Panasonic announced several additions to its Lumix camera line today, including a GPS-capable camera, additional Intelligent Auto mode components across the board, basic in-camera video editing functions, enhanced smash-proofing, and compatibility with ultra-high-capacity SDXC cards.

But the most exciting announcement may be the range of manual controls tacked on to its high-zoom compact cameras.

Panasonic hasn't revealed pricing or availability for the new Lumix announcements.

Lumix DMC-ZS7: Pocket Megazoom Adds Manual Controls and GPS

The 12-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 is a 12x-optical-zoom (25mm to 300mm) follow-up to 2009's versatile Lumix DMC-ZS3. There are a few major differences with the new model: the Lumix ZS7 adds a built-in GPS receiver that geotags images as you shoot them, and it also adds aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual exposure controls to the mix.

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