Panasonic has announced an array of new compacts including the 10.1 megapixel Lumix DMC-FS20 and DMC-FS5.

Both of these models boast a newly developed 30mm Wide-Angle 4x optical zoom Leica DC Lens, but the key difference between the two is the size of their screens.

The DMC-FS20 incorporates a 3-inch LCD screen whereas the DMC-FS5 sports a 2.5-inch LCD screen. Both have 230,000-dot high resolution and Intelligent LCD function, which detects the lighting condition and controls the brightness level of the LCD in 11 fine steps.

The DMC-FS20 and DMC-FS5 feature the iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, which comprises five shooting-assist functions.

Key features include Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Detection and Quick AF functions.

They also offer Mega O.I.S, which suppresses hand-shake and Intelligent ISO Control prevents motion blur.

As long with many of the other new launches this Spring from Panasonic, these models are built around the manufacturer's fourth generation processor, the Venus Engine IV

The DMC-FS20 and DMC-FS5 also boast an internal 50 MB memory
as well as being compatible with SD and SDHC memory card.

The DMC-FS20 will be available in silver and black, and the DMC-FS5 in silver, black and red. Prices and UK launch dates have not been published.