The compact cameras DMC-LX100 which shoots 4K video and DMC-GM5 go on sale in November starting at $1099.
The pocket sized DMC- LX100 camera has a multi-aspect 4/3-inch high sensitivity MOS Sensor, a newly-developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens and 4K video recording.
The 12.8-megapixel resolution camera has Wi-Fi with NFC, 2764K-dot Live View Finder, Creative control filter with 22 options for photo and videos.
The LX100 has excellent controls – Depth From Defocus technology; and direct control with aperture ring, control ring, aspect ratio switch, shutter speed dial and exposure compensation dial.
It costs (RRP) $1,199 and will be available in November.
The ultra-compact DMC-GM5 Lumix has a classic rangefinder body and 16megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine.
The DMC-GM5 supports high speed burst shooting at 5.8 fps (AFS) / 5 fps (AFC, 1-area AF) in 16-megapixel.
There are AF functions to suit a range of environments, including new Face / Eye Detection AF, Low Light AF, Pinpoint AF and One-shot AF.
The DMC-GM5 now includes a total of 22 fascinating filter effects in addition to Time Lapse Shot, Stop Motion Animation or Clear Retouch.
Although not quite 4K, the camera takes Full-HD 1920 x 1080 50pvideos in AVCHD or MP4 (MPEG-4 / H.264) format with stereo sound. It is available in black, two-tone red and black, and two-tone green and silver.
The successor to the DMC-GM1 now incorporates a high-resolution Live View Finder, hot shoe, new ‘Snap Movie Mode’ captures creative videos.
DMC-GM5 single lens kit: RRP $1,099 H-FS12032 (12-32mm lens).
DMC-GM5 twin lens kit: RRP $1,399 H-FS12032 (12-32mm lens) and H-FS35100 (35-100mm lens)
Panasonic will be adding to the 4K capabilities of the LUMIX DMC-GH4 and LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 with the release of firmware featuring the new ‘4K Photo Mode’.
The cameras’ 4K video recording capability will allow photographers to capture spur of the moment shots by cutting out individual frames from 4K video to create a 8-megapixel equivalent JPEG image.
The firmware update will be released on the Panasonic LUMIX Support Site at http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ at the beginning of October, 2014.