Panasonic announced three new camera models at Photokina in Cologne, Germany that will be available for purchase later this year. All three models will be different, with a few similarities, but catering to various needs. Other than the three new camera being announced, Panasonic also mentioned that the Lumix DMC-GH5 camera will ship out sometime next year as it is in development. The Lumix DMC-GH5 will record 6k video up to 30fps and 4k video up to 60fps — thanks to the 18 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor and pro-grade 4:2:2 10-bit uncompressed video output.
Now, moving along to the cameras that will be available this year, we’ll start off the least pricey camera for you: the LX10. The LX10 comes with the same 20 megapixel image sensor found in Panasonic’s FZ1000, and it has an f/1.4 aperture at 24mm all the way up to f/2.8 stopping at 72mm. ISO reaches to 12800 and extends to 25600 which will be plenty enough to make those low light photos look great. There’s also a 5 axis image stabilization for those long shutter speeds that will make a picture crisper. UHD 4k is supported on the LX10 and comes with in-camera focus stacking, which will control over your depth of field on the final image. The LX10 doesn’t come with a built in EVF, but does sport a 3 inch LCD touchscreen tilting at 180 degrees and Wi-Fi. The cost of this guy will be $700USD and ships out in November.
Next up is the Lumix G85 (US market), which is somewhat the successor to the Lumix GX85 that was released this past spring. The Lumix G85 comes with the same 16 megapixel Four Thirds sensor the GX85 has. Once again, 4k video mode and photo mode are supported with a DFD focus system that can track and focus on something while keeping a 6fps burst rate. Other features include a 3 inch LCD touchscreen display that will swing out from the body and face the other direction. With the G85, you will also get a built in EVF. The body of the G85 will be protected against dust and moisture, but can be paired with sealed lens to be truly protected against certain conditions. Cost wise for this camera will push you back to $899USD just for the body, and $999USD for the body and a 12-60mm lens.
Last but not least, the FZ2500 is definitely set towards the professional video user. There’s a 20 megapixel 1-inch sensor that can shoot 4k video at 30fps. It also offers a 20x optical zoom, 24mm-480mm range with the aperture at f/2.8 to f/4.5. In order to achieve this, Panasonic added 16 element lenses and promises smooth zoom. A built in EVF is also on board, along with a 3 inch LCD touchscreen. The cost for the FZ2500 will be $1,199.99USD, and it will start shipping in December.
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