A new Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lens spilled out onto the interweb this week ahead of its official unveiling. The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 HD OIS lens should be along soon – with the HD emblem suggesting that this lens will be optimized for silent video operation like the classic HD 14-140mm f/4-5.8 lens.
Perhaps this is a replacement for the current 45-200mm f/4-5.6 OIS non-HD lens, or just a video-optimized version to complement the line-up?
[via Photo Rumors]
Apple has a released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.13, which adds RAW file support to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11 for the following cameras:
Download the update from Apple’s website.
The Panasonic Lumix GX1 is a compact Micro Four Thirds camera that features a 16MP image sensor, a 3-inch touchscreen LCD and captures 1080/60i AVCHD video.
The GX1 is one of the mirrorless cameras that really pushes the compact nature of the mirrorless format, while retaining a large image sensor. Combined with the ultra-compact 14-42mm power zoom lens, the GX1 delivers near-DSLR performance in an almost-pocketable form factor. [click to continue…]
The Panasonic Lumix GF5 is a 12.1MP Micro Four Thirds camera. It is the most compact of Panasonic’s mirrorless line-up and features a live view 3-inch touchscreen LCD. The GF5 offers 1080p HD video capture and a sensitivity range of ISO 160-12,800.
The GF5 will be available with the GF5 body and standard 14-42mm kit lens for $599, and will be available with the GF5 body and power zoom lens for $749. [click to continue…]
Chalk this one up as the steal of the day. Amazon has the Panasonic LX5 for $269 in its Goldbox Deal of the Day, but I have a feeling it won’t make it through the day before they sell out of them at this price (retail is $499, and normal street price is around $370). Better get while the gettin’ is good.
The Panasonic Lumix GX1 is a new Micro Four Thirds camera that steps up from the GF-series. The GX1 features a 16MP image sensor, 1080/60i AVCHD video capture and a 3-inch touchscreen display. The GX1 offers a sensitivity range of ISO 160-12800 and is compatible with the new LVF2 electronic viewfinder (a 1.44-million dot resolution viewfinder).
The Panasonic Lumix GX1 should be available in December at an initial retail price from $699 for body only, $799 with a standard kit lens, or $949 with an X-series kit lens. Check availability on Amazon.com.
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]