• November 27, 2017

Panasonic Lumix G9: a twin of the GH5 for professionals

Panasonic Lumix G9This year at the “Salon de la Photo 2017”, Panasonic was the only manufacturer showcasing a world’s first: its latest high-end hybrid, the Panasonic Lumix G9. Largely inspired by the GH5, this Lumix is geared towards photography and is equipped with a 20.3-megapixel micro 4/3 CMOS sensor, Pixel Shift for 80 Mpx images, 60 FPS 4K UHD video, and ergonomics similar to those of a reflex camera and with a control display on its "shoulder".

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  • March 15, 2017

Canon G7X vs. G7X Mark II vs. Sony RX100 III vs. RX100 IV vs. RX100 V vs. Panasonic LX15: The Professional Compact Cameras Comparison

Should I get the Canon G7X Mark I or Mark II, or a Sony RX100 III? Or maybe even a camera that supports 4k video shooting? If so, the Panasonic Lumix LX15 or Sony’s RX100 IV?

Are you asking yourself these questions? Me too. That’s why I have tested all of them.

I personally owned a Sony CyberShot DSC-RX100 III and loved it. The only drawback being that I managed to break it. I replaced it with a Panasonic Lumix LX15.

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serval
serval

Thanks, that was a very detailed and helpful article. I'm making some of the same decisions and landed on the…
Ivellino
Ivellino

Brilliant. Outstanding. I have never seen better point to point comparison. Awesome review man. Thank you very much!
Darryl Gibb
Darryl Gibb

I've read previews and comparisons on and off utube until I'm blue in the face. I too can't survive without…

  • January 12, 2017

Panasonic Lumix GH5 – First impressions

Among all the novelties presented by Panasonic on the occasion of the CES 2017 the one that couldn’t be missing was the Lumix GH5, announced at Photokina 2016. The GH5 is the new brand flagship and recently we had a brief opportunity to experience it during a press conference held in Madrid days before the official presentation.

Although according to the intentions stated by the manufacturer, that the product has been made having in mind wildlife & adventure photographers as well as videographers, by reviewing the list of innovations of this new Micro Four Thirds Camera, it’s clear that the latter will crave it more than the former. Especially those who are professionally involved in event recording, broadcasting and filmmaking will find in the GH5 features unique to large and expensive high-end equipment.

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  • April 11, 2016

Panasonic Lumix GX80, post-focus and 4K photo for beginners

Sharpening after taking a picture or recording a video and extracting the unique frame are the two new features of the Lumix GX80

Panasonic Lumix GX80

Photography and video are first cousin. So it is not surprising that even the simplest camera also records video. But if we enter the world of 4K we obtain a qualitative increase that allows two bands to play. So you can record video and extract a picture with sufficient quality. This 4K photo concept was released by Panasonic that now presents its latest model, the Lumix GX80. A DLSM -without a mirror and interchangeable lenses- aimed at beginners but with semiprofessional features that help achieve spectacular results.

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Sanne

Heyy, I am interested in this camera, but i can't find it in the brown color. Even not on…

  • January 11, 2016

Panasonic Lumix TZ100 with Post-Focus, the camera which focuses after shooting

The Lumix TZ100 allows you to select the focus point of the image, after having made the capture.

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In the years of Photokina, CES becomes a kind of warm-up for some photography brands. This is how we find the presentation of the Panasonic Lumix TZ100, a significant evolution of the prestigious family of traveling Lumix TZ cameras which now raises the level incorporating a 1-inch sensor. This not only increases the quality of detail, also the brightness and color fidelity.

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  • August 4, 2015

Panasonic Lumix GX8 with 4K technology and dual image stabilizer

Panasonic has opted for top picture quality with the new Panasonic Lumix GX8. A camera model that is defined by incorporating 4K technology and for being the first to have dual image stabilizer, this feature prevents blurry images and sudden movements. A versatile and portable model for both amateurs and professionals.

Specifications

Panasonic’s new camera is part of the GX range of micro four thirds models, and has a Live MOS sensor of 20.3 megapixels, each image being captured with virtually no noise and getting good quality even in environments where there is little light. In addition, images are more precise, have a wider dynamic range and a color reproduction that is much more natural.

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  • May 26, 2015

Panasonic Lumix G7, photo video 4K Hybrid

Panasonic makes 4K video accessible to Lumix G7 users with an interchangeable lens camera for 799 dollars.

Panasonic was the first consumer brand to market a camera with 4K video recording capability (3840 × 2160) with the GH4 model. The results have been really good and wanted to repeat the formula with the Lumix G7, a more modest camera, but that also comes with the interchangeable lenses of the micro 4/3 system.

Panasonic Lumix G7

The Lumix G7 can surprise you by offering 4K video, with resolution four times higher than Full-HD- and extract 8 megapixel photos from each frame, but the highlight is undoubtedly its price, 799 dollars (including a 14- 42mm zoom lens). The truth is that combining a good price and the versatility of DSLM cameras is always a gamble, and if we introduce the attractive variable of 4K video, the result is even more complicated.

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  • October 28, 2014

Panasonic Lumix LX-100, a new compact camera of high sensitivity and 4K video

Panasonic has announced the Lumix LX100, the new model for the LX series of compact cameras from the Japanese manufacturer. This camera is a complete renovation within a series that has lasted over six generations.

In this case, improvements in video and sensor features, as well as a redesign of the manual controls, make up the most innovative aspects of the new Panasonic LX100.

Panasonic Lumix LX-100

Panasonic Lumix LX100: Features and functionalities

The Lumix LX100 is the sixth generation of the famous line of LX compact cameras from Panasonic. This new camera inherits the DNA of the Lumix LC1, Panasonic’s first fully manual compact camera from 2004. The LX100 includes a 4/3-inch MOS sensor (gaining sensitivity), which turns out to be five times larger than the Lumix LX7 sensor, to give you an idea. Thus, it offers a quality which is as close as possible to the CSC.

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  • October 8, 2014

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 Review

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000

For many amateur photographers when they talk about high quality bridge cameras it means they are talking about Panasonic. For years, the FZ series has become a favorite among users looking for a superzoom device which’s size merit its price. The key of the new Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 is the qualitative leap in its sensor, now converts it to an authentic all-terrain camera in photography.

The debate between about the bridge and the low-end SLR is hot and do not lack people who are for or against the manufacturers who decide to occupy this "no man’s land." In its day, we published a special to help users decide whether it is worth to buy a bridge or jump directly to SLR, but innovations like the protagonist of our analysis can change our minds.

A couple of years ago, the remarkable Lumix DMC-FZ200 convinced even the most critical of the bridge, a sure bet that is still accepted among the general public for the attractive possibility of getting a long zoom for an adjusted price. The new FZ1000 retains the excellent inch sensor and 20 megapixels, with the zoom being 25-400 mm along f2.8-8.4, and offer spectacular results.

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  • September 25, 2014

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1, a Smartphone with 1-inch, 20-megapixel photographic sensor

Until now, the smartphone with the physically largest sensor was the Nokia Microsoft Lumia 1020 at 1 by 1.5 inches. However, Panasonic has just presented its Lumix DMC-CM1, a compact camera-like smartphone with an impressive 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor.

But its sensor isn’t the only thing that makes it stand out. The LUMIX DMC-CM1 also has a manual focus system that’s directly adjustable through a ring on its f/2.8 lens with a focal distance of 28 mm. It’s also able to record 4K video, for which it has an additional processor, the Venus Engine, that helps its Snapdragon 801 processor, as well as 2 GB of RAM for photo and video storage.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1

Despite all these features, the absence of a xenon flash, much more powerful than the LED flash that Panasonic has opted for, seems unforgivable.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1

The smartphone part of this device uses Android 4.4 KitKat on a 4.7-inch touchscreen with FullHD resolution. It supports WiFi, NFC, and LTE. In exchange for all this the phone has a very pronounced thickness (21.1 mm at its thickest and 15.2 mm at its thinnest part), even thicker than the Galaxy K Zoom and double the thickest part of the Lumia 1020. Regardless, we’re talking about a device with a very large sensor and a lens with manual, mechanical focus, characteristics that inevitably will give the device more thickness.

As for its other features, the phone has 16 GB of memory, expandable to 128 through microSD cards, and a 2,600 mAh battery.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1