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Panasonic announces three new Lumix cameras at Photokina 2016

By Ashley Lucas & Alvin Soon - on 20 Sep 2016, 3:42pm

Panasonic announces three new Lumix cameras at Photokina 2016

At this year's Photokina, the world's largest photo and video trade fair happening in Germany, Panasonic announced three new Lumix cameras, which are expected to be available by the end of the year.

Panasonic's new Lumix cameras include one Micro Four Thirds (MFT) interchangeable lens camera, one fixed-lens premium compact, and one bridge camera with 20x optical zoom.

Panasonic Lumix G85

The Lumix G85 is a lot similar to the GX85, and not just in name. It packs a 16MP MFT sensor, with 5-axis image stabilization (IS), and 4K video.
And, while the GX85 had a rangefinder-style body, the G85 has a DSLR-like body, which is splash- and dust-resistant, and comes with an OLED viewfinder. It is priced at US$ 899 (body only) and US$ 999 (with 12-60mm kit lens).

Panasonic Lumix LX10

The Lumix LX10, on the other hand, is pegged to be the new LX7, Panasonic’s premium poin-and-shoot, which squeezes a large 1-inch sensor into a small body and slaps on a fast, high-quality lens to boot.

The LX10 has an all-metal body with 5-axis IS and 20MP resolution. The lens has a 24-72mm (35mm equivalent) focal length with an aperture range of f/1.4 to f/2.8. It does 4K video, too. Viewfinder lovers will need to stand aside, as there’s no EVF, although the high-resolution 1-million dot LCD touchscreen does tilt out at 180 degrees. It is priced at  US$ 699.

Panasonic Lumix FZ2500

Last of three new cameras is the Lumix FZ2500, which is a bridge camera with 20x optical zoom, a 24-480mm (35mm equivalent) focal length, and an aperture range of f/2.8 to f/4.5. It packs a 20MP 1-inch sensor and does 4K video, with an OLED viewfinder. It is priced at US$ 1,199.