I know I write a lot about social media and public relations but I also have a huge interest in gadgets, football and lots of other topics, which you are already likely to know if you read my  other posts on the EFH Broadband blog or Wolfstar blog.

So here is another gadget story which interested me on the wires this morning. My friends at Tech Digest have reported that Panasonic has launched a 10 Mega-pixel camera (FX500)which in itself is pretty impressive for the every day user but it also has a big added extra.

The really exciting bit is that this camera also films in High Definition. Which is great as long as you don’t film me with it – I look bad enough as it is. Its HD movie mode is able to record at 1,280 x 720 at 30fps.

It also features include a 3-inch touchscreen display which seems to be the in-feature on every thing from mobile phones to HD TV’s at the moment.

It boasts a 25mm ultra-wide-angle Leica lens, 5x optical zoom, a high-speed burst shooting mode, an auto focus and Intelligent Auto mode for beginners (like me), red-eye correction, image stabiliser, face detection and intelligent ISO.

The price isn’t available yet but I hear rumours of a price of around £200 but its likely to appear in the US first. A more detailed analysis of the Panasonic FX500 can be found on the photography blog.

If you fancy reading about another interesting set of cameras check out my post on a new set of limited edition Olympus cameras.

About Chris Norton

Chris Norton is the founder of Prohibition and an award winning communications consultant with more than twenty years’ experience. He was a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and has had a varied PR career having worked both in-house and in a number of large consultancies. He is an Integrated PR and social media blogger and writes on a wide variety of blogs across a huge amount of topics from digital marketing, social media marketing right through to technology and crisis management.