Panasonic has renewed four LUMIX G lenses to have full compatibility with their current camera lineup. The aforementioned lenses are a selection of fixed and variable-aperture zooms that feature an updated version of Panasonic's Power OIS system that works with 5-axis Dual I.S. and Dual I.S.2 systems.

All lenses gain a new exterior finish and a new iris for smoother automatic exposure changes, as well as updates to their autofocus system for faster readout.

The updated lenses are:

  • LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm F2.8 II ASPH. POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA12035)
  • LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm F2.8 II POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA35100)
  • LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm F4.0-5.6 II POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA45200)
  • LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm F4.0-5.6 II POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA100300)

The 12-35 F2.8 II and the 35-100 F2.8 II both start shipping in March for $999 and $1099, respectively. The 45-200 F4.0-5.6 II and the 100-300mm F4.0-5.6 start shipping in February for $449 and $649, respectively.

The Renewal of LUMIX G Lenses Offer Higher Performance and Image Quality

LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.(H-HSA12035)
LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 II / POWER O.I.S.(H-HSA35100)
LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S.(H-FSA45200)
LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA100300) 

Las Vegas, NV (January 4, 2017) - Panasonic is renewing four LUMIX G digital interchangeable lenses to gain higher performance and mobility: the LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA12035), LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA35100), LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA45200) and LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA100300). All of these new lenses comply with the advanced functions of the latest LUMIX G digital cameras.

In addition to the POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) in each lens, they work with Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer)*1, 5-axis Dual I.S.*2, and 5-axis Dual I.S.2*3 system when mounted on an applicable Panasonic LUMIX DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) camera.

The LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA45200) and LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA100300) boast dust/splash-proof durability. A total of nine lenses in the full LUMIX G lens lineup now feature a rugged design to withstand use under harsh conditions.

Notably, the new lenses excel in video recording performance. In addition to the silent operation achieved by the inner focus drive system, the micro-step drive system in the aperture control section helps the camera to smoothly capture the brightness changes when zooming or panning. The AF tracking performance when zooming is also improved thanks to high-speed frame analysis for focus control.

The LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA45200) and LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA100300) now complies with the sensor drive at max. 240-fps to take full advantage of cameras with high-speed, high-precision Contrast AF.

These lenses are designed to match LUMIX G DSLM cameras.

*1 Complies with the LUMIX GX8.
*2 Complies with the LUMIX GX85.
*3 Complies with the LUMIX GH5 and G85.


A 24-70mm* full-range F2.8 fast standard zoom lens with a rugged design for high picture quality and performance.

LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA12035)
*A successor to the H-HS12035

・Versatile usage ranging from portraits and landscape to street photography.
・Achieves handheld shooting without using a flash thanks to the F2.8 high-speed aperture and 5-axis Dual I.S.2. even in low-lit situations, including indoors.
・Splash/dust-proof and freeze-proof down to -10℃ with a rugged design for heavy field use.
・Supports high-quality video recording(as described above).
・The lens system comprises 14 elements in 9 groups including 4 aspherical lenses with 5 aspherical surfaces, 1 UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens and 1 UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens.
・Panasonic’s black box technology Nano Surface Coating is applied to minimize ghosts and flaring.
・Max.240-fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-performance AF.

The HSA12035 will be available in black for $999.99 in March. 

A 70-200mm* full-range F2.8 fast standard zoom lens with a rugged design for high picture quality and performance.

LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA35100)
*A successor to the H-HS35100

・Allows high-speed shutter release, and provides beautiful defocus effect in portrait or close-up shots.
・Achieves handheld shooting without using a flash thanks to the F2.8 wide aperture and 5-axis Dual I.S.2. even in low-lit situations including indoors.
・Splash/dust-proof and freeze-proof down to -10℃ with a rugged design for heavy field use.
・Supports high quality video recording(as described above).
・The lens system comprises 18 elements in 13 groups including 1 UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens and 2 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses.
・Panasonic’s black box technology Nano Surface Coating is applied to minimize ghosts and flaring.
・Max.240-fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-performance AF.
・No front lens rotation/ length extension in zooming.

The HSA35100 will be available in black for $1099.99 in March. 


A 90-400mm* telephoto zoom lens with a rugged design and 5-axis Dual I.S.2. for active field use

LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA45200)
*A successor to the H-FS045200

・Achieves handheld telephoto shooting with POWER O.I.S. and 5-axis Dual I.S.2.
・Max.240-fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-performance AF.
・Rugged, splash/dust-proof design for heavy field use.
・Supports high-quality video recording(as described above).
・The lens system comprises 16 elements in 13 groups including 3 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses.
・Multi coating to minimize ghosts and flaring.

The FSA45200 will be available in black for $449.99 in February.


A 200-600mm* telephoto zoom lens with a rugged design and 5-axis Dual I.S.2. for active field use

LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA100300)
*A successor to the H-FS100300

・Achieves handheld telephoto shooting with POWER O.I.S. and 5-axis Dual I.S.2.
・Max.240-fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-performance AF.
・Rugged, splash/dust-proof design for heavy field use.
・Supports high-quality video recording(as described above).
・The lens system comprises 17 elements in 12 groups including 1 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lens.
・Multi coating to minimize ghosts and flaring.

The FSA100300 will be available in black for $649.99 in February. 

*35mm camera equivalent.