The New Premium LUMIX DMC-ZS40 Compact Camera Offering 30x Ultra Zoom with Wi-Fi® / NFC and GPS
Featuring Flexible Manual Shooting and 60p Full-HD Video Recording
Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2014) – Panasonic is proud to introduce a super slim digital compact camera with a LVF (Live View Finder) featuring a powerful 30x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 24-720mm) for the latest flagship of the popular ZS series. The pocket-sized high performance ZS range has won worldwide popularity for its versatile lens that covers ultra wide-angle to telephoto and high quality image recording capability of both still and video. The new DMC-ZS40 makes significant upgrades especially in functions for more advanced photography such as a Control Ring, RAW compatibility and Focus Peaking.
Crystallizing its optical technologies, Panasonic succeeded in integrating a 24mm ultra wide-angle 30x zoom lens in slim, flat body and the advanced HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) which effectively suppresses hand movement in both photo and video recording.
The 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the advanced image processor Venus Engine feature high speed, high sensitivity image recording achieving 1920 x 1080 60p astonishingly smooth full-HD video recording in AVCHD Progressive format and high speed burst shooting at 10 fps with high picture quality. It also has quick start-up and Light Speed Auto Focus to catch the most fleeting shooting opportunities.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 is an advanced mirrorless offering a number of firsts for Panasonic. Using the latest-generation 16 megapixels CMOS sensor, this camera adds built-in stabilization to benefit all lenses. It also offers highly flexible framing with both a tilting EVF and tiling LCD. The EVF is unrivaled with an unprecedented 2.8 megapixels and nearly 100% coverage of AdobeRGB colors.
The GX7 offers both mechanical and electronic shutters. Both can sustain 5 FPS at full-resolution and the latter is used to capture full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS. A maximum speed of 1/8000 lets it capture ultra-fast action. As the most feature-rich Panasonic to date, the GX7 bristles with functionality which includes bracketing, multiple exposure, built-in HDR, an interval timer and much more.
A review of the Panasonic GX7 was just published. Read it to find out everything there is to know about the GX7 and how it compares to the competition. Be sure to check out the gallery of full-resolution images and sample video.
Panasonic’s LUMIX GM1 (DMC-GM1) is the new ultra compact DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) camera as well as the most compact and fashion forward looking LUMIX G camera to date. “Combining a balance of style and photographic hybrid performance, the GM1 provides outstanding picture quality.” With ground-breaking micro technology, the GM1 easily fits into your pocket and can be incorporated into day-to-day activities for any style-conscious enthusiast.
Stay in Style with an Ultra Compact Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera
New Stylish LUMIX GM Series Raises its Cool Factor
Mississauga, ON (October 17, 2013) – Panasonic is proud to announce the new, fashionable, compact GM series to its line of LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) cameras. The DMC-GM1 boasts an iconic and stylish compact profile plus highly functional performance with a large Digital Live MOS Sensor based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard. The LUMIX GM1 offers the perfect balance of style and photographic performance on-the-go with outstanding image quality.
Whether it’s an artistic shot that encapsulates a city or an expression of personality and style, this camera will capture your vision with absolute clarity and precision. The LUMIX GM1’s 16 megapixel sensor delivers a modern approach to image capture with both high quality HD movies and dynamic photos, and all with the simple press of a button.
A fashionable compact for your lifestyle
The LUMIX GM1 represents the most compact and fashion-forward LUMIX G camera to date. Ground-breaking micro technology design has enabled Panasonic to pack the very latest imaging technology into the camera’s compact metallic alloy frame. Not only does this give the LUMIX GM1 an elegant look and feel, but the camera easily fits into your pocket and can be incorporated into the day-to-day activities of any style-conscious photo enthusiast. Plus, with many interchangeable lenses to choose from, creative options are nearly limitless. Continue Reading »
The Panasonic FZ70 is currently the most powerful super zoom with a 60x optical zoom [20-1200mm equiv.]. It is paired with a very effective optical image stabilization that makes hand holding possible. It has also all the manual shooting modes you’d want. Find out if it’s the ideal camera for you.
The latest ultra-zoom from Panasonic takes the crown for most powerful zoom with an incredible 60X optical zoom lens. At an equivalent of 20 to 1200mm, this one can capture just about any subject, near or far. A 16 megapixels sensor capable of full 1080p HD video captures action with plenty of details and speeds up to 9 FPS at full-resolution.
This ultra-zoom was just reviewed at Neocamera for usability, image-quality and performance. As always, a gallery of full-resolution images at every ISO sensitivity is included in the review. Read on for everything there is to know about the FZ70.
Panasonic is inviting all U.S. college and university photography students to enter their first Changing Photography contest.
(Can Canadian college and university photography students also enter? Not according to the Rules, though the FAQ say, yes. We’re checking with Panasonic.)
Update 2013-09-03: We originally posted this entry on Aug 27 and we have now received confirmation that Canadian student entries will be accepted.
PHASE 1: Submit your video link (no more than 2 mins in length). Deadline: September 20, 2013.
PHASE 2: Panasonic will choose 10 finalists from PHASE 1, whose school will receive a brand-new LUMIX GH3.
These finalists must shoot a 2nd video on the LUMIX GH3. Deadline: October 15th, 2013.
PHASE 3: Final winners will be chosen and and announced at the 30th Anniversary PhotoPlus Expo Bash
on October 25th at the Jacob K. Javits Center in NYC. Continue Reading »
The Panasonic GX7 is a premium compact interchangeable lens camera that ticks off almost all the features enthusiast photographers want. It delivers excellent image quality, features a tiltable high resolution EVF and LCD, and add in-body image stabilization. It is fully-featured and is customizable to the way you like to work.
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH3 offers the best video quality of any combined still and movie camera in this price segment – and actually in some higher segments as well. It offers full manual as well as completely automatic video recording, making it ideal for in-the-field shooting as well as more formal situations. It's also a pretty handy stills camera with a full range of controls, making it an impressively flexible package. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH3 is very popular with videographers partly because it is a very lightweight and rugged, weather-resistant camera that’s serviced by a great selection of high-quality lenses.
Panasonic has launched its new social community for Hybrid Photographers, the LUMIX Luminary Lounge. To kick things off, the LUMIX Luminary Team has created “The GX7 Change your Perspective Tour” and will post hybrid and still imagery throughout the tour and interact with fans through tweets.
The Luminary Team consists of Suzette Allen (@suzetteallen), Giulio Sciorio (@giuliosciorio) and Rick Gerrity (@rickgerrity) and will act as ambassadors for the Lumix G brand, starting out this tour with the latest LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera, the DMC-GX7.
Stay tuned to the Lumix Luminary Lounge for a contest to win a GX7.
Panasonic Launches the LUMIX Luminary Lounge, a New Social Community for Hybrid Photographers
New Community Allows Photographers and LUMIX Fans to Interact, Share Content
NEWARK, NJ (August 14, 2013) – Panasonic is pleased to announce today’s launch of its new social community for Hybrid Photographers, the LUMIX Luminary Lounge. Hybrid photography and other photo content will be hosted by the LUMIX Luminary Photographers and sponsored by Panasonic. Hybrid Photography is the combining of still, video and audio as a popular form of photographic display in tune with the social media world we live in. This is the first photo community centered on a true social media experience. Users who join the community through various social media channels have the opportunity to interact with the LUMIX Luminary Photographers, a group of photography professionals and enthusiasts hand selected by Panasonic as ambassadors for the brand. Continue Reading »
It’s hard to believe but it’s true, it’s time to start thinking about getting organized for Back To School, and Panasonic has an amazing selection of useful ideas for the scholars on your list. Whether it’s new headphones for the commute or a new camera to capture those special classroom memories, Panasonic has the tech-savvy student ready.
Successor to the GX1. After watching other competitors claim the throne to the compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, Panasonic has finally decided to make a claim itself with the Lumix DMC-GX7. From a new image sensor that promises higher resolution and higher sensitivity to a tiltable high resolution EVF, the GX7 seems to tick off all the wants of the enthusiast photographers.
Inside the magnesium alloy full diecast frame, there is a new 16MP Digital Live MOS Sensor which, paired with the Venus Engine’s advanced noise reduction, achieves max. ISO25600. The built-in EVF (Panasonic calls it the LVF – Live Viewfinder) features a high 2764K-dot equiv. resolution. It is also tiltable by 90° upward. (An optional Eyecup DMW-EC1 is avauilable for a more comfortable fit for both the naked eye and glasses.)
A new high-speed Light Speed AF allows fast focus tracking of moving subjects. Low Light AF allows the camera to lock focus in -4EV lower lit situations (e.g. under a starry sky). Focus Peaking with color choice (blue, white, orange) is available to help in Manual Focus.
A new for Panasonic is the in-camera Sensor-shift Image Stabilization that will now allow lenses without optical I.S. to gain an image stabilization advantage. When an optically image stabilized lens is mounted, the sensor-shift IS is disabled.
Movie recording is full HD 1920 x 1080, 60p (60 Hz) / 50p (50 Hz) for smooth, high quality video recording in AVCHD Progressive and MP4 with stereo sound. Full-time Tracking AF is available in video recording. You can manually set aperture and shutter speed by using PASM modes during video recording.
Burst shooting is at 5 fps at full in 16MP resolution (4.3 fps when AF Tracking enabled). Use the electronic shutter and a max. 40 fps is achieved. Maximum shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.
The LCD is 3.0-inch with 1040k-dot resolution. It is touchscreen and tilts up by 80° and down by 45°. Touch AF in video recording lets you enjoy professional-like rack focusing. The Touch AE (Auto Exposure) function lets you set the appropriate exposure by simply tapping the subject displayed on the monitor. Even when you are peering through the LVF, the Touch Pad function keeps the monitor functioning so you can still perform touchscreen functions.
Twin control dials control exposure setting. One is around the Shutter Release button and a second one on the back. Major controls, such as the aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation settings, can be quickly adjusted with the front and rear dials.
The GX7 has a built-in flash has a light intensity that is equivalent to GN5.0 (ISO100), GN7.0 (ISO200), and you can adjust the intensity within a range of ±EV 3 in 1/3 EV steps. It can be synchronized with max.1/320 second shutter speed (max.1/250 second for External Flash).
Four function buttons and five Menu tabs allow you to customize the camera to the way you prefer shooting. Time Lapse allows you to record a series of consequent images at a set time interval that can then be recombined to produce a time lapse video. Stop Motion Animation enables producing a stop motion (stop frame) video in camera with the pictures that are sequentially shot while moving the object by degrees. There are 22 filters available for creative photography. Multiple Exposure lets you take up to four exposures in a single frame and Clear Retouch erases unwanted objects or figures in an image by just tracing over them on the monitor with a fingertip.
The GX7 features built-in Wi-Fi with NFC (Near Field Communication) to allow easy picture sharing and instant photo transfer (the picture is transferred to designated electronic device right after shooting) with a smartphone or tablet. To connect the camera with the smartphone or tablet, just bring them near each other. The free Panasonic Image App allows you to instantly upload and share your images on an SNS (Social Networking Service).
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 is compact, elegant and targets the enthusiasts who desire a configurable and compact high quality interchangeable lens camera with DSLR-level image quality and performance without the bulk and weight associated with a traditional mirrored DSLR.