One of the most recognizable names in the tech world – Panasonic, formally introduced their latest two products in the field of cameras. These are the latest models of Lumix: the compact DMC LX 10 ( LX 15 in some markets) and DMC FZ2000 / 2500 which offers advanced capabilities for video capture. With these new jewelries the company celebrates the 15th anniversary of the series “Lumix”.
What are the advantages of the new models of Lumix?
When we are talking about Lumix DMC LX 10/15 , it has a very high shooting speed: from 1.4 to 2.8 seconds. This model supports 4K video. It also has Panasonic’s Post Focus mode that captures a video clip of the camera racking focus, so you can choose to grab the frame with optimal focus after.
Moreover the bokeh is incredibly simple – I am talking about the way the lens display the background light sources that are out of focus. This allows making very clear photos. Peculiar slogan for Lumix DMC LX 10/15 is high quality photos with a compact camera.
The camera is equipped with a precise focus called DFD (Depth From Defocus). it shortens the time of focusing by analyzing two images with different levels of sharpness at a speed of 240fps. When shooting in the series the device can capture up to 10 images per second.
Features: F 1,4 – 2,8, 24-72 mm LEICA, 20 MP 1-inch Sensor, 4K Video.
In Lumix DMC FZ2000 / 2500 the primary function is capturing video. In practice, the model can serve as a video camera and offers the same quality of recording what major television cameras offer. This does not mean that the model is only for professionals. From Panasonic want to attract also the new enthusiasts, because we talk about compactness and very good image quality.
Lumix FZ2000, offers unlimited recording of 4K video in MOV / MP4 format. The company described the new device as a good choice for “semi photographers and videographers who are looking for career opportunities and quality in a compact device.” It is equipped with lens with 20x optical zoom and F2.8-4.5. Behind it is a 1.0-inch MOS sensor offers a resolution of 20.1 Megapixel. According to the stated performance machine has fast autofocus for approximately 0.09 seconds. and consistently shooting in the series at up to 12 frames per second. Its buffer can hold up to 100 images in JPEG format or up to 30 in RAW.
There is also a function “4K PHOTO”, that makes a series at 30 images per second, in fact there is a possibility to extract frames from video with a resolution of 8 megapixels. Also the improved Post Focus function deserves interest as the camera makes many executives focused on different areas, thanks to which the user can later choose where to be the focus. The new model has Focus Stacking to merge several frames into a single image, through that can be select several areas to focus. This function is particularly useful for macro shots.
An important innovation is the built-in ND filter (ND4 / ND16 / ND64 / Auto). Thanks to it the photographer / operator can choose combinations of shutter speed and apertures, which otherwise would lead to over-exposed image.
Video Features: 4K 30p / 25p / 24p; High Bitrate FHD; 4: 2: 2 10bit HDMI Output; Inner Zoom Structure; Smooth Iris Control; Built-in ND Filter 1/4, 1/16, 1/64, Auto; 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S. +
Photo Features: 20xZoom; 1-inch 20MP Sensor, 0,74x2360K OLED VF; 4K PHOTO; DFD AF.
The price of the two new jewels from Panasonic is the following – $699 for Lumix DMC LX 10/15 and $1,250 for Lumix DMC FZ2000 / 2500.
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