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Panasonic drops low-pass filter for Lumix GX85, add high-speed shooting

Create: 04/05/2016 - 21:34
Panasonic Lumix GX85

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.

Panasonic adds to Lumix lens line with 12-60mm and 100-400mm zooms

Create: 02/27/2016 - 15:11
Panasonic Lumix 12-60mm and 100-400mm zooms.

Panasonic has two new zooms for its Lumix, as well as Olympus bodies using the Micro Four Thirds mount.

The two lenses sit on opposite ends with one being 12-60mm and the other 100-400mm.

Both lenses are water- and dust-resistant and have both Lumix Power Optical Image Stabilization that is compatible with Lumix Dual Optical Image Stabilization that is built into certain Lumix camera bodies. At the moment, that’s just one body – the Lumix GX8.

Wrapping up the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show: What photographers need to know

Create: 01/10/2016 - 15:50
CES 2016, Las Vegas.

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev., is where major manufacturers, including camera companies, announce new products. It covers everything from cars to computers to the latest technology to fitness products to online services.

When it comes to photography, there were several announcements worth noting from this year's even held Jan. 5-8, 2016.

Panasonic's Leica zoom is longest focal length to date for Micro Four Thirds

Create: 01/09/2016 - 18:57
Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 ASPH

Panasonic has announced a Leica-branded optic that is the longest focal length to date for the Micro Four Thirds format.

Panasonic says the Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 ASPH is suitable for wildlife photography, such as bird photography. This is a very popular segment, particularly in the U.K. Using the format's 2x magnification, this lens is a 200-800mm full-frame equivalent.

Panasonic adds 4K video to the ZS series

Create: 01/06/2016 - 18:23
Panasonic Lumix ZS100 and ZS60

Panasonic has released two Lumix cameras that are part of its ZS series – the Lumix DMC-ZS100 and ZS60.

Both cameras share some traits, including the same physical dimensions.

The cameras are fitted with Leica zoom lenses and electronic viewfinders. On the ZS100, Panasonic calls it a Live View Finder. The cameras have fixed 3.0-inch touchscreen LCDs and can be controlled wirelessly using the Panasonic Image App.

Panasonic Lumix G7: 4K anyone?

Create: 05/18/2015 - 21:35
Panasonic Lumix G7

Panasonic has been making a big push toward 4K video, and its latest Lumix Micro Four Thirds mirrorless digital camera joins that effort.

The latest camera, which has several product names – DMC-G7HK, G7HK and Lumix G7, is expected to begin shipping in June. It has a 16MP sensor with a top ISO of 25,600. Panasonic claims the in-camera processor can create videos and still photos free of artefacts.


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