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Panasonic Unveils Compact Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 for L-Mount

Panasonic has announced the Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 for L-Mount, a compact and lightweight portrait prime that is also dust and moisture resistant. The lens is designed to be used in both photo and video applications, with special attention paid to assure its viability for both.

Panasonic Releases Proper Webcam Software for LUMIX Cameras

In an announcement that flew under the radar a little bit, Panasonic has released some proper webcam software that lets you use your LUMIX camera as a webcam on both Mac and Windows. This replaces the slightly hacky tethering software work-around unveiled back in June.

Panasonic S Pro 16-35mm f/4 Review: The S-Line’s Long-Awaited Wide Angle

In early November, Panasonic announced that they would be releasing a 16-35mm f/4. Ever since Panasonic released the S1 and S1R, people have been asking about a wide angle lens, especially with the availability of a high-res mode in both cameras (96MP in the S1, 187MP in the S1R) making them a great camera for landscape shooters.

I Shot a Short Film with the Panasonic GH5S: Here Are My Thoughts

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get my hands on the brand new Panasonic Lumix GH5S in time to start shooting for our new short film 4:17 AM. The shoot was going to take place mainly at night and early morning, so when I heard about the GH5S, I thought it would be the ideal testing bed for the new camera.

Panasonic CM10 is a ‘Phone Camera’ Successor that Drops the Phone Part

Panasonic drummed up some excitement back in 2014 by announcing the Lumix CM1, a smartphone with a serious camera that had a 1-inch sensor and a Leica lens.

The successor to that "phone camera" is now out, but it's not what you might expect. The new Panasonic CM10 is a followup to the CM1 that leaves out the phone aspect entirely -- it's now just a "smart camera."

Here’s a Look at Panasonic’s New ‘Post Focus’ Feature in Action

Back in July, Panasonic announced an upcoming feature called "Post Focus" that allows photographers to select their focal point after photos are shot. Instead of using light field technology like Lytro or an array of cameras like Light, Panasonic's feature uses rapid-fire focus bracketing.

Panasonic has begun publishing videos around the world that show how the new feature works.

Panasonic Unveils the Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 and New Matte Black Color Option

Panasonic has introduced a brand new lens to their Micro Four Thirds system lineup at IFA 2015 in Berlin, along with color tweaks for three of their existing pieces of glass. The new Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH is making its debut, while the company’s existing 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6, 45-150mm f/4-5.6, and 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 will soon all be offered in a ‘matte black’ color finish.

Panasonic and Leica Initiate Nocticron Line With Impressive 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens

Panasonic is looking to boost its appeal to high-end shooters with a new line of super-fast Leica lenses, starting with a 42.5mm f/1.2 model that was introduced Monday at CES.

The debut model in the newly dubbed "Nocticron" (was he a good Transformer or an evil Transformer?) line of glass is pitched as a portrait-friendly lens (35mm equivalent focal length of 85mm) for MFT Lumix cameras.

Panasonic Lumix GF6 Officially Unveiled

After springing several significant leaks in which full specs and even press photos made it onto the Internet before the announcement date, Panasonic has finally taken whatever veil was left off of the Lumix GF6 -- and wireless connectivity seems to be the camera's top priority.

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.

Panasonic Unveils High-End “X” Lenses for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Today Panasonic unveiled a new line of Lumix X lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras, introducing two new zoom lenses: the 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 and the 45-175mm f/4-5.6. What's unique about them is that they're both power zoom lenses, meaning the focal length is controlled electronically using a rocker on the side of the lens. The 45-175mm also has standard zoom and focus rings, but these are electronic controls as well.

Panasonic Lumix FX77 Can Whiten Teeth and Apply Makeup to Faces

Panasonic wants to move portrait retouching off of computers and directly into cameras. Their Lumix FX77 compact camera released last week has a "Beauty Retouch Mode" that allows users to make all kinds of edits to faces immediately after capturing the photo:

The Beauty Retouch Mode makes it possible to virtually makeup the faces. In Esthetic Mode, various effects can be applied to the face including clearing the skin texture, whitening of teeth and so on. In the Make-up Mode, you can choose the color of foundation, lips, cheeks or eye-shadow. [#]

The photoshopping capabilities aren't limited to what can be done naturally -- users can also do chin lifts and eye enlargements!