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Panasonic Lumix ZS70 offers 4K video, superzoom, focus-alter options

Create: 04/21/2017 - 19:55
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70

Panasonic’s latest digital point and shoot, the Lumix DMC-ZS70 is taking the route that competitors have taken by offering an all-purpose camera fitted with a superzoom lens.

The Lumix ZS70 uses a 20.3-MP 1/2.3-inch MOS sensor with an ISO range of 80-3,200, which can be extended upward to 6,400. Still RAW and JPG images, as well as videos, are saved to an SD card.

Fast f/1.4 50mm Summilux is first prime lens for full-frame mirrorless Leica SL

Create: 09/24/2016 - 10:01
Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH.

Leica has released the next lens for its full-frame mirrorless SL system and laid out a roadmap for future L-mount optics.

The Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. becomes the first prime lens for the SL. The M-mount Summilux has been highly regarded as being the best “normal” lens for film and digital photographers, and Leica has set a similar goal for this lens.

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.

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.

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