Posts Tagged ‘panasoniclumix’

Panasonic G5, FZ200 and LX7 Picture and Info Leak One Day Before Announcement

One short day away from making all of these camera announcements officially, Panasonic has sprung a massive picture and info leak through several channels, including a Telegraph UK article which has since been taken down. According to the British paper, three cameras will be unveiled tomorrow, with the main event being the announcement of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 mirrorless camera (the followup to the DMC-G3). Read more…

Compact Camera’s Shutter Mechanism Tested for its Top Speed

If you think 14fps on a high end DSLR is fast, check out this video by Mike’s Electric Stuff. In it, he does an extreme teardown of a cheap Panasonic Lumix compact camera and spends 30 minutes exploring and explaining the various components. At about 18 minutes in, he hooks up a signal generator to the shutter mechanism to see how fast the shutter can flap. He’s able to take it up to around 70 flaps per second before the shutter begins to stutter. The limiting factor in FPS isn’t the mechanical components of a camera, but how fast the sensor and memory card can capture and store data.


Thanks for sending in the tip, StuartB!

Panasonic Unveils the Lumix GX1 for Serious Shooters and GF1 Lovers

After photos of the camera were leaked a week ago, Panasonic has officially announced the Lumix GX1. The camera should satisfy GF1 shooters who loved the camera but were unhappy about the consumer-oriented GF2 and GF3 followup cameras. The 16MP Micro Four Thirds camera features a max ISO of 12,800, a solid build, .09 second autofocus (with iPhone-esque touch to focus), a 3-inch touchscreen, RAW mode, and 1080/60i HD video. The camera ships for $700 (body-only) starting in December 2011.
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Panasonic Unveils Four New Lumix Compact Cameras

CES is over, but Panasonic has no plans of letting the camera announcements end — they’ve just announced four new Lumix compact cameras in addition to the eight they introduced at CES earlier this month.
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Panasonic DMC-F2K Lumix for $69 Today

Amazon is selling the 10 megapixel Panasonic DMC-F2K Lumix compact camera for $69 today on its deal of the day Gold Box page. If you’re looking for a cheap camera for yourself or as a gift for the upcoming Christmas season, you might want to take a look.

Deal of the Day: Panasonic Lumix DMC-F2 Digital Camera (via The Online Photographer)

Panasonic Lumix Phone Unveiled

Panasonic has pulled the wraps off its new Lumix branded phone that we first reported on last week. The website set up for the phone now has photos and diagrams, though it’s in Japanese. We now know that it’s a slider phone that looks like a stretched out compact camera, with “13.2 Megapixels” etched on the front to remind everyone that your cell phone packs quite a punch.
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