Panasonic has announced two new cameras, the Lumix DMC-FZ300 and Lumix DMC-GX8.
The Lumix DMC-FZ300 is a superzoom camera with a 25-600mm equivalent 24x optical zoom lens having a constant f2.8 aperture. The camera has a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor that can shoot up to ISO 6400 and 12fps burst mode thanks to the new Venus Engine image processor. The camera can also record 4K30 video in MP4 format and has a 1440K dot OLED viewfinder on the back with approximately 100% field of view and 0.7x magnification. The FZ300 has Panasonic's DFD or Depth from Defocus AF system that promises focusing times of as low as 0.09 seconds. There is also integrated Wi-Fi and the whole camera is dust and splash proof.