Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 -- Image courtesy LetsGoDigital

Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1200 -- Image courtesy Digital Photography Review
The megapixel wars continue to heat up in the digital camera world

If there's one thing that we can always expect in the realm of digital cameras, it's the ever-increasing megapixel count. Panasonic and Casio are aiming to please those obsessed with high megapixel cameras with the Lumix DMC-FX100 and EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1200 respectively.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 features a 12.2MP image sensor and a 3.6x (28-100mm) zoom lens. As is the case with most new high-end digital cameras released today, the DMC-FX100 features onboard image stabilization.

Thanks to its Venus Engine III image processor, the DMC-FX100 provides a maximum ISO of 6400 and features a High-Speed Burst shooting mode which allows the camera to capture 8 images per second. The DMC-FX100 can also capture images in a widescreen 16:9 format in 1920x1080 and 1280x720 resolutions. The camera is also capable of capturing VGA and WVGA movies at 30FPS and WXGA movies at 15FPS.

Not to be outdone, Casio has a 12.1MP digital camera of its own. The Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1200 features a 3x optical zoom lens, image stabilization and a 2.8" LCD screen. The EX-Z1200's onboard EXILIM Engine 2.0 image processor handles face detection and auto tracking to enable clear captures.

Panasonic and Casio haven't yet announced pricing or availability dates for the Lumix DMC-FX100 and EXILIM Zoom EX-Z1200.

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