Clas­sic styling meets cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy with the Panasonic Lumix range. The line-up has the ideal camera to suit your needs — whether you’re look­ing for a com­pact camera for trav­el­ling or a mir­ror­less model that lets you take pho­tos like a pro

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With 20.3MP still-im­age, backed up by 4K video, ca­pa­bil­ity, the Panasonic Lumix GH5 is ideal for pho­tog­ra­phers whose in­ter­ests en­ter the realm of mov­ing-im­age work. The GH5 fea­tures the lat­est it­er­a­tion of Panasonic’s Depth From De­fo­cus AF sys­tem, which speeds up fo­cus­ing by us­ing pairs of im­ages and an un­der­stand­ing of a lens’s out-of-fo­cus ren­der­ing to cre­ate a depth map of the scene. With a solid weather-sealed mag­ne­sium al­loy body and dual UHS-II SD slots, it’s built to meet the needs of travel and ad­ven­ture ’gra­phers. With full weather seal­ing and a com­pact and mo­bile de­sign, the Panasonic Lumix G85 is one to take with you on any ad­ven­ture. The G85 is a video and photo all-rounder, boast­ing a 16MP sen­sor, with no low-pass fil­ter, so that you can cap­ture sharp, de­tailed im­agery, wher­ever your jour­neys take you. The camera com­bines five-axis dual im­age sta­bi­liza­tion for pow­er­ful hand­shake cor­rec­tion, com­pen­sat­ing shots up to five f-stops, and 4K video ca­pa­bil­i­ties to en­sure you’re tak­ing strik­ing mov­ing im­ages — not blurry ones. The Panasonic GX85 is small and com­pact, but packed with pow­er­ful fea­tures — it’s the street pho­tog­ra­pher’s com­pan­ion. At its core is a 16MP five-axis sta­bi­lized Four Thirds sen­sor, with dual im­age sta­bi­liza­tion tech­nol­ogy. Pair that with its con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties — up to 10fps with sin­gle-shot AF — as well as up to 40fps when us­ing an elec­tronic shut­ter func­tion — and there are no ex­cuses for los­ing track of your sub­ject. Boast­ing a com­pact build and in­tu­itive lay­out, with a 2.7MP elec­tronic viewfinder and a tilt­ing three-inch touch LCD, the camera al­lows new shoot­ing an­gles, of­fer­ing added flex­i­bil­ity. The TZ se­ries has al­ways stood for ‘Travel Zoom’, and the TZ110 brings the se­ries up-to-date with a larger, one-inch MOS sen­sor, and a pow­er­ful 10x zoom lens. The camera’s Le­ica DC Vario-El­marit lens has a max­i­mum aper­ture range of f/2.8–5.9, and, with an equiv­a­lent 25–250mm focal length, it of­fers a highly ver­sa­tile range. Thanks to its built-in elec­tronic viewfinder, and a touch­screen LCD, fram­ing and con­trol are easy. Small in size but by no means small on fea­tures, the Panasonic Lumix LX10 is a 20MP large- sen­sor com­pact, with a bright, 24–72mm equiv­a­lent, zoom lens. The nifty lit­tle num­ber boasts Panasonic’s suite of 4K fea­tures for video and still cap­ture, a built-in aper­ture con­trol ring, and pop-up flash. The ap­proach is a lit­tle dif­fer­ent with this camera, as the LX10 doesn’t have a viewfinder. In­stead, it of­fers a touch­screen in­ter­face and a 180-de­gree flip-up LCD, en­sur­ing you’re ready for any shoot­ing sce­nario. While it of­fers sev­eral high-per­form­ing fea­tures for still pho­tog­ra­phy, the Panasonic Lumix FZ2500’s video ca­pa­bil­ity re­ally packs a punch — mak­ing it the ideal hy­brid camera choice for am­a­teur film­mak­ers and pho­tog­ra­phy en­thu­si­asts alike. The camera boasts a large 1-inch 20.1-megapixel sen­sor and bright 20x zoom f/2.8-4.5 lens, of­fer­ing ul­tra-high speed Depth from De­fo­cus fo­cus­ing, and macro pho­tog­ra­phy that gets as close to its sub­ject as 3cm. Pow­ered by Panasonic’s pro­pri­etary Venus en­gine, the camera shoots UHD 4K, and can out­put 10bit video via its HDMI port.

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Small in size, but by no means short on fea­tures


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Packed with pow­er­ful fea­tures

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