Panasonic Unveils the New Lumix DMC-FZ300 with 24x Optical Zoom


Panasonic has introduced the updated version of its Lumix DMC-FZ200 with the new Lumix DMC-FZ300 featuring a 24x optical zoom.

The dust and splash-proof camera features a full range f/2.8 aperture (35mm camera equivalent: 25–600mm) that allows users to capture images of moving subject at a higher shutterspeed even at far distance.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

The DMC-FZ300 is equipped with a 12.1MP Live MOS sensor and a new version of its Venus Engine image processor. The camera allows users to record QFHD 4K video in 3840 x 2160 at 30p or 24p in MP4 and comes with a microphone input. Also, users can capture 8MP photographs at 30fps while shooting videos. Users can extract 4K images in 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst S/S and 4K Pre-burst modes. It shoots in RAW and also allows users to capture images at ISO settings of up to 6400.

Other key features include maximum shutterspeed of 1/16,000 second, a 1440K dot OLED electronic live viewfinder with 0.77x magnification, approximately 100% field of view in 4:3 aspect ratio, OLED display, a 3-inch 1040K dot rear monitor, a Contrast AF System with Depth From Defocus technology, an autofocus speed of approximately 0.09 second, a built-in flash, a hot-shoe for external flash, WiFi and NFC connectivity. The camera measures 132 x 92 x 117mm.

The Lumix DMC-GX8 is priced at USD 599 (approx. Rs. 38,023) and will be available in October via company’s website and channel partners.

Tags: QFHD 4K video, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300, 12.1MP MOS sensor