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Panasonic Canada DMC-GH4: The DSLM Camera with 4K Video Recording Capability & New AF Technology

Fri February 7, 2014

This video presents “[NEW] Panasonic LUMIX GH4 Shooting Impression by Takehito Miyatake.”

  • New LUMIX GH4 Shooting impression by Takehito Miyatake through his work “The Land of South Kyushu – Where Fire and Water Gush Out.”

NEWS RELEASE

PANASONIC CANADA INTRODUCES THE LUMIX DMC-GH4
A Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera
with New AF Technology and the World’s First* 4K Video Recording Capability

*For a digital single lens mirrorless camera as of February 7, 2014.

MISSISSAUGA, ON (February 7, 2014) – Panasonic Canada Inc. is proud to introduce the ultimate photo / video hybrid Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera, the DMC-GH4. The successor to the award-winning DMC-GH3, the newly-launched GH4 is the world’s first DSLM camera with 4K video recording capability.

The newly developed 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor for DMC-GH4 excels in both sensitivity and response, and suppresses rolling shutter effect even when using the electronic shutter or recording video. The image processor, Venus Engine, is also newly developed, dramatically boosting its performance with new quad-core CPU that allows high speed signal processing for the rich video recording required by 4K technology. Integrating superior noise reduction systems, the DMC-GH4 enables shooting at max. ISO25600. Sensitivity, gradation performance, resolution and colour reproduction are dramatically improved to achieve even higher picture quality.

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The DMC-GH4 also boasts high speed burst shooting at 12 fps (AFS) up to approximately 40 (including RAW) / approximately 100 (excluding RAW) and 7.0 fps (AFC) to capture fast moving subjects.

The new DMC-GH4 further evolves to bridge the gap between consumer and professional video cameras. One of the most prominent advances is unlimited*1 4K video recording (Cinema 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4*2. The DMC-GH4 is also capable of recording full-HD video with ultra high bitrate at 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB) without recording duration limit*1*2. Users can freely choose the format from MOV, MP4 (LPCM), AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD at a variety of frame rates according to the usage. For global business of professional users, the system frequency can be selected between 59.94Hz (23.98Hz) / 50.00Hz / 24.00Hz. The DMC-GH4 is also capable of real-time image output to the external monitor via an optional micro HDMI cable simultaneously while recording video. For more unique video expression, VFR (Variable Frame Rate) or Time Lapse / Stop Motion Animation can be produced without postproduction.


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Panasonic GH4 Features 4K Video Recording Capability

Thu February 6, 2014

A Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera DMC-GH4 with New AF Technology and the World’s First* 4K Video Recording Capability To Meet Professional Needs for Both Photography and Videography

*For a digital single lens mirrorless camera as of February 7, 2014.

Panasonic is proud to introduce an ultimate photo/video hybrid Digital Single Lens Mirrorless(DSLM) camera DMC-GH4 for the successor of DMC-GH3 that created an industrial sensation with its outstanding video recording performance. The image quality for both photo and video is dramatically improved by crystallizing Panasonic’s cutting-edge technologies.

The newly developed 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor for DMC-GH4 excels both in sensitivity and response and suppresses rolling shutter effect even when using electronic shutter or recording motion image. The image processor Venus Engine is also newly developed dramatically boosting its performance with new quad-core CPU that lets high speed signal processing required for rich video recording such as 4K. Integrating superior noise reduction systems, DMC-GH4 enables shooting at max.ISO25600. Sensitivity, gradation performance, resolution and color reproduction are dramatically improved to achieve even higher picture quality. The DMC-GH4 boasts high speed burst shooting at 12 fps(AFS) up to approx.40 (including RAW) / approx.100 (excluding RAW) and 7.0 fps(AFC) to capture fast moving subject just in-focus.

The new DMC-GH4 further evolves to bridge the gap of consumer video camera and professional video camera. One of the most prominent advance is unlimited*1 4K video recording (Cinema 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4*2. The DMC-GH4 is also capable of recording Full- HD video with ultra high bitrate at 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB) without recording time limit *1*2. Users can freely choose the format from MOV, MP4, AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD at a variety of frame rates according to the usage. For the global business of professional users, the system frequency can be flexibly selectable between 59.94Hz (23.98Hz) / 50.00Hz / 24.00Hz. The DMC-GH4 is also capable of real-time image output to the external monitor via an optional micro HDMI cable simultaneously while recording video. For more unique video expression, VFR(Variable Frame Rate) or Time Lapse/Stop Motion Animation can be produced with DMC-GH4 without postproduction process. In addition, a variety of practical functions required for professional video recording are newly integrated.

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PANASONIC GH4 REVIEWS
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Panasonic Announces LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm / F1.2 ASPH Portrait Lens

Mon January 6, 2014

LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm / F1.2 ASPH

The F1.2 Ultra High Speed Portrait & Medium Telephoto Single Focal Length Lens

Panasonic is proud to introduce the new LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm / F1.2 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-NS043) interchangeable lens for the LUMIX G based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard. (35 mm camera equivalent: 85 mm). This incredible lens not only has a maximum aperture of F1.2, but it also incorporates optical image stabilization (POWER O.I.S.) along with full time Auto Focus. Certified by the world-renowned LEICA, exceptional high image quality is guaranteed as well as its sophisticated metal design. The name “NOCTICRON” was newly defined by Leica Camera AG for this lens that achieves a remarkably fast F1.2 aperture among Micro Four Thirds digital interchangeable lenses.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 Features 12x Optical Zoom and Wi-Fi Connectivity

Mon January 6, 2014

The New LUMIX DMC-SZ8 Slim, Stylish Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom Lens

Featuring Wi-Fi® Connectivity and Creative Expression

Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2014) – Panasonic is proud to introduce the DMC-SZ8, a new digital compact camera with a 12x optical zoom and Wi-Fi® connectivity.

The versatile 24mm ultra wide angle lens with a powerful 12x optical zoom (equivalent to 24mm to 288mm on a 35mm camera) features the Intelligent Zoom function, making it possible to extend the zoom up to 24x by combining digital zoom with less deterioration of image quality. The Optical Image Stabilizer can effectively suppress hand movement which tends to occur when shooting with a long zoom.

The image processing by the 16-megapixel CCD sensor and the Venus Engine excels not only in picture quality but also in its processing speed. It enables 1280 x 720 HD video* recording and high speed photo shooting in addition to the quick response which is available throughout the operation.

With the Wi-Fi® connectivity, users can connect the camera directly to their smartphone/tablet without a need of cabling or searching for a Wi-Fi® hotspot. In addition, users can utilize smartphone/tablet for a secondary monitor of the camera that enables setting focus, zooming or releasing the shutter remotely from the camera. With the Instant Transfer function, photos are automatically sent to the designated electronic devices such as smartphones/tablets right after shooting.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40 Features 42x Optical Zoom

Mon January 6, 2014

LUMIX DMC-LZ40 Digital Compact Camera Featuring a Powerful 42x Optical Zoom Lens

20-megapixel CCD and 720p HD Video Recording

Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2014) – Panasonic is proud to introduce the new digital compact camera, the LUMIX DMC-LZ40 equipped with an exceptionally powerful 42x optical zoom lens from 22mm ultra wide angle (35mm camera equivalent: 22-924mm) integrated with an Optical Image Stabilizer. The resolution of the CCD is upgraded to 20-megapixel for DMC-LZ40 and high performance image processing supports high quality still and video capture.

The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode allows users leave everything to the camera yielding beautiful images with its Optical Image Stabilizer, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure. Once you enter the iA mode, these multi-capable functions occur automatically, so that you can shoot without the bother of adjusting settings every time conditions change. While offering a convenient shooting-assist function such as iA, the DMC-LZ40 is also equipped with modes for users a step above beginners to enjoy more creative photography.

Not only is high resolution offered in still capture but also HD video in 720p can be recorded with DMC-LZ40. The popular Creative Control and Creative Retouch options are available with a total of 15 attractive filter effects. In addition, the DMC-LZ40 is capable of Creative Panorama mode that allows the user to take dynamic panoramic images with 13 filter effects. The 3.0-inch large 460K-dot LCD assures high visibility in any lighting conditions, which is excellent for both shooting and playing back images. The LZ40 is ergonomically designed with a comfortable grip to offer stability even when holding the camera for a long period of time. The 1250 mAh large capacity Li-ion battery allows shooting 320 pictures per charge (CIPA).

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Panasonic’s New LUMIX DMC-ZS40 Compact Camera: 30x Ultra Zoom with Wi-Fi® / NFC and GPS

Mon January 6, 2014

NEWS RELEASE

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.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review @ Neocamera

Sat November 16, 2013 | by Itai Danan

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.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

 

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.

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Panasonic Announces New DMC-GM1: Ultra Compact DSLM Camera for Enthusiast Photographers

Thu October 17, 2013

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.

NEWS RELEASE

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.

True-to-life detail
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.

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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.

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Panasonic’s New DMC-GM1 Camera: Video

Thu October 17, 2013

This video presents “[NEW] LUMIX GM | Introducing DMC-GM1.”


Reviews

Panasonic FZ70 Review @ Photoxels

Mon September 30, 2013

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Just Posted! Panasonic FZ70 Review

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.

Read more in our Panasonic FZ70 Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Review @ Neocamera

Tue September 3, 2013 | by Itai Danan

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.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Review

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

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.

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2013-07-18 Panasonic FZ70 Press Release (Canada)
2013-07-18 Panasonic FZ70 QuickFact Sheet
2013-07-17 Panasonic FZ70 Press Release

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Contests

Panasonic LUMIX Changing Photography Student Contest

Tue September 3, 2013

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.

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