Panasonic has expanded its LUMIX camera portfolio with the new 4K capable FZ1000 II hybrid bridge camera (A$1,399) and TZ95 ‘Travel Zoom’ digital camera (A$699).
The new FZ1000 II hybrid bridge camera succeeds the capabilities of Panasonic’s DMC-FZ1000, boasting crystal-clear imagery, several 4K features (e.g. 4K Photo with 4K Pre-Burst) and responsive shooting.
The device supports smooth 4K video capture in 3840 x 2160 at 25p, and is expected to land in Australia in April 2019.
“The original philosophy for this series was class-leading imaging, and the FZ1000 II builds on this with
new capabilities to support the creation of stunning shots, including expanded 4K features,
an upgraded high-resolution LVF and precise touch focus,” asserts Panasonic Senior Product Marketing Manager, Scott Melish.
The camera offers a 1-inch type 20.1-MP High Sensitivity MOS sensor, plus premium 16x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens, with minimum aperture extended to F11.
With Panasonic’s Depth from Defocus technology the camera boasts an ultra high-speed autofocus of around 0.09 seconds.
The camera offers a maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/4,000 second, which increases to 1/16,000 second when using the electrical shutter.
With an OLED Live View Finder, the device pledges 2,360-dot high resolution with approx 0.74x (35mm camera equivalent) magnification and 100% field of view.
The 3-inch 1,240 dot free angle rear monitor offers touch control, enabling focus to be set and enlarged with the touch of a fingerprint.
With Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy connection and Wi-Fi, images can be shared in the field with smartphones, in addition to easy USB charging.
Panasonic has also launched its new TZ95 ‘Travel Zoom’ digital camera, which is expected to launch in Australian in April for A$699.
The travel-friendly device boasts a versatile 30x optical zoom, powerful stabilisation and a newly designed 2.3 million-dot 0.21-inch Live View Finder.
Also capable of shooting 4K videos and photographs, the camera integrates a flexible 180-degree tiltable rear monitor for selfies and group shots.
Owners will also benefit from seamless smartphone sharing, courtesy of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy connection.
With always-on technology, images can be geotagged, and a smartphone used as a remote control.
Further information and full specifications is available on Panasonic’s website here.