CES 2017: Panasonic expands camera line-up

Aimed at professional users.

Panasonic announced its flagship digital single lens mirrorless camera, the LUMIX DC-GH5, designed for video professionals. It will be available in Australia in April 2017 from RRP $2,999. It is the first consumer digital camera to offer 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 25/30p video recording to SD Card, has the distinction of offering 4K quality video at 50/60 frames per second (fps) and has evolved its original 4K Photo to the 6K Photo.

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This camera also offers a 20-megapixel sensor and 5-Axis Dual IS 2 for stabilisation, complementing its weather-sealed body, dual SD card slots and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The new entry-level LUMIX DC-GX850 has 4K Photo and 4K Video features; a 180-degree flip-up rear monitor, and is available in orange, cherry blossom, or two-tone black and silver. It is priced at RRP $799 and will be available in Australia in March.

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Panasonic’s latest FZ Series super telephoto camera, the DC-FZ80, includes a powerful 60 times zoom lens spanning 20mm-1200mm; 4K technologies including 4K Photo, 4K Video and Post Focus; an 18-megapixel sensor; Depth from Defocus for highly responsive autofocus; plus a Live View Finder and touch screen.

Boasting 4K Video and 4K Photo, 4K Live Cropping enables users to create smooth, slow zooms or stable pans while maintaining Full HD picture quality. For still shooting, 4K Photo with 4K Pre-burst mode shoots 30 frames per second before and after the shutter is released to capture the defining shot. Batch Save stores an entire burst sequence of up to 150 frames at just one press of a button.

The LUMIX DC-FZ80 is priced at RRP $599 and will be available in Australia in March.

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