In addition to the new GX8, Panasonic today also announced the new Lumix FZ300, a superzoom camera that’s capable of 4K video recording.
On the front of the camera is a 24x lens (the equivalent of a 25-600mm in 35mm terms) that boasts a maximum aperture of f/2.8 across the entire zoom range. Paired with the max ISO of 6400, the lens allows users to capture fast moving subjects and low-light scenes with clarity.
At the core of the dust- and splash-proof camera body is a 12.1-megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor powered by the Venus Engine image processor, a combo that can capture 4K video at 30/24p. There are also features that allow you to capture 8MP photos at a whopping 30 frames per second.
The back of the FZ300 features a 1.44MP electronic viewfinder with a 100% field of view and a 4:3 aspect ratio. The EVF sits above a 3-inch, 1.04MP swiveling touchscreen.
Like the new GX8, the FZ300 features Panasonic’s Depth From Defocus technology that achieves high-speed autofocus in 0.09 seconds, which helps the camera’s burst shooting of 12fps.
Other features in the camera include Wi-Fi, Nano Surface coating on the lens for reducing ghosting and flare, an optical image stabilizer, RAW shooting, a built-in pop-up flash, multi-process noise reduction, high speed video at 120fps (HD) or 240fps (VGA), focus peaking, time-lapse, stop motion, and a start-up time of 0.88 seconds.
The Panasonic FZ300 will be available in mid-October 2015 with a price tag of $600.