Items tagged with Lumix

It's hard to say if we're looking at a fad or the next great leap in photography, but the interchangeable lens / Micro Four Thirds landscape is really blooming. Panasonic has been a company responsible for spearheading a lot of the efforts here, and their keeping the good times rolling with the introduction of the GF3 this year. The newest Lumix weighs just 7.83oz., and it's capable of recording Full HD video and accepting commands via a rear touchscreen. The Lumx DMC-GF3 claims to match the image quality of DSLRs while maintaining a small frame, and yes, it'll shoot 3D stills with the right lens.... Read more...
Compact cameras just aren't the same as they used to be. And that's a good thing! They're becoming more and more advanced, and while rugged cameras used to be tremendously bulky, that's no longer the case. A slew of hardcore cameras have been announced recently, some of them packing GPS as well. Panasonic has a new rugged compact that looks great for those who prefer geotagged shots, the LUMIX TS3. It's a sleek, tough, waterproof camera that's also shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof. There's also Full HD video recording, a new 3D photo mode and easy Facebook/YouTube uploads. It's one of the... Read more...
The compact camera market is definitely exploding, and more sophisticated sensors and movie modes moving down to even cheaper devices, the race to the bottom is definitely in effect. Panasonic's newest compact lineup has just been announced, and the LUMIX range is specifically seeing two new releases in the FP series. The LUMIX DMC-FP7 (16.1 megapixel) and LUMIX DMC-FP5 (14.1 megapixel) are the company's newest, packing large sensors but slim bodies. The FP7 has a sleek mirror finish, while the FP5 has a matte finish. Both offer 720p movie modes, a large touch-panel LCD on the rear and an Intelligent... Read more...
The digital image frame craze was biggest a few years back; it was "the" must-have holiday gift, and ever since they've dwindled in popularity. We see them coming out less and less, because they have reached a point where it's hard to innovate beyond where they currently are. But Panasonic's newest frame actually is rather enticing. The MW-20 is slim device that looks a lot like the Sony Dash, and aside from being a digital photo frame, it's also a multi-media system. Unlike most frames, this one has a built-in stereo sound system that's compatible with the iPod touch and iPhone, and it can play... Read more...
Panasonic released the newest addition to its Lumix line of high-end compact cameras. The new Lumix DMC-FX75 is a 14.1 megapixel shooter with a 24-120mm ultra-wide-angle f2.2-f5.9 lens and a 5x optical zoom. This camera can also record 720p HD video in the AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) Lite format. Other features include a 3-inch touchscreen interface that controls most of the camera functions, a new Motion Deblur mode, Intelligent Zoom mode, and a so-called Happy Mode which increases the saturation and brightness of images in-camera. Panasonic also announced a new 8mm/f3.5 fisheye... Read more...
Micro Four Thirds cameras are slowly gaining serious traction in America. People want DSLR quality without the weight and complexity of a DSLR, and that's exactly what MFT delivers in many cases. Panasonic has been at the forefront of pushing this technology in the camera realm, but consumers have thus far been left in the dark with regard to pricing and availability for the company's upcoming LUMIX cameras.Today, Panasonic revealed those very details. The LUMIX G2 and LUMIX G10, both of which are being added to their MFT lineup, will be available late next month. The G2 will ship in red, blue... Read more...
Panasonic expanded its lineup with four new digital cameras today. The first camera, the Panasonic LUMIX ZR3, features AVCHD Lite High Definition (HD) video recording capabilities as well as a 25mm ultra-wide-angle Leica lens and 8x optical zoom. The LUMIX ZR3 features a fast AF (Auto Focus) speed of 0.26 seconds at the wide end and 0.31 seconds at the telephoto end. Other features include Panasonic's iA (Intelligent Auto) mode with Face Recognition, Happy Mode, Intelligent Resolution, Intelligent Zoom, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, and Intelligent Exposure. The LUMIX ZR3 has a 2.7-inch... Read more...
Panasonic introduced the “world's smallest and lightest system digital camera with a built-in flash,” the new LUMIX GF1. In addition to being small and lightweight, the LUMIX GF1 has DSLR and HD video capabilities. The LUMIX GF1 has an exterior design that is reminiscent of classic film cameras, yet offers many of today’s popular digital features, including Panasonic’s LUMIX G Series of digital interchangeable lens system built on the Micro Four Thirds standard. Like its predecessors in the LUMIX G Series line, the LUMIX GF1 eliminates the pentaprism found in traditional interchangeable lens cameras,... Read more...
Panasonic launched three new 12.1 megapixel LUMIX cameras with distinct purposes. The new LUMIX FZ35 is a superzoom camera with an 18x zoom and HD video recording capabilities. The LUMIX FP8 focuses on looks, but also offers HD video capabilities. Finally, the LUMIX ZR1 is touted as featuring the "world's first 0.3mm thin aspherical lens." All Panasonic LUMIX cameras feature Intelligent Auto (iA) Mode and now offer POWER Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.), which features double the repression power compared to the previous image stabilization system (MEGA O.I.S.) to help capture blur-free images.... Read more...
Do you remember Panasonic’s new Lumix DMC-GH1 that can record HD video? Panasonic has finally announced recommended pricing and availability for the camera. Expect the Lumix DMC-GH1 to be available for purchase in June for a suggested retail price of $1,499.95. The camera will come as a kit with the LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens. This lens features a silent motor and continuous auto focusing capabilities to assist with HD movie recording. As you’ll recall, the Lumix DMC-GH1 is Panasonic’s latest Micro-Four Thirds camera with a 12.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor that can... Read more...
Just three months after announcing two new Panasonic FS-Series cameras, the company is at it again, this time with three new additions to the point-and-shoot Lumix family. Unfortunately, the DMC-FS12, DMC-FS42, and DMC-FS62 won’t be released in the U.S., but they will be available in Europe and Japan. DMC-FS12 Panasonic’s DMC-FS12 is a 12.1 megapixel camera that boasts of a long battery life of 330 pictures. This camera has a 4x optical zoom lens that can open up to F2.8. The camera’s iA (Intelligent Auto) mode includes Mega O.I.S. image stabilization, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene... Read more...
The year's big photography expo, better known as PMA, has yet to kick off in Las Vegas, but Panasonic's not waiting for March. Instead, it's delivering an all new family of LUMIX point-and-shoots, and we'll be breaking the whole crew down right here. The party gets started with the creation of the ZS-Series, which is being introduced with two members. First is the LUMIX DMC-ZS3 (shown above), which offers a 10.1 megapixel sensor, 25mm ultra-wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens and a 12x optical zoom. It also includes Panasonic's Intelligent Auto (iA) mode with the addition of Face Recognition,... Read more...
Rather than risk being lost in the flurry of CES, Panasonic waited until today to unveil its latest sub-$300 cameras. Two of the new cameras are part of Panasonic’s FS-Series line, and feature a slim and compact build at a lower price than the company's higher-end FX-Series. The third camera is part of Panasonic’s LS-Series line. This line isn’t quite as compact as some of the other lines, but it is more affordable. As a successor to the FS5, the Lumix DMC-FS15 will offer 12.1MP with a 5x optical zoom and a 29mm wide-angle lens. This camera will have a 2.7-inch LCD with 230,000 pixels. Panasonic... Read more...
PANASONIC ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR LUMIX DMC-G1, THE WORLD’S FIRST MICRO FOUR THIRDS SYSTEM CAMERA Secaucus, NJ – Panasonic today announced pricing for the world’s first Micro Four Thirds System camera, the LUMIX DMC-G1 – available in mid-November for a suggested retail price of $799.95, which includes the LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. kit lens. Also available in November, the LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S. telephoto Micro Four Thirds lens has a suggested retail price of $349.95. The LUMIX G1, available in black, blue and red models, is the first interchangeable lens... Read more...