Panasonic has announced the new Lumix G95, a rugged hybrid mirrorless camera that aims to offer the best of both worlds when it comes to shooting photos and video.
Build-wise, the camera has a magnesium alloy full die-cast front frame and seals at every joint/dial/button for splash- and dust-resistance.
Inside the camera is a 20.3-megapixel Four Thirds sensor without a low pass filter (for maximum sharpness at the expense of moiré) and with an ISO range of 200 to 25600. Continuous shooting speed is 9fps for single AF and 6fps for continuous AF (up to 600 JPEG or 30 RAW photos)
For stabilization, the G95 features a 5-axis Dual IS system that provides 5 stops of stabilization by combining 2-axis optical and 5-axis in-body stabilization.
Autofocusing is done by the Contrast AF system that uses Depth From Defocus (DFD) technology, which exchanges digital signals between the camera and lens at up to 240fps for ultra-fast autofocusing as fast as 0.07 seconds. AF functions include Face/Eye Detection AF, Pinpoint AF, One-shot AF, and advanced Low Light AF.
“External components of the LUMIX G95 have additionally been redesigned to enhance intuitive one-hand operation and quickly responds to the photographer’s intention,” Panasonic says.
The back of the camera features a 3-inch 1.24-million-dot Free-Angle touchscreen (that tilts up and down by about 250 degrees) and a 0.74x 2.36-million-dot OLED viewfinder (with a minimum lag of less than 0.01s).
On the video front, the G95 offers 4K video recording in 3840×2160 at 30p or 24p in MP4, real-time image output to an external monitor/recorder via HDMI, High Speed Video (slow-mo in Full HD at 120fps/90fps/60fps), 4:2:0 / 8-bit log recording with the pre-installed V-Log L, a 3.5mm mic jack, and a new headphone socket.
Other features of the G95 include a pop-up flash, 4K Photo (capturing 8MP photos at 30fps with tools that include Auto Marking, Sequence Composition, Post Focus, Focus Stacking, Light Composition, 4K Live Cropping), Bluetooth/Wi-Fi connectivity, AC/USB charging, and an electromagnetic drive shutter (for reduced shock and quieter operation).
The Panasonic Lumix G95 will be available starting in May 2019 with a price tag of $1,200.