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Panasonic Releases Two New Lumix Cameras, Celebrates 10 Years Of Mirrorless Cameras

Panasonic is adding to its Lumix range with the Lumix DC-TZ220, the latest flagship in the travel zoom series and the latest G model, the Lumix DC-GX9.

The company is also celebrating 10 years since it released the first Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera, the LUMIX DMC-G1.

Paul Reid, Managing Director, Panasonic Australia says in the past 10 years the Lumix G series has had 30 cameras and 34 lenses.

The new Lumix DC-GX9 has a 20-megapixel digital live MOS sensor and Venus Engine processor. It also is equipped with a 5-axis dual I.S.technology combining 5-axis internal stabilisation with the optical image stabilisation in selected lenses. Panasonic says this system ensures stabilisation from wide angle to telephoto, allowing shooters to leave their tripod at home and travel light. In addition, the electromagnetically-driven shutter system provides quiet, steady shooting.

The GX9’s Live View Finder (LVF) offers 2,760K-dot equivalent resolution for clarity and sharpness when shooting. The 16:9 LVF tilts up by around 80 degrees and has a high magnification of 1.39x/0.7x (35mm camera equivalent). A Power Saving LVF feature extends battery life to up to 900 images per charge . To support intuitive control, the LUMIX GX9 introduces an exposure dial for quick change of exposure settings, and a focus lever for quick adjustment between AFS (AFF)/AFC and manual focus.

Panasonic says the GX9 has responsive and rapid autofocus at 0.07 sec; 4K Photo and Video; and Bluetooth Low Energy connection to smartphones.

It will be available in April in black or two-tone silver and black priced at $1,399.

Panasonic is releasing the Lumix DC-TZ220, which it says is the latest flagship in the ‘Travel Zoom’ series. It has 15x zoom LEICA lens, 1-inch MOS sensor, and 2.3 million-dot Live View Finder with 0.53x magnification.

The camera is also equipped with 4k capabilities such as Bluetooth for a quick, low energy connection to smartphones; customisable aperture and focus bracketing which combines a series of shots such as landscapes or macros for the best image; and L-Monochrome Mode to create film-like black and white shots.

The Lumix C-TZ220 is priced at $1,199 and will be released in April.

Lumix TZ220

Lumix GX9


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