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…]

Upcoming Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 HD OIS Lens

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 HD OIS Lens

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 Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.13

Apple Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.13

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.

Panasonic GX1 Review

Panasonic GX1

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. [Read more…]