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Panasonic LUMIX GX9 and TZ200 Cameras Revealed

Please welcome two new compact cameras from Panasonic: the LUMIX GX9 and the fixed lens travel camera TZ200. While the latter being a more compact point-and-shoot camera, the former GX9 may prove to be a possible competitor to Sony’s full-grown lineup of mirrorless cameras. Panasonic Lumix TZ200 (left) and two color choices of the Lumix GX9 (right). The Panasonic LUMIX GX9 is an evolutionary step-up from its predecessor, the GX8. It’s heart is still an 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds sensor but this time around the image stabilization features have been improved significantly. The LUMIX TZ200, on the other hand, features a retractable Leica DC Vario-Elmar 1:3.3 – 6.4 / 8.8-124mm lens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-360mm). That’s a zoom factor of 15! Both cameras sport a tilting touch screen and a built-in flash. Panasonic LUMIX GX9 The Killer feature over its predecessor is clearly the new 5-Axis image stabilization of the lumix GX9. Combining an O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and a B.I.S.(Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis), the 5-axis Dual I.S. compensates for a larger range of movement than the GX8 ever did. Handheld shooting with a tele lens in low light? Yes, indeed! If that’s not enough, Panasonic has another trick in store for you: The LUMIX GX9 adopts an electromagnetic drive in the shutter unit. This motor reduces the shock caused by the movement of the shutter diaphragm and also the sound of it. This is a rather photographic feature, but still nice to have. Less *click* sounds for behind-the-scenes...

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Published By: Cinema5D - Tuesday, 13 February, 2018

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