Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm/F3.5 Lens Announced

Panasonic has unveiled the Lumix G 8mm fisheye lens for it’s G-series Micro Four Thirds cameras.  The new lens offers an equivalent focal length of 16mm on a full frame camera thanks to the Micro Four Thirds 2x crop factor.

No word yet on pricing or availability.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

 

Panasonic G10 and G2 Pricing Announced

Panasonic G10

Panasonic has announced pricing for its two newest Micro Four Thirds cameras, the Lumix G2 and Lumix G10.  Both cameras will come equipped with the LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens.

The Lumix G2 will retail for $799.95. Check availability on B&H Photo and Amazon.

The Lumix G10 will retail for $599.95. Check availability on B&H Photo and Amazon.

Panasonic Lumix G2 Reviews and Resources

Panasonic Lumix G2

Along with the Panasonic G10, the Panasonic Lumix G2 is another 12.1MP Micro Four Thirds camera that follows the previous generation G1, GH1 and GF1 cameras.  The G2 headline features include an articulating, 3-inch Live View LCD with a touchscreen interface, along with HD video capture in AVCHD Lite format.

The G2 is paired with a 14-42mm image stabilized kit lens and, of course, is compatible with all previously introduced Micro Four Thirds Lumix G lenses from Panasonic.  Additionally, the G2 includes a built-in pop-up flash and a hot shoe for external flashes.  The G2 will be available in red, blue and black body colors.

Panasonic G2 Availability

B&H Photo

Amazon.com

Panasonic G2 Reviews

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DP Review

Photo Radar

InfoSync

Trusted Reviews

Cnet

Imaging Resource

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Panasonic Lumix G10 Reviews and Resources

Panasonic Lumix G10

The Panasonic Lumix G10 is a 12.1MP Micro Four Thirds camera that follows the previous generation G1, GH1 and GF1 cameras. In addition to still images, the G10 captures 720p HD video at 30 fps in Motion JPEG format.

The G10 is paired with a 14-42mm image stabilized kit lens and, of course, is compatible with all previously introduced Micro Four Thirds Lumix G lenses from Panasonic.  The G10 features a 3-inch, 460k dot resolution LCD and an electronic viewfinder, both of which offer approximately 100% frame coverage.  Additionally, the G10 includes a built-in pop-up flash and a hot shoe for external flashes.

Panasonic G10 Availability

Amazon.com

B&H Photo

Panasonic G10 Reviews

Pocket Lint

Digital Camera Review

Crunch Gear

PhotographyBLOG

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Panasonic Patent Reveals DSLR w/ Video Recording and Advanced Video Lenses

Panasonic DSLR with Movie Mode

Panasonic has been on a real tear lately with its solid line of Lumix Micro Four Thirds cameras, which feature interchangeable lenses. The latest two Panasonic Micro Four Thirds models, the GH1 and GF1, offer solid HD video capture.  The Panasonic GH1 comes with a 14-140mm HD lens specifically designed for quiet auto operation for use in video recording.  Currently, Panasonic has no DSLRs in its line-up.

Several recent patent applications filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) indicate that Panasonic may be bringing some of the popular features found in the GH1 and GF1 to a full-on DSLR.  In particular, USPTO Application No. 12/581,286, filed by Panasonic on October 19, 2009, reveals a DSLR (complete with mirror and optical viewfinder) with a video mode, vari-angle LCD, on-board video LED light source and special video-compatible lenses. [Read more…]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

The Panasonic DMC-ZS7 is a 12.1-megapixel point and shoot camera with a 12x zoom lens and optical image stabilization.  The ZS7 also features built-in GPS that embeds photos and videos with longitude and latitude details.

The ZS7 is compatible with new SDXC cards and provides HD video recording in AVCHD Lite format.  The ZS7 also boasts a new Sonic Speed AF system for fast AF acquisition and a quick shutter response time.

No word on pricing or availability yet.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]