Panasonic Australia has announced a new promotion where if you purchase a new LUMIX camera you will have a 1 in 5 chance of winning a 32-inch L32X10A VIERA LCD TV valued at $1,319, what’s the catch?

Well there isn’t one, all consumers need to do is purchase either a rugged, go-anywhere LUMIX DMC-FT1 or a LUMIX DMC-TZ7 Travel Zoom digital camera between 1 May and 31 July and register online at, they will then go in the draw for a 1 in 5 shot at winning a new VIERA TV.

The only condition to the promotion is that only the first 5,000 entries will go into the draw, because Panasonic is giving away a total of 1,000 TVs.

“The LUMIX DMC-FT1 and DMC-TZ7 combined with the Panasonic VIERA TV is the perfect way to enjoy your photos and HD movies. With Panasonic’s unique VIERA Image Viewer, users can watch their memories by simply inserting the SD card into the TV’s dedicated slot to playback in stunning high definition – without worrying about cables or software,” said Alistair Robins, category manager, mobile AV, Panasonic Australia.

According to Robins both of the new LUMIX digital cameras offer consumers both incredible still shots and video footage.

“Consumers no longer need to choose between a camcorder or digital camera, or compromise on quality to have both still and video footage,” said Robins. “Panasonic’s LUMIX FT1 and TZ7 cameras give consumers the best of both worlds – stunning still photos and breathtaking HD quality movies with AVCHD Lite, all housed in a convenient, compact design.”

The LUMIX DMC-FT1 is a waterproof, shockproof and dustproof camera which boasts a 12.1 megapixel resolution, 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELAMR lens with a 4.6x optical zoom.

The second model is the 10.1 megapixel LUMIX DMC-TZ7 featuring a 25mm ultra wide lens and 12x optical zoom.