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We've been digging around under the hood of the Nikon Z50. We look at what Nikon's first APS-C mirrorless camera does and doesn't offer.
Panasonic has introduced the Lumix DMC-ZS40 travel zoom, also known as DMC-TZ60 in some markets. Equipped with Wi-Fi and NFC, it provides a 30x zoom range (24-720mm equiv), an 18.1 megapixel sensor, and a built-in electronic viewfinder. Its enthusiast-leaning feature set includes a control ring around the lens, Raw shooting and focus peaking. Also introduced is a lower-cost model, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35 (TZ55), with Wi-Fi connectivity (though no NFC). The ZS35 covers a 28-560mm equivalent 20x zoom range, uses a 16 megapixel sensor, and lacks a viewfinder.
No pricing or availability information is available at this time.
Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2014) – Panasonic is proud to introduce the new DMC-ZS35 digital compact camera with a powerful 20x optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 24-480mm) as a new member of the LUMIX ZS series.
Featuring Flip-up Monitor and Full-HD Video Recording
The image processing by the 16-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and the imaging engine excels not only in picture quality but also in its processing speed. It enables 1920 x 1080 full-HD* high quality video recording and high speed burst shooting at 10 fps with high picture quality. It also has quick start-up and Light Speed Auto Focus to catch the most fleeting shooting opportunities. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) is able to minimize blur even when using a powerful zoom and the Active Mode effectively suppress hand vibration in video recording.
With the Wi-Fi® connectivity, users can connect the camera to their smartphone/tablet without a need of cabling or searching for a Wi-Fi® hotspot. In addition, users can use their smartphone/tablet for a secondary monitor of the camera that enables setting focus, zoom, and releasing the shutter remotely. Now it is possible to record video and watching the image live on a smartphone/tablet. With the Instant Transfer function, photos are automatically sent to the designated electronic devices such as smartphone/tablet right after shooting.
The 3.0-inch large 460K-dot monitor tilts up to 180-degrees making it extremely easy to take a self-portrait. A variety of special effects that add fun to the shooting experience are integrated into the DMC- ZS35 including Creative Control, Creative Retouch and Creative Panorama. The 1250mAh large capacity of battery enables the camera to shoot approx. 350 pictures.
With the powerful 20x zoom and Wi-Fi® capability in a compact body, the DMC-ZS35 is an all-round camera for users who enjoy a variety of shooting experiences.
• Sensor output is 30p
Manual Exposure, iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, HDR (High Dynamic Range), 3D Photo Mode, AC / USB Power Charging
The ZS35 will be available on shop.panasonic.com and at select retailers.
Notice for Motion Picture Recording:
• Use a card with SD Speed Class* with "Class 4" or higher when recording videos.
* SD Speed Class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.
• Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously is 29 minutes 59 seconds or up to 4 GB.
Featuring Flexible Manual Shooting and 60p Full-HD Video Recording
Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2014) – Panasonic is proud to introduce a super slim digital compact camera with a LVF (Live View Finder) featuring a powerful 30x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 24-720mm) for the latest flagship of the popular ZS series. The pocket-sized high performance ZS range has won worldwide popularity for its versatile lens that covers ultra wide-angle to telephoto and high quality image recording capability of both still and video. The new DMC-ZS40 makes significant upgrades especially in functions for more advanced photography such as a Control Ring, RAW compatibility and Focus Peaking.
Crystallizing its optical technologies, Panasonic succeeded in integrating a 24mm ultra wide-angle 30x zoom lens in slim, flat body and the advanced HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) which effectively suppresses hand movement in both photo and video recording.
The 18.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and the advanced image processor Venus Engine feature high speed, high sensitivity image recording achieving 1920 x 1080 60p astonishingly smooth full-HD video recording in AVCHD Progressive format and high speed burst shooting at 10 fps with high picture quality. It also has quick start-up and Light Speed Auto Focus to catch the most fleeting shooting opportunities.
With the Wi-Fi® connectivity with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, users can connect the camera to their smartphone/tablet with one-touch or reading the embedded QR code without the need of cabling or searching for a Wi-Fi® hotspot. In addition, users can utilize a smartphone/tablet for a secondary monitor of the camera that enables manual control or Focus Peaking in addition to setting focus, zooming or releasing the shutter with a refined GUI (Graphic User Interface) on the smartphone/tablet. It is also possible to record video while watching the motion live on a smartphone/tablet.
The DMC-ZS40 is equipped with built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) and complies with GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) for higher accuracy. LUMIX GPS works in association with the internal geographical dictionary of place name information for users who enjoy traveling.
A variety of special effects adding fun to the shooting experience are integrated in the DMC-ZS40 including Creative Control, Creative Retouch and Creative Panorama. Zoom Macro shooting is also available on DMC-ZS40.
Integrating an unprecedented level of functionality into the pocket-sized body with 30x super zoom lens, the DMC-ZS40 is the ultimate digital compact camera that gives the photographer unlimited use in any shooting situation.
The ZS40 will be available on shop.panasonic.com and at select retailers.
Level Gauge, Composition Guide, iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, HDR (High Dynamic Range), 3D Photo Mode, 3.0-inch 920K-dot Monitor with AR Coating, 1250mAh Large Capacity Battery, AC / USB Power Charging
|Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35 (Lumix DMC-TZ55)||Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 (Lumix DMC-TZ60)|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456||4896 x 3672|
|Other resolutions||4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480||4896 x 3264, 2896 x 2752, 3664 x 3664, 4000 x 3000, 4000 x 2692, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 1840, 2448 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1440, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 640 x 360, 480 x 480|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels||18 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||18 megapixels||19 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (boost to 6400)|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||6400|
|White balance presets||4|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Image stabilization notes||Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer Plus|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, standard|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–480 mm||24–720 mm|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Digital zoom||Yes (2X)|
|Normal focus range||50 cm (19.69″)|
|Macro focus range||3 cm (1.18″)|
|Number of focus points||21||23|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD (180 degree tilt) with AR coating||TFT LCD with AR coating|
|Minimum shutter speed||4 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|Flash range||6.00 m||6.40 m|
|Flash modes||Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off|
|Continuous drive||10.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±1 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)||1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/30p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p), 640 x 480 (30p)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (micro HDMI)|
|Wireless notes||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n with NFC|
|Remote control||Yes (via smartphone)|
|Battery description||Lithium-ion battery and USB charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||300|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||240 g (0.53 lb / 8.47 oz)|
|Dimensions||111 x 64 x 34 mm (4.37 x 2.52 x 1.34″)|
|GPS notes||Built-in place name database|
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