Leica has lent its name to another lens for Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds system – the Lumix G Leica DG Vario-Elmarit Professional Lens f/2.8-4.0 8-18mm ASPH.
The annual CES show in Las Vegas from Jan. 9-12 always has plenty of product announcements, because that’s the purpose of the show, which used to be called the Consumer Electronics Show.
Companies involved in digital photography also announce new products, and this year, Panasonic was the busiest. Here is a look at the major announcements.
Panasonic was very busy at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. In addition to announcing three cameras, including the GH5, the company also announced four lenses for the Micro Four Thirds mount.
All four lenses are zooms, with two of them being marked as “Professional.” Here’s what was announced:
The Micro Four Thirds format allows for smaller bodies and lenses, and Panasonic has done just that with the Lumix GX850.
The interchangeable-lens GX850 body houses a 16-MP Live MOS sensor. The ISO range is 200-25,600, which can be extended downward to 100.
As smartphones become every more powerful, the lure of digital point and shoots and so-called bridge cameras has lessened.
The Panasonic Lumix FZ80 might have enough features to make amateur take notice, particularly those who have reached the limits of a smartphone and want to take their photography to the next level.
Panasonic created a very solid camera with the Lumix DMC-G7, and in announcing the G85 successor, it didn’t try to recreate the wheel.
The improvements in the Lumix DMC-G85 are noteworthy and improve the usability in several important areas.
Like the G7, the G85 has a 16.0-MP Live MOS sensor in the Micro Four Thirds format with an ISO range of 200-25,600. It can be extended lower to 100.
On the surface, Panasonic’s latest bridge camera, the Lumix DMC-FZ2500, appears to be a more modest camera than previous models. When you dig a little deeper, then you might find exactly what you need, particularly if you enjoy shooting video and want something more advanced.
Panasonic’s latest high-end compact digital point and shoot, the Lumix DMC-LX10, scales back a few features will adding a Summilux lens.
The LX10 uses a one-inch 20.1-MP MOS sensor with an ISO range of 125-12,800. That can be extended downward to 80 and upward to 25,600.
As Photokina 2016 winds down in Cologne, Germany, it was another annual show that attracted thousands to see the latest photographic products.
There were some new bodies, plenty of lenses and a surprise from Fujifilm.
Here’s a quick rundown of the major announcements.
Canon defied the critics and released the EOS M5, its latest mirrorless camera that has an integrated electronic viewfinder and a new 18-150mm kit lens.
Pansonic’s new interchangeable lens Lumix GX85 drops the low-pass filter to improve image detail.
The new model, which is available in black and silver, will cost less than the GX8 at US$799.99 with a 12-32mm kit lens compared with the GX8 (body only), which has been lowered US$200 to US$999.99.