Lumix line. The FH1, FH3 and FH20 each pack a 28mm wide-angle lens. The FH1 and FH3 are targeted at first-time buyers, while the FH20, pictured above, is aimed at users aiming to step up.


This is the FH1. All three models shoot 720p video for high-definition high jinx.


Here's the FH3. The FH1 and FH3 will come in black and silver flavours, while the FH20 also comes in red and purple. Pricing and availability are yet to be announced.

The FH1, FH3 and FH20 support higher-capacity SDXC memory cards. Panasonic announced 48GB and 64GB cards at CES. That's a lot of snapping.