Panasonic LX200 camera to be announced at Photokina 2018

Panasonic LX200 camera is rumored to be announced at Photokina 2018. In an interview with Panasonic executives the Panasonic LX200 camera is mentioned again.

They hinted that the premium compact camera will be available soon and exceed expectations. The LX100 hit the markets back in late 2014 to compete against the Sony RX100 and Canon PowerShot G7 X series digital compact models. … Continue reading


New Opteka 12mm f/2.8 Lens Announced for Mirrorless Cameras

Opteka announced  a new 12mm f/2.8 lens designed for mirrorless cameras with APS-c and MFT sensor. The ultra wide-angle prime optic is available for Nikon 1, Canon EF-M, Fuji X, MFT and Sony E mounts.

All-metal construction is durable and depth of field and focus distance scales have been engraved on the lens barrel for pre-focusing needs.

Individual lens element feature an HD anti-reflection coating to control surface reflections, flare, and ghosting in order to realize a high degree of contrast and color accuracy, even when working in bright and backlit conditions.

The aperture varies between f/2.8 and f/22. Manual focus lens has 9-blade diaphragm. The price of the Opteka 12mm f/2.8 lens is $199.99. Check out all Opteka lenses here. … Continue reading


Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS lens officially announced

Panasonic has announced the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS lens. This is the latest lens in its line of F2.8-4 zooms and the final,third model in the series. The other lenses in this range, are the Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0, and the wide-angle Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0.

The 100-400mm equivalent zoom designed in collaboration with Leica for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Panasonic’s Power O.I.S. stabilization is included and works with Dual I.S. on compatible Lumix cameras. The lens covers a variety of daily shooting situations, from wildlife to indoor sports, and even supports portrait shots, taking advantage of the f/2.8-4.0 high-speed performance.

Offered in, metallic black, it  matches the current LUMIX range, as well as complimenting existing lenses in the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series. The Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4 will be available in June for $1700… Continue reading


Fujifilm X-H1 vs Panasonic GH5 – Comparison

Let’s compare the Fujifilm X-H1 vs Panasonic GH5 cameras.

Both the X-H1 and the GH5 are video-centric mirrorless cameras that are based on an APS-C (X-H1) and a Four Thirds sensor. The Fujifilm has a resolution of 24 megapixel, and the Panasonic offers 20.2 MP. Neither of the two cameras has an anti-alias filter installed, so they are able to capture all the detail the sensor resolves.

Let’s have a brief look at the main features of Fujifilm X-H1 vs Panasonic GH5. So what may be the main differences when consider their specs list? … Continue reading


Panasonic GX9 Mirrorless Camera Announced

The Panasonic GX9 is a premium rangefinder-style camera with Micro Four Thirds image sensor. It comes with a sleek design aimed at street photographers. Everything you need to know about the Panasonic Lumix GX9, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs.

The GX9 incorporates the same 20MP Micro Four Thirds sensor as its predecessor, but omits the low-pass filter found on previous models. The GX9 does not offer weather-sealing, unlike the GX8 and G9.

The price of the GX9 has come down to $999 with a kit lens. This is $200 less when compared to $1199 for the GX8’s body only. Alongside the price drop, some features found on the GX8 are now gone. The GX9 does not offer weather-sealing, unlike the GX8 and G9.. The EVF is also smaller and battery life has dropped by about 25%, as well. … Continue reading


First Panasonic GX9 Images Leaked Online

The first image of the upcoming Panasonic GX9 camera leaked online. From the first pictures below we can say that the new Panasonic GX9 will feature a tilting LCD display.

Panasonic is on the verge to announce two new cameras called the GX9 and TZ200. The model that excites photography enthusiasts is undoubtedly the GX8 replacement.

First images of the new flagship GX-series camera can be found below. Looks like the time has come for the Panasonic GX9 and it is expected to be announced very soon along with the ZS200 / TZ200 compact camera. … Continue reading


Meike to Announce 50mm f/1.7, 25mm f/2.0, 25mm T/2.2 Mirrorless Lenses Soon

Meike will soon announce three mirrorless lenses. These will be the Meike 50mm f/1.7, Meike 25mm f/2.0 and Meike 25mm T/2.2 CINE lens.

The three new APS-C mirrorless manual focus lenses will be available for Sony E, Canon EF-M, Nikon 1, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds mounts. 

Price and release date is not available yet but they will be affordable like the previous models. Check Amazon US for availability. … Continue reading


Panasonic GH5s vs Sony A7S II High ISO Comparison

Detailed comparison of the Panasonic GH5s vs Sony A7S II. You can find high ISO comparison test with key specifications in this post.

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5s and the Sony Alpha 7S II are two high-end video centric cameras that were announced, respectively, in January 2018 and September 2015.

The Panasonic GH5s will be available from February for $2499 body-only. Check availability at major stores Amazon | B&H | Adorama. … Continue reading


Panasonic Lumix GH5S Camera Officially Announced

Panasonic announces the new Lumix GH5S, which is an ‘exceptional mirrorless camera for videography, designed and developed for professional filmmakers’.

The Lumix GH5S is the world’s first mirrorless camera to offer 4K 60p / 50p video recording in Cinema 4K (4096×2160), features internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording, and ships with V-Log pre-installed on the camera.

The new 10.2-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine reproduce the darkest areas of the image with increased clarity thanks to the maximum ISO 51200.

The Panasonic GH5s will be available from February for $2499 body-only. Check availability at major stores Amazon | B&H | Adorama. … Continue reading


Full Panasonic GH5S Specifications Leaked

Full Panasonic GH5s specifications has been leaked on the web. According to the reports, the upcoming camera will feature a newly developed 10.2MP Four Thirds sensor with C4K (60p, 150Mbps, 4:2:2 10 bit and slow motion at 240fps (FHD).

As previous articles indicates that the GH5 will be an “ultra” video oriented low-light version. As a result the 12MP sensor of the Panasonic GH5s will provide ISO sensitivity up to 51,200. The Lumix GH5S will be the world-first 4K 60/50p recording in Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160).

The Panasonic GH5s price will be around $2,500For comparison, the current GH5 model still sells for $2,000. … Continue reading