New Panasonic Lumix FS22 compact offers a 16MP sensor, 4x optical zoom and touchscreen

Alongside the release of the Panasonic Lumix G3 Micro Four Thirds camera another compact has been launched in the form of the Lumix FS22. This new model offers an impressive 16MP sensor, 4x optical zoom (from a 28mm wide angle lens) and 3inch touch screen.

There’s also a HD movie mode, although it offers 720p as opposed to the 1080i resolution available in a number of other current compacts. There’s also an intelligent Auto mode and Mega Optical Image Stabiliser, insuring the shots should be both in focus and of decent quality without the user having to do much more than hit the shutter release.

A price has yet to be confirmed, but the FS22 will be availble next month in black, silver and pink. For more information head to Panasonic’s Website.