FZ200

Leica V-Lux 4

Leica has unveiled its new V-Lux 4 with a 24x zoom lens (25-600mm equivalent) and a 12.1MP CMOS sensor.  The V-Lux 4 captures 1080p HD video and includes a 3-inch articulating LCD, as well as a 1.3MP EVF.

The Leica V-Lux 4 is essentially a rebranded Panasonic FZ200, which is about $300 or so cheaper without the Leica nameplate.

Lecia V-Lux 4 Key Features

  • 12.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • Leica DC Vario-Elmarit f/2.8 Lens
  • 25-600mm Equivalent, 24x Zoom Lens
  • 3.0″ Tilt and Rotate LCD
  • EVF with 1.3 Million Pixels
  • Full HD 1080p AVCHD and MP4 Video
  • Less than 1 Second Start-up Time
  • Fast Auto-focus and High Speed Burst
  • Panorama Feature
  • Lightroom 4 Download Included
The Leica V-Lux 4 should be available in November for $899.  You can get the V-Lux 4 here at B&H Photo.

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Panasonic FZ200

The Panasonic FZ200 is the first superzoom camera that sports a f/2.8 constant aperture throughout its 25-600mm equivalent zoom range.  The FZ200 features a 12.1MP image sensor and can capture full res images at 12fps.

The FZ200 also features HD video capture at 1080/60p, as well as HD video (presumably 720p) at 120fps and VGA-res video at 240fps.

The FZ200 retails for $599 and is currently available for pre-order here at B&H Photo.

Panasonic FZ200 Key Features

  • 12.1 MP MOS Sensor
  • LSI Venus Engine Image Processor
  • 25-600mm f/2.8 Leica Optical Zoom Lens
  • 3.0″ Free Angle 460K-dot LCD Display
  • 0.2″ Electronic View Finder w/ 100% FOV
  • 12 fps Continuous Shooting
  • RAW and RAW+JPEG Recording Option
  • Full HD 60p Video Recording
  • Improved Ergonomics
  • Hot-shoe and Accessory Mount

More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]

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