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2015.07.16

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 provides a 12 megapixels CMOS sensor and a constant-aperture F/2.8 stabilized optical zoom lens, equivalent to 25-600mm and first seen on the FZ200. This new model comes with an upgraded body which is now weather-sealed and features a higher-resolution 1.4 MP 0.39″ EVF with Eye-Start sensor.

A new image-processor in the Panasonic FZ300 allows it to record 4K Ultra-HD video at 30 FPS. It improves focus-speed and keeps a maximum 12 FPS continuous drive speed at full-resolution. It also supports 4K Photo mode which pre-buffers 4K images at 30 FPS to capture action at its peak.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 is scheduled to ship in September for $599 USD or $799 CDN. Adorama and B&H Photo are already accepting pre-orders.

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2015.07.16

The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 takes Micro Four-Thirds up a notch with the first 20 megapixels sensor and an innovative Dual Image Stabilization system which compensates for shake along a total of 6 axis, 4 from Sensor-Shift and Sensor-Rotation movements, plus 2 with compatible Optically-Stabilized lenses.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

This second generation GX-series mirrorless improves upon the original Panasonic GX7 reviewed here on almost all levels. The new larger body is now fully weather-sealed and offers a much higher-resolution 2.4 megapixels EVF with 100% coverage and 0.7X magnification.  Like on its predecessor, the EVF tilts up for added versatility. One step sideways is that the new LCD hinge rotates instead of tilts which makes it more awkward to frame high and low shots in landscape orientation but easier in portrait orientation.

With its new high-speed Venus VI processor, the Panasonic GX7 can capture full 4K Ultra-HD video at 30 FPS. A new hybrid shutter allows up to 8 FPS mechanical drive and also 30 FPS at 4K using the electronic-shutter. The same electronic-shutter mode allows to freeze action at up to 1/16000s while the mechanical mode makes Bulb exposures possible for 30 minutes.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 offers professional controls and a highly sophisticated feature-set. It is expected this September of $1199 USD or $1599 CDN. Adorama and B&H Photo are already accepting pre-orders.

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2015.07.15

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a unique ultra-zoom which offers a large 1″ CMOS sensor with 20 megapixels. The lens has a stabilized 16X optical-zoom range, equivalent to 25-400mm with a moderately bright F/2.8-4 maximum aperture. Using a high-speed processor, the FZ1000 can record 4K Ultra-HD video at 30 FPS and shoot continuously at 12 FPS.

Neocamera just published a review covering all the major features of the FZ1000, analyzing it usability, image quality and performance. Read the review to learn about the FZ1000.

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2015.06.18

Today, Canon unveiled their first large-sensor ultra-zoom. Presumably using the same sensor as their own Canon Powershot G7 X reviewed here recently, the new digital camera becomes the first competitor to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000, which also uses a 20 megapixels 1″ CMOS sensor.

Canon Powershot G3 X

The new Canon Powershot G3 X provides an even longer 25X optical-zoom, equivalent to 24-600mm with an F/2.8-5.6 variable maximum aperture. This, of course, is more impressive considering the FZ1000 also starts at F/2.8 while reaching 400mm at a maximum F/4 and being much larger and heavier. To further stand-out among its peers, the G3 X is the first weather-sealed large-sensor fixed-lens digital camera, pushing its versatility ahead.

This ultra-zoom is a premium digital camera and offers plenty of direct controls, including dual control-dials, a traditional mode-dial, an EC dial and an optional EVF, sold separately. It offers full manual controls, including BULB mode. The LCD display is unusually large at 3.2″ and has a class-leading resolution of 1.6 megapixels. A DIGIC 6 processor lets the G3 X shoot continuously at 5.9 FPS and capture full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS.

The Canon Powershot G3 X is scheduled to be available next month of $999 USD or $1199 CDN. Both Adorama and B&H Photo are already accepting pre-orders.

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2015.06.18

An review of the Canon EOS Rebel T5i was just published at Neocamera. This is an entry-level DSLR with 18 megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor featuring built-in Phase-Detect to assist with video and Live-View autofocus. This light-weight DSLR offers a 95% coverage 0.85X magnification OVF and rotating 3″ touchscreen LCD with 1 megapixels.

Canon EOS Rebel T5i

The Canon Rebel T5i review covers its usability and performance, comparing it closely with the smaller SL1 which shares the same internal components. As always, a gallery of full-resolution images and sample crops are available throughout the ISO range of this digital camera.

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