Panasonic Lumix LZ20 and FZ60: Two New Superzooms

Panasonic Lumix FZ60

Panasonic Lumix FZ60

Along with the new constant aperture FZ200, Panasonic has released two more Lumix superzooms – the LZ20 and FZ60.

The FZ60 is a step down from the FZ200 and features a 24x optical zoom (25-600mm equivalent) with a variable aperture (f/2.8-5.2), a 16.1MP CMOS image sensor and the ability to capture 1080/60i or 1080/30p video.  The Panasonic Lumix FZ60 retails for $349 and is available here at B&H Photo.

The LZ20 rounds out the bottom end of the superzooms and sports a 21x optical zoom lens (25-525mm equivalent), a 16MP CCD image sensor and 720p video at 30fps.  The Panasonic LZ20 retails for $249 and is available here at B&H Photo. [Read more...]

Panasonic Lumix SZ5 Compact with iOS/Android Connectivity

Panasonic Lumix SZ5

The Panasonic Lumix SZ5 is a compact camera with a 10x optical zoom (25-250mm equivalent) and 14.1MP CCD image sensor.  It is Wi-Fi enabled and allows you to connect the camera directly to your smartphone to share photos online.

The SZ5 uses the LUMIX LINK app, available for iOS and Android, to shoot remotely from your phone with a live view display communicated via Wi-Fi.  The LUMIX LINK app also allows you to control many of the cameras features remotely from your phone (e.g., zoom, focus select, shoot and playback).

The Panasonic Lumix SZ5 retails for $199 and is available in white or black.

Panasonic Lumix SZ5 Back

More details on the Lumix SZ5 in the full press release below. [Read more...]

Panasonic FZ200: 24x Superzoom at f/2.8 All the Way

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. [Read more...]

Panasonic Lumix G5 Announced

Panasonic Lumix G5

The Panasonic Lumix G5 is the latest Micro Four Thirds camera and it sports a 16MP image sensor with full time live view and a 3-inch touch screen LCD.  In addition to 16MP RAW image files, the new G5 also captures 1080/60p HD video with 150 minutes max clip time when shooting AVCHD video.

The G5 is packaged with a 14-42mm kit lens for $799 and is available here at B&H Photo.

Alongside the G5, Panasonic also announced a new 45-150mm HD zoom lens, priced at $299 and available in both black and silver. [Read more...]

Panasonic Lumix LX7 Unveiled

Panasonic Lumix LX7

The Pansonic Lumix LX7 is a new 10.1MP point and shoot camera with a 3.8x optical zoom lens.  The camera shoots RAW still images and 1080p video at up to 60 fps.  The zoom lens is wide and bright.  Zoom coverage is an equivalent of 24-90mm with an max aperture of f/1.4 to f/2.3 on the respective ends of the zoom.

No word on price yet, but you can check availability here at B&H Photo. (Also in white here.) [Read more...]