New Panasonic LUMIX cameras

Panasonic has released yet another pair of cameras in the LUMIX range, the FZ1000 II and the TZ95.

FZ1000 II

The FZ1000 II is a new hybrid bridge camera that upgrades the capabilities of the original DMC-FZ1000.

Features:

  • A large 1-inch type 20.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor,
  • A high-quality 16x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens, with the minimum aperture extended to F11
  • The camera captures smooth 4K Video in 3840 x 2160 at 25p. 4K Photo capabilities include 4K Photo with 4K Pre-burst – as well as Auto Marking, Sequence Composition, Post Focus and Focus
  • Stacking which make 4K Photo even easier to use, in more creative ways.

Featuring Panasonic’s DFD (Depth From Defocus1) technology, the camera has ultra high-speed autofocus of approximately 0.09 seconds. High speed burst shooting is available at up to 12 frames per second (AFS), and 7 fps (AFC) for around 100 JPEG / 26 RAW images.

TheFZ1000 II has a maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/4000 second which increases to 1/16000 second when using the electronic shutter.

For precise focusing, a new OLED LVF (Live View Finder) offers 2,360k-dot high resolution with approx. 0.74x (35mm camera equiv.) magnification and 100% field of view. The 3.0-inch 1,240k-dot free-angle rear monitor now has touch control so focus can be set and enlarged at the touch of a fingertip.

For framing versatility, the monitor rotates 180° to the side and tilts 270° up and down. The menu is also upgraded to enhance ease of use.

The LUMIX FZ1000 II includes the new Zoom Compose Assist function. When the user loses sight of the subject at high zoom, at a press of the dedicated button, Zoom Compose Assist zooms out and quickly retargets the subject at the original zoom ratio.

Images can be shared in the field with smartphones, using Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy connection and Wi-Fi®, and the FZ1000 II offers convenient USB charging.

The FZ1000 II is priced at $1399rrp and will be available in Australia in April 2019

TZ95

The TZ95 boasts a versatile 30x optical zoom with powerful stabilisation built-in; and delivers impressive viewing and framing for every shot with a newly-designed 2.3 million-dot, 0.21-inch Live View Finder (LVF).

This pocket-sized powerhouse also includes 4K Video and Photo for impressive creative images, and a flexible 180-degree tiltable rear monitor for selfie shots and group selfies.

Panasonic’s TZ Series 4K suite has been expanded on this new model. The in-camera Sequence Composition function allows a sequence of images to be shown within one shot – for example the acrobatics of a gymnast, or the trajectory of a dog leaping for a ball.

In addition, Auto Marking makes it easier to select the best shot from hundreds on a reel, highlighting images that contain movement or faces.

Conveniently, photographers on the go can streamline sharing of images with smartphones, using Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy connection and Wi-Fi®.

With an always-on connection, images can be geotagged, and your smartphone can be used as a remote control. The TZ95 can be charged on the go via USB cable direct to the camera, anywhere there is a USB power source.

The LUMIX TZ95 is priced at $699rrp and will be available in Australia in April 2019.

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