Panasonic on tänään julkistanut Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8 – 18 mm f/2.8 – 4 asph. laajakulmazoomin ja Lumix TZ90 superzoomkompaktikameran.
Zoomin kuvakulma vastaa 16 – 36 mm kinarin objektiivia ja optinen rakenne koostuu 15 linssielementistä 10 ryhmässä. Rakenne on pöly- ja roisketiivis sekä kestää pakkasta -10 asteeseen asti.
Pokkarin 30-kertainen superzoom kattaa 24 – 720 mm kinaria vastaavat kuvakulmat ja kuvat tallentaa 20,3 Mp kenno. Mukana on Panasonicin jo tuttu 4K Photo, jolla voi tykittää 8 Mp jpg-kuvia 30 ruudun sekuntivauhdilla. Kuvaa voi sommitella takanäytöltä tai sähköisen etsimen kautta. Videopuolella UHD-laatu on niin ikään jo Panasonicilla vakiotavaraa, mutta hidastukset onnistuvat myös FHD-laadulla 120 kuvaa sekunnissa nopeudella.
Zoom vaikuttaa lupaavalta ja yleensä Panasonicin Leica-brändätyt objektiivit ovat olleet optisesti hyviä. Vaihtuva valovoima ei Sulantoblogia miellytä, koska on monia tilanteita, joissa aukko ei saisi muuttua polttovälin mukana. Kompaktikamera jatkaa Panasonicin reissupokkarilinjaa, jonka aikaisemmat mallit ovat olleet pieneen kokoonsa nähden kelpo laitteita. Sähköinen etsin lämmittää perinteisen kuvaajan sydäntä ja on hyvä tuki kääntyvälle takanäytölle. Pieni kenno tietenkin asettaa kuvanlaadulle rajat, mutta taskuun mahtuva superzoom voi olla monelle toiveiden täyttymys reissulla.
Lumix TZ90 hinta on n. €529,- ja Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8 – 18 mm f/2.8 – 4 asph. hinta on n. €1349,-. Kaupan hyllyiltä näitä saa poistella touko-kesäkuun vaihteen tienoilla.
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LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 8-18mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH. (H-E08018) Covers 16 mm Ultra Wide Angle to 36 mm* with High Mobility
Wiesbaden, Germany (19th April 2017) – Panasonic today introduces a new wide zoom digital interchangeable lens, the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 8-18mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH. (35 mm camera equivalent: 16-36 mm) as the second lens within the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series.
Covering a focusing distance from ultra wide angle to super telephoto, this new LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series achieves superb picture quality and high performance for both photo and video recording and yet its size is kept compact. All lenses take advantage of Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating technology to minimize ghosts and flaring. Boasting a rugged, dust/splash-proof design, the lenses are even freeze-proof down to -10℃ to withstand professional use under harsh conditions. The high-quality video recording capability is also one of the advantages of this lens series.
The new LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 8-18mm / F2.8-4.0 ASPH. offers a zoom range of ultra wide 8mm to versatile 36 mm (35mm camera equivalent). It covers a variety of daily shooting situations, from dynamic landscapes to snapshots. Taking advantage of the F2.8-4.0 high-speed performance, it is suitable for capturing starry sky or a night scenery. ND or PL filter (67mm) attachments enable the lens to be flexible while at the same time the filters become creative and useful tools for photographers or videographers.
Comprising 15 elements in 10 groups, the lens system features an aspherical ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens, three aspherical lenses, two ED lenses and an UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens. The use of these lenses effectively suppress spherical distortion or chromatic aberration to achieve high resolution and contrast from center to corners, ensuring amazing picture quality.
The sensor drive at max. 240 fps enables to take full advantage of cameras with high-speed, high-precision Contrast AF. It also helps to reduce wobbling, ensuring smooth and crisp videos. Notably, the new lens excels in video recording performance. In addition to the silent operation achieved by the inner focus drive system, the micro-step drive system in the aperture control section helps the camera to smoothly catch up to brightness changes when zooming or panning. The optical design achieves exceptional barycentric stability to minimize image shifts during zooming. Thanks to high-speed frame analysis for focus control, the AF tracking performance in zooming is also improved.
Offered in sharp, metallic black color, the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series stylishly matches the LUMIX G Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) cameras. The lineup will expand with additional 50-200mm (100-400mm, 35mm camera equivalent) telephoto zoom lens.
New LUMIX TZ90: Combine the flexibility of 4K Photo with the power of a 30x optical zoom* in a compact body perfect for travelling
Wiesbaden, Germany (19th April 2017) – Panasonic today announces a new “travel zoom” pocket-friendly camera, the LUMIX DC-TZ90, featuring high image quality and utilising unique Panasonic features including 4K Photo. The camera is an ideal travel companion and includes a range of features such as a 30x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-720mm), an improved sensor and a new tilting screen.
The ultra-wide-angle 24mm lens is superbly versatile, extending to 720mm at the telephoto end. It is a LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens, and passes Leica’s stringent standards resulting in crisp clarity and minimum distortion and flare. Power O.I.S is on hand to help keep your shots sharp, no matter which focal length you’re using, too.
A new 20.3-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor is a boost in resolution from the TZ90’s predecessor, the TZ80 (18.1-megapixels). Combined with a high-power Venus processing engine, you can be assured of high image quality in a range of scenarios, even low light.
Capture the perfect moment with 4K Photo
Panasonic’s innovative 4K Photo function is available for the TZ90. Use the dedicated button on the TZ90’s body to access the various 4K PHOTO modes. Capture fleeting moments at 30fps and extract stills at 8-megapixel equivalent resolution – that’s large enough to print at up to A3 size. There are also a range of other useful functions which utilise 4K technology. Post Focus means you can change the point of focus after shooting, while Focus Stacking enables changing depth of field after shooting by combining multiple images.
Make sure you never miss a moment with super fast autofocus (AF) speeds. Incorporating Panasonic’s DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology, the TZ90 boasts a 0.1 second AF speed. You can also employ burst shooting at 10 (AF-S) fps or 5 (AF-C) fps. A range of AF functions include Touch AF, 49-point AF points and Low Light AF help to lock on focus in a wide variety of different conditions. For those who are concerned with manual focusing, there’s lots of help on board for that too, including Focus Peaking and MF assist.
Your all-important selfies are now easier than ever to capture, thanks to the 3.0-inch, 1,040k-dot touch-sensitive screen which, new for the TZ90, tilts to face forwards. Simply flip the monitor and the camera will automatically enter into self-shot mode. You have lots of choice when it comes to capturing the perfect self-portrait, with the new 4K Selfie mode ensuring you get the look you want. Another new feature is Panorama Selfie, putting you at the centre of a sweeping landscape – ideal for travel shots. Background control helps to give your portraits a professional look and feel, while beauty functions help make sure you always look your best. Keep it hands-free by using Buddy Shutter or Face Shutter to automatically trigger the camera when you pose a certain way.
As well as the rear monitor, there’s an also an 0.2-inch, 1,166k-dot EVF (Electronic View Finder), giving you the flexibility to compose your images however you like. There’s an eye sensor which switches the EVF on automatically for seamless operation, while you can continue to use the screen to set AF point using Touch Pad operation.
Something for everybody: advanced settings and control dials put the power in your hands
Advanced users will be pleased to know that there’s a range of manual and enthusiast-level controls, giving you the power to adjust settings to match your exact way of shooting. There’s a full complement of manual and semi-automatic modes (PASM), while you can also shoot in the super flexible RAW format. Use the control ring around the TZ90’s lens to adjust settings such as aperture, while the control dial on the rear of the camera is also on hand to change other settings.
It’s not just fantastic photos you can capture with ease using the TZ90, there’s a range of cutting-edge video technology on-hand too. You can record smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K videos in 3840×2160 at frame rates up to 30p. Not only that, but there’s a range of functions to help you get the best videos possible, including tilt-correction and 5-axis image stabilisation. Use 4K Live Cropping to pan and adjust composition even after you’ve finished recording. You can also shoot stunning high-speed videos at 120 fps / 100 fps in full HD for a dramatic slow-motion effect.
There’s a whole host of other exciting and useful features for the TZ90. Create beautiful night shots using the Light Composition mode, while Creative Filters give your images (including panoramic shots) a fun, dramatic or artistic effect. Use the camera’s 3cm macro functionality to get close to the subject for gorgeous frame-filling shots of insects, flowers and other small objects. Using Wi-Fi connectivity, you can connect the TZ90 to your smartphone or tablet to take remote control over the camera, or send images across to your device for quick sharing to social networking sites and email. USB charging gives you the flexibility to power up the camera without need for a dedicated battery charging unit – another feature which makes the TZ90 ideal for travelling.