Full Panasonic GX8 and FZ300 press kit for download (with full size images and spec sheet).

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508 Megabytes of GX8/FZ300 press text can be now downloaded at Wetransfer (Click here). Preorders here:
Black GX8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. In Eu at WexUK.
Silver GX8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. In Eu at WexUK.
FZ300 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic.
Two new lens press text on 43rumors.

Here is also a new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Quick Overview from Nick Driftwood:

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Mark Baber and Jessops organized special Amabassador meetings in UK:

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14 x UK Lumix G Ambassadors supporting each retail preview day including Casey Gutteridge, Jacob James, Steven Clarey, Nick Driftwood and small number of our UK Brand Development Team including Carol Hartfree, David McKowen & Martin Smith.
26 x Key UK retailers approached and supported with GX8 and Ambassador.
Up to 3 retail shops visited every day from Friday 17th July.
Key UK areas covered, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff.
Jessops Photo Festival (2 weeks), London Camera Exchange, Park Cameras, Wilkinson Cameras & Pansonic Store highlighted.
Ambassadors purpose of visit to preview GX8 and give the chance to the customer to pre-order.
From Friday 17th

Please visit Jessops website for more details.

Then from Friday 31st July independent retailers will be visited.

Casey Gutteridge is at Cameraworld
Nick Driftwood is at Panastore Southampton
Martin Smith is at Camera Centre Dublin
On Saturday 1st August
Casey Gutteridge is at Park Cameras London
Nick Driftwood is at Park Cameras Burgess Hill
Steven Clarey is at Cambrian Photography
On Sunday 2nd August
Nick Driftwood is at Park Cameras Burgess Hill
Ian Cook is at Wilkinson Cameras Preston
On Friday 7th August
Casey Gutteridge is at Jessops Oxford Street
Amy Davies is at Castle Cameras
Ian Cook is at LCE Cheltenham from 9-1, LCE Bath 2-4pm
Steven Clarey is at Carmarthen Cameras
On Saturday 8th
Casey Gutteridge is back at Cameraworld London
Ian Cook is at Wilkinson Liverpool
Martin Smith is at Bermingham Cameras 9-12, Conns Cameras 1-4
Steven Clarey is at Clifton Cameras

Panasonic announces two new MFT lenses: Leica DG 100-400mm f/4-6.3 and Lumix G 25mm f/1.7!

 

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Preorders:
Black GX8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. In Eu at WexUK.
Silver GX8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. In Eu at WexUK.
FZ300 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic.

Panasonic LUMIX Announces New Technology
Two New Lenses and Post Focus Function

Newark, NJ (July 16, 2015) – Panasonic is proud to announce the development of two lenses and a new technological function called “Post Focus.”

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Post Focus will enable users to select an “in-focus” area after shooting with a simple interface. This function has been developed as a further evolution of 4K Photo technology to prevent out-of-focus errors and offer additional creative freedom.

By combining high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology and the 4K Photo burst images in 4K resolution are shot at 30 fps while shifting the lens to set focus on approx.50  areas (*TBC).

With the Post Focus function, the best image can be selected from the 4K burst images shot with different focus areas. Once the composition is fixed, you are free from the job of serious focusing. In addition, this function can be used for creative photography such as landscapes or portraits. Users can pull different impressions out of one picture by changing the subject to enhance it with focus. The operation of the Post Focus function is quite easy – just touch the point where you want to set focus while playing back the image, no matter where the original focus area is, and the image with different in-focus area will be produced as a separate photo.

Panasonic will introduce this Post Focus function via a firmware update for LUMIX GX8, LUMIX FZ300 and some other models in late 2015 and 2016 will study to integrate it into upcoming LUMIX digital cameras as well.

•Service specifications are subject to change without notice.

New LEICA DG 200-800mm (35mm Equiv.) Zoom Lens Under Development

Panasonic is developing the first LEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 telephoto zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 200-800mm) for the Micro Four Thirds system standard to expand the lineup of DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) digital interchangeable lenses.

The LEICA DG lenses are designed and developed under the stringent quality standard certified by Leica that boast excellent optical performance. Four single focal length LEICA DG lenses have already introduced to the market and have been highly acclaimed by users worldwide.

The new telephoto zoom achieves exceptional imaging performance over the entire zoom range. It also features high speed digital signal exchange at 240 fps to comply with the high-speed, high-precision AF (Auto Focus) with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology on LUMIX G cameras. Together with the POWER O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer), it lets users to focus on the target quickly to capture crisp, clear images. In addition, the new lens is both light and small and is splash/dust-proof to withstand heavy field use.  As the new telephoto zoom lens excels in size and weight, it enables handheld 800mm (35mm camera equivalent) telephoto shooting without using a tripod.

•The photos show images of the product which may differ from its final appearance.
•Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.
•SUMMILUX, ELMARIT and NOCTICRON are all registered trademarks of Leica Camera.

New LUMIX G 25 mm/F1.7 Single Focal Length Lens Under Development*

Panasonic is developing a LUMIX G 25 mm/F1.7 single focal length lens.

This lens is a 50mm (35 mm camera equivalent) single focal length lens with a large diameter. The 50mm focus distance offers almost the same viewing angle and sense of perspective of human eyes which means users can enjoy shooting a portrait or scenery as they see.

The new lens also supports high speed digital signal exchange at 240 fps to comply with the high-speed, high-precision AF (Auto Focus) with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology on the LUMIX G cameras.

Panasonic will continue to further advance its product development to meet the diverse needs of customers in the expanding digital mirrorless camera market.

* Details of the product specifications, the date of release and the price are not yet finalized.
• The photos of the product may differ from its final appearance.

a bit of everything…


Panasonic DMC G7 Silver Unboxing

Panasonic Lumix 42.5mm f/1.7 Review and Comparison with Olympus 45mm f/1.8 vs Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 (Mirrorlessons).
Panasonic HX-A1 – Night Vision sample footage (shot at Mogo Zoo) on Youtube.
Cinematography: 7 special effects that anyone can do for free (TheNakedCamera).
Tamron 14-150 mm f/3,5-5,8 Di III tested by Focus Numeriuqe.
8mm PRO lens test at Kasayapa.

Timmy:Vacation video of downtown Greenville, SC.  Shot handheld on the Panasonic LX100.  Really loving this camera. https://vimeo.com/131304833

Panasonic developed a “Lytro-alike” Lightfield system camera. For sale in 2016.

Sankeibiz reports that Panasonic has developed a Lightfield digital system camera. It works just like the well-known Lytro camera (here on eBay). The camera allows you to refocus the image in post production (see the official Panasonic example above). But unlike the Lytro this is actually a system camera! There is no word yet if it has a Micro Four Thirds or another new mount. Let’s hope it’s MFT!
Sankeibiz says Panasonic will commercialize the camera sometimes in 2016.

The advantage of such a camera is that you would never “miss the focus” in any shot as everything on the image or video would be “in focus”. More info about Light field cameras can be read on Wikipedia.

found via Digicameinfo and Dicahub.