Other than the budget-priced, entry-level LZ20, Panasonic also brings the mid-range Lumix DMC-FZ62 (aka FZ60 in some markets) that sits between the new LZ20 and FZ200. Like the FZ200, the camera sports the same 25mm wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with 24x optical zoom and Black Box Nano Surface Coating, but it is not capable of a full range F2.8 aperture. Zoom range can be extended to 48x, thanks to the Intelligent Zoom function.
The FZ62 features a 16.1 Megapixel MOS sensor and LSI Venus Engine image processor and delivers up to 6400 ISO sensitivity and 10fps high-speed continous shooting in full resolution. It also includes Light Speed AF and Quick Start-up Time of 0.9 seconds so you will never miss a shot. The Intelligent Auto mode offers POWER O.I.S (Optical Image Stabiliser) with Active Mode and the Motion Deblur mode for blur-free images and video, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition, Intelligetn ISO Control, Intelligent D-range Control as as well as Intelligent Handheld Night Shot and Intelligent HDR (High Dynamic Range). There is also iA Plus mode that adds defocus control, exposure compensation and white balance adjustment.
The Lumix FZ62 is capable of Full HD 1920×1080 video recording and includes 3D Photo Mode for taking 3D photos. You can also find Panorama Shot mode, 6 photo styles and 14 Creative Control/Retouch effects.