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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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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.

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Panasonic Australia announced a huge update to its Lumix camera range last week, adding smaller, lighter and faster tech to its range. So what's the damage to your wallet likely to be, and are they any good? We went hands on in the freezing cold light of rural dawn to find out.

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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.

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The Panasonic GF1 helped convince a lot of photographers that a compact shooter could feel delightfully professional. The Lumix DMC-GX1 is Panasonic's most evolved micro four thirds camera yet, and it delivers huge on that promise — but is it enough?