Panasonic LUMIX MDC-GF3 with G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm Retractable Lens
ANNOUNCING THE LUMIX GF3X, PANASONIC’S SMALLEST COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERA* COMPLETE WITH A NEW RETRACTABLE POWER ZOOM LENS
LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm Lens Features a Retractable Design to Achieve Ultra-High Mobility and Stunning Photo Quality
MISSISSAUGA, ON (August 26, 2011) – Panasonic Canada Inc. today announced a newly designed and innovative LUMIX G “X” lens that retracts, minimizing its size without compromising its focal length or image quality. Panasonic’s new premium LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ POWER O.I.S. (H-PS14042) lens, will be available as a lens kit option with the DMC-GF3X model, the company’s smallest and lightest compact system camera. With electric-powered zoom operation, the retractable Power Zoom H-PS14042 lens is extremely compact and offers ultra-high portability, coming in at approximately 26.8mm in length and weighing roughly 3.35oz.
Panasonic’s new premium LUMIX ”X” Series of lenses includes the LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ POWER O.I.S. which offers a versatile zoom range of 14-42mm (35mm camera equivalent: 28-84mm) suitable for a wide-range of scenes, from dynamic landscape to portrait. Also announced today is the LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm/F4.0-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. Crystallizing Panasonic’s optical technologies, the LUMIX X lenses features superb image rendering for lifelike textures, crisp edge-to-edge contrast, as well as a unique Nano Surface Coating to help minimize ghosting and flare in natural atmospheres with remarkable transparency.
“Panasonic continues to innovate by offering advanced features in compact camera bodies and now in compact camera lenses, thus addressing the consumer’s need for camera equipment to be lightweight and easy to carry,” said Doug Borbath, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Canada Inc. “With the new LUMIX X Series, we do not sacrifice size for quality and Panasonic still offers top-of-the-line image quality for our G Series, but in a smaller design that makes it extremely mobile.”
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