Panasonic has announced three impressive new digital cameras, all featuring 4K photo and video recording. These are packed with technology both for creative control when shooting, and for performing in-camera editing -- since you can use the built-in Wi-Fi to transfer images and upload to social media services.
The new cameras start with the LUMIX LX10 compact camera, an "LX7 on steroids" -- small enough to fit in your jeans pocket, and still packed with features including a 1-inch sensor, a manual aperture ring, and macro shooting as close as 3 cm.
It will be available in November for $699.
Then the LUMIX G85 is a rugged field shooting camera -- weather-sealed to be splash and dust proof -- and loaded with helpful technology including an electronic shutter for shooting at up to 1/2000 second without the vibration of a mechanical shutter.
It will be available in October for $999 with a 12-60mm lens, or $899 for the body only.
And the LUMIX FZ2500 is a hybrid compact digital camera, a "GH4 with a fixed lens" -- with the built-in lens providing impressive functionality with less weight. It has the same 1-inch sensor as the LX10, and features 20x optical zoom, built-in ND (neutral density) filters, Cinema 4K video recording, and live video out.
It will be available in December for $1199.
All three new cameras fully support 4K photo and video recording, so you can shoot 4K videos in 3840x2160 resolution at up to 30p, in addition to Full-HD 1920x1080 at up to 60p. (The FZ2500 also records up to Cinema 4K at 4096x2160 / 24 fps.)
Plus you can use 4K-res video recording to do in-camera editing to HD-res videos, with Live Cropping to pan or zoom within the 4K frame without moving the lens, plus add effects after recording.
And for stills, the 4K PHOTO modes use 4K burst video recording to help build a high-res photo from a set of images, including extraction of the best frame from a 30 fps burst file, Post Focus to select the in-focus area, the new Focus Stacking to adjust the depth of field by combining multiple images, and Light Composition to combine the brighter pixels for night scenes.
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