PANASONIC

The Panasonic Lu­mix 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

New Zealand D-Photo - - BEST TECH | TRAVEL- PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE -

A travel zoom that’s com­pact enough to be stuffed into a jacket pocket, the Panasonic Lu­mix DMC-TZ90 sports a 20.3MP high­sen­si­tiv­ity CMOS sen­sor, the com­pany’s lat­est Venus En­gine pro­ces­sor, im­proved Depth from De­fo­cus aut­o­fo­cus tech­nol­ogy, 4K video record­ing, plus a full range of man­ual con­trols. The cam­era comes with a 30x op­ti­cal zoom lens that stretches to a fairly long reach at an equiv­a­lent 24–720mm, mak­ing it an ul­tra-ver­sa­tile travel cam. Im­ages can be com­posed on its new tilt­ing three­inch touch­screen dis­play or through the cam­era’s 1.16-mil­lion-dot-equiv­a­lent elec­tronic viewfinder.

The ‘TZ’ of the TZ-se­ries stands for ‘travel zoom’, so it’s no won­der that the Panasonic Lu­mix DMC-TZ110 makes for the ul­ti­mate travel com­pan­ion. De­signed to let you ex­plore the world and cap­ture each mo­ment along the way, its 20MP one-inch MOS sen­sor en­sures that your travel mo­ments last for­ever. Panasonic’s pro­pri­etary Depth from De­fo­cus aut­o­fo­cus tech­nol­ogy and 10fps burst shoot­ing en­sure you never miss a mo­ment when shoot­ing stills, while the power of 4K video al­lows you to record your jour­ney at 30fps with no buf­fer lim­its. Be­ing paired with an in-built crys­tal-clear f/2.8–5.9 Le­ica DC lens with 10x op­ti­cal zoom of­fers in­cred­i­ble flex­i­bil­ity across an equiv­a­lent 25–250mm range.

Panasonic’s taken a slightly dif­fer­ent ap­proach with the Lu­mix DMC-LX10. Un­like sim­i­lar mod­els, it doesn’t have a viewfinder. In­stead, it of­fers a touch­screen in­ter­face and a tilt­ing LCD screen. But that doesn’t mean that it’s a cam­era just for self­ies. It of­fers out­stand­ing per­for­mance thanks to a 20.1MP high-sen­si­tiv­ity MOS sen­sor that de­liv­ers sharp, richly de­tailed im­ages and stun­ning 4K video. The travel-fo­cused cam­era fea­tures a fast Le­ica DC Vario-Sum­milux f/1.4–2.8 lens with a ver­sa­tile 3x zoom range equiv­a­lent to 24–72mm. Plus, with an ex­tended sen­si­tiv­ity range up to an im­pres­sive ISO 25,600 and con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing at up to 50fps with an elec­tronic shut­ter, there’s no deny­ing that it’s a pocket-sized pow­er­house.

The up­date to the very pop­u­lar Lu­mix DMC-FZ200, the FZ300 main­tains the same 12MP sen­sor and fast f/2.8 lens but adds a brand-new im­age pro­ces­sor and 4K video into the equa­tion. As a re­sult, the DMC-FZ300 is ca­pa­ble of up to 60fps with an elec­tronic shut­ter and 12fps via the me­chan­i­cal one. Work in low light ben­e­fits from the shooter’s top sen­si­tiv­ity of ISO 6400, along with five-axis hy­brid op­ti­cal im­age sta­bi­liza­tion to min­i­mize cam­era shake. Pair that with a 24x Le­ica DC Vario-El­marit lens cov­er­ing a wide-to-tele­photo 25–600mm equiv­a­lent fo­cal-length range, and you’ve got a lens that’ll en­sure you’re al­ways a part of the ac­tion.

The Panasonic Lu­mix 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 boast­ing 4K fea­tures ga­lore, in­clud­ing 4K video at 24 and 30fps, a 4K burst mode to cap­ture 30 im­ages per sec­ond at 8MP res­o­lu­tion, and a 4K buffer­ing mode that records 30 frames be­fore and af­ter you cap­ture a shot. Panasonic’s Post Fo­cus also al­lows users to shoot in the mo­ment, and fo­cus im­ages later at 8MP. The GX85 has mam­moth con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties — up to 10fps with sin­gle-shot aut­o­fo­cus and up to 40fps when us­ing an elec­tronic shut­ter func­tion — leav­ing 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.

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 and Panasonic’s pro­pri­etary Post Fo­cus tech­nol­ogy, so that you 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 that you’re tak­ing strik­ing mov­ing im­ages — not blurry ones.

PANASONIC LU­MIX DMC-TZ90

An ul­tra-com­pact cam­era

PANASONIC LU­MIX DMC-LX10

A pocket-sized pow­er­house

PANASONIC LU­MIX DMC-TZ110

Power and porta­bil­ity in per­fect har­mony

PANASONIC LU­MIX G85

The ad­ven­ture-seeker

PANASONIC LU­MIX GX85

Packed with pow­er­ful fea­tures

PANASONIC DMC-FZ300

A wide-an­gle and su­per-zoom in one

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.