Posts Tagged ‘panasonic’

Panasonic Gives Its GM Series a Boost with the EVF-Toting GM5 and Two New Lenses

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The last of Panasonic’s camera announcements from the Photokina floor today is a second member of its super compact GM lineup of system cameras, the Lumix DMC-GM5, which was accompanied by two new GM-series lenses for good measure.

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Panasonic Packs a Whopping 1-Inch Sensor and Leica Lens In Its Lumix CM1 Smartphone

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Whoever said size doesn’t matter was lying, or so Panasonic seems to think. In a rather surprising announcement from Photokina, Panasonic unveiled the Lumix CM1: a 4.7-inch Android smartphone built around a 1-inch image sensor and 28mm equivalent f/2.8 Leica lens.

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The LX100: Panasonic’s Most Sophisticated Compact Yet Boasts an MFT Sensor and 4K Video

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In the ongoing effort to provide the biggest punch in the smallest package, Panasonic has just announced the LX100. Considerably the most sophisticated compact camera Panasonic has ever created, the LX100 looks to set itself apart from the competition with a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) sensor, a Leica-branded lens and 4K video capabilities.

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Timelapse Captures ‘Clouds Above Tokyo’ Through Storms and Sunshine

Clouds and the sky often play a major role in time-lapse productions, but YouTube user darwinfish105‘s latest creation puts them front, center, and all around you in stunning fashion. Read more…

Sony Drops the Price of the RX10 by $300, Possible Response to Panasonic’s FZ1000

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When we announced the Panasonic FZ1000, we told you why many saw it as a Sony RX10 ‘killer.’ Priced $400 cheaper and boasting a newer 1-inch 20.1-megapixel sensor and longer-reaching 16x 25-400mm equivalent f/2.8-4.0 lens, there were a lot of reasons for Sony to be worried… oh, and the Panasonic shoots 4K as well.

Now, quite possibly in response to all of the Panasonic talk and the competition they’re anticipating from this new camera, Sony has dropped the list price of the RX10 by a whopping $300. Read more…

Panasonic 4K-Capable FZ-1000 Superzoom May Be the Sony RX10′s Worst Nightmare

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Late last night Panasonic added an exciting new camera to the superzoom category. Dubbed the Lumix FZ-1000, a more accurate name might have been “Sony RX10 Competitor” or, if you’re being bold, “Sony RX10 Killer.” Read more…

Rumor: Panasonic to Announce a High End Compact with f/2.0-2.8 Lens & 4K Capability

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When it comes to high-end compact cameras, Sony doesn’t exactly have a monopoly on the genre, but the RX100M3 is probably the most talked about of the offerings. With its nifty pop-up viewfinder, a 1-inch sensor and a bright 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens, it is quite the point-and-shoot.

But it soon might have some stiff competition, if news out of the Panasonic rumor mill is to be trusted. Read more…

4 Mirrorless Cameras Battle the Nikon D4s in an AutoFocus Shootout

TheCameraStoreTV released this very timely video yesterday in which they putting the autofocus systems of four separate mirrorless cameras — the Fuji X-T1, Sony a6000, Olympus OMD E-M1 and Panasonic GH4 — to the test against the mighty Nikon D4S.

Each of these cameras have claimed at some point or another in their marketing that they indeed have the fastest autofocus, so The Camera Store’s goal was to see which one could rise above the pack. Read more…

Are Camera Manufacturers Misleading Us by Not Calculating Sensor Size Into Specs?

Tony Northrup, an award-winning author and well-known reviewer of camera gear, recently put out a video that takes an interesting, in-depth look at how mirrorless camera companies might be fudging the specifications of mirrorless cameras to make them seem better than they are. Read more…

Panasonic Cuts the Onion, Fixes Strange Effect Caused by Aspherical Lenses

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Have you heard of the “onion ring” effect in bokeh? It’s a rather obscure term that emerged as lenses began featuring aspherical lens elements to reduce aberrations and reduce size. Due to the way aspherical lenses are produced, strange “onion ring” lines can appear in out-of-focus points of light.

The term may also soon be a thing of the past: Panasonic has reportedly figured out how to cut the onion (effect), allowing aspherical lenses to produce smooth and pleasing bokeh.
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