Panasonic Adds To Local Lumix Line-up
Panasonic Australia is set to expand its Lumix camera range, with the DMC-TZ110 premium compact travel camera among its new models set to land in the local market.
|Panasonic is also set to introduce six new camcorder models, encompassing three new 4K ultra-HD models and three new full-HD models.
The DMC-TZ110 sports a 1″ MOS sensor, along with a 10x zoom (25-250 mm) F2.8-5.9 Leica DC lens “for true-to-life images from landscapes and sunsets to elusive wildlife”, and comes with 4K video and 4K photo capabilities.
The DMC-TZ110 also comes with Post Focus, allowing users to select their preferred in-focus area after taking a shot.
Meanwhile, Panasonic is also introducing its DMC-TZ80, decked out with a 18M high sensitivity MOS sensor and a 30x zoom (24-720 mm) Leica lens housed in its 300 g chassis.
Like the DMC-TZ110, the DMC-TZ80 offers 4K video and photo and Post Focus.
DMC-TZ110 and DMC-TZ80 features:
– 3.0″ 1040k dot touch screen
Panasonic is also bringing its Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 ASPH Telephoto-Zoom
(H-RS100400) lens for its Lumix G range of micro four thirds system cameras to the local market.
The lens combines 200-800 mm zoom (35 mm equivalent) along with 4K video compatibility “in a highly durable, compact and lightweight body” and comes with a 240 fps AF-motor.
It incorporates Power O.I.S. to keep unwanted shaking under control, and is constructed of 20 elements in 13 groups, incorporating “a number of aspherical and extra low dispersion elements to ensure high quality and avoid flaring”.
– Longest focal length for micro four thirds
The new models will be available in March, priced at: DMC-TZ110 $999 RRP (available in black or silver models), DMC-TZ80 $599 RRP, Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 ASPH Telephoto-Zoom (H-RS100400) $2,199 RRP.
– 4K and full-HD camcorders
Panasonic’s new camcorders comprise its 4K ultra-HD models (the HC-WXF990MGN, HC-VXF990GNK and HCVX980MGNK) and its full-HD models (the HC-W580MGN-K, HCV380GN- K and HC-V180GN-K).
Panasonic states its 4K models combine a Leica Dicomar lens, back-illuminated sensor and Crystal Engine 4K to deliver “beautiful 4K images that boast four times the resolution of full-HD”, with high-speed, high-precision AF technologies helping to increase image quality.
Recording in 4K Photo mode, the user can obtain 8 MP still images, choosing from 30 frames per second, while the HC-WXF990MGN and HC-VXF990GNK offer a tiltable viewfinder, making it easier to capture subjects more precisely.
Wireless Multi Camera is a feature of the HCWXF990MGN, HC-VXF990GNK, HC-VX980MGNK, HC-W580MGN-K
and HC-V380GN-K, enabling picture-in-picture recording using a Wi-Fi-connected smartphone as a sub-camera, connecting to as many as three smartphones and recording up to two sub-window images instead of one.
A Twin Camera feature, with a pan/tilt sub-camera on the edge of the LCD monitor allowing simultaneous recording of images from two different angles, is available with the HC-WXF990MGN and HCW580MGN- K.
All models feature an 5-Axis Level Shot function for blur and tilt-free images, with the three full-HD models featuring 50x optical zoom and 90x Intelligent Zoom and the 4K models 20x optical zoom.
The new models, which will be available in March, are priced at: HC-WXF990MGN (4K) $1,399 RRP, HC-VXF990GNK (4K) $1,299 RRP, HC-VX980MGNK (4K) $999 RRP, HC-W580MGN-K $599 RRP, HC-V380GN-K $449 RRP and HC-V180GN-K $349 RRP.