After a few years of building image stabilisation into its G Vario lenses, Panasonic has pulled a quick about-face and joined Olympus in incorporating said stabilisation directly into the sensors in its Micro Four Thirds cameras. The Lumix DMC-GX85 is the first Panasonic camera with integrated 5-axis image stabilisation, and it'll work with lens stabilisation too. Get ready for crazy smooth video footage and blur-free photos.
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Panasonic's new mirrorless camera — the Lumix DMC-G7 — shoots 4K video, has smart 'Starlight AF' contrast-based autofocus, and the company's latest 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor. It's just as powerful as a digital SLR at a significantly smaller size, and it's coming to Australia within a month.
The next iteration in Panasonic's excellent stills-and-video mirrorless GH camera line-up, the LUMIX DMC-GH4, now has an Australian price tag. That's great news for anyone thinking of moving over to the new camera, which boasts native 4K video recording capability and a hugely improved imaging sensor. Like the GH3 before it, the new GH4 will likely become the camera of choice for indie film crews and professional cinematographers on a budget.
The rumours were true: the Panasonic Lumix GX7 makes its debut today, boasting a tilting view finder, higher shutter speeds and gorgeous 2.76 million dot resolution. If you're going to tempted by a mirrorless camera this year, this might well be the one, especially with a starting price point of $1249.
After last week's leak, Panasonic has officially announced its new Lumix GF6: a major overhaul to last year's GF5, which makes for an impressive-looking entry-level micro four thirds camera.
Anyone in the market for a top point-and-shoot camera is probably deciding between Canon's PowerShot S100 and Sony's RX100. But Panasonic is back in the game with the Lumix LX7, a sequel to one of the top shooters of 2010, the wildly popular Lumix DMC-LX5. Does Panasonic's latest have what it takes to beat these pocket titans?
A whole community of filmmakers — amateur and pros alike — turned the Panasonic GH2 into a surprisingly successful camera. It turned out that a simple hack could allow the camera to record ultra-sharp 167Mbps, 1080p HD video. The results were spectacular. With the new GH3, Panasonic has beefed up its stock camera to look more like the powerful hack.
In 2010 the Panasonic LX-5 was a glorious pocket camera — it still is. It offers fully-manual controls for enthusiast photogs that want them, superb image quality, and beautiful Leica-styling to boot. Though it sticks with the slick look, the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX-7 is more than a spec-bump; it's a faster, more evolved iteration of its 2010 predecessor.
Tough, waterproof point-and-shoot cameras are supposed to be awesome: small enough to fit in your pocket, submersible to depths of 12 metres, able to survive drops from heights above a man's head. We put four of these cameras through gadget hell to determine the ultimate rugged shooter. It turns out that they're all great in some ways, and they all have some serious flaws.
The Panasonic Lumix ZS20 crams a 20x Leica zoom lens into a camera that measures just 2.8cm thick. But it's more than just a slender beauty — the ZS20 is packed with tech from some of Panasonic's most advanced compact cameras.