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Hands-On Preview: Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH Power OIS

During a product launch for the media in Southern Ontario, I had an opportunity to check out this new high-grade lens for the Lumix Micro Four Thirds system. The event took place at a falconry training centre occupied by numerous raptors: hawks, eagles, falcons and other species. That provided an excellent opportunity for a preliminary evaluation of the resolving power of this Leica-branded zoom with the feathers and other fine detail of the avian subjects.

f/5.2, 1/1000 sec., at 200mm (400mm equivalent) (c) 2016 Peter K. Burian

At f/5.2, 1/1000 sec., at 200mm (400mm equivalent) (c) 2016 Peter K. Burian

Features and Technology: Boasting the longest focal length available in the M4/3 format, this 200-800mm equivalent is surprisingly compact with dimensions (DxL) of 83mmx171.5mm and a filter size of 72mm. In spite of the rugged dust- and moisture-resistant barrel, it’s also relatively lightweight and portable at 985 g plus the few grams added by the (removable) rotating tripod collar. It’s significantly more portable than expected; at a glance this super telephoto is reminiscent of a 70-200mm f/2.8 DSLR lens. The optical formula is first-rate, including an aspherical ED element, a piece of high-tech UED glass and two ED elements to correct aberrations for high resolution even at maximum aperture.

f/6.3, 1/1250 sec., at 400mm (800mm equivalent) (c) 2016 Peter K. Burian

At f/6.3, 1/1250 sec., at 400mm (800mm equivalent) (c) 2016 Peter K. Burian

This lens incorporates the High-Speed 240 fps AF system for fast, quiet autofocus that’s ideal for shooting stills or video clips of wildlife, for example. It’s also equipped with the POWER O.I.S. with Dual I.S. compatibility. (With recent Lumix cameras, currently the DMC-GX8 or GX85, the stabilizer in both the lens and body operate simultaneously for great camera shake compensation.) Other features include a circular diaphragm aperture and an integrated shift-away lens hood that’s very quick to retract or activate. There are several controls on the barrel: a lock for the zoom ring, a lever for the focus limiter, and switches for AF/MF and Power O.I.S. On/Off.

f/4.8, 1/2000 sec., 100mm (200mm equivalent) (c) 2016 Peter K. Burian

At f/4.8, 1/2000 sec., 100mm (200mm equivalent) (c) 2016 Peter K. Burian

In-Use Evaluation: With the Lumix DMC-GX8 that I used, autofocus was virtually silent and lightning fast, especially in the 100mm to 300mm range. The optics of this the Leica DG lens proved to be impressive. Most of my over 500 images exhibit high contrast, clarity and resolution. Even at the widest aperture — at any focal length right up to 350mm — the definition of fine detail is superlative in preliminary testing. The structure of the finest feathers is resolved to an excellent degree. At the longest focal length, stopping down to f/8 provided comparable quality and high edge sharpness.

f/4.8 at 1/400 sec., 180mm (360mm equivalent) (c) 2016 Peter K. Burian

At f/4.8 at 1/400 sec., 180mm (360mm equivalent) (c) 2016 Peter K. Burian

A few other factors are noteworthy. Thanks to the nine blades in the diaphragm aperture mechanism, defocused highlights in the distance are circular instead of octagonal for a pleasing bokeh. Flare is very well controlled by the multi-layer coating and the integrated lens hood. The Dual image stabilizer is likely to be highly effective, although this would require additional testing in low light conditions. With a minimum focus distance of a mere 1.3 m, the maximum magnification is 0.25x at the longest focal length but that’s an impressive 0.5x equivalent.

f/4.5, 1/1250 sec., 100mm (200mm equivalent) (c) 2016 Peter K. Burian

At f/4.5, 1/1250 sec., 100mm (200mm equivalent) (c) 2016 Peter K. Burian

Final Assessment: Considering its fine performance, portability and comparatively reasonable price, this compact Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH Power O.I.S. lens offers excellent value for the discriminating shooter. And because of its unusual versatility due to the 200-800mm equivalent range, this would make a fine addition to any serious (or professional) outdoor photographer’s arsenal. While some will prefer to use it with a monopod or tripod, others will find it ideal for hand-held use thanks to the moderate weight and the Dual stabilizer compatibility.

f/4.8, 1/1000 sec., 180mm (360mm equivalent) (c) 2016 Peter K. Burian

At f/4.8, 1/1000 sec., 180mm (360mm equivalent) (c) 2016 Peter K. Burian

Specifications: See http://www.panasonic.com/ca/consumer/cameras-camcorders/interchangeable-lenses/h-rs100400.html

f/5.5, 1/1250 sec., 250mm (500mm equivalent) (c) 2016 Peter K. Burian

At f/5.5, 1/1250 sec., 250mm (500mm equivalent) (c) 2016 Peter K. Burian

Availability and Price: This lens is currently available at an approximate retail price of $2500.

f/4.5, 1/1000 sec., 117mm (234mm equivalent) (c) 2016 Peter K. Burian

At f/4.5, 1/1000 sec., 117mm (234mm equivalent) (c) 2016 Peter K. Burian

About the author
Peter K. Burian is a Canadian stock photographer, author of over 15 books on photo equipment and techniques, and a frequent contributor to photography magazines in Canada and Australia.

 

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Contests Nikon

Nikon Canada is the Official Camera Partner for 2016 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival May 1-31 in Toronto: “Reflections” Weekly Photo Contest April 29- May 31 + Nikon Ambassadors’ Lecture Series + Youth Project: Community

This is an update to these previous blogs:

On behalf of Nikon Canada, welcome to the 2016 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival!

This year marks a very special milestone in the Festival’s history. In May, CONTACT 2016 celebrates the 20th anniversary of this signature event, and Nikon Canada is proud to be the official camera partner for the sixth straight year. The Festival is a natural extension of Nikon’s longstanding support of Canadian and international photographers who are passionate about creative dialogue and expression through the arts.

Our ongoing mission is to holistically grow the photography community in Canada. We do that through our Nikon Canada Ambassador Program and various local and national partnerships and initiatives. CONTACT is a key part of this effort.

CONTACT 2016 will see more than 1,500 artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 175 venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Plus, our weekly lectures featuring our Nikon Ambassadors – some of the best photographers in Canada – let you gain new insights from world-class authorities on photographic arts. And now, during CONTACT’s 20th anniversary, we hope you will be inspired and encouraged to reflect on your experiences.

Thank you for being a part of this very special celebration of photographic artistry. We hope your experience and participation at this year’s CONTACT is rewarding and aspirational, and that it encourages you to take your passion for photography to new heights.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Michael Finch
President & CEO, Nikon Canada Inc.

http://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/supporters#nikon-message

Nikon Canada has returned as a camera partner for the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, and will be presenting its popular lecture series each Tuesday in May. World-class photographers Nick Didlick, Craig Minielly, Michelle Valberg and Kristian Bogner will be sharing their techniques, tricks and experiences.

Nikon D5500 D-SLR with 18-55mm VR II Lens kit

Nikon D5500 D-SLR with 18-55mm VR II Lens kit

Nikon Canada and CONTACT are also running a weekly photo contest. The “Reflections” contest offers a weekly prize of a D5500 kit. The Grand Prize winner will win a limited edition print donated by CONTACT.

New this year, in cooperation with CONTACT, Nikon Canada launches its youth project: Community. The Arts Committee at West Region 6 of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is hosting a digital photography contest, ‘Community,” for grade 1-8 students across its 23 schools.

Community can mean different things to different people. Among them – Community can be defined as follows: 1) a group of people living in the same place or having something in common; 2) a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of common interests and goals; 3) a similarity or identity.

The following silent video presents Nikon COOLPIX Spring 2015: How to transfer images by NFC.

  • Share files and memories in an instant with the new COOLPIX S3700.
  • Learn how to transfer images from your camera to any smart device with a single tap using Near Field Communication (NFC).

Nikon COOLPIX S3700

Nikon COOLPIX S3700

  • The contest focuses on the theme of “Community” where students are encouraged to submit their community-themed images for a chance to have their photographs on display and win a Nikon D-SLR camera. Nikon Canada has donated 20 COOLPIX S3700 cameras to the Arts Committee for students to use, and will also provide each of the three winning students with a D3300 D-SLR with 18-55mm VR lens kit.
Nikon D3300 D-SLR with 18-55mm VR lens kit

Nikon D3300 D-SLR with 18-55mm VR lens kit

  • Each school will select three final images for display at a gallery showing on Wednesday, May 11 at 3:30 p.m. at Islington Junior Middle School.
  • A panel of judges from CONTACT and TDSB will select three winners out of 69 finalists to become the grand prize winners.
  • The three winning photos will be on display at the 2016 CONTACT Photography Festival website and at http://contactfestivalnikon.ca/#/youth-project .
  • For inspiration and photo tips, please visit http://contactfestivalnikon.ca/#/youth-project .

Enjoy and Good Luck! / Profitez-en et bonne chance!

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Nikon Canada returns as official camera partner for 20th annual Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Activities include “Reflections” photo contest, four lectures by Nikon Canada Ambassadors and a youth project

Nikon Canada + Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Nikon Canada + Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Mississauga, ON, May 2, 2016 – For the sixth year in a row, Nikon Canada is partnering with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival to celebrate photographic excellence with a series of events and activities. CONTACT is an annual event in May with more than 1,500 artists in 200 exhibitions and events in the Greater Toronto Area. (more…)

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Cameras Leica

Leica M-D (Typ 262) is the Minimalist Leica Rangefinder Camera with 24 MP CMOS Full-Frame Sensor (Still-Pictures Only) to Shoot in Low Light: Simplicity – No LCD Screen, Video Recording, Live View, Menu Controls & Leica Red Dot Logo – for Photographers to Get the “Bigger Picture”

The following video presents Exploring Porto with the Leica M-D from Leica Camera on Vimeo.

Follow three photographers, Nicholas La, Daniel Arnold and Rui Palha, through the streets of Porto with the new Leica M-D. What means photography to them? How did they see Porto through the lens of the Leica M-D? Get inspired! #LeicaMD #SeeTheBiggerPicture

Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Leica recently announced the Leica M-D (Typ 262) which is the first serial production model of the digital M family to be made without a monitor screen.

From the baseplate and matching leather carrying strap provided with the camera, to the top plate in brass with the stepped edge design reminiscent of the Leica M9. The Leica M-D is the pure ideal among rangefinder cameras.

Leica M-D (Typ 262): Aperture f/2.8, Focal Length 35mm, Shutter Speed 1/500s: © Nicholas La

Leica M-D (Typ 262): Aperture f/2.8, Focal Length 35mm, Shutter Speed 1/500s: © Nicholas La

Reduced to the essentials both in features and design, the Leica M-D (Typ 262) embodies the essence of rangefinder photography. For features, it has setting options for ISO values, aperture and shutter speeds. Design wise, the camera excludes an LCD monitor, menu controls and Leica red dot logo. It features the classic step at the end of the top plate.

Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Leica M-D (Typ 262)

The images from the Leica M-D (Typ 262) are characterized by outstanding contrast, exceptional detail resolution and low image noise. It is ideal to shoot with available light.

Leica M-D (Typ 262): Aperture f/11, Focal Length 28mm, Shutter Speed 1/180s: © Daniel Arnold

Leica M-D (Typ 262): Aperture f/11, Focal Length 28mm, Shutter Speed 1/180s: © Daniel Arnold

Key Highlights include:

  • Compact digital M camera concentrating solely on the traditional rangefinder focusing and picture taking methods.
  • Quieter shutter mechanism for more discreet shooting.
  • 24 megapixel CMOS sensor (still-pictures only) ensures exceptional image quality.
  • Leica Maestro processor for fast recording of captured images.
  • Exposures are saved exclusively as RAW data in DNG format.
  • ISO values up to 6400 ensure great quality images in low light.
  • Fast and accurate manual focusing.
  • All the essential controls and functions logically and ergonomically placed.
Leica M-D (Typ 262): Aperture f/16, Focal Length 28mm, Shutter Speed 1/125s: © Rui Palha

Leica M-D (Typ 262): Aperture f/16, Focal Length 28mm, Shutter Speed 1/125s: © Rui Palha

 

Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Leica M-D (Typ 262)

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04/28/2016

LEICA M-D – the new digital Leica rangefinder without a monitor screen

With the Leica M-D (Typ 262), Leica Camera AG adds a further model to the Leica rangefinder system. Together with the Leica M and M-P (Typ 240), the Leica M (Typ 262) and the Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), this increases the number of digital M-Generation cameras to five.

Leica M-D (Typ 262): ISO sensitivity setting dial

Leica M-D (Typ 262): ISO sensitivity setting dial

The Leica M-D is the first serial production model of the digital M family to be made without a monitor screen. The usual location of the screen on the back of the camera is now taken by the ISO sensitivity setting dial – one of the few, but essential, features of the camera. Although the Leica M-D embodies the entire range of technical advantages perfected over decades in the Leica rangefinder system, it intentionally omits all but the most essential technical features. Radically reduced to the most important parameters required for photography – shutter speed, aperture, distance and ISO sensitivity – it promotes its users’ concentration on what is essential: the picture. (more…)

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Contests Nikon

Nikon + Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival: “Reflections” Photo Contest for Canada: Submit Your Original Photo with Description & Form Per Entry During Weekly Contest Periods and Before 11:59 p.m. ET on May 31, 2016

"Reflections" Photo Contest

“Reflections” Photo Contest

The following video presents Introducing the Nikon D5500 HD-SLR:

In this video, Nikon Canada’s Paul Reid provides a feature set overview of the new Nikon D5500 – Nikon’s first ever HD-SLR with touch operation!

The DX-format camera is an ideal entry-level HD-SLR for creative photographers ready to take their storytelling to a new level. One of Nikon’s smallest-ever HD-SLRs, the Nikon D5500 is compact and surprisingly lightweight at 14.8 ounces, making it the ideal HD-SLR for users constantly on the go.

The new D5500 sports an impressive arsenal of imaging technology, which includes:

•3.2-inch Vari-angle touch operation LCD display
•24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF)
•Full HD 1080/60p video with Full-Time AF and stereo sound for a cinema-like experience

This is an update to the previous blog, You’re Invited: Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of 2016 CONTACT Photography Festival May 1-31 + Nikon Lecture Series at No Cost in Toronto, Canada, May 3 (Complimentary Sensor Cleaning of Your Nikon D-SLR Cameras), May 10 & 17.

Nikon and  Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival invite legal residents of Canada  – who, at time of entry, are of the age of majority in their province of residence – to participate in the “Reflections” Photo Contest during the following weekly Contest Periods:

  • Week 1 — 12:00 a.m. ET on Friday, April 29, 2016 to 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 8, 2016
  • Week 2 — 12:00 a.m. ET on Monday, May 9, 2016 to 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 15, 2016
  • Week 3 — 12:00 a.m. ET on Monday, May 16, 2016 to 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 22, 2016
  • Week 4 — 12:00 a.m. ET on Monday, May 23, 2016 to 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The entry deadline for each Contest Period is 11:59 ET on the Sunday of each Contest Period (“Contest Closing Date(s)”), with the exception of Week 4, where the Contest Period ends on 11:59 ET on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Here are the weekly assignments:

  • Week 1: Reflections in Time: Special moments that take your breath away (Friday, April 29, 12:00 a.m. ET to Sunday, May 8, 11:59 p.m. ET)
  • Week 2: Reflections on Places: Be it at home or afar, places that warm your heart (Monday, May 9, 12:00 a.m. ET to Sunday, May 15, 11:59 p.m. ET)
  • Week 3: Reflections on People: Creatures (people or animals) who fill your life with joy (Monday, May 16, 12:00 a.m. ET to Sunday, May 22, 11:59 p.m. ET)
  • Week 4: Reflections – An Open Assignment: Any thought, moment or memory that is meaningful to you (Monday, May 23, 12:00 a.m. ET to Tuesday, May 31, 11:59 p.m. ET)

Reflections! Beautiful moments, special places, distinctive people – anything that fills your life with joy and causes you to reflect positively on another time, place or occasion. We want to see your photos that illustrate reflections on the people, places and things that mean the most to you.

Each week of the 2016 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, we’ll focus on a different Reflection and eagerly await your submissions. Judges will be looking at how your photo best illustrates our theme of Reflections.

“What does reflection mean to you? Every photograph captures a memory or a moment in time. These moments might take your breath away, or hold a special place in your heart, or evoke a special memory.”

Nikon D5500 D-SLR with 18-55mm VR II Lens

Nikon D5500 D-SLR with 18-55mm VR II Lens

Prizes

  • Each weekly Reflections Photo Contest winner (in each of the four weekly Contest Periods) – selected by a panel of judges – will receive a Nikon D5500 D-SLR with 18-55mm VR II Lens (approximate retail value $999.95) (a “Prize”).
Takashi Suzuki BAU grid (CONTACT edition): 2015 Chromogenic print; 16 x 24 inches; Signed, on separate label; Edition of 20, printed in 2015. Image Courtesy of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Takashi Suzuki BAU grid (CONTACT edition): 2015 Chromogenic print; 16 x 24 inches; Signed, on separate label; Edition of 20, printed in 2015. Image Courtesy of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Eligibility

“NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.”
  • The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada who, at time of entry, are of the age of majority in their province of residence (“Eligible Entrants”).

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Panasonic Canada Presents Mother’s Day 2016 Gift Guide

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Panasonic DMC-GF7 FULL HD MIRRORLESS DIGITAL CAMERA

Panasonic DMC-GF7 FULL HD MIRRORLESS DIGITAL CAMERA

DMC-GF7 FULL HD MIRRORLESS DIGITAL CAMERA

  • Ultra-compact with over 23+ interchangeable lens options (sold separately)
  • Wi-Fi connects to a mobile device without bothersome passwords
  • 180 degree flip and second left hand shutter button for an easy selfie capture
  • A hands-free selfie is activated by just waving
    MSRP: $699.99

 

Panasonic DMC-ZS60 DIGITAL CAMERA

Panasonic DMC-ZS60 DIGITAL CAMERA

DMC-ZS60 DIGITAL CAMERA

  • 30x (24-720mm) LEICA DC Lens optical zoom performance ideally suited for travel and everyday photography
  • 4K Ultra HD video recording plus exclusive LUMIX 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus photo capture features Eye-level Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) and touch- enabled LCD for a wider viewing experience
  • WiFi mobile device connectivity via Panasonic Image App for photo sharing and controlling camera features remotely
    MSRP: $649.99

 

Panasonic MX-ZX1800 POWER BLENDER

Panasonic MX-ZX1800 POWER BLENDER

MX-ZX1800 POWER BLENDER

  • Stylish design featuring electrostatic touch control panel (unique to Panasonic)
  • 6-blade cutting system produces consistent cooking results
  • 6 pre-programmed menus take guesswork out of cooking
  • Built-in navigation system provides easy-to-understand direction
    MSRP: $629.99

 

Panasonic MJ-L500S SLOW JUICER

Panasonic MJ-L500S SLOW JUICER

MJ-L500S SLOW JUICER

  • Sleek and compact design adds elegance to any kitchen
  • Superior slow squeezing system features 45 rpm; less vibration protects nutrients
  • Unique frost attachment adds additional value to make frozen treats
  • Strong motor ensures maximum juicing results
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Panasonic NN-CS896 STEAM CONVECTION OVEN

Panasonic NN-CS896 STEAM CONVECTION OVEN

NN-CS896 STEAM CONVECTION OVEN

  • Get healthy, fast with steam, convection, grilling, microwave and combination cooking
  • Proprietary High-Density Turbo Steam makes it easy to prepare delicious dishes that retain moisture and important nutrients
  • Easily swipe the intuitive touch-panel to scroll through menus and cooking options, tap for precise time and techniques, and press and hold to easily increase or decrease settings
  • Fingerprint resistant stainless steel and a self-cleaning mode keep surfaces spotless
  • Versatile counter top or wall mount installation with an optional trim kit, no plumbing or especial electrical work required
    MSRP: $1499.99

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Cameras Lenses Olympus

Olympus Wins Prestigious 2016 TIPA Awards: OM-D E-M10 Mark II – ‘Best Mirrorless CSC Advanced’; Stylus Tough TG-870 – ‘Best Rugged Camera’; M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO – ‘Best CSC Wide Angle Zoom Lens’

This video presents E-M10 Mark II Product Overview:

The following video presents Olympus TOUGH TG-870:

TOUGH TG-870
The Advance Outdoor Hero

Olympus wins three prestigious 2016 Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) awards for the following imaging products:

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, silver

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, silver

This Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera features a 16MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII processor with an ISO sensitivity up to 25,600. The camera can deliver full-res framing rates of 8.5 per second that take advantage of its 81-point “FAST” AF system. Viewing is via a 2.36 million dot OLED EVF with 100% field of view and 120 fps refresh rate. Other attractive features include Full HD video capability at 60 fps, an AF targeting pad that can be traced on the rear touch screen, a simulated optical finder that delivers a high dynamic range image, in-body 5-axis image stabilization and a 3-inch tilting and touchscreen LCD.

http://www.tipa.com/awards-en/olympus-om-d-e-m10-mark-ii

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870, green

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870, green

Appealing to photographers who want to make images and videos under the most challenging conditions, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870 can be submerged up to 15 metres, withstand drops up to 2.1 metres and functions in temperatures as low as -10C. A 180-degree tilting monitor means images can be made with virtually any point of view. The 16MP BSI CMOS sensor and TruePic VII processor handles stills as well as full HD 1080/60p video, plus there is built-in WiFi and an upgraded GPS feature that can position in under 10 seconds. The TG-870 has numerous exciting shooting modes, including Nighttime Live Composite, Sportcam, TimeLapse Movie, and Sport Burst modes.

http://www.tipa.com/awards-en/olympus-stylus-tough-tg-870

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Cameras Lenses Panasonic

Panasonic Wins Three Prestigious 2016 TIPA Awards: LUMIX FZ330 – ‘Best Superzoom Camera’, LUMIX G 25mm F1.7 ASPH – ‘Best CSC Entry Level Lens’ and Panasonic’s 4K Ultra HD Camcorder HC-VXF990 – ‘Best Camcorder’

The following video presents Panasonic LUMIX FZ300 – The All-Weather Full-range F2.8 Aperture Camera:

  • LUMIX FZ330 (FZ300 outside the UK)

The Panasonic LUMIX FZ300 offers a full range F2.8 aperture 24X Leica Lens zoom housed in a weather sealed rugged body.

This all in one camera features the latest 4K Ultra HD Video recording and Panasonic’s exclusive 4K PHOTO function. The 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and Venus Engine image processor enables shooting high quality images even at higher sensitivities up to ISO 6400, resulting in higher resolution and superior color reproduction.

The Panasonic LUMIX FZ series offers a popular pack a powerful optical zoom and superior controllability including manual operation over photo and video recording. The Panasonic LUMIX FZ300 integrates a new large, bright 1,440K-dot OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) LVF (Live View Finder) with approx. 100% field of view. For a faster focusing response the Panasonic LUMIX FZ300 utilizes integrates LUMIX DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology to achieve ultra-high-speed Auto Focusing. With the Wi-Fi® connectivity, users can connect the camera to their smartphone / tablet to expand the flexibility in shooting/storing/sharing images.

Panasonic recently announced that it has been awarded three prestigious 2016 Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) awards for the following digital imaging products:

Panasonic LUMIX FZ330 (FZ300 outside the UK)

Panasonic LUMIX FZ330 (FZ300 outside the UK)

  • LUMIX FZ330 (FZ300 outside the UK)- ‘Best Superzoom Camera’ Award
LUMIX G 25mm F1.7 ASPH

LUMIX G 25mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic's 4K Ultra HD Camcorder HC-VXF990

Panasonic’s 4K Ultra HD Camcorder HC-VXF990

  • Panasonic’s 4K Ultra HD Camcorder HC-VXF990 – ‘Best Camcorder’ Award

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Three Panasonic Digital Imaging Products Awarded Prestigious Global Industry Accolades

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Cameras Panasonic

Panasonic: 4K Studio Camera AK-UC3000 and HD Broadcast Studio Camera AK-HC5000 are Now Available for Studios & Productions Requiring High-End Functionality at an Affordable Price

The following video presents Mediapro broadcast “El Clásico” to the entire planet:

Mediapro broadcast “El Clásico” FC Barcelona – Real Madrid to the entire planet. The new Panasonic AK-UC3000 cameras made it possible to capture the tiniest detail in 4K, responding to LaLiga’s commitment to offer the ultimate technological innovations.

Panasonic recently expanded its studio camera offerings with the immediate availability of the AK-UC3000 4K system, and the HD Broadcast AK-HC5000, with output of up to 1080p at 239.76p.

 4K Studio Camera AK-UC3000’s Key Features:

Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K

Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K

  • Supports 4K and HD acquisition simultaneously. HD output from camera (3G-SDI): 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97psF, 25psF, 23.98p over 59.94i
  • Delivers high sense sensitivity of F10 (59.94Hz), F11 (50Hz)
  • Equipped with a CAC (Chromatic Aberration Compensation) function capable of correcting even slight chromatic aberration at the lens periphery
  • The DRS (Dynamic Range Stretch) function suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights. Black gamma function for independent color settings in dark areas.
  • The V-REC, F-REC function provides powerful support in digital cinema production.
  • Features an internal digital extender (x2 magnification)
  • 12-axis color correction, detail, skin tone detail (two tone axis) and easy matrix adjustment
  • An SD Memory Card can be used to set up data and firmware version.
  • IP streaming (future option) and IP control is supported
  • Advanced trunk functions such as 3x CCU to camera, plus 1x HD-SDI from Camera to CCU as well as a 1000Base-T LAN-Trunk

HD Broadcast Studio Camera AK-HC5000’s Key Features:

Panasonic AK-HC5000

Panasonic AK-HC5000

  • Sensitivity F12 (2000 lx) and an excellent S/N ratio of 60 dB (without NR)
  • Supported Format (from Camera) HD: 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97psF, 25psF, 23.98p over 59.94i
  • Equipped with a CAC (Chromatic Aberration Compensation) function capable of correcting even slight chromatic aberration at the lens periphery
  • The DRS (Dynamic Range Stretch) function suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights
  • The V-REC, F-REC provides powerful support in digital cinema production
  • Black gamma function for independent color settings in dark areas
  • 12-axis color correction, detail, skin tone detail (plus two axis) and easy matrix adjustment
  • An SD Memory Card can be used to set up data and firmware versions
  • IP streaming (future option) and IP control is supported
  • Advanced trunk functions such as 3x CCU to camera, plus 1x HD-SDI from Camera to CCU as well as a 1000Base-T LAN-Trunk

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Panasonic Delivers New 4K and High-Speed 1080P Studio Cameras

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