Panasonic Adds To Lumix Line-Up With Four New Cameras

Written by Martin Kovacs     20/09/2016 | 15:15 | Category: STILL CAMERAS

Panasonic has added to its camera line-up at the Photokina trade fair in Cologne, introducing the Lumix GH5, Lumix DMC-G85, Lumix DMC-FZ2500 and Lumix DMC-LX10.

Panasonic Adds To Lumix Line-Up With Four New CamerasPanasonic states that the GH5 digital single lens mirrorless camera is capable of recording 4K 60p/50p or 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p video.

It additionally features 6K Photo, which Panasonic states extracts approximately 18 MP still images from ultra-high-quality video with approximately nine times the pixel count of full-HD.

With the GH5's "high-speed, long-time burst-shooting capability, spur-of-the-moment shots can be saved as beautiful photos with higher resolution that complies with larger-sized printing" with 6K Photo, Panasonic states, while approximately 8 MP 4K Photo images can be captured at 60 fps.

Panasonic states that the GH5 is scheduled to be introduced to the global market early next year.

Lumix DMC-G85

The DMC-G85 has been designed for field photography, decked out with a weather-sealed splash and dustproof design, protecting its joints, dials and buttons against extreme conditions.

"A high-quality magnesium-alloy full diecast front frame ensures the compact body is both rugged and lightweight, while the optional rugged battery grip supports extended shooting, doubling battery life, and has an improved ergonomic design with easy access to main controls in portrait orientation," Panasonic states.

The DMC-G85 features 5-axis dual-image stabilisation, with 5-axis in-body stabilisation and 2-axis optical stabilisation in the lens, along with 4K photo and video functions, and Post Focus with Focus Stacking.

Panasonic states that a new "electromagnetically driven shutter is quiet and reduces shutter-induced vibration for excellent sharpness - delivering speeds from 60 sec to 1/4000 sec", while the OLED live view-finder (2360k-dot) features an increased magnification of 0.74x (35 mm camera equivalent).

The DMC-G85 is equipped with a 16 MP Digital Live MOS sensor, with the low-pass filter removed, and a Venus Engine processor, while Panasonic states its "new AF Sensitivity mode lets the user set tracking sensitivity according to the shooting requirement".

The DMC-G85 will be available in Australia in late October, with the body available in black, priced at:

- Body only (DMC-G85GN-K) $1,399 RRP
- Standard zoom kit with 14-42 mm lens (DMC-G85KGN-K) $1,499 RRP
- Weather-sealed kit with 12-60 mm lens (DMC-G85MGN-K) $1,699 RRP
- 10x zoom kit with 14-140 mm lens (DMC-G85ZOOM-K) $1,999 RRP
- Accessory battery grip with battery included (DMW-BGG1) $399 RRP

Lumix DMC-FZ2500

The DMC-FZ2500 digital compact camera is equipped with a 20x optical zoom Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens (35 mm camera equivalent 24-480 mm), and a 1" 20.1 MP MOS sensor, along with 4K video recording in Cinema 4K resolution and 4K Photo.

Its OLED live view-finder (2360k-dot) delivers an increased magnification of 0.74x (35 mm camera
equivalent).

"The Lumix DMC-FZ2500 combines a sleek, strong exterior design with intuitive controls," Panasonic states.

"The well-defined grip provides a stable hold with minimum fatigue. For quick operation, the lens barrel includes focus and zoom rings, three customisable Fn buttons and easy access to the four ND filter modes.

"Shutter speed and aperture can be set using either the front or rear dial. The SD card slot is conveniently located at the side of the camera for access when it is tripod-mounted."

Priced at $1,699 RRP, the DMC-FZ2500 will be available in Australia in November.

Lumix DMC-LX10

The compact DMC-LX10 is decked out with an F1.4 high-speed lens, 1" MOS sensor and 4K Photo and Video, delivered "in a sleek, pocket-sized frame".

"The DMC-LX10 is stylish, small and capable, making it ideal as a pocketable camera to capture impressive images and video on the fly," Panasonic states.

"Adding to its versatility is a 180-degree tiltable 1,040k-dot touch control rear monitor, designed to be flipped up for shooting dynamic video blogs, capturing selfies or for low-angle photography.

"The camera offers 4K Photo, 4K Video and Panasonic's very latest 4K capabilities, including 4K Live Cropping and Light Composition, as well as Post Focus with Focus Stacking."

Priced at $999 RRP, the DMC-LX10 will be available in Australia in November.