Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II and Lumix TZ95, new bridge and compact traveler cameras for users looking for versatility and lightness

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Having “thrown” the rest with the all-new S1R and S1-Full format, the Japanese company has not fallen asleep and has unveiled two new, more modest models aimed at an amateur public, a simpler yet versatile camera examined. This is the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II, a bridge that continues the tradition of the house in the area, and the Lumix TZ95, a compact design for those who want a strong zoom.

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II and Lumix TZ95, new bridge and compact traveler cameras for users looking for versatility and lightness

The successor to the Lumix FZ100, a model that’s almost five years old (and we assumed it was replaced by the Lumix FZ2000), the new camera does not seem like an update to this model because its specifications are almost identical are. Starting with the most important: The 1-inch sensor with 20 megapixels, the Leica DC Vario Elmarit lens with 16x optical zoom (25-400 mm equiv.) And a brightness of f / 2.8-4.0 and a case that has barely changed.

As it should be, the Lumix FZ1000 II is designed like a good bridge “for all occasions” and wants to be “the ideal camera for lovers of photography“. Other features include a system that focuses Light Speed AF in about 0.09 seconds, a burst of 12 frames per second (AFS), a maximum shutter speed of 1/16000 seconds (with electronic shutter), and a hybrid stabilizer. OIS of five axes.

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II and Lumix TZ95, new bridge and compact traveler cameras for users looking for versatility and lightness

In the section of the video offers ability to record in 4K to 30p (3840×2160 in 50 or 60 Hz) in addition to options of 4K Photo, Creative Video modes , High-speed video in Full-HD, shot in Time Lapse and Stop Motion Animation. For the rest, your battery now declares an autonomy of 440 photos (and allows direct charging on the device) and has wireless connectivity via WiFi and Bluetooth with low consumption.

Panasonic Lumix TZ95

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II and Lumix TZ95, new bridge and compact traveler cameras for users looking for versatility and lightness

For its part, the compact presented is the latest addition to the TZ family , an acronym for Travel Zoom that gives a clear idea of ​​what the model offers. Of course, in this case the new camera seems to be the clear successor of the Lumix TZ90 with which, again, it shares the vast majority of features. Starting with the sensor, a Live MOS of 1 / 2.3 “with 20.3 Mpixels , and the set of lenses with variable focal length 30x ( 24-720 equiv ), as well as a compact body ( 327 grams ) that includes a viewfinder and folding screen to facilitate selfies .

So things, again this model seems an update that hardly provides news, beyond an update of the viewer (which increases by 0.01 “and goes from 1166 million to 2330 million resolution points) and the new capacity touch of your back screen . Still, the Lumix TZ95 is presented as a ” versatile and pocket-sized camera […] the perfect travel companion for any traveling photographer .”

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II and Lumix TZ95, new bridge and compact traveler cameras for users looking for versatility and lightness

The truth is that it incorporates advanced features to be a compact, such as the aforementioned viewer, recording in RAW format and manual controls, optical image stabilizer Power OIS , burst shooting up to 10 fps (in AFS), video recording in 4K to 30 fps and low-power WiFi and Bluetoothconnectivity .

 

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